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247Sports 2015 Composite 5-Star PF Thomas Bryant will be at Hoosier Hysteria. DOES IT MEAN ANYTHING?

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Thomas Bryant spent last weekend on Indiana's campus.

Apparently, he wanted to see a little more.

The 6'9.5" big man, long considered to be Syracuse's recruit to lose, is coming back to Hoosier Hysteria per Inside the Hall and others.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Class of 2015 Huntington Prep (W.V.) big man Thomas Bryant is expected to attend Hoosier Hysteria, sources tell Inside the Hall. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iubb?src=hash">#iubb</a></p>&mdash; Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) <a href="https://twitter.com/insidethehall/status/525614146633859072">October 24, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Before we get too excited, it's important to remember that recruits rarely turn down a visit to a school that wants them, even if the feeling isn't mutual. It has to be fairly enticing, particularly as a high school, to head to a university campus and be treated like a king for a couple of days. It's the same reason Tommy Stevens, despite being a firm commit to Indiana for football, went to visit Notre Dame and will visit Penn State this weekend.

That said, it deserves a slight eyebrow raise given that Bryant was just here. For what it's worth, two of the last three most recent entries on 247's Crystal Ball are for Indiana and Oregon (with the third being Syracuse), so maybe Bryant isn't as firmly in the palm of the Orange's hand as he once was. Whether Indiana is an actual contender for his services remains to be seen, but it certainly won't hurt their chances to have Bryant hear his name chanted by 17,000 Indiana faithful tomorrow evening.

A commit from Bryant would make an already crowded 2015 class even more crowded, and will likely revitalize oversign debates that hadn't quite died off since the last commitment, but there's no question that Bryant would fill a gigantic hole in Indiana's depth as one of the most talented big men in his class.

Stay tuned.