The Texas Longhorns landed an elite prospect in the 2022 recruiting class with Monday’s commitment from Montverde (Fla.) Montverde Academy forward Dillon Mitchell to head coach Chris Beard’s program over Mitchell’s other two finalists, the Florida State Seminoles and the Tennessee Volunteers, in an Instagram live video with Paul Biancardi.

The decision from the 6’7, 180-pounder ended a whirlwind recruitment by the Longhorns — Texas offered Mitchell in late September and then hosted him on an official visit on Oct. 15 as the football program hosted Oklahoma State.

It helped Texas that Beard reminded Mitchell of his coach at Montverde, Kevin Boyle, who has helped developed players like Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and D’Angelo Rusell.