Juwan Morgan along with his AAU teammate Shake Milton are no secret to the IU faithful. These two have firmly cemented themselves as the top two 2015 targets for the Hoosiers basketball squad. Now one of them has thrown a wrinkle at us. Juwan Morgan, instead of visiting on the last weekend of September with Milton has pushed up his timeline. With the intent to decide on his college by the end of September, he's decided to push his official visit up to this weekend. With this development, Indiana basketball is likely to learn its fate fairly quickly on the 2015 class. Within the next two weeks or so, Morgan will either be a Hoosier or headed elsewhere.
This change in timelines can be interpreted in a plethora of different ways. Depending on your current outlook on the Hoosiers recruiting efforts in 2015, either this is a great sign or a horrible one. Some may see this as a good thing. He feels pretty confident about the school he wants, but wants to get the visits in before he officially pulls the trigger. Moving up his visit to speed the commitment process could suggest that Indiana is the school to beat here as he hasn't changed any other visits at this point.
On the flip side, the pessimist can chew his nails about the fact that he's now no longer visiting with his teammate at the end of the month. However, I'd take this as the positive. Morgan was the more likely recruit that Indiana would land than Milton (although chances are high they can get both). If this were Milton moving his timeline up, I'd suggest that he's likely eliminated IU but wants to be certain before taking more visits. However, Morgan was been pegged for IU for some time by the insiders.
After this weekend's visit the Washington Huskies will get his final official visit before he likely decides soon thereafter. I wouldn't say it is likely that the Hoosiers get a commitment this weekend without Morgan visiting Washington, but I wouldn't throw the possibility out the window either. One thing is for certain, we'll know soon. If Crean can get Morgan on board, the rest of the 2015 class could likely follow quickly. Meaning Crean will have all fall, winter and spring to work on the potentially elite 2016 class.