Point guard Jeremiah Francis is a class of 2019 prospect, but he is already one of the more popular players in the entire Midwest in recruiting circles. A true floor general with bloodlines and a high basketball IQ, Francis is making a name for himself, and has picked up new offers.
About his sophomore high school season, Francis said, "The high school season was great. We won 26 games and lost in the state semi-finals. We just couldn’t finish off our final game in the second half, but it was a good year."
When it comes to the areas he is trying to improve on, Francis explained, "I am trying to show I am a better leader and also I’m working on my pull up jumper so that I don’t have to worry about picking up a charge trying to go all the way to the rim."
Most recently Francis made an unofficial visit to Butler and came out of that trip with an offer.
About the visit to Butler, Francis said, "Butler was a great time. It is an excellent academic school and a great campus. All of the players, they all have a chip on their shoulder and I really liked it. Also Coach (Chris) Holtmann is a great coach and I like Coach (Ryan) Pedon a lot as well. He is a Central Ohio guy and a real good guy."
An offer that came during the year was Ohio State. The son of two Ohio State athletes, Francis says it was huge to get the offer from the Buckeyes.
"Getting that offer was just a blessing for my family," explained Francis. "My mom was a track athlete there and my dad was a four year starter and captain there, so it was just real blessing to get that offer for me and my family."
The school that has been on Francis the longest is Purdue, and the Boilermakers continue to be a major factor in this recruitment.
"I have a good relationship with Coach (Matt) Painter," said Francis of Purdue. "I am sad that Coach (Jack) Owens left for Miami-Ohio, but that won’t impact me. I still love Coach Painter and we are from the same city, Muncie, Indiana, so I still really like Purdue."
Look for Francis to continue to play out the spring and summer before even thinking about making a college decision.