Over the weekend, shooting guard Kendal Yancy-Harris from Richardson (Tex.) Berkner committed to the Texas Longhorns. Yancy-Harris had taken an official visit to Texas on March 28. During the visit, a couple of current Longhorns tweeted congratulations to Yancy-Harris on his commitment. Those tweets turned out to be premature, but only by a couple of days.
Yancy-Harris had signed a Letter of Intent to play for the USC Trojans last fall, but was released from his LOI after USC fired then-head coach Kevin O'Neill. Yancy-Harris chose Texas over the Baylor Bears and Missouri Tigers, although the Longhorns were really the only serious contender and the lone school to receive a visit.
He becomes the third commitment in the class, along with point guard Isaiah Taylor from Houston (Tex.) The Village and wing DeMarcus Croaker from Orlando (Fla.) Jones. Yancy-Harris registers as a 4* prospect, ranked 82nd nationally by 247 Sports and 111th by 247 Composite.
While Texas had a crowded backcourt this past year, the three guard class doesn't come as much of a surprise. Texas has already lost Sheldon McClellan, who was officially granted a transfer the same day of Yancy-Harris' visit. In addition, there are rumblings that Julien Lewis may look around as well, while Myck Kabongo is more likely to declare for the NBA Draft than not.
That leaves the Longhorn backcourt precariously young again going into the 2013-14 season. Should Kabongo declare, rising sophomore Javan Felix will assume starting point guard duties. He started the first 23 games of the season while Kabongo sat due to eligibility issues. Lewis is penciled in as the shooting guard for now, but both Yancy-Harris and Croaker will compete with rising sophomore DeMarcus Holland for playing time.