Class of 2023 wing Jamie Kaiser’s recruitment is on the fast track, and Indiana is still clearly in the picture.
On Sunday Kaiser said he had narrowed his list of potential schools to nine. But he also said he would like to finalize his choice by the end of June, meaning the Burke, Va. product likely has a smaller group that he is considering at this point.
All signs point to Indiana being on that short list.
Kaiser confirmed with The Daily Hoosier on Tuesday he is working on setting up an official visit to Indiana this month. He did not have specific dates set when we connected via text on Tuesday morning.
In a separate report by 247Sports national recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins, Kaiser made it clear IU was pushing hard.
“I talk to them daily,” Kaiser told Jenkins. “I talk to Gabe Cupps daily too. They really have been getting after me and I feel if they like me that much, then I might as well go visit. It is Big Ten basketball and you cannot beat that. The history there is crazy. If they are prioritizing me, I have to prioritize them because I feel like that will be a good spot for me if they feel so too.”
A current 2023 commit, Cupps has been very active on the recruiting front for Indiana. Last week another 2023 target, Massachusetts forward TJ Power, said he also had a dialogue going with Cupps.
Kaiser told The Daily Hoosier in May that IU was recruiting him to play the three spot along side Cupps and his fellow 2023 commit Jakai Newton.
The 6-foot-6 Kaiser is a strong, versatile prospect with a football background. He said he finds the Big Ten appealing because of its physical nature. Kaiser is a good 3-pointer shooter but he can also get to his spots off the bounce, something head coach Mike Woodson told him he liked about his game.
As he narrows his process, Kaiser says the character of the staff will play a big role in his decision.
“How comfortable I am, meeting them (the coaches) in person, and seeing if I can tell if they are honest,” he told The Daily Hoosier last month. “I know genuine people when I see them, so I feel like just getting on campus and talking to people and looking in their eyes is going to be big for me because then I’ll actually know and narrow down my decision. People come and go, and I just want to stick with good people.”
Based on previous or planned visits, Wisconsin, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Indiana could be the more serious potential landing spots for Kaiser.
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