Per Hookem247 ($), 2013 shooting guard Keith Frazier (Dallas Kimball) took an unofficial visit to Texas this past weekend. That's huge news for the Longhorns, who have been barely keeping pace in Frazier's recruitment. Frazier, Julius Randle (Plano PCA), and Matt Jones (DeSoto, committed to Duke) are the "Big 3" Dallas area five-star prospects in the class of 2013. According to Gerry Hamilton, Frazier was intrigued by J'Covan Brown's role in the offense, although I personally see him more in a Sheldon McClellan role.
Another name to keep an eye on in the class of 2013 is Jordan Bell, a forward from Long Beach Poly. Bell is a mid-tier four star prospect that was reportedly recently offered by the Longhorns. Alex Kline is also reporting that Texas may be interested in sharpshooter Jon Severe, a little-known 2013 shooting guard from Christ the King in Brooklyn. Rick Barnes may not be going to Canada anymore, but he's truly recruiting coast to coast.
Regarding Cameron Ridley, the 2012 center from Fort Bend Bush that remains committed to but has not signed with the Longhorns, there have been conflicting reports. Inside Texas' Blake Monroe reported that there has been a "breakthrough" with Ridley's recruitment, clearing his path to sign with Texas in April, while Hookem247's Gerry Hamilton says there's been no change from previous reports. Guess we'll find out in April.