Archie Miller continued his recent recruiting run on Monday as the Indiana Hoosiers landed a key commitment from 2018 prospect Jerome Hunter. He was regarded as one of the midwest’s top players in the cycle and the Hoosiers came out on top.
July 17, 2017
Hunter comes out of Pickerington, Ohio and is rated as a four-star and the No. 2 player in the state by 247Sports. He is also listed at 6-foot-7 and 195 pounds and should be able to play anywhere on the wing at the college level.
As mentioned, Hunter had built quite a bit of hype for himself over the past year and a half and had attracted a fair deal of Big Ten interest. Not only was he offered by Indiana, but he also received offers from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio State, and Purdue among others. Realistically, Hunter could have played just about anywhere he wanted in the midwest if he was interested.
At the time of his commitment, Hunter become the second member of Indiana’s 2018 recruiting class* and the program’s second pickup in less than 24 hours. He also continues the recent momentum that Miller has built on the recruiting trail over the last few months. Not only did he lock down the program’s 2017 commitments, but he has now added two major pickups in the 2018 class as well.
There’s still a long way to go for Miller and his staff before the Hoosiers are back at the top of college basketball, but it looks like that process is starting to kick into high gear.
* - Race Thompson is expected to reclassify to the 2017 class.