Five-star point guard Trae Young has officially ended his recruitment on Thursday in a ceremony at his school, announcing he will be keeping his talents in Norman to play for the Sooners.
“It’s been a long process for me,” Young said. “A lot of ups and downs. But in the end, I came to a place of peace. And everything came together for me. That place of peace for me in the fall of 2017 will be at the University of Oklahoma.”
OU’s recruitment under Lon Kruger, which took place over a span of more than three years, ended up being insurmountable for OSU’s Brad Underwood, who entered the game late after taking the job last spring.
Young, who made it clear he prioritized his recruitment based on who needed him the most, chose the Sooners over OU, OSU, and Kansas. With OU losing Jordan Woodard (who tore his ACL last week effectively ending his OU career), Young will likely be a starter from day one at the point guard position in Norman.
“[Lon Kruger] said he’d turn over the keys to the program to me not when the season started,” Trae told USATODAY this week, “But on June 1. I liked that.”