Shaka Smart’s 2018 class may not be complete just yet.
The Texas Longhorns have remained active in the recruitment of former Louisville point guard pledge Courtney Ramey, and on Thursday night, the Saint Louis (Mo.) Webster Groves product announced his final 10 on Instagram the the ‘Horns made the cut.
Joining Texas as Ramey’s finalists are Illinois, Oregon, SMU, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Ohio State, Missouri, Louisville and Minnesota.
As seen above, Ramey, who decommitted from Louisville in late September when an FBI investigation became public, is still considering the Cardinals at this point. In regards to Texas’ pursuit of Ramey, however, the four-star floor general officially visited Austin at the tail end of December and came away confident that he and Matt Coleman could coexist on the court.
Shaka Smart has since remained active in Ramey’s recruitment, visiting him on multiple occasions throughout the recent months. However, save for Ramey naming the Longhorns in his top 10, it’s quite unclear just how significant his interest in the Longhorns is, as he’s played his recruitment fairly close to vest.
As far as Ramey’s recruiting timeline is concerned, expect an answer to that end in the coming weeks. Throughout his second recruitment, Ramey and his father have taken the process much more slowly in hopes of evaluating each option entirely, but the college basketball regular signing period begins on April 11 and concludes on May 16, giving Ramey more than a month to make a decision.
If Ramey, the nation’s No. 40 player and the No. 9 point guard, per the 247Sports Composite, does ultimately elect to side with Texas, he’d bolster what’s currently a four-man class headlined a pair of four-star forwards in Gerald Liddell and Kamaka Hepa.