Bloomington – Louisville's Aaron Cosby was in Bloomington two weeks ago, and now he's contemplating a return trip.
The 6-3, 180-pound guard from Jeffersontown (Ky.) H.S. made an unofficial visit to IU the weekend of Sept. 6 and has now been invited back for Hoosier Hysteria in mid-October. Cosby says he hasn't decided where he's going to go on the opening night of basketball practice, but is giving serious consideration to coming back to town for IU's version.
Cosby is a new name that has cropped up on IU's list of 2010 recruiting targets. A one-time UMass commit who re-opened his recruitment after Travis Ford departed to become the head coach at Oklahoma State, Cosby became interested in Indiana thanks to the arrival of Roshown McLeod on Tom Crean's staff.
"I had met Roshown McLeod last year at a tournament, and he really took a liking to me and my game," Cosby said. "Once he go the assistant coaching job at Indiana, he gave me a call and wanted me to come down and talk with him and Coach Crean."
Cosby did that two weeks ago, the same weekend when fellow 2010 targets Lavonte Dority and Lenzelle Smith were on the Bloomington campus. Cosby toured the Bloomington campus, played open gym with members of the current squad, and then went to IU's football game against Murray State.
He also sat down and watched film with Crean, who showed him some of the ways he's highlighted guards in his system during his run of success at Marquette.
"He seems serious but he's a nice guy," Cosby said of the Hoosiers' head coach. "He's really serious about coaching, and I can tell from talking to him he's a really great coach and he's going to do really well at Indiana."
Crean has already gotten off to an impressive start by assembling a 2009 recruiting class that figures to be ranked in the top five nationally. He's now turning his attention to 2010 and players like Cosby, who is considered by some to be the best player in Kentucky's junior class.
Cosby averaged 11 points per game as a freshman and Louisville DuPont H.S., but had to sit out his sophomore season after transferring to Jeffersontown. He'll be back on the court this season, looking to lead the state's preseason No. 2 squad to a state championship.
The Indiana staff figures to be on hand for a handful of Jeffersontown's games this season. IU hasn't offered a scholarship yet, but told him they want to come watch him play this season and then make a determination on when to offer a scholarship.
While IU hasn't pulled the trigger on a scholarship offer yet, a handful of other schools have done so. Cosby said he's been offered by Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Miami (Ohio), Western Kentucky and Ohio. He is also attracting interest from plenty of others, including IU, Louisville, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Auburn.
Cosby plan to continue his swing of unofficial visits this weekend. He said he's headed to Purdue this weekend to get a look at Matt Painter's program, and also has October trips planned to Miami (Ohio) and Dayton, plus a Nov. 6 visit planned to Minnesota.
"I'm looking around and taking visits and comparing my options to see what the best fit is," Cosby said.
Cosby Considering Second Trip to IU
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