Texas basketball continues to quickly build under Chris Beard and staff. The roster for the 2021-22 season is consistently being ranked among the top 10 in way too early preseason polls, and the 2022 recruiting class has the possibility of being among the nation's best.
The Texas 2022 class is sitting among the top 10 in the country with 14 commitments. But after a some losses to begin the month, the senior year evals will be coming into play very soon. The great news for the staff is that the state is absolutely loaded in 2022.
Gerry made a terrific point in one of the threads that there will be an inordinate number of senior season risers this year due to COVID disruptions to football, to the traditional camp circuits, and even the increase in domestic migration to new states. In the Luby's line of recruiting, some schools may be eagerly snatching up the tilapia, but they will look back mournfully at the fresh chicken fried steak tray that emerges from the kitchen after they've passed the entrees. There is a hyper focus on the known universe of recruits right now, but that universe is incomplete.
When Jamarion Miller committed on Monday, that kicked off what could be an electric month of July for Steve Sarkisian and staff. With a number of prospects expected to make announcements in the next 30 days, it’s time to provide the IT community a timeline of the decisions on the horizon.
Fans clamoring for a month-long fireworks show were predictably a month early. Recruits who were unable to experience in-person recruiting until June 2021 were going to use the month to gather information more so than to announce their intentions.