Dominic Cheek: “I’m definitely going to visit Indiana”

  • 08/21/2008 8:39 pm in

dcheek.JPGThe 2009 recruiting class Tom Crean and staff have assembled in his short time in Bloomington is impressive. And with the hiring of Roshown McLeod, it could be getting a five-star boost in the form of St. Anthony’s (NJ) guard Dominic Cheek.

In an interview published Thursday morning by Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.net, Cheek talked about his interest in Indiana and his relationship with Crean and McLeod:

“I’m definitely going to visit Indiana. I’m definitely going to try to really look into that school and see how everything is. Coach Crean, he was recruiting me when he was at Marquette and now he’s still recruiting me at Indiana. Roshown McLeod is like a brother figure to me. I knew him ever since I was little and me and his brother are like best friends, so that’s definitely going to play a big part. I know if I do decide to go out there, I’ll know that I’ll have a person to look out for me.”

Remember that three-year rebuilding plan that most of the fanbase was resigned to? Adding Cheek to the already stellar 2009 class could put the Hoosiers back on the map as early as 2009-2010. There’s still a ways to go before Cheek makes a decision, but the fact that he’s planning an official visit to Bloomington coupled with his relationship with McLeod is encouraging indeed.

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  • pacino

    HELL YAHH!!!!!!!!!!! This is very encouraging! Even though we need a big I will take him in a heart beat. Screw Watford. Nothing against him, but Cheek is obviously insanely talented!

  • pacino

    HELL YAHH!!!!!!!!!!! This is very encouraging! Even though we need a big I will take him in a heart beat. Screw Watford. Nothing against him, but Cheek is obviously insanely talented!

  • MPmike

    This is very encouraging indeed. I stated this earlier in the hiring of Roshown McLeod will only bring good things to the IU program. Tom Crean made a home run hire with McLeod now it is starting to pay big.

    If Cheek makes a commitment, this will help relieve the pain of last season's debacle.

  • MPmike

    This is very encouraging indeed. I stated this earlier in the hiring of Roshown McLeod will only bring good things to the IU program. Tom Crean made a home run hire with McLeod now it is starting to pay big.

    If Cheek makes a commitment, this will help relieve the pain of last season's debacle.

  • I'm usually not one to nitpick comments, but “screw watford” is probably not the best choice of words especially when I've had recruits tell me they read the site.

  • I'm usually not one to nitpick comments, but “screw watford” is probably not the best choice of words especially when I've had recruits tell me they read the site.

  • BobbyDigital

    this season too….

  • BobbyDigital

    this season too….

  • hoosier07

    AMAZING NEWS!!!!

  • hoosier07

    AMAZING NEWS!!!!

  • jgongora86

    I think Cheek is a great talent, and I think there is a chance that he would stay longer then one year, which would be awesome. If we could land a couple of 2010 big men, they can make a real good run. It's still way to early to feel excited though.

  • jgongora86

    I think Cheek is a great talent, and I think there is a chance that he would stay longer then one year, which would be awesome. If we could land a couple of 2010 big men, they can make a real good run. It's still way to early to feel excited though.

  • jgongora86

    I also believe that if we land cheek early enough, we might be able to make a strong push for favors.

  • jgongora86

    I also believe that if we land cheek early enough, we might be able to make a strong push for favors.

  • pacino

    My bad Watford! Nothing personal I was just so excited I don't know wat I was thinking. He would obviously be HUGE for our program!

  • pacino

    My bad Watford! Nothing personal I was just so excited I don't know wat I was thinking. He would obviously be HUGE for our program!

  • woodpecker

    I would rather have Watford or Franklin, but it is great to see IU getting in on the big names already!

    Creek has moved up to 59 now according to rivals!!!!! We are fine at guard we need some athletes inside now.

  • woodpecker

    I would rather have Watford or Franklin, but it is great to see IU getting in on the big names already!

    Creek has moved up to 59 now according to rivals!!!!! We are fine at guard we need some athletes inside now.

  • pacino

    My bad Watford! Nothing personal I was just so excited I don't know wat I was thinking. He would obviously be HUGE for our program!

  • woodpecker

    I would rather have Watford or Franklin, but it is great to see IU getting in on the big names already!

    Creek has moved up to 59 now according to rivals!!!!! We are fine at guard we need some athletes inside now.