Matt Roth has IU in his top three

  • 08/09/2007 4:12 pm in

roth.jpgA news station near Peoria, Il., HOI 19, is reporting that Illinois sharpshooter Matt Roth has narrowed his college choices down to three. IU made the cut.

Washington High senior basketball star Matt Roth had what he described as a great visit to Indiana University Saturday.  “It was a very positive visit. They had great ideas of what they saw me doing coming into the program and helping,” Roth told me.  Matt also said he was very impressed with the Indiana University business school, his intended major.  “It’s one of the best in the midwest.  The visit as a whole went extremely well.”

Roth said it was his first time to meet the Indiana Coaching staff and he was impressed with them and their vision for the Hoosiers program. Roth was so impressed by Indiana that the Hoosiers now join Bradley and St Louis as Roth’s top 3 college choices.

Our resident recruiting expert around these parts, Big A, tells me that although Roth is unranked in the 2008 class, he possesses quite the shooting prowess. Couple that with the fact the Roth plays on the Indiana Elite squad with another hopeful IU recruit, Tyler Zeller, who is eyeing the business school as well, (Kelley 4 eva) and these fellas might just be a package deal. (Although, IU fans held out that same hope for Derrick Rose and Eric Gordon, if you remember.)

Considering Roth has Bradley and St. Louis as his two other schools — not exactly hotbeds for basketball — Hoosier Nation should feel good about IU’s chances with Roth.

{Thanks to ITH reader James for the tip on this one.} 

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  • Big A

    Put me down as a supporter of getting Matt Roth to Bloomington. He could be deadly from the perimeter for four years.

  • Big A

    Put me down as a supporter of getting Matt Roth to Bloomington. He could be deadly from the perimeter for four years.

  • kelin

    I would love to have roth as a designated shooter. Has anyone seen him play? Also saw on Peegs that Lew Jack committed to PU. Not totally crushing news but I liked what I saw of him….Ok Ok I will say it…Good Luck Lewis even if you are going to Purdue. This is the last compliment he will ever get from an IU fan!

  • kelin

    I would love to have roth as a designated shooter. Has anyone seen him play? Also saw on Peegs that Lew Jack committed to PU. Not totally crushing news but I liked what I saw of him….Ok Ok I will say it…Good Luck Lewis even if you are going to Purdue. This is the last compliment he will ever get from an IU fan!

  • kelin

    I just read the article about Roth and found it interesting how he described what he liked about each school….

    Bradley- “It’s close and I feel I have a really good close relationship with the coaching staff.”

    St Louis- “It’s a great educational choice. Rick Majerus is on the best coaches in the nation. It would be a great opportunity to play for him.”

    Indiana- “It’s a big-time basketball place where your’re going to be in the NCAA tournament playing for Big 10 and national championships.”

    I think IU just got a verbal from Roth based on this. Gee I wonder who’s midnight madness will he attend?

  • kelin

    I just read the article about Roth and found it interesting how he described what he liked about each school….

    Bradley- “It’s close and I feel I have a really good close relationship with the coaching staff.”

    St Louis- “It’s a great educational choice. Rick Majerus is on the best coaches in the nation. It would be a great opportunity to play for him.”

    Indiana- “It’s a big-time basketball place where your’re going to be in the NCAA tournament playing for Big 10 and national championships.”

    I think IU just got a verbal from Roth based on this. Gee I wonder who’s midnight madness will he attend?

  • Zach

    Good news to hear today with LewJack committing to Purdue. I’d love to see this guy be our third commit for the ’08 class.

  • Zach

    Good news to hear today with LewJack committing to Purdue. I’d love to see this guy be our third commit for the ’08 class.