This is a critical month for the 2022 and 2023 Texas basketball recruiting classes on the trail in June. Texas and new head coach Chris Beard hosted a couple of key visits already this month, but the week of June 8-14 might be the most critical stretch. There are a few key targets of the 2022 class that are set to be on campus within the week for Beard to impress.
The most important name to mention among the visitors for the Longhorns basketball program this week is the elite five-star Windward School 6-foot-9 and 220-pound small forward Kijani Wright. The lone official visit that Wright has on the books at the moment comes with Beard and the Longhorns.
Although, Wright did already have one official visit earlier this month with the USC Trojans in his home state of California.
That is clearly big for the direction of Wright’s recruitment in the midst of the summer months. It will also be key to watch competing top schools in pursuit of Wright like the Florida State Seminoles, Arkansas Razorbacks, USC, Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan State Spartans, and Stanford Cardinal.
In total, Wright has 16 schools on his offer sheet. Texas was one of the more recent schools to offer Wright, and they made some headway really fast.
5-Star SF Kijani Wright highlights Texas basketball visits this week
Texas also hosted a visit with the talented four-star Coppell combo guard Anthony Black, who had a solid time on the Forty Acres by most accounts.
The latest of the 247Sports Crystal Ball Predictions has the commitment of Black falling to the Longhorns. That type of momentum on the recruiting trail could be something that is useful for Beard and the Longhorns heading into this weekend’s official visit with Wright.
The other big visitor worth mentioning within the next week for the Longhorns comes with Kimball (TX) point guard Arterio Morris. His visit will come in the middle of next week. And it will be the last visit on the books for Texas (as we know of June 12) until June 20.
Texas already hosted a big-time visitor on campus last weekend, in what could potentially be the gem commit in the 2022 class. Five-star iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy shooting guard Keyonte George appears to be a top target of the 2022 class, and he visited Texas last weekend.
It’s hard to argue with the fact that George and Wright should be two of the most prioritized targets of the 2022 class for Beard and the Longhorns.
Moreover, Wright ranks as the nation’s No. 11 2022 high school prospect, No. 2 power forward, and No. 3 prospect out of California (247Sports Composite). And the Top247 ranks him as the nation’s No. 8 high school prospect, No. 2 power forward, and No. 4 prospect out of California.