It is always interesting to see which offers turn into recruitments with real traction.
While there is a long way to go, one that seems to fall into that category is class of 2025 forward Bryson Tiller out of Atlanta, Ga.
The 6-foot-8 Tiller did multiple interviews over the last week with national reporters from recruiting outlets 247Sports and Rivals following his high-level performance at the Under Armour Elite 24 event in Chicago.
The good news for Indiana is Tiller is consistently mentioning the Hoosiers early in his process. Like most prospects from Georgia IU gets involved with, assistant coach Yasir Rosemond’s connections have helped. Also helpful, he teamed with 2023 IU commit Jakai Newton during spring and summer basketball.
The bad news, if there really is any to this point, is Tiller has three years of high school left and he isn’t heavily invested in his recruitment just yet. And that recruitment appears primed to keep growing with new high-end suitors.
In a report by 247Sports national analyst Brandon Jenkins, Tiller had nice things to say about Indiana.
“It is a great program,” he said. “They are gritty and they play hard. It is a great environment to play in. I am excited to further my relationship with them.”
Tiller also singled out IU in an article published today by Rivals’ Rob Cassidy. He is also regularly mentioning Georgia Tech, Georgia and Xavier early on.
Beyond the IU recruiting angle, Tiller will be an interesting prospect to watch as he is one of the first to join the Overtime Elite program as a high school player. That setup allows players to monetize their name, image and likeness while retaining their college eligibility.
Tiller transfer to the OTE league from Pace Academy, but he told Rivals he is “definitely going to college after he leaves OTE.”
A modern hybrid forward with guard skills, Tiller is a 5-star according to ESPN and the No. 6 player overall in the 2025 class.
Rivals and 247Sports are likely to follow suit when they update their 2025 rankings.
“Tiller should expect to be among the most highly ranked players on the list with five-star potential,” Jenkins wrote.
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