At this point of the offseason, head coach Chris Beard and the Texas basketball program are still seeking out the first commit in the 2023 recruiting class. Texas signed a highly touted 2022 class that featured three blue-chips, two of which were five-star recruits.
And you’d figure that Beard and the Longhorns staff could start to see some of that momentum spill over into the 2023 class. But we have yet to see that happen as of yet.
Texas is building up to get another few highly touted blue-chip commits in the 2023 class as it stands at this point of the offseason, though. Some of the pieces are in place for the Longhorns to make a run at some of their top blue-chip targets in the 2023 class later in the summer and early this fall.
That includes a few key official visitors that are already on the books to visit Texas at some point during the fall semester. If Texas can convert on some of these key official visits that are now lined up for the fall, the potential for the 2023 class should skyrocket.
Official visitors to watch for Texas basketball in the fall
With that in mind, here’s a look at a breakdown of three blue chips to watch for the Longhorns that are officially visiting Texas this fall.
Baye Fall, C
Texas has really started to push of late for the elite five-star Accelerated Accelerated Schools (CO) center Baye Fall as his recruitment heats up this summer. Fall has long been one of the top-rated offers from the Longhorns 2023 class.
But the difference is now that Beard and the Longhorns staff appear to be finding more traction with Fall as we get deeper into the summer months.
That was evidenced by Texas getting Fall on the books for an official visit during a big-time weekend for the men’s hoops program on the recruiting trail this fall. In fact, one of the two other official visitors for the Longhorns this fall on this list is also going to be on campus during the same weekend as Fall.
Fall will officially visit Texas on Sep. 10. That will be the first visit for Fall to Texas in 2022.
But Fall has taken other key visits that clearly made an impression on him in 2022. He took an official visit to see the Auburn Tigers earlier this summer, specifically back on June 10. It also looks like he had a successful unofficial visit to see the Arkansas Razorbacks back in late February.
Fall has also displayed interest in the recent past in the Colorado Buffaloes and with the possibility of going the G-League route.
It is always a possibility now for top recruits with NBA-caliber talent such as Fall to go the G-League route right out of high school. Texas is fighting to keep him on the path to go to college instead of going directly pro.