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Update: Jan. 26 – 8:00 p.m. ET
Linebacker Otaro Alaka announced on Twitter that he has decommitted from Texas and accepted an offer to play at Texas A&M. Huge loss for the Longhorns.
Update: Jan. 20 – Afternoon
Offensive guard Alex Anderson flipped from Arizona State to Texas, becoming just the second offensive lineman in the Longhorns' class. He is only a 3-star prospect.
Update: Jan. 19 – Afternoon
Three-star running back target Treyvon Hughes committed to UTEP.
Update: Jan. 16 – 2:02 p.m. ET
Three-star receiver Emanuel Porter flipped from Texas to TCU, where he had formerly been committed.
Update: Jan. 16 - Afternoon
OLB Edwin Freeman commits to Texas.
Update: Jan. 9 – 9:00 a.m. ET
Four-star defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson flipped his commit from Texas to Texas A&M on Wednesday evening. My full story can be found here.
Fortunately, 3-star defensive tackle Chris Nelson, a Louisville commit, has been in contact with coach Strong and might be able to fill his place. According to 247Sports, he has been offered a scholarship from the Longhorns.
Update: Jan. 8 – Afternoon
Three-star tight end Blake Whitely has committed to Texas, as expected.
Update: Jan. 7 – Afternoon
Trey Lealaimatafao made it official and decommited from Texas, which seemed more inevitable than surprising.
Update: Jan. 6 – Afternoon
Former Louisville boss Charlie Strong was officially announced as the 29th head football coach at the University of Texas, ending the prolonged search and saga.
Update: Jan. 2 – 6:45 p.m. ET
Running back Leonard Fournette, the No. 1 overall player in the country, committed to LSU during the Under Armour All-American Game. No surprises there. Texas was always a massive longshot to land the Louisiana native.
Update: Jan. 2 – 6:15 p.m. ET
Five-star cornerback Tony Brown committed to Alabama during the Under Armour All-America Game. Like Adams, he didn't have the Longhorns listed among his final teams, but his commitment elsewhere remains a disappointment in Austin.
Update: Jan. 2 – 5:10 p.m. ET
Five-star athlete Jamal Adams committed to LSU during the Under Armour All-American Game. Texas was a long shot to land him, so this doesn't come as a shock, but he was a Longhorns target nonetheless.
Update: Dec. 29 – 11:03 a.m. ET
It's nothing concrete, but according to Chuck Carlton of The Dallas Morning News, Texas is beginning to narrow down its field of coaching candidates. Citing two industry sources, Carlton says that field includes Jimbo Fisher, Art Briles, Charlie Strong and James Franklin, all of whom are very strong candidates.
One of Carlton's sources also refused to rule out Nick Saban, who appears to be Texas' No. 1 candidate in an ideal world. But Longhorn fans shouldn't hold their breath.
Update: Dec. 27 – 11:40 p.m. ET
According to Damon Sayles of ESPN.com, top OLB/S target Edwin Freeman, who is choosing between Texas and Texas A&M, said his decision "will come from where he feels he fits best, in addition to a coaching staff that he feels is best for him."
That first part is good news, since Freeman was a childhood Longhorns fan, but the second part is obviously troubling—especially since Freeman indicates that he might announce his decision at the Under Armour All-American Game on Jan. 2.
That doesn't give Texas much time.