Indiana has reached out to 2014 forward Jakeem Yates, a 6-foot-10 big man from Charlotte. Yates isn't in the Scout system and is not ranked, but he owns offers from Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Marquette and others.
The IU staff expressed interest in Yates, but an offer has not been made. It is still very early in the process, but there is strong interest from Yates and his family and he would like to visit Bloomington sometime in the next couple weeks.
According to our recruiting analyst Brian Snow, Yates is a very raw talent and likely wouldn't be able to help right away next season.