Indiana has added another commit to their 2014 class. According to ESPN's Paul Biancardi, Max Hoetzel has committed to the Hoosiers:
Just got off the phone with the latest Indiana commit 6'7" Max Hoeztel. Gr8 shooter!His quotes on why he chose IU coming to @RecruitingESPN— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) October 28, 2013
Hoetzel joins four star Robert Johnson as the second player to commit to Indiana for 2014. Hoetzel is still unranked per Rivals, but 247 Sports lists him as the 295th best 2014 prospect and 74th best power forward. While his ratings seem a bit low for Indiana's standards, his recruiting has just recently started to take off. The 6'7 power forward transferred over to Wilbraham and Monson Academy and since making the move has seen more schools take notice.
The highlight of his recruiting occurred this month when the Hoosiers made an offer to the forward, who visited Bloomington this past weekend. Since transferring cross state from California to Massachusetts, Hoetzel is technically reclassified for the class of 2015, with the option to stay in the class of 2014. Indiana has recruited him for 2014 and it appears he will join the team next year. Hoetzel's biggest strengths appear to be his ability to shoot the ball and play defense, Hoetzel's coach had the following to say about him:
He's a lot like a Chandler Parsons type. I'd compare him to Kyle Korver too, but that'd be selling him short on his athletic ability. He's a great kid.
Highlights from his junior season are below: