Chris Beard and the Texas Longhorns strike gold again on the recruiting trail.
2023 five-star power forward Ron Holland announced his commitment to Texas on Saturday morning. He chose the Horns over the likes of Arkansas, Kentucky, UCLA and others.
Holland is listed as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas and a top 10 player nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.
The Duncanville product is uber-athletic and can play on both ends of the court. He helped lead Duncanville on a state championship run in his junior season. With room to improve his outside scoring ability, Holland has the potential to be a future NBA lottery pick.
Texas landed five-star Arterio Morris and Dillion Mitchell in the class of 2022. Coach Beard is having no issues getting big-time talents to Austin.
2023 five-star forward Ron Holland tells me he has committed to Texas.
“I’m staying home.”
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) November 5, 2022
Holland’s commitment sparked a massive reaction on social media. Here is a look at some of the best tweets following the news breaking.
Breaking: Ron Holland tells ESPN he has committed to The University of Texas.
Holland is the No.1 prospect in Texas and the No.10 overall prospect in the ESPN 100.
“I have grown up in Texas and I want to be loyal to my home state. I can accomplish all my goals at home” pic.twitter.com/iM91HSj95c
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) November 5, 2022
— SLAM University (@slam_university) November 5, 2022
Ron Holland is one of the best two-way prospects & more versatile defenders in high school basketball.
Like Dillon Mitchell this year, he should be ready to step right in defensively.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) November 5, 2022
Insanely huge pickup for Chris Beard and @TexasMBB In five-star Ron Holland, the #Longhorns land the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas and @247Sports' No. 12-ranked prospect in the country for 2023. #HookEm https://t.co/NNnwefO41t
— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) November 5, 2022