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Isaiah Austin was the top-rated Texas prospect in the 2013 class. In recent years, Baylor is recruiting the state's best talent better than any other Texas schools.
Whether it's college football or college basketball, no state is sending more players to the college level than Texas. From 2010 through 2014, Texas has had 47 players rated in ESPN's Top 100. The 2012 and 2013 classes both had three Texas-born players in the Top 10, and the 2014 class also currently has three Texans in the Top 10.
Once upon a time, Rick Barnes was thriving at Texas because of all that local talent. As CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish pointed out yesterday, Barnes is missing out badly in recent years.
Texas has signed only one Texas-born player ranked in ESPN's Top 40 (Cameron Ridley) in the 2010 through 2013 classes. There are currently five players in the 2014 class ranked in the Top 20. Two of those guys have already verbally committed—Emmanuel Mudiay to SMU and Justin Jackson to North Carolina—and out of the other three, only big man Myles Turner has Texas on his list.
The 2012 class had several immediate impact freshmen—Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Isaiah Austin (Baylor), Rasheed Sulaimon (Duke) and Danuel House (Houston)—and Texas got the one can't-miss guy who was a slow starter, Ridley.
And finally, the best three prospects out of Texas in 2013 were Julius Randle and brothers Andrew and Aaron Harrison. Randle considered the Longhorns, who desperately needed some star power, but all three ended up at Kentucky.