Just weeks after naming the Texas Longhorns in his final nine on June 4, coveted Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School small forward Greg Gantt is scheduled to officially visit Shaka Smart’s program. According to a report from Rivals’ Corey Evans, Gantt will officially visit Providence on Sept. 8, Texas the following weekend on Sept. 15, and Florida on Oct. 13.
Along with the Friars, Longhorns, and Gators, Gantt is evaluating Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, Pitt, Alabama, and Vanderbilt as potential landing spots. He’s visit Georgia and Clemson this month on an unofficial basis.
A priority prospect for Smart this cycle, Texas receiving one of Gantt’s official visits is further proof that the Longhorns are a power player in the 6-foot-7 wing’s recruitment, and he told Evans why Texas is factor.
“Coach Shaka (Smart) and the whole staff, I have a great relationship with them,” Gantt said. “I see the realness in those guys and I know Texas is a place that I could play. Coach Shaka is very young and fiery and is going to bring the best out of me.”
An athletic wing who thrives attacking the basket, Gantt averaged 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.6 blocks as a junior, and more notably, he did so on a roster abundant with talent. Last season, Gantt shared the spotlight with Duke signee Joey Baker, as well as Pitt commit Au‘Diese Toney. With each of those two headed for the ACC, Gantt is primed for a significant step forward in the productivity department as a senior, and he’s spent the offseason cultivating his game for that increased workload.
As Gantt told Evans, he’s been playing point guard and shooting guard for his AAU team as he worked to develop his jump shot, ball handling, and play making.
Gantt is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 56 player, the No. 14 small forward, and as the No. 4 player in North Carolina, per the 247Sports Composite.