The anticipated decision from Houston Westfield shooting guard Jase Febres finally came down on Friday evening, as the consensus four-star prospect announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns via Twitter:
The 6’5, 180-pounder chose Texas over 22 other offers, including Auburn, Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Missouri, NC State, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and West Virginia, among others.
During September, Febres took four official visits — Houston, Texas, Stanford, and Baylor — indicating his final preferences.
The Bears in particular were considered a strong contender for his services, but a close friendship with 2017 Longhorns forward commit Royce Hamm perhaps helped seal the deal for head coach Shaka Smart and his staff.
It surely didn’t hurt that Febres took his official visit with Hamm on the weekend that the Texas football program beat UTEP.
Ranked as the No. 60 prospect nationally, the No. 14 shooting guard, and the No. 4 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Febres is a fast-rising prospect who saw his stock increase substantially during a big summer on the AAU circuit.
Known as a sharp-shooting wing prospect, Febres has the height and length to consistently get his shot off against college competition. As a younger player, he was more known for his ability to get to the rim, so he’s not just a one-dimensional catch-and-shoot player from the perimeter.
Febres is the third commitment in the 2017 class for the Longhorns. The group now ranks No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and includes Hamm and Minnesota forward prospect Jericho Sims.
Each player ranges from 6’5 to 6’8, giving Texas the length and athleticism that Smart covets to run the system he called Havoc at VCU.