The extra attention and different recruiting tactics seems to have been well worth it, as Watford gave Crean a verbal commitment following a visit with him at his school, Tuesday afternoon.
"They just stayed on me and they never did back off," Watford said. "They stayed the same throughout and they never did change. They knew they were behind after I visited Louisville, but they stayed on me and kept on pushing me. I went up there and I fell in love with it."
"I got to know their staff and I talked to some former players and I just got a real good feel for it," Watford said. "I think Coach [Tom] Crean will do a great job of developing me and helping me get to the next level."
Watford, who ranks No. 72 overall by Scout.com, is the fourth member of Scout.com's 2009 Top 100 to commit to Indiana. IU's class consists of Jordan Hulls, Bobby Capobianco, Maurice Creek and Derek Elston.