Longhorns coach Karen Aston continues to build for the future by getting a verbal from the No. 11 junior prospect in the nation.
Deja Kelly, a 5-foot-8 middle schooler from San Antonio, has known seemingly all her life that she wanted to play basketball at Texas, her dad's alma mater, and now she's made it official.
One coach told her she wasn't even good enough to make her varsity team, but toughness and hard work have helped Texas recruit Ariel Atkins ascend to the No. 4 spot in the 2014 rankings.