Austin Etherington. Currently IU only holds one ride in the 11' class. Word is they have their sights set on a top 5 player at his position so Austin isn't their #1 need or priority.
I'm sure that I'm missing something obvious, but why would IU offer if they only have one schollie for '11 and they're planning on using it to land a top 5 player at Austin's position?
If Austin accepts their offer, will they give somebody else the heave-ho in order to have a scholarship available for their top 5 target?
it'll be tough for Austin to turn down an offer from IU, even though they suck right now Crean is going to get the program turned around. Hopefully Alford can convince Austin that he'll see more pt as a lobo, and also be part of a better team and program.
I may be incorrect, but I believe that at this point he couldn't sign until next season and could only give a verbal at this time. I would also assume that IU can't guarantee that the top 5 player will sign with them, so why wouldn't offer to him.
I would think it would be difficult to get him over IU, but I am sure that our coach still has a ton of pull in Indiana which the players and the coaches.
Last edited by Yakkacat25; 06-20-2009 at 09:24 PM.
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Since Austin has two more years of HS, when is the earliest that he can commit to a school and have them actually be obligated to honor a scholarship offer? Is it, as GoLobos says, sometime next season?
I've always been confused about this part of recruiting, and thought that if two offers were extended for one opening, either the first player to accept got it or a second scholarship was made available by pulling a scholarship from a current player.
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