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4-star PF Jericho Sims sets OV to Texas

This could be Texas’ biggest opportunity to lure the Minnesota product out of state

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Jericho Sims, one of the Texas Longhorns’ top 2017 targets, will take an official visit to the Forty Acres August 25, per 247Sports.

Texas has been pushing hard for the Cristo Rey Jesuit (Minn.) product since offering in the spring, as have North Carolina, Xavier and Iowa State. At this point, though, it seems as if the home-state Minnesota Golden Gophers are the team to beat, as he’s a Minnesota legacy where he father Charles played basketball and his older brother played football.

In many cases, such deep family ties and playing right in the University of Minnesota’s backyard in Minneapolis would seemingly make Sims a near lock to remain home for college, but in a recent interview, the D1 Minnesota talent said saying home would “would be great, but you have to see what's best for you.”

As a springy, athletic forward that can run the floor like a guard, Sims would look like a perfect fit in Shaka Smart’s system, but Sims’ August 25 visit could be what makes or breaks the coaching staff’s hopes of luring the 6’8, 190-pounder to the bottom of the map.

Sims ranks as the No. 28 power forward in the nation and No. 4 player in Minnesota.