May 26, 2006

Texas class one of the best

With the recent addition of Nacogdoches forward Damion James, the Texas Longhorns nationally ranked class is in line to take another climb when Rivals.com releases the final 2006 class rankings. The addition of the five star prospect gives the Longhorns seven members of the 2006 Rivals 150. Orangebloods.com takes a look at the nationally ranked class with help from Rivals.com analyst Jerry Meyer.

As late additions go, James is about as good as it gets. The decision of James to attend Texas elevates the national ranking into the top five and possible as high as three. Jerry Meyer says the Texas class is an impressive one.

"Not only do they have quantity, but they have quality," Meyer said. "I think you have guys that will fill needs and they got every position filled. Obviously, Texas has a top five class,"

Meyer is very high on the most recent prospect in the class.

"I really like his versatility as a player. I'm not sure he does one thing great, but he does a lot of things well. Damion is a pretty good ball handler and passer. He can guard inside and outside on the defensive end and can play inside or out on the offensive end as well. He is very talented and versatile."

The commitment of James gives the Longhorns seven members of the 2006 Rivals 150. Kevin Durant is the headliner at No.2 and is joined by James (No.17), D.J. Augustin (No. 49), Justin Mason (No.86), Harrison Smith (No.96), Jevan Matt Hill (No. 127) and Dexter Pittman (No. 150).

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