We planned on using this space to deliver you the news of a college decision from Moses Abraham, a 2010 prospect from Progressive Christian Academy in the Washington, D.C. area. Originally, we were told that would happen last night. Then, we were told it would happen tonight. That, as of this writing, has not happened.
Steve Yanda, a writer for The Washington Post, wrote a lengthy story this past Sunday which seemed to indicate Georgetown and Maryland would battle it out for the 6-9 Nigerian. Yanda, too, was under the impression that a decision would be made Sunday. Our source, however, indicated a two-team race between the Hoyas and Indiana.
The decision has morphed into Indiana’s biggest recruiting storyline in quite a while if traffic to this Web site is any indication. Today, Monday, March 15, 2010 will go down as our most successful yet in terms of eyeballs, if you can believe that.
Bigger than the day Kelvin Sampson was let go. Bigger than the day Tom Crean was hired. All of this, for a kid that may or may not be a program changer for IU or the other programs hoping to sign him this spring. While we certainly love the story from that aspect, it might be best, for now, to step back and gain some perspective.
If you follow recruiting as closely as we do, you know that every situation is different. It’s far from a perfect science. Kids struggle to come to a decision. They often change their minds. Such is the tune, it seems, with Moses Abraham.
We will, of course, continue to report on this story until its reaches a conclusion. When that happens, however, is anybody’s guess.