Not that long ago, everything was going great for the Texas Longhorns’ college basketball program.
They had made a run to the Elite Eight despite a mid-season coaching change and had a pair of top recruits coming in to join their roster for next season to keep the success going for the program.
Unfortunately, it has been a tough couple of weeks now for the program.
2 weeks ago, 5-star guard AJ Johnson decided to decommit from the Longhorns’ 2023 recruiting class to play professionally in Australia. That left Texas with just one recruit left in the class.
Luckily, that recruit was Ron Holland, who is a 5-star prospect and the 4th ranked recruit in the class.
That changed today.
Holland posted to Twitter today to announce that he was decommitting from Texas.
— _ronhoops (@ron2kholland) April 28, 2023
According to the post, the Longhorns will remain one of his top choices in his re-opened recruitment. However, they’ll face a lot of competition to bring Ron Holland back. Texas was just one of 15 programs to make Holland an offer and many of those schools would surely still be interested in bringing him in.
It’s a pretty big disappointment for Texas as they officially have no recruits coming in as of right now.
On the bright side, they have at least managed to be pretty successful in the transfer portal. They started out by bringing in Kadin Shedrick, who has been a big man in the Virginia rotation for the past few years.
Then they got their big signing. They brought in former Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas.
Texas was always going to have a tough time replacing the production they’re losing from last season’s roster. They’ll see Timmy Allen, Marcus Carr, Sir’Jabari Rice, and Christian Bishop all leave the program.
With no recruits currently slated to come in and just the 2 transfers, the Texas Longhorns will have to hope they can either bring in a few more transfers or that the underclassmen from last year’s roster are ready to step up in a big way.