DICKSON: Trae Golden Not Rushing It

2010 guard Trae Golden just de-committed from Ohio State last month and is just now starting to sort things out again in his recruitment. The Kentucky Sports Report has an exclusive update on Trae Golden and his interest in the Kentucky Wildcats.

Trae Golden is only a Junior in High School yet his recruitment has already been an eventful experience. The 6'1" 170 lbs Golden made an early commitment to Ohio State after an unofficial visit back in October, but that only lasted until July when he decided to decommit and re-open his recruitment. "I think I just rushed the process and didn't really give it enough time to find what was best for me." Trae believes this time around things will be different. He wants to take his time and make sure he makes the best decision before he gives another school his word. "I'll probably make my decision in my Senior year. I don't know if it will be before or after the basketball season though."

Trae had been hearing from a lot of top schools before giving his early pledge and since he's opened things back up, it seems that things have picked up pretty much where they left off. "Right now I'm hearing from Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida State, UCLA, and USC. There are a lot of schools right now."

Last year, Golden took an unofficial visit to Kentucky and was giving the Wildcats high remarks sparking rumors that it was the Wildcats, not the Buckeyes, as Golden's early favorite . Although a lot has happened and it was over a year ago tha Golden visited Lexington, he says that Kentucky is still very much back in the picture. "Coach Cyprien called me a couple days after I de-committed and said they still wanted me really bad." So what is it that sticks out about Kentucky? "The atmosphere. I love the coaching staff and it's a great campus too. They're just a basketball state. I just love the state of Kentucky."

Trae's ranking has dropped significantly this summer and Trae admits he had his struggles early in the AAU season. "I was struggling with an ankle injury early on and I was adjusting to playing point guard too." Golden considered a combo guard by most compares his game to Baron Davis. He says he's open to playing either the point or shooting guard in college, "Whatever the team needs me to do. I'd probably rather play shooting guard though."

Trae Golden is currently a 3 star guard in the class of 2010.

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