June 13, 2024

Predicting Texas’s Next Commitment After C Jamie Vinson

Texas’s 2025 recruiting class is expected to gain momentum in the coming months. Recently, Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry secured a third commitment for the 2024 recruiting class with the addition of former Vanderbilt signee and three-star center Jamie Vinson from Oak Hill in Austin, TX, on June 3. Vinson chose Texas over offers from Kentucky, South Carolina, and Rutgers.

Who Will Be the Next to Commit to Texas Basketball?

After adding Vinson to the frontcourt, Terry and his staff now have 12 scholarship players projected for the 2024-25 season, their first in the SEC. They can still add one more scholarship player if needed.

Vinson offers valuable length and physical upside as an athletic low post player, with the potential to become a capable floor spacer at the four or five positions. His addition addresses a crucial need for a two-way low post player, providing length, rebounding, and rim protection.

Building Momentum for the 2025 Class

Texas’s next moves will focus on building momentum for the 2025 class during summer visits. The Longhorns have already hosted several key blue-chip official visitors from the 2025 class and are expected to host more in the coming months.

Predicting Texas's next commitment after C Jamie Vinson

Predictions for the Next Commitment:

  1. Sebastian Williams-Adams, F
    • Profile: High four-star small forward from Houston, TX (St. John’s).
    • Visit History: Unofficial visit to Texas last fall.
    • Attributes: 6’8″, 225 pounds; physical edge on both ends of the floor; high potential as a two-way wing.
    • Recruitment: Texas remains heavily involved; considering visits to Kansas, Texas A&M, and Baylor. Likely to return to Austin this summer or early fall.
  2. Shelton Henderson, F
    • Profile: High four-star wing from Houston, TX (Bellaire).
    • Visit History: Unofficial visit to Texas in January.
    • Attributes: 6’6″, 220 pounds; high athletic upside; potential first-round NBA Draft pick; versatile offensive playmaker.
    • Recruitment: Planning official visits to Louisville, Houston, LSU, and Texas. Likely to announce before the Early Signing Period in November.
  3. Koa Peat, PF
    • Profile: Elite five-star big man from Gilbert, AZ (Perry).
    • Ranking: No. 5 recruit in the 2025 class (247Sports Composite).
    • Visit History: Official visit to Texas last fall; potential return visit this fall.
    • Attributes: Can significantly impact Texas’s starting frontcourt; maintains Texas as an attractive option.
    • Recruitment: Included Texas in his top 10; considering Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Michigan, North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, Houston, and Kentucky.

With the recent addition of high-four-star Nic Codie and five-star Tre Johnson to the 2024 class, Texas remains a strong contender for top-tier talent like Peat, especially given the appeal of Austin. The next few months will be crucial as these top prospects narrow down their decisions.

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