Indiana is still in the mix for one of the most coveted guards in the high school junior class.
Class of 2025 5-star guard Darryn Peterson is down to eight schools.
Going forward, Peterson will consider Arkansas, Baylor, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Ohio State, On3’s Joe Tipton reported on Monday.
The 6-foot-5 Peterson is an elite prospect — a consensus 5-star, consensus national top-5 prospect, and the consensus No. 1 shooting guard in the 2025 class.
The Canton, Ohio native attends Huntington Prep in West Virginia.
Indiana offered Peterson nearly two years ago — in February 2022. His recruitment has been relatively quiet, but Indiana has remained involved behind the scenes.
Unless the Hoosiers can get Peterson on campus for an official visit in the coming months, his recruitment probably isn’t worth monitoring too close. On3 is reporting he’s got visits planned to five of his schools, but not IU to this point.
But there is at least an interesting wildcard when it comes to Peterson.
Late in 2023 he became the first high school athlete to sign an endorsement deal with Adidas. While it’s unclear how that contract would impact his college choice, it’s at least worth noting Indiana and Kansas are the only Adidas schools on his list of finalists. Peterson also plays on the Adidas Circuit for spring and summer AAU basketball.
Peterson has not said he’s planning to reclassify to 2024, but he’s widely viewed as a player with the skillset and physical attributes who would be ready to make the leap. Based on his age, he’s have to play two seasons after high school before becoming NBA Draft eligible.
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