2018 Recruiting

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  1. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

  2. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    New Hoopgurlz 2018 rankings: Terrific 25:

    http://espn.go.com/high-school/girls-basketball/recruiting/rankings/_/class/2018

    Charli Collier (6-3 F) from Barber Hills is #1.

    Sedona Prince (6-6 P) of Faith Academy of Marble Falls is #4.

    Other Texans in the top 25:

    Zarielle Green, #8, 6-0 G, Duncanville HS.
    Catherine Reese, #17, 6-2 F, Cypress Woods H.S.
    Desiree Caldwell, #25, 5-6 PG, Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S.

    Texas (Prince) and Indiana (Bree Boles, 6-2 F, Lapel HS,Frankton, IN) are the only schools with commits from the class of 2018.
     
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  3. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Collier did attend the A&M camp last week.
     
  4. Moooooo

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  5. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    Way to go Sedona!
     
  6. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    well done, Sedona. :hookem:
     
  7. jusme828

    jusme828 1,000+ Posts

    Sedona has reopened her recruitment, per ProspectsNation's Twitter.
     
  8. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Anyone think Coach Aston changes her stance on accepting these commits so early? Collier, Richards, now Prince. I'm rather confused by Sedona's decommitment, she seemed to really like the Thompson hire.
     
  9. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Per SA Finest tweet; Desiree Caldwell will have unofficial visits to UT, Cal, Washington, TCU & Mizzou, beginning in August.
     
  10. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Can't really see a change since that seems to be the trend. Unfortunately, I can understand recruits wanting to see what else is out there as they continue to get better. And it may simply be a matter of wanting to visit other campuses and being upfront with the staff about that. Not to mention that a change in a post college goal may also result in reexamining the school selected to see whether that school is still the best choice.
     
  11. rattfatt

    rattfatt 500+ Posts

    Absolutley not, you have to get in early with recruits, if they decommit then so be it. It will allow you to continue to evaluate and recruit prospects. For the recruit and coaching staff there is plenty of time, there really is no down side. I'm not worried about a 2017 or 2018 recruit decommitting, if a 2016 recruit decommits, that's when i'll be worried.
     
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  12. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    My primary concern is, from what I've seen, women's basketball players who decommit don't usually end up at their original school. Nneka is the only UT decommit-recommit I can think of but I've only been following WBB recruiting for 4-5 years. You are right though, if we start losing players in the 2016 class, alarm bells will be in order.

    As it stands, the only non-2016 commits on board are the UT legacies, correct? Shae Routt and Deja Kelly?
     
  13. rattfatt

    rattfatt 500+ Posts

    I understand what you're saying, Didi, Charli, and Sedona are terrific recruits. But when you think about it, we have about a year and a half before national signing day for the class of 2017 and about two and a half for 2018. So if they don't recommit, the coaching staff has plenty of time to evaluate and identify other quality recruits.
     
  14. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    2018 Christyn Williams, 5-8 combo G from Central Arkansas Christian School, Little Rock, AR receives offer from Horns, per Bret McCormick retweet.
     
  15. overseasbbfan1

    overseasbbfan1 1,000+ Posts

    I agree that 2017 and '18 aren't the priority right now. But I also think if top recruits want to commit early, in most instances programs are happy to have them, even though odds are greater they may open the process back up at some point. And that's fine IMO. The reality is only 5 of 85 players on the HG 2017 and '18 lists have committed at this point. For the Horns to have had 3 commits from these classes so far out was probably a bit ambitious, but also indicative of how many top recruits are considering the program these days. Given the number of top players we have in our 2014-2016 classes, and how quickly the program has progressed these past few seasons, I have no doubt we'll see continued success on the recruiting front in 2017 and beyond. And in particular if we continue our upward trajectory, and have the kind of results most expect us to these next few years.
     
  16. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I think each decommitment should be viewed individually.

    Charli Collier decommitted, but did not attend the Texas summer camp. She attended the Baylor camp, and also traveled with several other teammates to camps at Kansas, Tennessee, and Louisville, I believe.

    Didi decommitted, but still attended the Texas summer camp; she also attended the Baylor camp.

    Sedona attended the Texas summer camp, and none others (at least none reported). She goes off to play with USA basketball, returns home, and then decommits.

    Better now than closer to their respective LOI signing dates. If they want to play for Texas, and the coaching staff continues to recruit them, then great. Time will tell.
     
  17. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

  18. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

  19. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Moooooo,

    Thanks for the posts. Sounds like we are still be in good shape with Sedona and a good season could put Coach K and Texas squarely back in it for Charli.
     
  20. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Really sounds like they just want to look at other options. Can't blame them for that. But I do like that both Sedona and Didi (who had already decommitted) came to the Texas camp.
     
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  21. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Well, perhaps it is a good idea that Coach A scheduled a game in Little Rock this Fall . . .
     
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  22. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    I know she's a 2020 but saw these yesterday:


    And sporting UT colors:


    Even more impressive considering she is playing with 2016s and 2017s.
     
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  23. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Horns looking at 6-3 F Nalysaa Smith of East Central HS, San Antonio per tweet from @SAFinestbball. Also interested: Baylor and A&M.
     
  24. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    3 current/future Longhorns:
     
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  25. 05Longhorn

    05Longhorn 250+ Posts

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  26. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    Hope we can get Sedona and Charli to rejoin Shae here at The University. :hookem2:
     
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  27. BabHorn

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    9 of the top 41 are from Texas. It would be nice to get Zarielle Green from Duncanville as well.
     
  28. BabHorn

    BabHorn 10,000+ Posts

    almost forgot about Tatum Veitenheimer, 5-7 PG from Windhorst, Tx and coached by Texas ex Heather Schreiber. I am sure the coaches at taking a look at her. She is ranked #40 overall and is the #8 PG. She is the #2 PG from Texas.

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  29. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 1,000+ Posts

    Definitely - I remember seeing a photo of her and Alecia Sutton at the UT summer camp.
     
  30. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Tatum did visit Tennessee unofficially recently; think it was late summer.
     

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