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4-star SF Matthew Mayer commits to Baylor over Texas

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The local product will head up I-35 to Waco.

Matthew Mayer

On Tuesday evening, the Texas Longhorns missed out on consensus four-star small forward Matthew Mayer, as the Austin Westlake product committed to the Baylor Bears over the ‘Horns and a number of other schools.

“Coach Drew and Coach Tang have been recruiting him really well and hard since his sophomore year,” his mother, Ellen Mayer, told the Waco Tribune. “He really likes them and loves the players he’s met at Baylor. He loves the school and the Christian atmosphere.”

A target for head coach Shaka Smart and the Longhorns, Mayer also held offers from Boise State, Creighton, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.

Ranked as the No. 89 player nationally, the 6’7, 190-pounder is also considered the No. 24 small forward and No. 6 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Despite the recruiting setback, there are plenty of other small forward targets for the Longhorns in the 2018 class, including Lone Star State products Gerald Liddell of Cibolo Steele, Jaedon LeDee of Houston The Kinkaid School, and Kaden Archie of Midlothian.

Of those players, Liddell is the highest rated — he’s a top-30 national prospect.