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College Basketball Recruiting: Cameron Ridley Signs With Texas

After not signing with Texas during the early signing period last fall, McDonald's All-American center Cameron Ridley, the centerpiece of Rick Barnes' 2012 recruiting class, signed with Texas on Wednesday, April 12.

Ridley, a 6'10 230 center with an advanced low-post game, should step right into the Longhorns line-up with the graduation of Clint Chapman and Alexis Wangmene.

He joins a stacked recruiting class ranked No. 9 in the country by Rivals, which features two other four-star players in 6'10 PF/C Prince Ibeh from Garland, TX and 5'11 PG Javan Felix from New Orleans:

Ridley, who has a lot of size and a lot of game, is a post player who can anchor the attack on both ends. Highly athletic, Ibeh is a great interior complement to Ridley. Lammert, a skilled four man, adds depth to the frontline. He also has a heady point guard in Felix who can get him the ball and keep the defense honest with his shooting ability. Papapetrou, who is a skilled wing, rounds out the class.

With J'Covan Brown declaring for the NBA Draft and freshman PG Sterling Gibbs electing to transfer, Texas had an extra scholarship in the spring signing period, which they used on SG DeMarcus Holland, who announced his commitment last Sunday.

For the latest news and notes on Texas basketball's off-season, check out SB Nation Dallas' exclusive story stream as well as Barking Carnival and Burnt Orange Nation.

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