One of the top 2021 talents in the state is now officially on Shaka Smart’s radar, as Atlanta center Daimion Collins took to Twitter on Sunday to announce an offer from the Texas Longhorns.
Collins’ Texas offer becomes his sixth overall, as the Longhorns Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulsa, and Stephen F. Austin in his recruitment. Collins becomes just the third center prospect in his class to notch an offer from Smart’s program, joining five-star Houston Texas Christian School star Jerrell Colbert and Minneapolis (Minn.) Minnehaha Academy product Chet Holmgren.
Though he’s a Texas native, Collins crossed the Red River for the AAU circuit, where he suits up for Team Griffin, a Nike EYBL club founded by former Sooners Blake and Taylor Griffin.
“At this point in time, Collins has no idea just how good he can be, but he shows the signs of being a potential star,” 247Sports Brian Snow recently wrote. “At around 6-foot-8 with a huge wingspan, Collins really runs the floor, he blocks shots, and then also he is a pretty good finisher around the rim. Collins has to continue to get stronger, and play with more of a nasty streak on the court, but the natural talent is there for him to be a big time prospect going forward.”
The 6’8, 190-pound Collins is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 40 player, No. 4 center, and as the No. 3 player in Texas, per 247Sports.