Bloomington – Cameron Cole showed the IU coaching staff all they needed to see during a recent one-day camp appearance.
Matched up with a highly-coveted wideout recruit from the Midwest, Cole grabbed the IU staff's attention by blanketing the wideout during individual drills. He then followed that up by running a 4.41 in the 40 during his Bloomington visit, providing further evidence he could play at the Big Ten level.
All that was left was for the 5'11", 175-pounder from Cincinnati's LaSalle H.S. to send over his transcripts, and the Hoosiers quickly responded with a scholarship offer.
On Tuesday, Cole made a trip to Bloomington and accepted the offer, becoming the 14th member of the Hoosiers' 2010 recruiting class.
"I came up yesterday to talk to the academic team, and I really had mind before," said Cole. "It's the right place for me. The first thing is academics, and the second is that I think I'm a good fit with the team. The last reason is because I really like the campus and the atmosphere there."
Bill Lynch's staff clearly thinks he's a good fit with the team as well. Cole said IU's coaches told him they like his speed and his technique, and consider him someone who will have a chance to help the program early in his career.
"They told me at my position, I could come in and start right away depending on how I do in practice, spring ball, things like that," Cole said. "They said I'll have a shot."
While others had been eying Cole, Indiana was the first to officially extend a scholarship offer. He said he'd also been getting significant interest from Toledo and Tennessee-Martin, but it was the Indiana offer that really got his attention.
"I was really excited to get that offer – I've been waiting all my life for this and put in so much hard work," Cole said.
Cole Becomes 14th Member of Hoosier Class
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