An offseason full of change for the Texas basketball program is going to continue on for new head coach Chris Beard heading into the summer months. Texas saw the former Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Beard back on April 1 to replace the departed Shaka Smart (who is the new head coach with the Marquette Golden Eagles in his home state of Wisconsin).
Beard and the Longhorns still have a long way to go this offseason in terms of rounding out the current roster at hand heading into next season. Texas roughly has half of their roster figured out for next season, which leaves a lot of activity for Beard and his new coaching staff likely either in the NCAA Transfer Portal or by way of retroactive additions to the 2021 recruiting class.
What makes Beard’s job so difficult this summer is the fact that he has to both figure out his current roster ahead of the start of next season while planting the seeds to establish a potentially elite 2022 recruiting class. Keeping up this level of activity both on the recruiting trail, and with building out the current roster at hand, will be an incredibly difficult feat for the new head coach.
Moving ahead to the 2022 Texas basketball recruiting class for Chris Beard
Texas is still without any commitments in their 2022 class. But that might change in the near future with visit season around the college hoops recruiting landscape set to start up again next month. With a recruiting visit season that feels more close to “normal” in the latter stages of the COVID-19 pandemic could mean more results in the near future for Beard.
This 2022 class does have the makings of something that could be really special for the Longhorns. That is largely thanks to a few prospects that Texas should be able to get in their 2022 class with a solid effort on the trail heading into the summer months.
Here’s a look into three can’t miss 2022 targets for the Longhorns and Beard.