Class of 2019 point guard Jeremiah Francis is having a tremendous sophomore season. Francis is showing his ability to score and distribute, and continues to rack up high-major interest and offers.
About his season, Francis said, “The year has been great. We’ve were undefeated for a while, so we have a great team and we are working hard to be as good as we can be, and hopefully win a state title.”
He continued, “I’ve been working on being someone who scores from all three levels. I know I have to get better in the mid-range, and also I am working hard on my pull ups and floaters in the lane so I can be effective there without big guys blocking my shot.”
On the recruiting side of things Francis is taking it all in, but already numerous schools have stepped forward with offers and interest.
Francis is a legacy recruit for Ohio State. His father played for the Buckeyes in the 80’s, and Francis says he stays in touch with the coaching staff, though at this point there is no offer.
“My mom and my dad graduated from there so it is all in the family,” said Francis of Ohio State. “It is in the bloodlines, so of course it would be really good to have the opportunity to go there.”
When it comes to his communication with the staff, Francis said, “My dad and Coach (Chris) Jent are really close and they always talk. I love Coach Jent. We’ve been talking, it has mostly been me and Coach Jent talking.”
One school that has offered and is making Francis is a major focus is Purdue. The Boilermakers have been extremely active in the recruitment, and continue to build a good relationship with Francis.
“I love Purdue,” said Francis of the Boilermakers. “I went there when I was younger when they were going through a lot of construction, and now that I see it today and see the campus it is great. You can walk to the gym from the dorms, and I know it is a place I can get better, so I like it a lot.”
Also Indiana has picked up the interest in Francis. The Hoosiers continue to show attention, and he likes the atmosphere around Bloomington.
“I know a lot about Indiana,” explained Francis. “It is a basketball state, and the atmosphere is great there. Coach (Tom) Crean is a great coach, and I talk to the assistants a lot. I think it is a good school.”
For now Francis says he is in no hurry to select a school, but he is looking to continue to build relationships, and improve on his game.