Predicting Texas's next transfer commit after Julian Larry

Texas basketball is staying active in the portal this week after a huge weekend of landing three impact transfers in one day on April 14.
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Amid a weekend where Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry hosted three portal visitors after the dead period lifted on April 11, big news arrived on April 14. Texas's huge weekend recruiting in the transfer portal saw three commitments arrive in the span of just a few hours on Sunday.

Who will be the next to commit to Texas basketball from the portal this spring?

The first of the three portal commitments for Terry and the Longhorns on April 14 was the former Indiana State Sycamores redshirt junior forward Jayson Kent. The fourth-year forward committed to the Longhorns amid his official visit to Texas on April 13 and 14.

Soon after Kent committed to Texas on Sunday afternoon, former Arkansas Razorbacks redshirt junior guard Tramon Mark became the second transfer pickup for Terry and staff on the day. Mark returns home to Texas to play the final year of his collegiate eligibility during the 2024-25 campaign.

The third and final portal commitment the Longhorns picked up on April 14 was Kent's teammate at Indiana State last season, redshirt junior guard Julian Larry. The two-time MVC All-Defense guard is also returning to his home state to play out the final year of his collegiate eligibility.

It was big for Terry to get the portal pickups he did over the weekend given the roster attrition Texas has experienced in the last couple of weeks. Texas lost two starters to the transfer portal, junior guard Tyrese Hunter and sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell, on April 15.

Terry and staff also lost a significant part of the 2024 signing class this week, with the decommitment of elite Lexington (SC) shooting guard Cam Scott.

Here's a prediction of who will be the next to commit to the Longhorns via the transfer portal this spring after the big day for this staff to cap last weekend.

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After the departures of both starting guards from last year's squad, Hunter and senior Max Abmas, Texas is completely rebuilding the starting backcourt this spring. Terry started that rebuild with two immediate impact portal additions last weekend at guard in Mark and Larry.

But Terry isn't done recruiting in the portal for impactful guard transfers to reload the backcourt rotation entering the 2024-25 campaign. Texas is keeping its foot on the gas with its top guard target in the portal this week, former Oregon State Beavers sophomore Jordan Pope.

Texas hosted the former Pac-12 All-Freshman for an official visit on April 16. He was the first portal visitor for the Longhorns this week.

Pope is also scheduled to visit College Station on April 18 to see the Texas A&M Aggies.

Texas is looking to get a commitment from Pope before he makes it to College Station for his visit to Texas A&M later this week. The Longhorns were trending positively in this portal recruitment entering Pope's official visit to Austin today.