While Tom Herman and the football program saw more than 90 prospects flood in for junior days throughout the weekend, Shaka Smart quietly hosted one of the nation’s premier 2019 prospects in Denton Guyer point guard De’Vion Harmon.
“It was AMAZING,” Harmon told Burnt Orange Nation of his weekend visit to Texas. “I love everything about Texas basketball and The University of Texas!”
An in-state target out of the Dallas area, Harmon said he didn’t group a Longhorns fan, but raved about how that’s changed since Texas began pursuing him.
“Honestly, I didn’t grow up a Texas fan,” Harmon said. “But when you get to be around great coaches, great players, great people, it changes everything and your whole perspective.”
A four-star floor general, Harmon was in attendance for Saturday’s 77-67 loss to Kansas and made note of the Longhorns struggles this season due to the lack of a true point guard; a role he can occupy down the road.
“Texas is a young team, they are going to bounce back,” Harmon said “They really need a point guard, and I feel like I could come in and do that. “He [Shaka Smart] wants me to come in and bring that point guard leadership and toughness to his team.”
Another elusive lefty that can draw modest comparisons to the latest Longhorns commit, four-star point guard Matt Coleman, for reasons beyond simply being a Team USA member, expect Smart to place increased emphasis on the in-state product as his recruitment progresses.
Despite the fact that it’s still exceptionally early in his recruiting process, this weekend marked Harmon’s second trip to the Forty Acres, and he’s also taken a pair of unofficial visits to SMU, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. Along with the Longhorns, Harmon has interest in a handful of programs early, but he’s playing his recruitment close to vest and withholding any potential favorites.
“I love every school the same,” Harmon said of which schools may be leading right now. “But when the day comes and I have to make my decision on where I want to play my college basketball, then everybody will know which school I loved most.”
At 6’0, 192 pounds, Harmon ranks as the nation’s No. 57 player, No. 7 point guard and the No. 4 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.