Top recruit Matt Coleman, standing (Oak Hill Academy, Norfolk, Va.) attends Countdown To Craziness at Cameron Indoor Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

4-star Class of 2017 guard schedule to visit Texas this week

Posted October 24th, 2016


Four-star Class of 2017 recruit Matt Coleman is scheduled to make an official visit to Texas, according to both and, this Friday after spending last week in Durham, N.C. at Duke’s Countdown to Craziness event.

The 6-foot-1-inch point guard from Norfolk, Va., who plays at Oak Hill Academy (the same school that produced Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo and Jerry Stackhouse) is reportedly a key target for Texas and has already received a visit from Texas coach Shaka Smart. The Crystal Ball rankings on 247Sports has Coleman an 80 percent lean to Texas, which is good news considering the guard has already visited heavyweights Duke and Kansas this month.

Coleman is not scheduled to visit any more programs after his trip to Austin, according to both Rivals and 247Sports.


The 18-year-old is rated as the No. 8 guard in the 2017 class and the No. 32 player overall, the highest rated player scheduled to visit Texas so far in this recruiting cycle according to both recruiting sites. Texas has already received commitments from three players in the Class of 2017, Jase Febres, Royce Hamm and Jericho Sims.

Coleman has some history with Smart, having played on the Team USA U18 team led by the Texas coach this summer. That team also included a pair of current Longhorns, Jarrett Allen and James Banks.

The next reported recruits to visit Texas after Coleman are La Vegas product Charles O’Bannon, Jr and Rayshaun Hammonds from Norcross, Ga., who will catch Texas’ season-opening game against Incarnate Word on Nov. 11.

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