Brunk on OU: 'Definitely a good visit'

2016 4-star center Joey Brunk left Norman feeling tired but good

A couple late nights in Norman this past weekend left four-star 2016 center Joey Brunk tired still a few days after he returned home.

It left him feeling pretty good, too.

“It was definitely a really good visit,” Brunk said. “I’m not going to rush into any decision. I’m still gonna take my time. It’ll be a decision I make later down the road.”

That’s no surprise though. Brunk, who is a 6-foot-9 center and is rated as the 77th overall player in the 2016 recruiting class, has been insistent on wanting to take his time with his decision. He is 17th-best center in the class.

Brunk arrived late Thursday night and had breakfast with the coaching staff early Friday morning. He visited a local elementary school with the team and took an extended tour of the campus.

“One of the most important parts was starting to get a relationship with the guys,” Brunk said. “Those are the guys I could spend a lot of time with over the next four years. That was a good takeaway from it.”

He worked out with some of his potential future teammates, went out to dinner and then spent some time at Ryan Spangler, James Fraschilla and C.J. Cole’s house.

Coming to campus with just his mother, Brunk played in an open gym with the team Saturday and spent some more time around campus.

“What I’m looking for in a school will definitely be a relationship with the players, a good relationship with the head coach,” said Brunk, who had two AP tests this week. “I want to fit into the scheme. I want to get a good education and have fun with the whole basketball thing. It’s just kind of a combination of all of that.”

The trip to Oklahoma was his first official visit, and he didn’t have any other visits scheduled. He said he still plans on making a decision by the fall at the earliest.

“I had a really good time,” Brunk said. “I liked everything. It was definitely, definitely a good visit.”


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