Hoosiers land huge pledge

Noah Vonleh

Indiana landed a huge five-star pledge on Saturday night.

The Indiana Hoosiers rank as the No. 1 team in the country, and on Saturday evening they landed their No. 1 recruiting priority in class of 2013 forward Noah Vonleh. During his official visit to the school Vonleh decided on the Hoosiers.

Ranking as the No. 8 prospect in the entire country, Vonleh was considering Indiana, Ohio State, North Carolina, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Connecticut, but after one official visit New Hampton (NH) School Head Coach Pete Hutchins said that was all Vonleh needed to make a decision.

"Ever since Kenny Johnson got the job they did a very thorough job of recruiting Noah," said Hutchins. "They did a great job throughout the entire process including watching him over the summer and this fall."

Hutchins continued, "I think Noah was sold on an opportunity to win and their ability to develop every aspect of his game."

At the end of the day most coaches will tell you recruiting is all about relationships, and Hutchins summed it up succinctly.

"They did a great job of developing a relationship with him," explained Hutchins.

Indiana's class was No. 11 in the country before the Vonleh decision and now the six man group will vault into the top five. Four-star prospects Stanford Robinson, Troy Williams, and Luke Fischer are in the class along with three-star in-state commitments Devin Davis and Collin Hartman.

Evan Daniels contributed to this report

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