Rodney Terry and the Texas basketball program got some fantastic news on Wednesday as the Longhorns signed one of the best players in the 2024 class ahead of the early signing window closing.
Tre Johnson, a consensus five-star prospect who ranks as the No. 1 shooting guard and the No. 5 player overall in the class of 2024 (according to 247Sports), has signed with Texas over Baylor, Alabama, Kansas, and Kentucky.
Johnson’s addition to the Longhorns’ 2024 class is a big-time win for the program, and the coveted 6’6″, 190-pounder, chose UT over the others thanks to the culture and his relationship with the coaching staff there.
“I like the culture and my relationship with the coaching staff,” Johnson told 247Sports. “They have guys who will be returning that will be good players around me. They see me as one of their guys who can come in and be effective on offense. They want me to be a one-and-done player who will always have a program to come back to.”
Getting Johnson gives Texas one of the best recruiting classes in the nation for 2024, moving them from the nation’s No. 23 class all the way up to the No. 4 overall class, according to 247Sports. That puts the Longhorns behind only Duke, Kentucky, and Missouri, and just ahead of North Carolina and Kansas.
The 19th-ranked Texas Longhorns (2-0, 0-0) are set to host Rice on Wednesday night as Terry leads UT into his first full season as the head coach in Austin. Tipoff is set for 8:00 p.m. CT on the Longhorn Network.