Cameron Ridley signed his National Letter of Intent today and officially join the Longhorns, according to multiple reports citing his high school coach, Ronnie Courtney. Texas Longhorns, who beat out North Carolina, Georgetown and Ohio State for the promising center.
The center is from Fort Bend Bush and has been verbally committed to Texas for more than a year. UT’s sixth recruit to sign is a 6-foot-10, 230-pound prospect.
Ridley was a McDonald’s All-American this year and is a five-star recruit. Texas was undersized in the middle all season, but Ridley and Ibeh give UT the size it really needs. Ridley joins Prince Ibeh (Naaman Forest High School in Garland), Connor Lammert (Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio) and Ioannis Papapetrou (Florida Air Academy) in the Texas Longhorns’ front court next season.
T.J. Ford, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Daniel Gibson are other big in-state commits, who laid the groundwork for many of the state’s elite players, who played for Rick Barnes. Ridley got a very late start for playing basketball. He played pickup games with his brother often, but didn’t play high school basketball until after his freshman year.