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Texas Longhorns Recruiting Rewind: Latest News Since Tom Herman was Hired as Head Coach

There has been a lot of recruiting news coming out of Texas since Tom Herman was announced as the Longhorns' new head football coach. In an effort to ensure nobody missed an update, here's a complete list of some of the biggest recruiting stories since Herman took the job in Austin.

There has been a lot of recruiting news coming out of Texas since Tom Herman was announced as the Longhorns' new head football coach. 

In an effort to ensure nobody missed an update, here's a complete list of some of the biggest recruiting stories since Herman took the job in Austin.

SAT. NOV. 27: Recruits React to Tom Herman's Hiring

Jason Higdon and Taylor Estes have been working the phones to hear how recruits feel about Tom Herman taking over the reins at Texas following Charlie Strong's dismissal.

We will update this thread as we continue to touch base with various 2017 and 2018 prospects.  

Caught up with Damion Miller but he only wanted one word public

Damion Miller:  "Solid."

JALEN PRESTON: "It's a great move, a very great move and they will most definitely be in my top ten."

J.K. DOBBINS: "I don't have any (comment) because I'm going to Ohio State."

SAM EHLINGER: "No comment."


KOBE BOYCE: "It sucks. I came to Texas to play with Strong. He's a great man and I think he's gonna be successful wherever he lands. I think Herman would do good at Texas." When asked if the coaching change impacts his commitment, Boyce said, "It doesn't."

TAQUON GRAHAM: "I didn't want (Strong) to go but things have to keep going. And (Tom Herman is) a great get." When asked if Herman replacing Strong impacts his commitment status, Graham said, "It makes my commitment more comfy."

KARY VINCENT JR.: "That's big." 

JORDAN MOORE: "Really good pick."

ATANZA VONGOR: "That's crazy. Good things coming for Texas."

ERIK EZUKANMA: "I think Charlie Strong is a good coach but it was probably just a wrong fit for him at UT. For who I hope they should replace him with, it's whoever they think can take Texas to being where they were in the past."


MON. NOV. 28: Taquon Graham

Defensive line coach Oscar Giles made an in-home visit with four-star Taquon Graham. 

In briefly catching up with the Longhorns' pledge, Graham said, "Giles is that man, I'm ready to come in and play."


MON. NOV. 28: Five-star priority on Longhorns' radar

Texas has been working five-star running back J.K. Dobbins since Tom Herman and staff came to town. Dobbins is still verbally pledged to Ohio State.


MON. NOV. 28: Texas reaches out to verbal commits

HIGDON: Some of the commits recently, Damion Miller and Montrell Estell -- They are in the process of getting in touch with all the commits--oh by the way, Walker Little sent me a message saying he is still going to look at Texas so that is BIG news....Coach Derek Warehime has been reaching out to the commits.......They have also talked with Josh Thompson.

Coach Washington has reached out to Kobe Boyce as well.  They will talk today at about 1230pm....

Sam Ehlinger

"Herman is a great coach and I am excited to be coached by him."



HUGE NEWS! Texas DL coach Oscar Giles is making an in-home visit with five-star LB Anthony Hines.


TUES. NOV. 29: Kobe Boyce

Texas dropped in on 2017 verbal pledge Kobe Boyce Tuesday. Cornerbacks coach Jason Washington made a solid impact on Boyce, who said he absolutely loved Coach Washington.


TUES. NOV. 29: Warehime, Washington see Josh Thompson

OL coach Derek Warehime and DBs coach Jason Washington are expected to visit DB Josh Thompson Wednesday. 


TUES. NOV. 29: Higdon's One to Watch

HIGDON: A player who has potential is three-star OG Grant Polley.


TUES. NOV. 29: Tom Herman Meets His QB

Tom Herman met with 2017 QB commit Sam Ehlinger Tuesday. Ehlinger told Jason Higdon the meeting was great, and lasted around 45-minutes.


WED. NOV. 30: Anthony Hines Post Texas Update

GREG POWERS: Hey guys the in-home visit with Anthony Hines from coach Giles was "interesting" and "went very well" for Texas last night.

It went into the wee hours.  

Coach Herman was not able to make it in, but they spent some time last night on a video call. 

Giles offered Hines when he was at Louisiana Tech and there was a relationship in place there already or a familiarity. 

Hines is set to announce still at 12pm on Friday. 

Coach Herman is set to use his in-home with Hines next week...


WED. NOV. 30: Montrell Estell Update

Texas is headed to see verbal pledge Montrell Estelle Wednesday.


WED. NOV. 30: New 2017 Offer

Four-star Oklahoma WR commit Charleston Rambo announced the Longhorns have officially extended him a scholarship offer. The Cedar Hill standout has been verbally committed to the Sooners since mid-September.


WED. NOV. 30: Powers Tidbit

GREG POWERS: A couple weeks back we put Texas as the trend school on one of our national articles at Scout that we do once a month. The Scout 300 Trend Meter. 

This was done in the face of the fact that the UT staff was possibly about to be let go. 

We mentioned Herman as a possible UT choice in the write up and how that could play favorably for Chaisson as UH was already listed as one of his top three. 

Now Chaisson is very quiet about recruiting, but still we had heard there was a good chance that UT was the trending school even if CS had remained as the head coach at UT and of course Herman being in may have bolstered that sentiment.

Behind the scenes there are more than a couple out there in the recruiting world who feel really good about UT here with Chaisson and the strong possibility that he lands in UT's class and have for a few weeks at least. 

Just wanted to pass it along. 


WED. NOV. 30: Higdon's Recruiting Whispers

Texas making in-home visits with Toneil Carter, Mannie Netherly, Lagaryonn Carson, as well as a few others.

Stay tuned.


WED. NOV. 30: Texas dropping in on Chevin Calloway

Texas dropped in on Chevin Calloway, who was impressed with the visit.



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