When June 15th came and coaches could finally call prospects from the Class of 2018, Wisconsin guard Tyler Herro didn’t have to wait long to hear from Indiana.
“Tom Crean was the first one to contact me that morning, and we’ve stayed in contact a lot,” Herro said.
The No. 38 ranked rising junior in the country, Herro spoke to Peegs.com while competing this past weekend at the adidas Gauntlet Finale in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The Indiana interest isn’t new as the Hoosiers offered the shooter back in April.
“I know it’s a great program,” Herro said. “I think they went to the Sixteen 16 or Elite Eight last year, so they’re a great program.”
Herro has not visited the Bloomington campus to this point.
“I might go down there in August or this fall for a football game,” he said.
The timing of the visit might be important since Herro stated there’s a chance that he will cut his list in the next couple months.
Home state Wisconsin and Marquette hosted him in June.
“I was at Wisconsin for the elite camp. Then I took a visit to Marquette and Coach Wojo just expressed how much he wants me. He said I’m their top priority as a guard. He thinks I can come in and make an impact on the court right away.”
Herro has offers from the likes of DePaul, Florida, Iowa State, Nebraska, Purdue and Xavier along with Indiana, Marquette and Wisconsin.
“DePaul is probably recruiting me the hardest.”
The 2018 guard has a host of schools that are expressing interest but have not extended an offer to this point.
“Michigan State, Virginia, UCLA, Texas A&M, Kansas, Arizona; those are the teams coming to watch me and maybe to offer after this weekend,” said Herro.
Herro is pushing 6-foot-5 and looks like he could continue to grow. He has been labeled as a shooter since entering high school. He’s trying to change the perception of his game this summer.
“I think last spring I was labeled as just a shooter, and coming into summer, I’m working on trying to get that out of my game, trying to be more than just a shooter; being able to drive and facilitate, play defense, improve my athleticism and stuff like that.”
Note: Special thanks to Trevor Andershock for his contributions to this report. Andershock is publisher of Indiana Basketball Source.