Daily Dose

Welcome to the Daily Dose, a daily collection of random musings surrounding Longhorns athletics and recruiting. Today we'll look at five 2015 basketball recruits Texas will keep an eye on now that Myles Turner has committed.

D.J. Hogg

Plano (Texas) West

The four-star recruit is the No. 7 small forward and No. 30 player overall and is widely considered one of the purest shooters in this class. He can flat-out stroke it from outside.

It's going to be tough to keep Hogg instate as he is really interested in Arizona and North Carolina, despite the Tar Heels not yet offering. SMU, a school he's visited, is another school that will continue to be a thorn in Texas' side for players of Hogg's caliber.

Even if Texas does lose Turner after one season, it will still have Shaq Cleare waiting in the wings and presumably, at worst, Prince Ibeh and Connor Lammert. So there would still be plenty of bigs for Hogg to work with, not including who the Longhorns could pick up in this class.

He has offers from Arizona, Baylor, Houston, Kansas State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Oregon, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA.

C Elijah Thomas

Lancaster, Texas

The five-star center is the No. 12 player in the country in the Scout 100. He currently holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern Methodist, TCU, Texas and Texas A&M.

He recently released a top 10 of USC, Florida, Memphis, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Ohio State, SMU, Oklahoma State and UNLV.

Of those schools, Thomas has taken unofficial visits to Memphis, Texas, SMU and Oklahoma State.

There are a few things that could work against Texas' favor in regards to landing the 6-foot-9, 250-pound center. One, UT just signed Shaq Cleare, who is of similar height, weight and playing style. And Texas just got Turner, who could be back next season.

What Texas could sell Thomas is that even if Turner comes back, he could remain at the stretch-four and Thomas could fight for playing time with Cleare if Cameron Ridley decides to turn pro.

A bigger hurdle for Texas might be keeping him away from SMU and Mustangs head coach Larry Brown. Thomas has already visited SMU several times.

SG Admon Gilder


The four-star shooting guard, who checks in as the No. 29 SG and No. 99 recruit in the nation, is easily one of the most gifted scorers in the state, if not the country.

Those abilities are a large reason why he has offers from Baylor, Boise State, Houston, South Florida, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa and Vanderbilt.

He says that the Longhorns are among the schools he is hearing from the most along with SMU, Texas A&M and Baylor.

"Texas is a really good school," noted Gilder. "Being from Texas and hearing from them is a good thing. I have been talking to them almost every day during the season, and hopefully I am down there in a week or so for the state championship game."

SF Matt McQuaid

Duncanville, Texas

One of McQuaid's last visits was to Creighton, which he was blown away by. He was actually at the game that Doug McDermott broke 3,000 points, which had to have been a great recruiting ploy for McDermott's father, Greg, Creighton's head coach.

That said, he grew up watching the Longhorns and is happy to have the Texas offer.

"It is cool to hear from Texas," explained McQuaid to national recruiting analyst Brian Snow. "I grew up from Texas and it is all I ever saw. It is just awesome to have an offer from them."

The four-star small forward is the No. 12 player at his position and No. 69 prospect in the country. He currently has offers from Creighton, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wichita State and Gonzaga.

PG Jawun Evans


The four-star recruit is the No. 4 point guard in the country. He currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, DePaul, Illinois, Memphis, SMU, USC and VCU.

Though he is yet to receive an offer from the Longhorns, Evans told Snow that conversations are really picking up between he and UT.

"Really Illinois, Texas, and Baylor are talking to me the most," he said. Evans really likes the way Texas freshman Isaiah Taylor runs the point for Barnes.

"Texas has a point guard who does what I do in Isaiah Taylor, and he is a lot like me, so I have been watching how they use him," explained Evans, who is originally from South Carolina.

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