Indiana coaching staff checks in with 2014 guard Ahmed Hill

  • 08/13/2013 12:05 pm in

052713ncnsAfter James Blackmon Jr. decommitted last week, it seemed likely Indiana would turn its attention to other 2014 guards it had already offered. Instead, Tom Crean issued a new offer to Isaiah Whitehead, who hadn’t heard from the Hoosiers until last Friday night.

But Whitehead wasn’t the only contact Crean made in the aftermath of Blackmon Jr.’s decision.

Crean also reached out to Augusta (Ga.) guard Ahmed Hill, who has had a good relationship with Indiana for some time.

Hill, who got a scholarship offer from Indiana last summer, told Inside the Hall he received text messages from Crean and assistant coaches Tim Buckley and Kenny Johnson.

“They asked if I was serious about them,” Hill told Inside the Hall.

His response?

“Of course,” he said. “Since day 1.”

Hill, who is ranked 34th in the 2014 class by, said he doesn’t talk to the Indiana coaching staff as much as he used to. Earlier this summer, Hill listed Indiana among four schools he talked to most often.

Hill has not yet scheduled any official visits, and said he doesn’t know if he will take a visit to Indiana.

“I just don’t know yet,” Hill said. “I’m very interested in Indiana, but I don’t know when I will schedule visits.”

Earlier in his recruitment, Hill had planned to make a college decision during the early signing period (by November), but he seems to be in no hurry. He has yet to take any official visits.

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  • Tj21

    Hill would be a huge get…..

  • Tj21

    Hill would be a huge get…..

  • james

    I totally agree. I see him as having great physical tools that Crean and staff can really develop into a special player. That being said, I wish he would trim his list down/schedule a visit so that we can tell if he really is serious.

  • Kelin Blab

    I think a long list is what has been in the way of IU and Hill. At this point if you are competing with 10 other schools what is the point.

  • BluegrassHoosier

    I’m bummed about the JBJ situation but encouraged to see Coach get right back out there and go after a couple of top 40 prospects so perhaps it’s not as dire as we think.

  • Rob Kimmell

    Crean is on it. You watch, when it’s all said and done, he will have reloaded with another top recruiting class in 2014. Not as many as 2013, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he signed 4 more by the time next summer rolls around and everything shakes out.