Texas Basketball: 5-Star PG Mikel Brown Jr. talks ‘a lot’ with Horns staff

Rodney Terry, Texas basketball (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Rodney Terry, Texas basketball (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

New full-time head coach Rodney Terry and Texas basketball have real momentum on the recruiting trail late this summer in the 2024 and 2025 classes. Texas recently landed a commitment from high-four-star/five-star (depending on the recruiting service you look at) Lexington (SC) shooting guard Cam Scott in the 2024 class.

Scott was the third commitment for Terry and the Longhorns staff via the high school ranks in the 2023 or 2024 recruiting class in the last four months.

After getting the 2023 class locked in and the 2024 class off and running with Scott’s commitment, Terry and this staff are focusing more on the 2025 cycle. Texas recently hosted an elite 2025 point guard target on an unofficial visit to Austin on Aug. 5. He also visited Gainesville to see the Florida Gators on July 20.

That elite point guard Texas hosted on an unofficial visit in early August was five-star Orlando (FL) The First Academy product Mikel Brown Jr.

Texas basketball high on the list for 5-Star 2025 PG target Mikel Brown Jr. after his first visit to Austin

Brown’s unofficial visit to Austin a couple of weeks ago was his first since Texas offered in July 2022. Texas was one of the first major conference schools to offer Brown last summer.


Moreover, Texas and Florida are two of the first major conference schools Brown visited early in his recruiting process. The returns from Brown’s first unofficial visit to Austin are positive. And it sounds like the communication is alive and well between Terry and Brown.

He told On3 that Austin is a “great city” and that the coaching staff was “great” during his unofficial visit to Texas on Aug. 5. Brown also mentioned that Texas is in frequent communication with him at this stage of his recruitment.

"“We chat a lot. We talked about what I have to get better at, what I should look at when I’m on the court, and how I should view things. The coaching staff was great and I’m going to try to build a great relationship with them as well.”"

Texas taking time to invest in Brown as a priority PG in the 2025 class

Terry and this staff look to be setting the foundation to be a real player as Brown narrows down his top group of schools in the next four to six months. It sounds like Terry and the Longhorns laid the groundwork for a great relationship with Brown during this unofficial visit.

And the coaching aspect Brown mentioned from his unofficial visit experience a couple of weeks ago with Terry and this staff shows how much they prioritize his game and development at the next level.

Brown is the highest-rated point guard offer for the Longhorns in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking. His recruitment has blown up in the last 15 months after strong runs in the AAU circuit the last two summers.

He holds offers from nearly 20 Division I schools, including the Baylor Bears, Florida, Florida State Seminoles, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan Wolverines, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

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