Recruiting notebook: Final ESPN rankings released, three 2019 guards claim IU offers
The final ESPN 100 rankings for the class of 2018 were released on Tuesday and just one of Indiana’s four signees is included.
Pickerington North (Ohio) forward Jerome Hunter is ranked No. 64 in the final ESPN 100. The three other signees are all ranked as four-star prospects, but did not make the final top 100.
According to the final ESPN 100, Hunter is ranked as the 18th best small forward in the country, Damezi Anderson is the 29th best small forward, Robert Phinisee is the 26th best point guard and Jake Forrester is the 25th best center.
Five-star New Albany guard, who is still considering Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt, is ranked No. 5 overall in the final ESPN rankings behind R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Bol Bol.
Langford will announce his college decision on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at New Albany High School’s gymnasium.
Three class of 2019 guards claim IU offers
It’s been an active period for the Indiana coaching staff on the recruiting trail with in-home visits and watching workouts at gyms across the country.
Three class of 2019 guard prospects have reported scholarship offers from the IU staff over the last four days.
On Sunday, Bettendorf (Iowa) point guard DJ Carton tweeted that he was offered by the IU staff. Carton visited Bloomington this past season for the Purdue game and has more than 15 scholarship offers. The 6-foot-1 point guard is ranked No. 48 in the 247Composite.
Blessed to receive an offer from Indiana University??? pic.twitter.com/QEgDi39Opy
— Dee Jay (@DJCarton) April 15, 2018
On Tuesday, a pair of prospects who play in Florida reported IU offers: Jahmius Ramsey and Tre Mann.
Ramsey, who is originally from Texas, plays at IMG Academy in Florida. He’s ranked the No. 91 prospect by the 247Composite and is a 6-foot-4 combo guard.
Blessed and Thankful to receive an offer from Indiana University?? pic.twitter.com/Fuoi3I8GNp
— JRamsey? (@newanimprovedJR) April 17, 2018
Mann, a 6-foot-1 point guard from The Villages, also reported on IU offer via Twitter late Tuesday.
Mann is ranked No. 37 nationally by the 247Composite.
Blessed and thankful to earn an offer from Indiana University ????#GoHoosiers
— Tre Mann (@tre2mann3) April 18, 2018