Over the years, we've seen the commitment process speed up. As each year goes by, kids are pulling the trigger earlier and earlier. In particular, kids in Indiana and Ohio really seem to be making early decisions. That trend continued Thursday night when the Indiana Hoosiers scored a commitment out of high school freshman James Blackmon.
That's right, before he's even played a high school basketball game, the six-foot point guard from Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers has made his college decision.
Blackmon and his family visited Bloomington for Thursday night's football home opener and felt good enough to make the call right then and there.
"Coach Crean, he has a lot of confidence about him and we feel very comfortable around him," Blackmon's father James, Sr. told Peegs.com. "Earlier we made a visit and the campus was really nice, it is close to home and the academics, everything they had in play felt great, like it was right."