Jase Febres talks Houston and Texas official visits and what is up next

Four-star wing Jase Febres is in the middle of his official visit tour, and talks recent trips to Houston and Texas as well as what is up next.

Four-star wing Jase Febres saw his stock soar during July when he was finally healthy and tearing it up for Texas PRO on the adidas Gauntlet. Febres has since picked up numerous scholarship offers and recently took a pair of official visits.

The first visit for Febres was a local one to Houston. The Cougars are the school that has been on Febres for the longest period of time, and he had a good experience on the Cougar campus.


“I just really got to see the campus,” said Febres of Houston. “For my official I just wanted to spend time with the team. I just wanted to get to know them better. I know the campus, so I wanted to know the team and see what it is like to be a student at Houston.”

One thing that really stands out to Febres about Houston is the coaching staff led by Kelvin Sampson.

“I love the whole coaching staff,” said Febres. “They are really good people. They all want me to be the main guy. That is what Coach Sampson is preaching to me. He wants me to be someone who represents Houston in a positive way and put them on the map. He as a head coach is trying to get them back to where they were, and he says I am the type of player to get them there.”

Following the visit to Houston was this past weekend’s official visit to Texas.

About the trip, Febres said, “It is a really positive atmosphere at Texas. Austin is a really cool place. It is very different than Houston. Texas as a whole has a great campus and a great feel. When I was there it seemed like a home outside of home. Also the coaching staff are really genuine people. It didn’t feel forced with them. Coach (Shaka) Smart is a great coach and person.”

One thing that was interesting is Febres actually had an in-home visit with Texas on Sunday night. His mother wasn’t able to go on the official, so Smart and assistant Jai Lucas made the trip on Sunday to visit with her.

“They wanted to get to talk to my mom, and talk about the weekend,” explained Febres of the in-home visit. “I got all of the questions answered that I needed when I was there, so it was about talking to my mom and her knowing what I did and answering her questions.”

This week Stanford is coming in for an in-home visit in advance of their upcoming weekend visit.

When it comes to Stanford, Febres said, “I really don’t know anything about them. I don’t know the players or the campus so I am going in there kind of blind.”

He continued, “I am looking forward to seeing what they have to offer. The coaches are coming in (Monday) to do a home visit. It will be my first time to get to know them as people. I will get to see what they aspire for me to be at Stanford as a student and a basketball player.”

Febres also noted that Baylor could make an in-home visit this week, but at this point nothing was set in stone.

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