Four-star senior forward Kamaka Hepa verbally committed to Texas on Tuesday, he told Scout. “After talking with my family, my mom and my dad, we have decided that the University of Texas is going to be the best option for me,” Hepa told Scout in an exclusive interview. “For me, it was not only the relationship that I had, but also that my family had with coach Smart and the rest of the staff as well as going on the trip to Austin. I had a great time, bonded with the players and I really liked the environment.