Jordan getting closer to decision, likes IU

2015 guard Aaron Jordan plans to return to Bloomington soon.

Now that Malachi Richardson is off the table and committed to Syracuse, it's fair to say Illinois guard Aaron Jordan is one of Indiana's top guard targets in the 2015 class.

Jordan, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Plainfield, Ill., is a four-star prospect and the 20th-ranked player at his position in the country. He visited Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria back in early October and came away impressed.

"It was beyond what I expected," Jordan told AllHoosiers.com after the visit. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw people lining up. That's crazy stuff.

"[Coach Tom Crean] answered it before I even had to ask it. He said I was way past wanting and way past needing, I'm a must. Hearing that, I loved it. It made me feel real good."

There's a pretty good chance Jordan will end up in the Big Ten given the number of conference schools recruiting him and his relationships with several of them. Jordan has already been to Illinois and Wisconsin, and he said Champaign "felt like home" after his visit. Jordan has offers from Xavier, Wisconsin, Butler, Illinois, Georgia Tech and Creighton.

Jordan said he still talks to Indiana assistant coach Tim Buckley on a regular basis, and that he's not too far from a decision.

"I'd like to get back down and probably catch a game when Big Ten season kicks off," Jordan said of returning to Bloomington.

Jordan said he plans to make his decision this spring.


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