Indiana still does not have a committed recruit in the 2014 class. Could that change this week?
According to a source close to Okonoboh, Indiana is currently Okonoboh's leader and there's at least a decent chance he will commit to the Hoosiers before taking another official visit.
That could always change, but I'm beginning to think Okonoboh could be Indiana's first committed recruit in the 2014 class.
Okonoboh is the most talented shot blocker in his class, but he's still very raw on the offensive end. I have my doubts as to whether he will ever develop on that end. But regardless, Okonoboh would be a great pick up for Tom Crean and Co. at this point in the game.
Other notes today:
***Quentin Snider, a 2014 guard from Louisville, committed to Illinois on Thursday. Snider decommitted from Louisville over the summer and initially seemed like a candidate to end up at IU. But the Hoosiers never offered, and Snider decided to focus on the schools that did.
Snider is a good get for the Illini, who have already earned a pledge from Leron Black in recent weeks.
***I have an update on the site today on 2014 guard Lourawls Nairn, who will take an official visit to Indiana next weekend. Crean had an in-home visit with Nairn this week, and that went very well. Nairn is probably a back-up plan in case the Hoosiers miss on Robert Johnson, but it sounds like IU has a good chance of landing Nairn.
"He said I could take their team from tough to nasty," Nairn told me.
This whole situation will be interesting to watch because of the timing of it all. Johnson, who is at Florida State for his last of four official visits this weekend, will announce his decision next Friday. That's the same day Nairn is scheduled to arrive in Bloomington.
If Johnson chooses North Carolina or another school, the timing could work out well for Indiana. Nairn comes to campus, takes the visit, and could commit afterward. It's not the ideal situation for IU, but one Crean would likely move on if Johnson doesn't commit to him.
But if Johnson does commit to IU that day, then I'm not sure what happens. I don't think there's much of a chance both Johnson and Nairn end up in Bloomington, so Nairn may still take his visit but understand that it's better for him to commit to either Oklahoma or Minnesota.
We'll just have to see how it all plays out. But we should get at least a couple answers in the next week or so.