LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It’ll likely be a while before Matt Coleman commits to a school. But the lightning-quick 2017 guard will have plenty of options when he does.
Indiana is one of the programs that has made the 6-2 Coleman a priority.
“They are uptempo and high intensity,” Coleman said of Indiana’s offensive style, which seems to fit the point guard’s preferred pace.
Coleman plays up a grade level with Boo Williams, a program that has produced Indiana players like Robert Johnson and Troy Williams. Coleman, a Norfolk, Va., native, is close with Williams.
“I watched his games and text him after games,” Coleman said. “We have that type of relationship.”
Coleman, who is ranked No. 27 in the 2017 class nationally by Rivals, said he exchanges texts with Indiana assistant Tim Buckley on nearly a daily basis and talks to coach Tom Crean “about every other week.” He said Indiana is among a group of schools recruiting him the hardest, along with Arizona, Florida, Ohio State, Virginia and Old Dominion.
Ohio State coach Thad Matta was among the coaches courtside for his game on Thursday.
“It has turned up a little bit,” Coleman said of the recruiting interest. “I’m enjoying it right now. I’m blessed.”
Indiana offered Coleman earlier this month. He said he may attempt to visit in the fall but hasn’t set up anything yet. Coleman has taken visits to North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech and has offers from the latter two.
UConn, Texas, Cincinnati, Florida, Memphis, Seton Hall and VCU have also offered Coleman at this point.