There aren't a lot of guys that can bring the brute force inside the paint than that of Luke Harangody. The 6-foot-7, 250-pound power forward from Andrean High School in Shereville, Ind., is a blue-collar big man that isn't afraid to lay it all on the court. The soon-to-be four-star prospect has a list of four finalists and a decision is on the horizon.
Harangody enjoyed a great spring with his SYF Players club as they went to the finals of the Kingwood Classic. His attention to rebounding, let-it-all-go attitude would make fictional Hoosier state coach Norman Dale proud. That play has grabbed the eye of some of the top programs in the Midwest.
"I'm down to four schools - Notre Dame, Purdue, Ohio State and Indiana," Harangody said. "I just felt that all of the staffs there were really good and the universities all fit me really well. I can see myself playing at one of those."
All four schools have hosted Harangody for unofficial visits and the big man says he is familiar with each program. Now he's talking with people he trusts before he makes his final decision. Harangody's brother, Ty, signed with Indiana on a football scholarship and he's been a big help with his young brother.
"He's helped a lot," Luke said of his older brother. "He's answered any questions I may have had and he's done a really good job of explaining things to me."
Harangody will play in the Indiana All-Star game alongside Greg Oden, Mike Conley and Marques Johnson as they take on a team featuring Luke Zeller and Dominic James. Then it's a stop at the Nike All-American camp and a possible commitment.
"My next step is making a decision," Harangody said. "It's up and coming. I'll probably decide sometime in July."
The big man also said he's trying to decide if he will play at any of the main tournaments with SYF. For now, though, his decision is on his mind and that decision should be coming soon.