First-year head coach Shaka Smart and his staff are still scratching and clawing for yet another addition to a trio of guards that have given Texas the No. 13 ranked recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. The former Florida commit, Noah Dickerson, is back on the market and the Longhorns have been reported as the heaviest pursuers for the four-star power forward out of Montverde Academy.
Along with the Longhorns, Cal and Washington are in the running for Dickerson’s services and all will receive an official visit over the next two weeks and prior to his visit, Dickerson raved about Smart and how he would fit in his system, per 247 Sports:
"Everybody knows coach Smart is a phenomenal coach," Dickerson said. "My mom and I believe the offense he runs would fit how I play and how I would need to play to make my jump to the next level, if there is one.
"It would be a perfect fit for me in the offense. He sees me as a player who could play inside and out. I can shoot the ball a little bit and I can handle the ball a little bit. So I can play both."
Smart landed the first commit as the Longhorns head coach on Tuesday in former VCU commit Tevin Mack. Before it’s all said and done, Smart’s persistent recruiting efforts may have his second in the Florida big man that could solidify a top-10 recruiting class in Austin.