Texas men’s coach Rick Barnes spent Monday night in Saginaw, Mich., making sure to spend all the time he could with standout recruit Eric Davis.
The shooting guard, rated by one service as the second-best player in Michigan, made it worth it Tuesday afternoon by announcing his commitment to the Longhorns.
Davis made his announcement in his high school gym, in front of a crowd of about 200 people, his uncle Tony Davis said.
Davis (6-foot-3, 172 pounds) averaged 22.1 points and 9.2 assists per game last season as a junior at Arthur Hill high school. All the recruiting services list him a top-50 player nationally.
Davis had visited Austin at the end of August and then cancelled the rest of his planned recruiting trips. It was thought that Davis was also considering UNLV, North Carolina State and Michigan State.
Davis cannot officially sign his letter of intent until Nov. 12.
“The coaching staff is awesome. He loved the city of Austin,” Tony Davis said.
Barnes’ recruiting class will be small, and it’s possible Davis could be the only signee. As the team is presently constructed, the Longhorns will have only one scholarship slot open for the 2015-16 season. Forward Jonathan Holmes is the only senior on the current roster.
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