Indiana fans were able to take a HUGE sigh of relief on November 30th when Trayce Jackson-Davis announced he would be staying home next year at Indiana University.
The five-star prospect chose his hometown Hoosiers over UCLA and Michigan State. Archie Miller conducted multiple in-home’s and even went to all of TJD’s game’s before he committed this season.
Many always thought he was a lock, that wasn’t necessarily the case as Tom Izzo recruited Jackson-Davis just as hard as any coach, but Archie Miller one upped every coach.
“There’s just no better feeling playing in front of your hometown and your state,” Jackson-Davis said.
This season Miller and his crew have seen them develop into a bright, young squad that is currently ranked 24th in the country. On that squad is Romeo Langford who’s great friends with Jackson-Davis.
“Just seeing the way the fans cheer and love Romeo and everyone else on the team really helped, but also the coaching staff, and style of play influenced my decision.”
As for goals and expectations for the Hoosiers next year, TJD has his sights set on a pretty big goal.
“My goal is to win every game on our schedule, and win a championship.”
Indiana does have a solid two-man class currently with Armaan Franklin and Trayce Jackson-Davis, but they aren’t done as they have eyes on another local kid.
Keion Brooks, the five-star wing who plays for national powerhouse La Lumiere, is best friends and AAU teammates of TJD. They took multiple visits together including Indiana and UCLA officials, they’re literally brothers.
“You know I want Keion bad, but I want him to make the right decision for himself and his future.”
This was the fourth #Signed story.
Here’s the updated list of players featured on #Signed:
– Syracuse signee Joe Girard III
– Mizzou signee Mario McKinney Jr
– UConn signee James Bouknight
– Indiana signee Trayce Jackson-Davis