Jase Febres

Breaking down Texas' 2017 Recruiting Class on Signing Day

Here is a look at what went right, what went wrong, and what is still left to do for Shaka Smart and his staff as we head into the fall signing period.

What went right?

Texas has a few big fish still on the board but no matter what, the Longhorns have at least three players they'll be very happy to bring to Austin.

Houston shooting guard Jase Febres is a Top 50 prospect who has good size for the position, plus athleticism and can really shoot. His ability to make a difference on both sides of the court makes his commitment a big one for Shaka Smart and staff.

Top 50 center Jericho Sims is a player who really improved as the spring and summer moved forward. His size, length and athleticism give him the potential to be a high level player for UT.

The Longhorns also hold a commitment from Top 100 power forward Royce Hamm. The four-star prospect is a big time athlete who plays hard and is a terrific fit in Texas's system.


What went wrong?

Any time you have a Top 10 class, not a whole lot went wrong and that's certainly the case here. Texas has spent time recruiting players such as P.J. WashingtonChuck O'Bannon Jr. and Ira Lee, but mostly have opted to not waste their time and/or ran out of room.


What is left to do?

There are three important recruits left for Texas. Top five post Mohamed Bamba is seriously considering the Longhorns, as are Top 15 power forward Jarred Vanderbilt and Top 35 point guard Matt Coleman. If Texas can land any of them, this class moves to the next level. 


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