Texas Signing Day Preview

Wednesday marks the start of the basketball late signing period, and the Longhorns are expected to pick up at least two more signatures for a 2012 recruiting class that ranks among the nation's best.

The first isn't just a signature, it's THE signature of the Texas class. Cameron Ridley, a five-star prospect and the No. 9 overall player in the Class of 2012 is expected to finally put pen to paper and officially join the Texas class. The George Bush High School product was a the biggest piece of the class, a 6-10, 260-pound rebounder who gives the Longhorns a post presence that they lacked. Ridley was a McDonald's All-American following his senior season.

Ridley was actually the first player to commit to the Longhorns back last January. And the other player expected to sign, 6-3 combo guard DeMarcus Holland, was the last to commit. He represented an Easter present for Texas, a developmental point guard from the same Naaman Forest school that produced fellow Longhorn signee Prince Ibeh.

Holland has drawn comparisons to former Texas standout Royal Ivey for his ability to affect games in a number of ways, and he's a long, athletic player.

Whether Texas will add any other talent over the signing period remains to be seen. The Longhorns appears to have a decent shot at five-star wing Devonta Pollard, but won't know his decision until later. Pollard is scheduled to visit Georgetown, one of his other finalists, this weekend.


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