Most colleges don’t have a single commitment for the Class of 2020 yet, let alone 2021 or 2022. But Bill Self and his staff have apparently made a huge impression on one young star as Kansas has apparently secured its first commitment of the Class of 2022.
According to Rivals, Tre White has verbally committed to Kansas. The decision comes seven months after the Jayhawks gave White a scholarship offer.
While White only had a half-dozen other offers to this point, nearly all of them were from top basketball programs. TCU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, LSU and SMU had all made pitches to White before Kansas.
White is a 6-foot-4 guard out of Milwaukee.
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) June 23, 2019
In his interview with Rivals, White explained that Kansas has “always been a dream school” for him. He credited his father as well as recent-Kansas commit Jalen Wilson for having a role in his decision.
He also added that he wanted to get his recruitment out of the way so he could focus on his future.
“I mean, it has always been a dream school of mine, my dad has always loved the school, and my guy, Jalen Wilson, that is my guy, he has been telling me great things about it…” White said about his quick college decision. “I just wanted to get it out of the way so that I could focus on the next few years.”
Though White is too young to get a ranking from most scouts at stage of his career, he is widely considered to be a top Midwest prospect in his class.
— Brian Snow (@BSnow247) June 23, 2019
One of the top three 2022 players in the Midwest. More to come shortly.
— Midwest Hoops Spotlight (@MidwestHoopsSL) June 23, 2019
Based on the early grades of White, it looks like Bill Self and his staff deserve a pat on the back for landing a potential star so early in the process.