The long, twisting recruitment of DeAndre Daniels has ended with the 6-7 wing committing to national champ Connecticut. Adam Zagoria posted last week that the Huskies had "reached out" to Daniels, and he committed today.
Daniels would have been a nice plug-in for the departed Jordan Hamilton on the wing, but his careful evaluation of his options, which went past the deadline for signing a national letter of intent, ended without a decision for either the Horns or Kansas. The Jayhawks had given a scholarship to Daniels' IMG teammate, Jamari Traylor, and a walk-on spot to another teammate.
Texas may still be pursuing former Wake Forest center Tony Woods, but there aren't many options left for roster additions for next season. If no one else comes in, Texas will have nine scholarship players, four under the limit.
The team will resemble the 2006-07 squad, which went most of the season with a seven-man rotation, six of whom were freshmen or redshirt freshmen. The difference, of course, is that none of this year's players will be named Kevin Durant.