Recruiting in college athletics is, by nature, highly competitive and very fluid. At the highest level of college basketball, landing the right collection of players can be the difference between a run to the Sweet 16 and a national championship. Prospects add and remove schools from their lists, make and cancel visit plans and change their minds daily while going through the process.
That’s exactly why it is difficult to find a flaw with Indiana’s current approach of never slowing down on the recruiting trail. Will there be misses and situations that don’t work out along the way? Yes. It happens everywhere. But by continuing their relentless approach, the Indiana staff is putting the program in the best position to compete at a high level for years to come.
That brings us to the class of 2013. The Hoosiers have secured four verbal commitments, but our latest recruiting board (updated today) shows several prospects still in play. On paper, scholarships are full for the 2013-2014 season, but early NBA Draft departures or potential attrition by transfer are a possibility in any program.
With that in mind, how would you like to see Indiana proceed with the remainder of the 2013 class? Is a big man like BeeJay Anya, Marcus Lee or Kennedy Meeks the missing piece? Or should a wing like Semi Ojeleye or Troy Williams be the top priority?
Sound off with your thoughts in the comments.
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