2024 guard Boogie Fland is in decision making mode, and Indiana is in closing mode.
Indiana is sending Mike Woodson and all three assistant coaches to New York on Wednesday to visit the 6-foot-3 top-20 guard.
The Hoosiers are competing with Kentucky and Alabama for Fland, who is likely to decide on a college in the next couple weeks, perhaps sooner. Kentucky and Alabama both had coaches in to visit Fland earlier this week.
Indiana is in a strong position with Fland. Here’s what we wrote about that on Monday in case you missed it:
Once Indiana decided to go all-in on this recruitment, it has been a full court press by the IU staff. That commitment and focus on Fland as Indiana’s main guy in the 2024 class at lead guard has not gone unnoticed, and could be a bit of a differentiating factor for IU as things stand.
And Fland and his family really like Mike Woodson. They are a New York family, they know of Woodson from his time with the Knicks, and they know Carmelo Anthony and have received a strong endorsement via that channel. Woodson has been involved and has made a real connection.
Finally, we’ve written a lot about the impact of Jalen Hood-Schifino’s one-and-done season at IU, and how that has helped the Hoosiers on the recruiting trail. There may not be a recruitment where it has helped more than this one. Fland can see himself in that role. He told us that multiple times over the summer.
The full IU staff will leave New York on Wednesday and fly to Orlando to meet with 2024 targets Liam McNeeley and Derik Queen at Montverde Academy later that same day.
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