IU offers 2014 Louisville Central guard D’Angelo Russell

2014 Louisville Central guard D’Angelo Russell, a top 20 prospect nationally according to ESPN.com, arrived in Bloomington on Sunday with two scholarship offers.

He left the Indiana campus with a third.

“Coach (Tom) Crean shook my hand and was like, it’s a pleasure. I feel good. It’s a pleasure to offer you,” Russell told Inside the Hall by phone on Sunday.

Russell, who also has offers from Louisville and Xavier, took in Bloomington for the first time with Louisville Magic AAU coach Ellis Myles.

“It was real nice. I got to see the football field. The campus, all of the dorms. Assembly Hall. It was nice,” he said.

The 6-foot-4 guard said he had a chance to talk to IU freshman Remy Abell, who is also a Louisville native, on the visit. The family atmosphere amongst the IU players and coaches was a positive takeaway from the visit for Russell.

“There’s something different about each school,” he said. “I noticed that they care about you (at Indiana). They care about you on and off the court. And that kind of caught my eye a lot.”

Russell plans to visit Missouri, Tennessee, Xavier, Kentucky and Ohio State this fall.

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  • Kelin Blab

    I have read some great things about this kid.  Interesting that this could light a fire of some of our other 2014 guys, there is more than corn in Indiana, but there are other good players out there beyond our borders.

  • Kelin Blab

    I have read some great things about this kid.  Interesting that this could light a fire of some of our other 2014 guys, there is more than corn in Indiana, but there are other good players out there beyond our borders.

  • Bleeding Crimson

    I’m a middle aged IU fan and hope like hell I live long enough to see our 2012 class as Sr’s…knowing all won’t stay but WOW how great is IU becoming!
    BC

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    It’s really encouraging to hear comments from a top 20 recruit outside the state of Indiana about the Hoosiers and the coaching staff!  This would be a big get.  A lot of us have said that IU is back as far as recruiting the state of Indiana but we’ll know for sure we’re back when CTC and his staff start to land top rated recruits from outside of the state.  I want to shore up the state as much as the next guy but I also want to see Indiana recruit outside the borders and become relevant again.  I think that is officially starting to happen.

  • Anonymous

    I think a lot of the high ranking out of state players in the next two or three classes are already rubbing their chins and going hmmm while looking at us. I think some if not several are waiting to see if the talent already there and coming next year excel at the collegiate level under Crean and if it translates to a big jump in the win column. When this happens I think we will be making the short list of a lot of those type of players and actually being chosen by some of them too.

  • Anonymous

    I think a lot of the high ranking out of state players in the next two or three classes are already rubbing their chins and going hmmm while looking at us. I think some if not several are waiting to see if the talent already there and coming next year excel at the collegiate level under Crean and if it translates to a big jump in the win column. When this happens I think we will be making the short list of a lot of those type of players and actually being chosen by some of them too.

  • Anonymous

    I think a lot of the high ranking out of state players in the next two or three classes are already rubbing their chins and going hmmm while looking at us. I think some if not several are waiting to see if the talent already there and coming next year excel at the collegiate level under Crean and if it translates to a big jump in the win column. When this happens I think we will be making the short list of a lot of those type of players and actually being chosen by some of them too.

  • Anonymous

    I think a lot of the high ranking out of state players in the next two or three classes are already rubbing their chins and going hmmm while looking at us. I think some if not several are waiting to see if the talent already there and coming next year excel at the collegiate level under Crean and if it translates to a big jump in the win column. When this happens I think we will be making the short list of a lot of those type of players and actually being chosen by some of them too.

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