IU basketball recruiting: 2021 guard target Jordan Longino is set to announce decision on Thursday

One of Indiana’s top 2021 guard targets is set to come off the board.

Philadelphia area shooting guard Jordan Longino is ready to announce his college decision.

The 6-foot-4 Longino broke the news on his Twitter page on Monday.  Longino will announce his decision on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

Longino revealed to The Daily Hoosier in April that his parents were from Indiana and his mother attended IU.  At the time, an official visit to Bloomington was a sure thing.

“Definitely when all this is over Indiana is one of the schools that I priority want to visit and hopefully take an official visit to,” Longino said in April. “It’s definitely a school that right when this ends I can’t wait to get up there and see the school.”

Of course there have been no live recruiting periods since April, so that visit never happened.  Led by Philadelphia native assistant coach Bruiser Flint, Indiana has been involved with Longino for more than a year, but he has never been to the IU campus.

A two-sport athlete at Germantown Academy, Longino likely wants to complete the recruiting process before getting too deep into the football season.  He previously expressed interest in completing the process around this time if visits were allowed.

A highly efficient scorer, Longino shot 54.4 percent from the field overall for Germantown Academy, including 41.5 percent from three-point range.  He also made 80.6 percent of his attempts from the free throw line.  Longino averaged 22.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2 assists and .7 steals per contest for the Patriots during the 2019-20 campaign.

Along with Blake Wesley and Aminu Mohammed, Longino is one of three class of 2021 shooting guards that IU has been prioritizing.  Ultimately the Hoosiers would like to land one of the three.

Indiana currently has a commitment from center Logan Duncomb in its 2021 class.   Point guard Khristian Lander was originally in the class of 2021 before reclassifying to 2020 and joining the Indiana team this summer.

Longino is a four-star recruit ranked No. 96 in the class by the 247Sports Composite.

The popular prediction right now is Villanova, although much of that noise is dated.  Longino hasn’t openly discussed his recruitment in recent months.  Florida, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia are thought to have been some of the other legitimate contenders.

Similar to its recruitment of east coast forward Trey Patterson, we would categorize Longino as a long shot to choose IU, with Villanova the more likely destination.

To see a complete list of Indiana’s 2021 through 2023 recruiting targets and prospects, GO HERE.

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