The Texas Longhorns are recruiting at as high a level as any program in the country, and the programs has just added another promising backcourt player Julien Lewis to its 2011 recruiting class.
Although Lewis had strong recruiting interest from Alabama, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Wichita State, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound shooting guard from Galveston (Texas) La Marque High School has had his eyes on Texas since the days of T.J. Ford and Daniel Gibson.
"Texas is the right fit for me," Lewis said. "I fit into their style of play. Since I was young, I've liked Texas. I watched guards like T.J. Ford and Daniel Gibson have success there. And then the last two guards that really got me excited about Texas were Kevin Durant and D.J. Augustin."
An explosive athlete, Lewis thinks Texas is the right place for him to develop both on and off the court.
"I know I can develop my game with the Texas coaches," he said. "And after I graduate I can get any type of job if I don't make it to the NBA."
Lewis, who will run with the Houston Hoops program in July, averaged 18.3 points, four rebounds and 3.7 assists per game as a sophomore.