He chose UCLA over Washington, after eliiminating North Carolina, Arizona and others earlier.
Holiday is one of the most critical -- and biggest -- recruits in the last decade for UCLA.
Holiday is one of the most promising guards to come out of Southern California in a long time and is considered the best all-around So-Cal guard prospect since Baron Davis.
Holiday's interest in UCLA really picked up after the Bruins went to their second Final Four in two years. He narrowed down his choices to UCLA and Washington, where his older brother, Justin, will be attending this year.
We've heard from sources that the chance to stay close to home, near his family, and play for an elite program like UCLA and coach like Ben Howland, was instrumental in his decision. We've also heard that Jerime Anderson, the guard already committed to UCLA, was a factor in Holiday's decision.
UPDATE: This news is so huge even the TrOJan Times is not wasting any time to jump into this Bruin party:
Holiday, a 6-foot-4 senior, averaged 23.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists in leading Campbell Hall to the state Division IV championship last season.
He can play point guard or shooting guard and has been rated one of the top players for his position in the nation.
His mother, Toya, confirmed Tuesday that her son had called UCLA Coach Ben Howland to give him the news.
"It was his decision," Toya said. "He wanted to stay home."
Howland was so determined to land Holiday that people at Campbell Hall have joked that he had his own parking space on campus.
Thank You Lord For Giving Us Ben Howland.
UPDATE II: BBR with a solid post on Jrue's commitment to UCLA.
UPDATE III: Some really interesting early tidbits from Dohn:
--He said he was thrilled with the overall look of UCLA's recruiting class, and was comfortable with the current selection of players. "I know everybody at UCLA,'' he said. "I think it's a great recruiting class.''
--Did UCLA making back-to-back Final Fours impact his decision? "Not at all,'' he said.
--Did you grow up rooting for UCLA? "No, North Carolina,'' he said. "I was a North Carolina fan. Michael Jordan, for one reason, and because of their colors.''
Again God Bless Ben Howland.
I believe we are witnessing history. We are in the midst of another special era of UCLA hoops. Lets soak it all in.