Arterio Morris and Dillon Mitchell followed through on their commitments to Texas basketball, signing with the Longhorns on the first day of the early signing window.
Morris and Mitchell were two of the most highly-coveted members of the 2022 recruiting class and continues the run of tremendous recruiting — both for incoming freshmen and for transfers — of first-year Texas coach Chris Beard.
Morris, a 6-foot-3 guard from Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, is the No. 23 recruit in the nation, according to 247Sports.com, and the site also ranks him as the No. 2 recruit in Texas. Mitchell and Texas announced the signing on social media.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward, plays for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida, the same academy that No. 1 overall pick and former Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham played at two years ago. Mitchell is the No. 28 overall recruit.
Per 247Sports.com, the Longhorns had the No. 23 class in the country and the No. 3 class in the Big 12 entering signing day.
Beard signed a Top 35 player in Jaylon Tyson for the 2021 Class, but that was the only prep player he signed. Tyson followed Beard from Texas Tech after Beard left that job for Texas. Meanwhile, Beard worked the transfer portal and brought in players like Minnesota guard Marcus Carr, UMass forward Tre Mitchell and Utah forward Timmy Allen.
The early-signing period ends on Nov. 17, and the traditional signing window opens in April.
The Longhorns defeated Houston Baptist, 92-48, on Tuesday to open the regular season.
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2022 Texas Signing Class
No. 3 in Big 12, No. 23 in Nation (according to 247Sports.com)
PG Arterio Morris, 6-foot-3, Kimball (Dallas, Texas) — No. 23 overall recruit, No. 4 at position, No. 2 in Texas
SF Dillon Mitchell, 6-foot-7, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Florida) — No. 28 overall recruit, No. 8 at position, No. 9 in Florida