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5-star Class of 2022 KU commitment Tre White reopens recruitment, remains interested in Kansas

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

Class of 2022 point guard Tre White, of Cornerstone Christian in San Antonio, announced Friday that he has reopened his recruitment.

White, a 5-star prospect who just started his sophomore season of high school basketball, orally committed to KU last summer and has long been a huge fan of the Kansas program and coaching staff.

According to his recent Tweet, White is opening up his recruitment so he can experience the entire process, from beginning to end, in an effort to find “the college that best fits my academic and basketball needs” and “all the goals I have set in my life.”

Reached via text by the Journal-World on Friday evening, White said he “for sure” would keep Kansas in the mix as he moves through the various stages of his recruitment.

“I love Kansas,” White told the Journal-World this fall. “It’s a dream. My relationship with the coaches is crazy. It really is a family.”

Originally from Little Elm, Texas, White committed to KU without visiting, largely on the strength of his relationship with KU coach Bill Self and assistant coach Jerrance Howard.

Shortly after jumping into the Top 10 in the 247 Sports rankings for the Class of 2022, White visited KU for Late Night in the Phog.

A 6-foot-6, 200-pound point guard with a wide variety of skills, White initially chose KU over offers from Illinois, Texas Tech, Auburn and a dozen other schools showing serious interest.

Despite Friday’s development, his is a name that remains worth tracking both for the KU coaching staff and Kansas fans who follow recruiting.

Comments

Brett McCabe 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He’ll start for KU the day after I do.

And how can Dollar Bill win another intramural league championship without a 5 star player?

Dale Rogers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Brett, I think you've been hacked. No real KU fan would write something like that.

Bryce Landon 1 month, 3 weeks ago

So if he loves Kansas so much, why is he reopening his recruitment? This sounds fishy to me.

Dale Rogers 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He is a sophomore in high school. He committed before taking a visit and has since been to Late Night. He is very young and wants to take those trips. He wants to be wooed and see what options are out there and wants to experience the recruiting process. I sure cannot fault the young man for that.

Joe Ross 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Interesting question! Coming from you...

What you're basically asking is if the depth of one's devotion is for a particular university why would they have to look elsewhere. And yet there YOU sit, an Iowa fan.

That sounds fishy to me and a whole lotta others. You've made the case against yourself just now better than any of the rest of us could.

Be consistent Bryce.

...so you can stop being hypocritical.

Bryce Landon 1 month, 2 weeks ago

How many times do I have to cover this with you? I root for Iowa in football and Kansas in basketball. My devotion to Jayhawk basketball is unswerving and untouchable. Nothing fishy about rooting for one team in football and another in basketball, but you're obviously too dense and stupid to understand that. Now why don't you go stalk somebody else, you freaking creep?

Joe Ross 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Rambling, blathering answer.

Still fishy!

You're no basketball fan. You're certainly no Kansas fan.

"On Iowa!" In ALL things. --Bryce

Dane Pratt 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Nothing wrong with rooting for Iowa in football Bryce, I think it's the trolling you partake in that people object to.

Freddie Garza 1 month, 3 weeks ago

You all know FULLY WELL why he’s reopening his recruitment. It’s because he and the people immediately surrounding him suddenly realized that they were leaving a ton of money on the table if he had remained committed.

Let’s not be naive, major conference college basketball and football are in no way amateur sports, that’s just a facade. This kid’s handlers are now going to get a bunch of money and benefits, and even though the kid might want to play for KU, he may very well end up at a school with a stronger bag man game such as Duke or Kentucky.

Len Shaffer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Gee, I sure wish I was as much of an expert as so many others are. I'm clearly just not as brilliant at reading the minds of 15- and 16-year-olds.

You may be right (well, except for Brett, who's an idiot), but there's no way to know. It could just as likely be a situation where a SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL isn't sure what he wants to do and he's telling the truth about wanting to experience the entire process. God forbid a kid can still be a kid.

Ashwin Rao 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Even I don't know which college I need to go to, and have to change my mind, wait, I am 57 years old, having completed my masters at KU in 1989, and don't play decent enough basketball, so maybe you may not be interested? :)

Steven Haag 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The PAC 12 will start paying their players in 2022. He is backing out so he can follow the money.

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