NEW ALBANY, Ind. – After a breakout freshman season, a ranking from national scouts and invitations to many top events across the country this summer, it would be easy for New Albany’s Romeo Langford to believe he’s arrived.
The class of 2018 guard averaged 17.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for Jim Shannon and the Bulldogs last season. He already owns five scholarship offers and interest from plenty of high major programs.
Class of 2017 Lilburn (Ga.) Berkmar High guard Aljami “Al” Durham became Indiana’s first 2017 commitment when he committed to the Hoosiers on Monday morning.
Inside the Hall spoke to Durham earlier today to get his thoughts on his early decision and much more. Our complete Q & A is available below:
Inside the Hall: What led you to making the decision to commit to Indiana?
Class of 2017 Lilburn (Ga.) Berkmar High guard Aljami “Al” Durham became the first member of Indiana’s 2017 recruiting class on Monday morning when he gave a commitment to the Hoosiers.
Durham was one of several visitors to Saturday’s Hoosier Hysteria, his second unofficial visit to Bloomington. He was offered a scholarship while on campus in June.
“First of all I would like to thank God, my family, close friends and my coaches for guiding and preparing me for this decision,” Durham wrote on his Twitter account. “I would to thank all the coaches and universities that took the time out to recruit and call me. After discussing my options with my family we have decision that Indiana University will be the best place for me to attend college and further my basketball career! Hoosier Nation!!”
Class of 2016 Overland Park, Colorado forward De’Ron Davis is down to two schools remaining in his recruitment.
The 6-foot-8 Davis, a four-star prospect, has eliminated Arizona from consideration, according to his high school coach Danny Fisher.
One of Indiana’s top recruiting targets for the class of 2016 will be on campus this weekend for homecoming.
Vermont Academy guard Bruce Brown will be in Bloomington beginning today for his official visit.
Class of 2016 five-star St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Texas forward Jarrett Allen is one of top uncommitted players left on the board nationally.
The 6-foot-10 forward recently announced his list of eight finalists, which includes Indiana. The Hoosiers are joined by Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Texas as schools still in the mix for Allen.
One of the top shooting guards nationally in the class of 2017 got his first up close look at Indiana basketball over the weekend.
Eudora, Kansas guard Mitchell Ballock, rated the No. 49 prospect in his class by the 247Composite, was in Bloomington from Friday until Sunday for an unofficial visit.