Shaka Smart’s squad won’t feature two talents named Donovan Williams next season.
On Monday evening, exactly one week after trimming his list to a top three featuring the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Kansas State Wildcats, the Lincoln (Neb.) North Star shooting guard announced that he’ll be taking his talents to Stillwater.
A former Nebraska pledge, Williams committed to the home-state Cornhuskers early in the process, but decommitted in December after he began receiving more interest following the early signing period, including from Texas — the Longhorns have been evaluating Williams for some time, with Smart and his staff taking several visits to see the consensus three-star prospect.
Nevertheless, despite that effort from the Texas staff, Williams ultimately elected to suit up in another shade of orange — thus, he’ll also suit up against the Horns at least twice each season for as long as he remains in Stillwater.
That said, considering the current roster landscape, Texas has only one scholarship available, and the Longhorns will undoubtedly leave that offer open in anticipation of the upcoming decision of five-star Vandegrift forward Greg Brown, who’s set to announce on April 24. At this juncture, it’s widely expected that Brown will remain local and become a Longhorn.
So despite missing on the nation’s No. 28 shooting guard prospect, per the 247Sports Composite, what appeared to be limited to just a one-man class for Texas is still in an ideal position with the top target on Texas’ board likely staying home.