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Indiana nabs Rivals150 forward Jake Forrester

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Indiana kept the ball rolling with its 2018 class as Jake Forrester, a Rivals150 forward, committed to the Big 10 program on Monday. A versatile and hard playing prospect from Pennsylvania, Forester should immediately impact the Hoosiers with his motor and rebounding prowess.

After visiting Pitt and Seton Hall earlier in the month, and with two others set for Virginia Tech and Xavier, Forrester selected the Hoosiers after his official visit to Bloomington this past weekend. A long and active forward with an evolving skillset, Forrester is capable of extending the defense with the perimeter jumper, producing whenever the game speeds up, chasing down second chance boards and defending all three spots in the frontcourt.

Running with the PSA Cardinals unit on the travel circuit, Forrester’s father, Dwight, talked about the opportunity presented for his son at IU. “They lose six seniors this year. That's going to open up a lot of room. And that means a lot of opportunities,” he told Jordan Wells of TheHoosier.com.

"He would have an opportunity to have an immediate impact. He has as good a chance as anyone else to vie for minutes as a freshman.”

The fourth commitment in the 2018 for Indiana, Forrester joins Jerome Hunter, Robert Phinisee and Damezi Anderson in Bloomington next year, each members of the Rivals150 that should leave an immediate mark on first year head coach Archie Miller’s program.