The Texas Longhorns have missed the cut for the top-ranked power forward prospect in the state.
On Thursday, Richardson Pearce product Drew Timme announced his top 10, and Shaka Smart’s program was one of 19 left on the outside looking in.
As seen in Timme’s edit, he’ll continue to consider Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Gonzaga, Purdue, Louisville, Arizona, Illinois, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma.
The rising four-star forward added his Texas offer on May 10 and toured the Forty Acres the following month on June 28, but of course, the Longhorns didn’t garner enough interest to survive Timme’s initial cut.
A top 50 prospect nationally and the No. 5 overall player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite, Timme is one of eight 2019 small forwards with an offer from the Longhorns and was the lone in-state product among that bunch.
At this point, the Longhorns aren’t in an ideal position with any of the power forwards Smart and his staff have offered, although the projected roster outlook reduces the need to secure a power forward pledge this cycle. Save for unforeseen attrition, Smart will have just two available scholarships at his disposal this cycle with seniors Kerwin Roach II and Dylan Osetkowski serving as the only certain departures.
Of the 11 occupied scholarships for the 2019-20 season, two will be true power forwards in junior Royce Hamm and sophomore Kamaka Hepa, and another two will be forward-center hybrids in junior Jericho Sims and sophomore Jaxson Hayes.