Predicting Texas's first portal commitment of the offseason

Texas basketball and Rodney Terry likely need to add at least three or four quality players from the transfer portal this offseason.
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Texas will be in the market for a big man in the portal this offseason. With All-Big 12 senior big man Dylan Disu exhausting his eligibility, Texas has a big gap to fill in the frontcourt unit. Shedrick is a quality big man with proven experience in the power conferences between his time at Virginia and Texas.

But there is some level of uncertainty regarding the status of sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell at Texas for a possible return for a third-year in 2024-25. If Mitchell doesn't return for the 2024-25 season, Texas has to fill both vacant spots in the frontcourt in the starting five.

Finding a quality big man with proven experience in the major conferences is a priority for Terry and the Longhorns in the portal this spring. And one quality big man that the Longhorns have reportedly (per On3) contacted in the portal early this offseason is former Oklahoma State Cowboys true freshman center Brandon Garrison.

Garrison has reportedly made contact with multiple current and former Big 12 schools since he entered the portal last month. He's also reportedly in contact with the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma Sooners. But he's said before that he is "in no rush" to make a decision in his portal recruitment this spring.

The 6-foot-11 and 245-pound Oklahoma City, OK, native Garrison is a high-upside big man who was one of the more highly-sought after recruits from north of the Red River in the 2023 class. Garrison averaged 7.5 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks over 23 minutes per game and 29 starts for former head coach Mike Boynton and the Pokes during the 2023-24 season.