Tulsa (Okla.) Union cornerback Tre Brown had other offers. But once Oklahoma came into the picture, it felt like a countdown for when he would commit to the Sooners.
That countdown reached zero on Friday as he confirmed he has indeed become OU’s eighth pledge for the 2017 class.
Brown, ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 219 in the Scout 300, now makes OU a perfect 8-for-8 when it comes to commits in the Scout 300. OKC John Marshall’s Justin Broiles joined Brown earlier this week as OU continues to hit the OKPreps scene hard in the 2017 class.
Brown was offered in person by the Sooners last month, and he made no bones about it. OU has always been his dream school. But instead of committing right then and there on the spot, he wanted to make sure he was 100 percent.
One thing Brown has preached in the last month in every interview is once he commits, that’s it. He’s not visiting other programs or looking anywhere else. He’s locked in.
Following a trip to Arkansas on Saturday, Brown returned to Norman on Sunday. OU fans were hoping the addition to the #SoonerSquad17 would happen then. The fans just needed to wait a few more days.
Brown is OU’s third cornerback pledge for the class, joining Miami Columbus’s Trajan Bandy, who pledged two weeks ago and Broiles.
Like Bandy, Brown is known for his speed. In his first 100-meter dash event of the spring, Brown ran a 10.67 last weekend and is among the fastest kids in the state.
OU now has the top three prospects in the state locked down. No. 1-ranked Levi Draper (Collinsville) committed to OU back in December and is great friends with Brown. Broiles is No. 3.
Looks like Brown, Broiles and Draper can continue to build on that friendship next year in Norman.