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5-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon includes Texas Longhorns in latest cut

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The Texas Longhorns basketball program received some good news Tuesday with the five-star power forward Jeremiah Tilmon announcing his latest cuts:

In addition to Illinois, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan State and Kansas, Tilmon told ESPN he is still considering Missouri, as well.

To this point, the 6’10.5, 220-pound East Saint Louis native and La Lumiere School product has been most heavily recruited by Tom Izzo and the Spartans, who received the only Tilmon visit. It’s also worth noting, Tilmon’s teammate, Brian Bowen, is a heavy Michigan State lean and the two could become a package deal when all is said and done. Longhorns freshman James Banks was teammates with Tilmon last season, and will likely be in Tilmon’s ear, as well, but being across the country doesn’t provide the most impactful advantage.

With Texas now being among the final handful of programs standing in Tilmon’s recruitment, Shaka Smart will likely seek to get the nation’s No. 20 player and No. 8 power forward on campus before the end of the summer.