Javan Felix (photo courtesy of d1nation.com)
Even without Devonta Pollard, the Texas recruiting class is already one of, if not the strongest, in the country.
The centerpiece of the class is the aforementioned 5-star recruit Cameron Ridley, whose 6'10" frame will do wonders for a weak Texas frontcourt.
However, Ridley is not the only big man that Rick Barnes has managed to reel in this offseason. He will be joined by Prince Ibeh, another top-rated center from Texas. Ibeh and Ridley will provide a pair of true centers—a presence that was sorely missed on the floor last season.
The forward parade does not end there though, Ridley and Ibeh will be joined by power forward Connor Lammert in the 2012 class. Lammert is a 4-star recruit from San Antonio and is another 6'10" tree, who provides an outside touch to complement his size.
Javan Felix is the last of the stalwarts from the 2012 class, but he could end up being the gem of the bunch. Felix is true point guard from New Orleans and is said to have excellent court vision and ball-handling abilities.
In his freshman season, Felix will serve primarily in a backup role to Myck Kabongo, but moving forward, he has the potential to be a excellent player at Texas.
If Pollard chooses to commit to the Longhorns, he would join one of the strongest freshman classes in Texas history and would put the icing on the cake on what is already a loaded group.