Video: Texas commit Gerald Liddell in actionCibolo Steele star leaped over a defender for this dunk last season.
Tom Herman on the football side isn't the only Texas head coach catching fire on the recruiting trail.
Longhorn basketball coach Shaka Smart is on a run of his own, puncuated by a pledge from in-state Top 50 forward prospect Gerald Liddell
of Steele (Cibolo)
Smart and Texas received a commitment less than a week ago from sharpshooter Brock Cunningham
of Westlake (Austin, Texas)
Liddell, a 6-foot-7 small forward, is pegged as the No. 40 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports
. He averaged 19.7 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior while leading the Knights to 25 wins.
As a sophomore in 2015-16, he was the second-leading scorer for a Steele team that went 32-4 and reached the Class 6A state title game.