Recruiting Friday: Football Slows as Basketball Picks Up

This picture is just awesome, so yeah.... - Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Hoosier footballers' recruiting efforts have slowed as the Indiana basketball efforts have kicked back up again.

Indiana's run of recruiting success has continued across nearly all spectrums this fall even if some of it has slowed in recent weeks. Kevin Wilson and the football team has not seen a commitment in a couple of weeks after their unprecedented run of three 4-star recruits in about a week and a half. The Hoosiers are still on the right end of the recruitment of 4-star DT Darius Latham and many in the recruiting world still think he is Indiana's to lose. With that said, he's been very tight lipped on anything involving his recruitment in recent weeks.

One other recruit that was discussed previously who has had a significant development in his recruitment is Elijah Daniel, the 4-star DE from Indy. For the longest time he was considered as a soft commit to Clemson and now he has officially revoked his verbal commitment. This is a good sign for Indiana but it isn't nearly as cut and dry as the Latham recruitment seems to be. Daniel has been taking visits to several schools in the south and there is some chatter that he still wants to play his college career in the SEC. This one may play out all the way until signing day.

Switching gears over to the hard court, Curt Miller and the women's team has landed its biggest recruit certainly of Miller's short tenure and likely of the history of the program. 2014 PG Tyra Buss of Mt. Carmel, Illinois (just across the Wabash River from Southwest Indiana) made her announcement to attend Indiana earlier this week. If you recall, I did a larger write up of her when I got the chance to see her play last December. This is a major get for Indiana and is incredibly encouraging for the future of a program that should be very strong but has historically not been. Hopefully, Buss is just the start of something better in Bloomington for women's basketball.

On the men's side, Indiana just recently signed a top 3 recruiting class. 5-star Noah Vonleh, 4-stars Troy Williams and Stan Robinson and 3-stars Luke Fischer, Collin Hartman and Devin Davis have all officially signed their LOIs. This class is a good deep one, which would likely be very necessary with some expected early defections along with graduations next season. This class is good enough to transition into 2013 without much of a hiccup. I don't think you can take these 6 and the remaining and call them immediate national championship contenders but they could most certainly look that way come March of 2014.

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