Tom Crean and his staff picked up a verbal commitment from David Williams, a standout at Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast.
"I think it's more of a benefit for him because he likes the Big Ten and the Big Ten has the big guards," First Coast head coach Charles Showers said. "And he's a big guard and he feels like it's the best place for him."
Last summer, Williams played with the Atlanta Celtics 16's squad, which was coached by current Indiana assistant coach Roshown McLeod. The relationship the two built was among the reason Williams went with Indiana.
"David more or less fell in love with him," he said. "He taught him some things and he just took to him and I think that had a lot to do with it and he always just wanted to be in the Big Ten."
Williams, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound wing, is a versatile forward that can play a variety of positions. According to his high school coach he had a solid junior season and is primed for a big summer.
"He's like a 6-7 guard," Showers said. "He can actually play four positions on the court. He can play the one, two, three or four. He's a very good ball handler and his shot is decent and he's a good defender."