Predicting Texas's next transfer after F Malik Presley

Who will take the last scholarship spot on Texas's projected roster for 2024-25?
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The most realistic portal pickup in the frontcourt for Terry and the Longhorns at this point of the offseason is former Oklahoma State Cowboys true freshman transfer center Brandon Garrison.

The talented 6-foot-11 and 245-pound big man from Oklahoma City, OK, visited Texas a couple of weeks ago for the weekend of the spring football game. Texas had confidence in this portal recruitment in the days following the conclusion of Garrison's visit to Austin.

Garrison visited new head coach John Calipari and the Arkansas Razorbacks last week. But Arkansas took a portal commitment from former Tennessee transfer center Jonas Aidoo on April 29, potentially hurting their chances with Garrison.

The Kentucky Wildcats have also made a big late push in this portal recruitment. A visit to Lexington to see new head coach Mark Pope and Kentucky is still a possibility for Garrison.

Texas and the Oklahoma Sooners are still the two schools with the most buzz to land Garrison's commitment late in the spring transfer window. 247Sports' Travis Branham reported on April 24 that Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas were the three schools that are "most active" with Garrison's recruitment in the portal entering late April.

Considering how big of a factor it is that Garrison stays close to home, I think this will boil down to a classic Texas-Oklahoma battle to decide this portal recruitment. Arkansas landing Aidoo could diminish their standing here if Garrison wanted to have a starting spot in their frontcourt next season.

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