Recruiting Notebook: Official visits to begin soon in Bloomington
Indiana already has a pair of commitments in the class of 2020, but still has several targets on the board as it looks to build out a four-man recruiting class.
And with the start of the fall semester on the horizon, the Hoosiers will soon begin hosting prospects for official visits.
Both weekends should allow the IU coaching staff to showcase the school and campus well. Geronimo’s visit falls on the first weekend after classes begin for the fall semester and Love’s weekend will be the weekend of the IU-Ohio State football game at Memorial Stadium.
Geronimo is unranked in the 247Composite, but is the No. 109 player in the country in the 247Sports ranking and is regarded as a four-star prospect. He played for Mass Rivals on the adidas Gauntlet circuit, which is the same program that produced former IU forward Noah Vonleh.
The 6-foot-6 wing also has official visits scheduled for Georgia (Sept. 20) and Boston College (Sept. 27). Penn State is another school involved with Geronimo and he’s expected to take an unofficial visit to State College.
Love announced his official visit schedule over the weekend and he will see five of his six finalists.
First up for Love, who attends Christian Brothers College in St. Louis, will be Missouri on Sept. 7.
The Indiana visit will be the following weekend and the five-star guard will go to North Carolina (Sept. 20-22), Louisville (Sept. 27-29) and Kansas (Oct. 12-13). Arizona is the other school included in Love’s finalists that he announced on August 2.
Notre Dame lands commitment from 2021 in-state prospect
J.R. Konieczny, who took an unofficial visit to Bloomington in June, committed to Notre Dame over the weekend.
The 6-foot-6 forward is rated the No. 129 prospect in the 2021 class by 247Sports.
Konieczny had scholarship offers from Butler, Bradley, Creighton and Iowa. He plays at St. Joseph’s in South Bend and for Indiana Elite on the adidas Gauntlet circuit.
Thus far, Indiana’s primary focus in the 2021 class has been on the state’s top four prospects: Khristian Lander, Caleb Furst, Trey Kaufman and Blake Wesley.
All four have scholarship offers from the Hoosiers.