Sunday proved to be quite eventful for Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns basketball program, as three elite in-state prospects visited the Forty Acres.
The touring trio’s headliner was Gerald Liddell, a 2018 Cibolo native and San Antonio Hardwork product.
@gerald_liddell unofficial to Texas today pic.twitter.com/Dj7vKBMhj1— HARDWORK (@SHardwork) June 26, 2016
Liddell, who took unofficial visits to Texas in September and June of last year, as well, is the kind of top-notch in-state talent Smart can’t let slip from his grasp with hopes of restoring the program to the ranks it reached during the 2000s.
Ranked as the No. 1 player in Texas and No. 9 player in the country, per 247Sports Composite, Liddell also holds offers from Florida State, Iowa State, Houston, Kansas State, SMU and Tennessee. It shouldn’t be long before the blue bloods of college basketball throw their names into the mix for the five-star small forward’s services.
Four-star 2018 shooting guard Quentin Grimes was among those on campus today.
Unofficial Visit at UT was nice ! pic.twitter.com/oviBLSxxCD— Quentin Grimes (@QdotGrimes) June 26, 2016
Although he ranks as 2018’s No. 4 shooting guard and the No. 2 player in Texas, Grimes holds only three offers from Texas A&M, Tennessee and Rice.
It’s quite possible Texas becomes the next program to extend an offer to the College Park product.
2017 small forward Savion Flagg reportedly visited Austin today, as well. The four-star wing from Alvin picked up a Texas offer in May and has been on the Longhorns radar for a while now. Flagg holds 10 offers, which include Creighton, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech, among others.
KeyShawn Feazell was the lone out-of-state prospect on the Forty Acres today.
Had A Great Time At Texas Today #HookEm— KeyShawn Feazell (@keyshawnf13) June 26, 2016
It was previously reported that the Monticello (MS) power forward was set to visit campus yesterday, but the visit got pushed back to help create what’s become a significant afternoon on the Texas recruiting front.
The 6’8 stretch forward holds offers from Mississippi State, Iowa State, Baylor and Alabama, among others. Feazell is currently unranked.