Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns have now jumped into the mix with one of the top talents in Texas, as the Horns have extended an offer to Duncanville small forward Micah Peavy, he announced on Saturday evening.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Texas pic.twitter.com/xIxxP2vd4e— Micah (@mjpv5) April 28, 2019
A four-star talent currently considered to be the third-best player in Texas per the 247Sports Composite, Peavy previously released a top five featuring Texas Tech, Houston, TCU, LSU, and Michigan, but noted on Saturday that he will reopen his recruitment beyond those options.
Peavy’s Texas offer came shortly after that announcement, bringing his total to 13 options as he becomes just the third small forward prospect to add an offer from the Longhorns, alongside four-star Mount Pleasant (Ut.) Wasatch Academy star Caleb Lohner and three-star Greensboro (N.C.) Ben L Smith product Silas Mason.
Of that bunch, Peavy is, of course, the only in-state prospect on Texas’ big board, but the Longhorns’ interest is well warranted. As a junior for Duncanville, Peavy averaged 16 points per game on a 55-percent shooting clip from the field, in addition to 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contests. More notably, on the biggest stage of his young career, Peavy’s 22 points and 13 boards guided Duncanville to a Class 6A state title win over Klein Forest.
Between then and now, Peavy has continued to flash his upside as an athletic, slashing wing with his AAU team, Texas Pro Skills.
A 6’5 prospect, Peavy is ranked as the nation’s No. 62 player and as the No. 18 small forward. LSU owns his two Crystal Ball projections.