Author: Mike Schumann

The main national recruiting sites — 247Sports, On3, and Rivals — have all updated their class of 2025 basketball rankings over the last two weeks after watching rising senior prospects play on the shoe circuits throughout the spring. Below we take a look at where the fluid list of who we’re calling IU basketball’s main targets in the class stand at each of the outlets. For more on these players, visit our regularly updated IU basketball recruiting targets page. Note:  ESPN has not updated their rankings in two months, so we excluded them from this update. (click each name for…

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Things are moving quickly with the recruitment of 2025 4-star shooting guard Davis Fogle. The Anacortes, Wash. product has received multiple high major offers in the last couple months, including Indiana last weekend. Now the 6-foot-7 Fogle is beginning to turn his attention towards visits, and according to a report by national 247Sports reporter Travis Branham, IU is expected to host Fogle. “The recruitment of Davis Fogle is ramping up,” Branham wrote this week.  “He has set an official visit to go see the Gonzaga Bulldogs on June 28-29. The Washington native won’t stop there. He is also planning trips…

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Indiana had a highly-ranked member of the class of 2026 on campus Tuesday for an unofficial visit. Top-20 forward Anthony Thompson posted pictures on his X account from his photo shoot in an IU uniform. bled in red. #notcommitted@IndianaElite pic.twitter.com/S8lHxj0o0P — Anthony Thompson (@ant_thompson26) June 19, 2024 A 6-foot-7 Ohio product, Thompson also visited IU in February when the Hoosiers hosted Northwestern.  That’s when Mike Woodson offered a scholarship. “Indiana is a great basketball school, and all the fans show it at Assembly Hall,” he told On3’s Jamie Shaw in March.  “I think that they play really controlled on offense.…

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Class of 2025 priority IU basketball target Trent Sisley hasn’t come out and announced a list of final schools just yet. But the perceived list of his top options hasn’t wavered much over the last year. All the signs going back to last summer were that Indiana, Purdue, Notre Dame and Michigan State were the top players for the Santa Claus, Ind. (Heritage Hills H.S.) product. As we reported earlier this month, Sisley will take an official visit to Indiana on the weekend of Sept. 20, along with his Indiana Elite AAU teammates Malachi Moreno and Braylon Mullins. On Tuesday,…

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Indiana will get a senior-year official visit from highly coveted 5-star guard/wing Jalen Haralson in a couple months. According to a report by Dushawn London for the 247Sports national desk, Haralson will visit IU the weekend of August 31.  He’ll then visit Notre Dame and Michigan State the following two weekends. August 31 in Bloomington is the season opener for IU football against Florida International. Indiana and head coach Mike Woodson have been pursuing Haralson since before he played his first high school basketball game as a freshman at Fishers H.S. in the northeast suburbs of Indianapolis.  He now attends…

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IU football is getting an official visit this weekend from Venice, Fla. (Venice H.S.) four-star wide receiver Winston Watkins, Jr. He previously took an unofficial to IU in April. The visit this weekend replaces a scheduled trip he had to Ohio State.  Watkins recently visited Ole Miss and South Carolina.  He was previously committed to Colorado.  Watkins also has offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State and many others. He is the cousin of long-time NFL wideout and former Clemson star Sammy Watkins. The 5-foot-10 and 175-pound Watkins is ranked by the On3 Industry Ranking –…

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One of the many things expected to change at Indiana under the direction of new head coach Curt Cignetti was the football uniforms. And the multi-year tribute to the Bill Mallory era appears to be a thing of the past. In photos released by the IU football program this week on its social media accounts, the black details from recent years are gone. Instead, under Cignetti, Indiana is opting for a clean all red and white look. Cignetti has suggested several times since he was hired by IU he believes having the state in the school name matters.  And…

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Quick, when is the last time you’ve seen an IU basketball player wear jersey number 8 or 9? It’s been a minute or two. In fact, most of you have never seen that. A year ago the NCAA did away with a decades old restriction on what jersey numbers college basketball players can wear.  Beginning with the 2023-24 season, players were allowed to wear any number from 0 to 99. But no one on Indiana’s team jumped in to claim one of the new options a year ago. For 2024-25, two numbers will be dusted off and worn for the…

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Indiana added North Carolina based linebacker Jamari Farmer to its 2025 class on Monday. Farmer announced his commitment to IU on his X account. “From the moment I stepped onto Memorial Stadium, I felt the undeniable energy and passion that defines Hoosier football,” Farmer wrote. HOOSIERS NATION 👨🏾‍🌾🔴⚪️#AGTG@Coach_BHaines @IndianaFootball pic.twitter.com/fQunsdo7NR — J2️⃣8️⃣ (@farmer_jamari) June 17, 2024 The Mooresville, N.C. product visited IU a week ago. Farmer has been highly productive at Mooresville H.S. (Mooresville, N.C.).  He has collected 258 career tackles, 49 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 26 varsity games. His 130 tackles and 26 tackles for loss…

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Saturday marked the first day college basketball staffs could make direct contact with players in the class of 2026 — rising high school juniors. With first the transfer portal and now the class of 2025 taking precedence at the moment, this group hasn’t received a ton of publicity to this point. But that will gradually change in the months to come. We’ve already reported on several 2026 players, including the 12 IU has offered in the class thus far. For IU’s list of offers, you can always check THIS PAGE, which is updated regularly and can be found on the…

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