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5-star PF Greg Brown sets OV to Texas

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Shaka Smart’s top overall target will be in town for an official visit in the coming weeks.

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Just weeks after including the Texas Longhorns in his top five, five-star Vandegrift forward Greg Brown has set his official visit to the Forty Acres for the weekend of Sep. 7, when Texas plays host to LSU in football, per a report from The Athletic’s Andrew Slater.

What better way to impress the hometown kid than to get him on the sidelines for the biggest home football game in over a decade?

Considering his elite skill-set and close proximity to campus, Brown has emerged as the top priority for Shaka Smart and his staff. Brown has had a Texas offer in hand since the eighth grade and has been a frequent presence on the Forty Acres. His mom, dad, and uncle all attended the University of Texas — his father played football at UT.

“I go up there a lot just talk to the guys and play with them,” Brown told Rivals’ Corey Evans. “I have a great relationship with Shaka (Smart) and all of the other coaches. They just say, ‘Stay home and help us win games.’”

Brown is considered to be the top 2020 talent from the state of Texas. He’s currently dubbed as the No. 8 overall recruit in the country, per the 247Sports Composite.

In 35 games last year, Brown averaged 27.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 53 percent from the field and 36 percent from the perimeter.

In his four years at Texas, Shaka Smart has been a successful 2-for-2 in landing the top-tier prospects from Austin — Jarrett Allen (St. Stephen’s Episcopal) and current Longhorn Will Baker (Austin Westlake). But in order to complete the Austin trifecta, Smart will have to fend off a couple of blue-blood programs on the recruiting trail, as North Carolina, Auburn, Kentucky, and Memphis remain in contention for Brown’s services.

All of the Crystal Ball projections point towards the Longhorns, thus far.

This past spring in Atlanta, Brown showcased his skills and displayed his elite dunking ability on the Nike EYBL circuit.