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The Texas Longhorns still don't have any commitments in the 2015 recruiting class, but that could change on Tuesday when four-star Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill shooting guard Eric Davis chooses between Texas and UNLV.
The 6'3, 172-pounder will announce his decision at his high school at 5 p.m. CT.
A consensus four-star prospect, Davis Is ranked as the No. 41 player nationally by 247Sports, the No. 10 shooting guard, and the No. 2 player in the state of Michigan.
He also holds offers from Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Florida, Georgetown, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oregon, and UCLA, among others.
Davis narrowed his list to Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State, Texas, UCLA and UNLV back in August and then took official visits to UNLV and Texas, while also tripping unofficially to Kentucky. An offer from the Wildcats has not been forthcoming, however.
Will the Horns get good news on Tuesday? Texas is trending in the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions and currently sits with 64% of his predictions. It's worth noting that as of Monday evening, there were no predictions for UNLV.
A likely combo guard in college, Davis isn't a superlative athlete like Damarcus Croaker, but he can dunk when he gets into the open court and has a nice finger roll that not many young prospects possess.
Scoring is his more natural occupation than passing. If he ends up at Texas, he could need to play the point guard position at times in the future after Isaiah Taylor leaves the Horns. The hope is that he could find a better balance between passing and scoring than Javan Felix did last season.
At the least, Davis is taller, longer, and has at least comparable athleticism to Felix. There's also evidence on film that he's ready to find an open man when penetrating and can keep his head up in transition to find open teammates. When given the opportunity, he also has a little showtime in his game.
The typical criticisms that apply to most young combo guards also work with Davis -- he'll need to add strength and become more consistent on defense before he can seriously contribute in college.
The bottom line, however, is that Texas needs to find a player in this class who can handle the ball and score, especially from long distance. Davis fits that bill, making him a potentially critical addition to the 2015 class, which may only have one or two spots following the additions of Myles Turner and Shaq Cleare.
HIs rankings don't suggest a truly elite prospect, but he's not far off. And with the likely dismissal of guard Martez Walker pending following his assault allegations late last week, Davis is an even bigger need.