Texas scores major recruiting victory with 5-Star G commit

Vic Schaefer hits a home run on July 8, landing a 2025 commitment from 5-Star G Aaliyah Crump.
Vic Schaefer, Texas women's basketball
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Multiple reports (including ESPN's SC Next) published on July 8 that Texas women's basketball landed a commitment from five-star guard Aaliyah Crump. The No. 4 overall recruit in the nation in the 2025 class, according to ESPN, committed to Texas on Monday evening over the Duke Blue Devils and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Texas women's basketball lands 5-Star Minnesota G Aaliyah Crump

The elite guard from Shakopee (MN) Minnetonka, Crump, is Texas's first recruit to commit to the 2025 class.

Crump led Minnetonka to a 4A State Championship in Minnesota during the 2023-24 high school hoops season. Crump did so while averaging very impressive clips in points per game (25), rebounds (seven), and assists (three).

This is a massive win on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class for head coach Vic Schaefer and the Longhorns. Schaefer has landed commitments from five-star guard recruits in two straight cycles, with Crump now in the boat for 2025. He's recruiting at an elite level to build off of the momentum the Longhorns have from making it to the Elite Eight this past postseason.

Schaefer and the Longhorns signed the No. 9 overall recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the ESPN rankings, Saint Mary's (CA) High School five-star guard Jordan Lee, this past cycle.

Texas also signed other elite recruits in the 2024 class, including five-star forward Justice Carlton and four-star guard Bryanna Preston, to join a really talented group on the returning roster of players entering the 2024-25 season in the SEC.

Not only are the Longhorns looking to continue to build the program around elite talents like Crump, but also to continue to prioritize the recruitment of No. 1 2025 recruit nationally Aaliyah Chavez. If Texas could sign both Chavez and Crump in the class of 2025, it would go down as the most talented class in modern Longhorns' women's hoops history.

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