When the Hoosiers upset Michigan State on Saturday there were a number of top IU targets in attendance, including Quran Hafiz from Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood H.S. Peegs.com caught up with the 6-foot-1, 180-pound cornerback to see what he thought of his trip to Bloomington.
Hafiz said there were a number of things about Indiana that impressed him, but the biggest thing that stood out was the coaching staff and how much he enjoyed spending time with them.
"I would say the coaches stood out the most," he said. "I had a really good time spending time with the coaches. Spending time with Coach Nojo (Noah Joseph) and Coach (Brandon) Shelby was great."
The talented cornerback also got to spend time with a couple current IU players that he knows from back home in Jacksonville.
"My player hosts were Khalil Bryant and Phil Benker," Hafiz said. "I already knew both of them so they have just been telling me stuff about Indiana. They have told me that it is a good environment and how much they like it there."
Hafiz was also impressed with what he saw from the Hoosiers in their win over Michigan State, and he especially liked how they used their defensive backs.
"That was a big game for them and it was nice to see them pull that off," he said. "The defense Coach (Tom) Allen runs fits me pretty well. It is a lot of press man and blitzing from the linebackers."
The talented prospect also got to spend time with some academic advisors and he said that he feels good with the plan that IU has in place for their football players.
"I'm feel comfortable that they do a good job with staying on the athletes and that's big," he said.
Hafiz originally committed to Iowa State but he recently decided to open his recruiting back up. The three-star recruit has more than 30 offers but he has narrowed his list of top schools down to Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, Oregon State and Fresno State. He still has a few visits left and his plan is to make a decision once those are over with.
"I'll finish my visits up and then I'll look at everything and make my decision after that," he said.
Hafiz, who plans on graduating in December and enrolling at the school he chooses in January, said the Hoosiers are in great shape with him after his visit to IU.
"They impressed me a lot and they're strong with me and definitely in the running," he said. "I liked everything a lot."