Bloomington, Ind. – 2020 4-Star SF Jordan Geronimo announced his commitment to the Indiana Hoosiers Monday September 2, 2019 after visiting Indiana this past weekend. He is the third commitment that Archie Miller has landed from the class of 2020. Geronimo joins classmates Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal who had previously announced their commitment to the Hoosiers. This is the first out-of-state recruit for Archie Miller in the class of 2020.
“What is a Hoosier?” his Instagram post asks.
“Me. I’m a Hoosier.”
Geronimo is currently listed as the No. 85 player in the class of 2020 according to 247Sports (92nd overall in the Composite) and he exploded on the radar of the recruiting scene over his recent performances on the AAU circuit. After largely remaining unranked in many of the recognizable recruiting outlets, he is now currently listed as a 4-star recruit. He holds one of the most impressive stock rises over the last year. The Hoosiers could immensely benefit from having Geronimo in the seasons to come if his development continues down its current trajectory.
Despite being underrated in current recruiting services, the Hoosiers saw the upside along with a group of over ten high-major schools that have extended an offer to Geronimo. Those schools include Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Penn State, Utah, VCU, Providence, Illinois State, Penn, Yale, Xavier, and Charlotte. Geronimo most recently came off of a visit from Virginia.
His commitment comes as a surprise at this time as he was expected to give former Indiana head coach Tom Crean a visit at Georgia on September 21 and a visit with Boston College on September 27. An early announcement helps the Hoosiers considering how late in the game they joined the recruiting process. The Hoosiers made the offer in late July and barely two months later the Hoosiers have his commitment.
The Scouting Report on Jordan Geronimo
For a detailed scouting report, game tape, and much more, check out our previous article on Jordan Geronimo’s initial offer.
Here’s an excerpt:
Off the bat, Geronimo has impressive ball control as a wing, and his explosiveness off of the ball is attention-grabbing. Geronimo is most effective receiving passes from his teammate, while he himself makes an athletic slash to the rim. If needed, he can put the ball on the deck for one or two additional dribbles with control.
What does this mean for the Hoosiers?
Archie Miller secured his first big commitment from out of the state of Indiana. One other target at the top of the list is 2020 forward Matt Cross, who also happens to be from the New England area. However, considering that both Matt Cross and Jordan Geronimo play similar positions, would that play a factor in Matt Cross selecting his final choice?
Regardless, the Hoosiers were able to close the deal on a fast-rising forward that has a tremendous amount of long-term potential. Surely if the recruitment had lasted longer, the Hoosiers would have been competing with more and more schools. Notable, the Hoosiers made a decision, took aim on a target, and they have been since locked in on the recruitment of Geronimo. The directness of the Indiana recruiting staff is now seeing the fruits of its labor.
You can see the full 2020 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board and the 2021 Indiana Basketball Recruiting Board at IndianaHQ.
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