The Texas Longhorns got off to a slow start in recruiting for the 2015 class, but could add consensus four-star combo guard Kerwin Roach on Friday.
A product of Galena Park North Shore, a school that has been something of a pipelines for Texas football players since Cory Redding, Roach will decide between Texas, Cal, and Wichita State.
He's ranked as the No. 71 player nationally in the 247Sports Composite rankings, the No. 21 shooting guard, and the No. 7 player in Texas. Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Cornell, Houston, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Rice, and Temple have also offered.
The 6'3, 160-pounder just took a visit to Texas last weekend:
In part because of the recency of that visit and in part because Roach described himself as a perfect fit for the Texas offense afterward, the 247Sports Crystal Ball believes that Roach is locked in to the Horns. In fact, the industry is unanimous in believing he'll become the second 2015 commit for the Horns, joining Michigan combo guard Eric Davis, who committed nearly a month ago.
Landing Roach could result in an interesting backcourt for the Horns in the future -- if Isaiah Taylor happens to leave a year early, Davis and Roach would be probably share point guard duties for the 2016 team, depending on whether or not Texas lands a point guard in the 2016 class.
And though both Davis and Roach have some ability at the position and Texas has had some good teams without a pure point guard, landing a pure ball-handler and distributor in 2016 is likely a priority for the staff, regardless of what happens on Friday.
The first order of business, however, is landing a commitment from Roach on Friday, a scenario that seems quite likely with only hours remaining until his decision.