Notebook: Rankings update, Florida Atlantic on non-conference slate
Two of the major recruiting services — ESPN.com and Scout.com — have updated their national rankings in recent days and several Indiana commitments and targets were shuffled up and down the respective lists.
Stanford Robinson, Indiana’s highest ranked recruit in the 2013 class, moved from No. 54 on Scout to No. 56 and remained a four-star prospect. Robinson rose five spots from No. 60 to No. 55 on ESPN and kept his four-star status.
Luke Fischer, who by most accounts had a very productive summer, fell from No. 74 on Scout to unranked in the top 100 and from No. 92 on ESPN to unranked.
Indiana’s lone commitment in the 2014 class, James Blackmon Jr., fell from No. 31 overall on ESPN to No. 41. The 2013 and 2014 recruiting boards have both been updated to reflect the new rankings.
· Another non-conference opponent revealed: Indiana’s non-conference schedule continues to come out in pieces this week as opponents make their schedule announcements.
The latest is Florida Atlantic, which will visit Assembly Hall on Dec. 21 according to the school’s athletics site.
The Owls, a member of the Sun Belt conference, are coached by Mike Jarvis and finished 11-19 last season.
Assistant coach Peter Gash served as a graduate assistant at Indiana during the 2008-2009, Tom Crean’s first in Bloomington.
Other non-conference opponents include Georgia, UCLA/Georgetown, North Carolina, Butler, Ball State, Central Connecticut State, Jacksonville, Sam Houston State and North Dakota State.
· New offers: 2014 Park Tudor wing Trevon Bluiett added an offer from Iowa earlier this week according to Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianpolis Star.
2014 Evansville Bosse guard JaQuan Lyle reported an offer from Wake Forest on his Twitter account Wednesday night. Iowa and N.C. State have also offered Lyle recently.