Less than three weeks ago, the Hoosiers were not rated in 2020 recruiting class rankings simply because… well, Indiana did not have a single commit. Fast forward to today and now the Indiana Basketball program has signed the top two players in the state of Indiana, primed to win 2020’s Indiana Mr. Basketball award, and vaulted in to the top 15 among 2020 recruiting classes.
Now the recruiting attention is focused on Brewster Academy’s Matthew Cross, a player that Archie Miller offered back at the end of April after watching his impressive two-way play making abilities. Quickly, the program and Matt Cross arranged an official visit and and the four-star forward made it to Bloomington before the end of May.
In fact, if Cross would commit to the Hoosiers tomorrow, he would instantly propel Indiana to a top-2 recruiting class (right behind Virginia). Of course, temper your expectations as their are a ton of decisions yet to be made for the 2020 class and that party is just getting set up.
With an updated biometric listing of 6-foot-7 and 225 pounds, the power forward will be playing at Brewster Academy next season, where fellow Indiana target and a top-3 player of the 2021 class Terrance Clark also plays. Cross is currently ranked in the top-80 for the 2020 class and he is the number two player in the state of Massachusetts.
Matthew Cross’s Timeline of Visits
- June 5: South Carolina
- June 15: Butler
- June 20: Miami
- May 31: Indiana
- July 23: Florida
These are largely the schools involved as well as Texas A&M. Cross received an offer from new head coach Buzz Williams, who was previously the head coach at Virginia Tech, at the end of June and with Williams’ previous east coast connections, Cross may try to make a trip down to College Station, Texas before he makes a final decision.
Is a decision imminent?
All signs are pointing to a decision sometime this month (August 2019) and quite frankly whether or not he makes the trip down to Texas A&M could be the factor for him holding out longer. Again, a lot of that has to do with his prior relationship with coach Buzz Williams and the time coach Williams spent watching him at the end of his AAU basketball career.
Back in June, there was an expectation that Matt Cross was planning to make a decision shortly after the Indiana official visit. Cross wanted to make a decision after his travel basketball season. Of course, now we know that he instead wanted to schedule a couple of more visits and get more schools for comparison.
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