Five-star 2010 prospect Daniel Bejarano put a surprising end to his recruitment late Thursday night with a commitment to a Big 12 power.
After an unofficial visit to Texas this past weekend, Bejarano, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound shooting guard from Phoenix North High School, became convinced that he should be a Longhorn.
"Before I visited Texas all I knew was their ranking and what I'd seen on TV," said Bejarano. "As soon as I got there, I felt comfortable. Everything was impressive about the school, not just the basketball. From the football stadium to how the people were. There is a strong family atmosphere there."
As much as he likes Texas, it was not easy for Bejarano to turn down his hometown school Arizona State. Style of play and player personnel were to main differences between the programs from Bejarano's perspective.
"I'm not going to lie to you," he said. "It was tough telling ASU. They came to all my travel games, and I thank them for that. But style of play was a big factor. I like to get up and down the court like Texas does. Also, Texas is bringing in a bunch of other talented players. I want to play with the best of the best. Going against those guys in practice is going to make me so much better."
Bejarano, the No. 16 ranked prospect in the class of 2010, joins Tristan Thompson, the No. 5 ranked prospect in the class of 2010, in Texas' 2010 recruiting class.
Daniel Bejarano scouting report:
A strong athlete with great body control, Bejarano has a natural instinct for scoring the ball. Capable of scoring at all three-levels, he is also a rebounding threat. He has a feel for passing the ball, but Bejarano does need to tighten up his ball handling and improve his lateral quickness on defense as well.