Once thought to be running at or near the front, Indiana has at least remained in the top six for a highly coveted class of 2020 point guard.
St. Louis based top 35 4-star Caleb Love announced a top six of Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri and North Carolina today via his Twitter account.
— Caleb Love (@caleb2love) August 2, 2019
Love told Rivals this about Indiana:
“They want for me to come in and turn that program around. They have been in a drought lately so they want for me to come in and lead their team to a championship and they said that they would put the ball in my hands. Only thing with them, they are going to try and get pieces around me and we will go from there.”
Love continued that he intends to take official visits in the coming months and hopes to finalize a decision in enough time to sign in November.
I asked Caleb Love to decscribe his final six head coaches in one word:
Chris Mack-Consistent @caleb2love
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) August 2, 2019
While recruits are only allowed five official visits during their senior year, Love could take an non-reimbursed unofficial visit to a school closer to home such as Missouri.
Indiana has been in pursuit of Love for well over a year. The 6-foot-3 target visited Bloomington and saw IU’s new locker rooms last fall.
With senior Devonte Green set to graduate after the 2019-20 season, it seems clear that Indiana needs another primary ball handler on its roster in addition to Rob Phinisee.
Indiana has certainly emphasized the point guard position in the 2020 class, with offers also out to RJ Davis and Hassan Diarra.
Love’s statement on IU seems to suggest that he is interested in who else the Hoosiers can land in the 2020 class before he would strongly consider committing to Indiana.
Of course Indiana has Trey Galloway already committed in the 2020 class.
While Archie Miller and staff have demonstrated a proven ability to bring in high level talent over their last two recruiting classes, including two McDonald’s All-Americans, it appears that Love wants to watch IU’s 2020 class unfold.
Love averaged 15.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting overall including 29.5 percent from three point range during Nike EYBL play. He added 5 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 turnovers and 1.9 steals per game.
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