Jake Forrester joins Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class

  • 09/11/2017 6:02 pm in

Indiana added to its 2018 recruiting class on Monday with the commitment of Westtown (Pa.) forward Jake Forrester.

“I fell in love with the school right when I stepped foot on campus,” Forrester told Inside the Hall.

The 6-foot-9 forward chose the Hoosiers over Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Xavier.

Forrester, who is ranked No. 168 nationally according to the 247Composite, joins Jerome Hunter, Robert Phinisee and Damezi Anderson as the fourth member of IU’s 2018 class.

The PSA Cardinals big man was in Bloomington this past weekend for an official visit.

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  • William Stephens

    Had to post my opinion on this. I wish to welcome each and every IU recruit. I stand behind Coach Miller as I did Coach Crean and all other IU coaches. If they make and accept an offer then who am I to say or even think I know better? I seriously hope we “build” a program where players come and get educated while they develop into the best basketball players they can be. It is difficult to do that with one and done talent. I enjoy seeing players develop over a 3-4 year college career. Depth and talent wins more than welcoming 10 superstars every year will. Getting a good base of talent and then adding a superstar every now and then seems like a great plan. As for everything else IU needs to teach the players that the bars, parties, and Frat houses are places that they represent IU Basketball honorably. I also believe at IU our players should experience “college life”, that is a big part of the experience. Then the issue of injuries comes into play, another reason for depth. When loading up with one and done talent your asking a freshman to play like an experienced player in crunch time. The B1G is not an easy league for that, in the B1G we bump into each other often. A little rougher than High Schooler’s are accustomed to. GO IU!!!

  • VOXAC30

    Jake Forrester and Family Welcome to Indiana!… We are so proud to have you on our team!

  • VAHoosier

    The point guard in these highlights (#1) is Cole Anthony. Any chance we could land him for 2019?

  • VAHoosier

    Clifton is not a back-to-the-basket player; he will play 3 or stretch-4, even at his size of 6-10. This has been discussed ad nauseam since his recruitment–he was very vocal about wanting a program that would use him as a face-up player and not under the basket. He grew up as a guard and his height came very late; he is not comfortable in the post.

  • Ole Man

    They are class of ’19 four and five stars being chased by major players. No need to commit early.

  • Ole Man

    See below.

  • VOXAC30

    IU fans can be fickle… I admit I am one of those. You are correct I forgot we have a PG in Robert Phinesee and we will probably pick up another guard or even Romeo. Regardless how could anyone not like a 6′ 10′ big that runs the floor, works hard, and plays defense. I am excited about this kid!
    Actually I think I am going to go the Derby Festival next year, Talk about a crew walking out on the floor together for the first time….. WOW!

  • Kyl470

    That was my guess as well on 2019. I think the team will have 3 spots in 2019. Morgan graduating, Romeo being a one and done or that scholarship being left open, and then one unexpected departure via a guy going pro or transferring.

  • Outoftheloop

    “Willful ignorance” is assuming that anyone can tell the difference between #18-98, or 100-200. There are many very talented players rising out of HS. Get the one’s that you (Coach Archie) want and see the developmental path for. Then coach them up and give them a chance to show their talents on the court.

  • John D Murphy

    I see forrester as an offensive 4 but versatile on d. Jm’s replacement

  • MrNobody

    Yes.. but people still talking about Romeo Dort n Garland with only one scolly left correct? And still think time will come when CM pulls commits early from heavy hitters.

  • Outoftheloop

    He did not say “get rid of”, he said “realistically transfers happen”. Are you disputing this statement? Each Head Coach has a unique style, intensity, personality. That is part of what the recruit “picks”. So it is only logical that this might effect the decision to transfer.

  • Outoftheloop

    It is tough to be told you are “old” in such a nice way! Lol.

  • Outoftheloop

    6’10 center, red head, slow but solid, transferred to Vandy and was good there.

  • Outoftheloop

    I still disagree. Those who have stood next to Jake say he is 6’9/10 and a 4. Those who have stood next to Race say he is a big bruising 4, who is only going to get bigger and stronger. Clifton is a 3 who can play some 4, not a 4. We will see this season.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    Offensively CM is clearly a wing (3), defensively, I expect he will guard 2-4.

  • Kevin McCanna

    that over the shoulder pass on the steal was real smooth

  • sam

    If I read your comment incorrectly, my apology to you, Sir…

  • Apoc

    I was not aware this was discussed..sorry if I’m outoftheloop on this subject. I simply stated that was what he was doing in his highlight videos. Even with that being said, IMO he will still be playing the 4 position..only a handful of players at 6’10 play at that position, and even fewer play post-college ball. But, as outoftheloop mentioned, we will see this season how Miller will utilitize this roster.

  • Ole Man

    CM is one of our recruits. Coach Miller or Archie or Arch as everyone else refers to him as is our coach….just sayin’ 🙂

  • bball at nick’s

    Which means they are not “drooling” over IU … and that’s my point. If they are “drooling”, they commit. If they are not drooling, we don’t put our eggs in that basket. If they end up accepting, and we have to oversign, so be it and we’ll deal with it (that would be a fantastic problem to tackle).

  • IUMIKE1

    I love optimism, especially when it concerns something good happening to IU bball, but you might want to slow that optimistic roll just a little, will be an IU great is quite the mouthful.

    The most intriguing thing, to me, about this signing is that it should provide a very good example, to us and hopefully future recruits, of what our coach/program is capable of when it comes to developing a player that comes onto campus with this kind of ranking.

    Here’s to me saying, ” damn bball at nick’s, you were spot on, ” in the not too distant future.

  • bball at nick’s

    Ha! Throw in Justin Smith as well.

  • Bruce Clark

    Agree. The front court height, depth and flexibility with Race Thompson and the others coming in next year is something we haven’t see in quite awhile.

  • sam

    Understood, thanks

  • Ash Smiley

    I noticed most of these clips were against 1 of the top five big men in the 2018 class

  • Ash Smiley

    Couldnt agree with you more Craig, hard working kid that flat out gets after it.

    If you watch the video clips of Jake one of them shows him flat out hustling the other teams bigs one of them being the no.2 ranked center in the 2018 class.

    P.S. I’d love to talk with you sometime soon, your a blessing to have as a friend not only with IU basketball but in life.

  • msh0121

    He has really fluid movement for a big. Runs the court extremely well. Great finisher (from the looks of the video) Looks like a really nice addition. Keep diggin’ Arch