The 2022 Texas basketball recruiting class got things underway with an offer to a potentially elite Minneapolis, MN, point guard Trejuan Holloman.
The start of the pursuit of high school prospects for the 2022 Texas basketball recruiting is officially underway. The first offer of the 2022 Texas basketball recruiting class was handed out at the Tip-Off Classic to Minnesota native point guard Trejuan Holloman. The offer handed out to Holloman was one of a number that went to Minnesotans in the last month.
Moreover, Holloman is getting some early attention from some big time programs from major conferences. The in-state Minnesota Golden Gophers was the first program to offer Holloman, back on Oct. 2. The Texas Longhorns and Baylor Bears are the other two programs which offered Holloman. Both of those offers from the Big 12 schools came at the Tip-Off Classic.
Texas basketball recruiting looks to be trying to get an earlier start for the 2022 class than it did the previous three. Both the 2020 and 2021 Texas basketball recruiting classes are without a commit. And, the 2019 class took a while to land the first one. The first commit for the 2019 class didn’t come until late in the summer, with four-star shooting guard Donovan Williams.
According to the Jr. Future 150, Holloman ranks as the 13th best 2022 high school prospect in the nation in the early part of his recruitment. Holloman doesn’t have a ranking from 247Sports yet. Although, it’s still early in his recruitment so there’s ample time for his ranking to change.
In all likelihood, the USA Basketball product Holloman is going to be a top 20 ranked prospect in the nation for the 2022 recruiting cycle once we move closer to the actual time for him to consider a commitment decision. He sits at 6-foot-0 and 160 pounds, but has elite ball handling and facilitating ability. Holloman can also drive the rim quick off the dribble and beat opposing defenders in the blink of an eye.
Since Holloman is only a high school freshman at Cretin Derham Hall, it’s impressive how far along the development of his game is. He should only get better from here. Getting in on the pursuit of him this early on is key for the head coach Shaka Smart and the 2022 Texas basketball recruiting class.
Moreover, Texas is starting to go after a ton of prospects out of the state of Minnesota. Smart looks to be attempting to establish a pipeline for the 2021 and 2022 classes. Two of the more recent offers handed out by Texas to 2021 recruits also went to Minnesota natives, five-star small forward Kendall Brown and three-star center Chet Holmgren.
We should hope to continue to see Smart hit the recruiting trail hard to grab these elite prospects this early on. Prospects like Holloman will start to get attention from blue bloods down the line, and this is a good way for the Horns to keep up the best that the program can on the recruiting trail.