Jericho Sims didn't schedule any recruiting trips after his official visit to Texas -- and now we know why.
The Cristo Rey Jesuit senior forward gave an oral commitment to the Longhorns on Monday night. He was also strongly considering Minnesota. And Sims recently received a scholarship offer from Kansas.
A 6-foot-9, 220-pound four-star prospect, Sims visited Austin, Texas over the weekend and apparently was blown away by coach Shaka Smart's staff and players.
"I just feel like I fit in the most there and not just with the players, but the coaches and the assistant coaches," Sims told Scout.com's Evan Daniels.
Sims' father, Charles, played for the Gophers in the 1970s with Flip Saunders and Mychal Thompson. He also had a brother, Dominique, who played football at the U. But the family connection to the Gophers wasn't enough to keep him home.
Now Gophers coach Richard Pitino needs to turn his full attention toward landing Champlin Park teammates McKinley Wright and Theo John. Wright, a 6-foot point guard, is scheduled to visit Minnesota this weekend. John, a 6-9 forward/center, will visit Marquette this weekend and Minnesota the following week.
John recently enjoyed his trip to Cal last weekend, but he's still expected to make his decision after the last two official visits. Wright has trips scheduled for Dayton (Sept. 9 weekend), Memphis (Sept. 16 weekend) and Xavier (Sept. 23 weekend). But Dayton and Minnesota appear to be the leaders.