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4-star in-state SF Samuell Williamson includes Texas in top group

The Longhorns are still in the mix with the Rockwall product, who boasts a smooth and polished offensive game.

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The Texas Longhorns are still in the mix with one of the top talents in the state.

On Saturday, Rockwall small forward trimmed his list of 33 offers to a top 10 and Shaka Smart’s program survived the cut, along with Kansas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Ohio State, SMU, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and Louisville.

Florida, Iowa State, Kansas State, Marquette, Oklahoma State, and TCU were among the nearly two dozen teams that Williamson cut from his recruitment after the 6’7 wing saw his stock soar throughout the spring and summer. Aside from Michigan, Williamson has made documented unofficial visits to each of the 10 schools he’s still considering, including multiple trips to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M dating back to last summer.

The four-star forward visited the Forty Acres in February and added his Texas offer just days later and has since welcomed Smart for an in-home visit in April. In the meantime, Smart and his staff were mainstays on the sidelines throughout the AAU circuit as Williamson went on to average 12.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting, 6.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game during the Nike EYBL circuit.

Despite the heavy presence, though, Kansas is considered the heavy favorite with all seven of Williamson’s Crystal Ball projections picking the Jayhawks.

Williamson is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 52 player, No. 14 small forward and as the No. 6 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite. He’s one of just four uncommitted small forwards with a Texas offer as the Longhorns seek their first 2019 pledge.