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2017 Schedule
5-7, 6th in Big 12

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Texans' picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson; 2. Zach Cunningham, ILB., Vanderbilt; 3. D'Onta Foreman, RB., Texas.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Smith called D'Onta Foreman a "productive" running back and thinks he will add balance to the running game and offense.

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Texans stay in-state with RB D'Onta Foreman

At No. 89, Houston landed the top rusher in college football, but the Texas running back needs to improve as a blocker and pass catcher to succeed in the NFL.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans go for best available player again instead of need, selecting Texas running back D'Onta Foreman. Foreman is hard to tackle and has good power. More competition at running back.

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LHN's All Access look at Texas spring game (5:56)
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Vince Young in camp with CFL's Roughriders

Vince Young, 33, hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011, but he has been learning the Roughriders' playbook and is in minicamp hoping to catch on in the CFL.

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6dMax Olson

RB Foreman reveals son died during season

D'Onta Foreman told NFL Network that his infant son spent 50 days in intensive care and died on the same day the Texas star ran for a career-best 341 yards and three TDs in a win over Texas Tech.

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7dTom Luginbill

Texas adds second ESPN 300 QB after flipping Cameron Rising from OU

ESPN 300 QB Cameron Rising has switched his commitment from Oklahoma to archrival Texas. Here's what type of skillset this signal-caller adds to the Longhorns' 2018 haul at the position, which already includes ESPN 300 dual-threat Casey Thompson:What he brings: He is tall enough with the athleticism to extend plays and is a poised passer who sees the field well.

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8dMax Olson

ESPN 300 QB Rising flips from OU to Texas

Committed to Oklahoma since last August, quarterback Cameron Rising, the No. 202 recruit in the ESPN 300, has changed course and committed to Texas.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

The Red River rivalry is at it's best when it also extends to the recruiting trail. Saturday evening, Texas swiped Oklahoma's longtime quarterback commit Cameron Rising. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Rising is an ESPN 300 prospect and had been committed to OU since last August. He is the No. 202 player in the country and now the Longhorns two ESPN 300 quarterback pledges.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 QB Cameron Rising has flipped his commitment from Oklahoma to Texas. That's a shocking steal. Tom Herman and Tim Beck already had a pledge from Casey Thompson, the top QB in Oklahoma. And now they've swiped Oklahoma's QB commit. Rising hails from California and chose the Longhorns after visiting for their spring game last weekend.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor coach Matt Rhule was asked Saturday about how his players have bought in this spring. He brought up the similar situation this spring at one of their rivals. "One cool thing is, like, Texas. Longhorn Network did a behind Texas football. I showed our kids, 'Watch Texas.' I love Tom Herman and here's Texas," Rhule said. "Great team. And you know what? They're doing Oklahoma drill and goal-line tackling drill. The coaches yell at them every once in a while in practice."

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Tom Herman's first full recruiting class is off to a good start with early commitments from two players in the initial 2018 ESPN 300. The Longhorns' highest ranked pledge is Floridian Justin Watkins, an athlete that ranks as the No. 16 player overall. He's joined on the list by recent quarterback pledge Casey Thompson out of Oklahoma. Watkins was a major recruiting victory for Herman, and Thompson made national headlines when he committed to the Horns last week.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Of the 38 Texans ranked in the first 2018 ESPN 300, the top six players and 20 overall are from the Houston metro area. Cornerback Anthony Cook of Houston Lamar is the No. 1 player in Texas and the 35th player overall. Cook is followed immediately in the 300 at No. 36 by Angleton safety B.J. Foster.

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12dMax Olson

On the spot: Texas TE Andrew Beck

Texas' lack of depth at tight end makes their one proven player there -- Andrew Beck -- important. But can he stay healthy enough to make an impact?

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas coach David Beaty, on what last year's win over Texas could mean: "We're hoping it will be one of the cornerstones in our program. We hope it doesn't blow away in the wind. We need it to be a program-changer. We believe it will be."

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13dAdam Rittenberg

Make-or-break players: Shane Buechele

Buechele isn't an ideal fit for Tom Herman's offense. But there aren't many alternatives, so he needs to thrive for the Longhorns to go anywhere.

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