A couple of weeks ago, it seemed like a long shot Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn would end up at Indiana. Nairn, a 2014 guard from Bel Aire (Kans.), had been recruited by Oklahoma much longer, and the Hoosiers got his last scheduled official visit.
But Nairn, the 23rd-ranked point guard in the class, will indeed make his visit to Bloomington next weekend (Sept. 20-21), and he said the Hoosiers are still very much a player in his recruitment.
Nairn's final three schools are Indiana, Oklahoma and Minnesota. He has already visited the second two.
"Everyone is still equal for me right now and yes sir, they do [have a good chance]," Nairn told AllHoosiers.com of the Hoosiers. "They all still have a good chance."
Nairn was initially somewhat hesitant about Indiana because of the presence of point guard Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell will just be a sophomore this year, so he could still be in Bloomington for two years with Nairn.
But many of Nairn's doubts were silenced and questions were answered when Indiana coach Tom Crean stopped by for an in-home visit with Nairn on Wednesday.
"It was great," Nairn said. "He said I would be the best leader in the Big Ten. He told me I would play well in their offense and could play with Yogi.
"Also, he said I would take their team from tough to nasty."
Pretty strong words from the Indiana coach.
Now, Nairn plans to take his Indiana visit next weekend and then announce his decision "a couple days afterward."