Richard Council (6) gets nine-month-old Jaydon Hill to smile during the Indiana University football team’s visit with patients at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis Tuesday. Jaydon’s mother Sarese Smith was also at Jaydon’s bedside. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
Cross another recruit off the list.
Cody Larson, a 6-foot-9 senior, committed to Florida tonight, the Sioux Falls Argus-Leaders’ Stu Whitney reports.
He also received interest from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, New Mexico, Kansas and Arizona State.
But Florida rose to the top of his list after Donovan paid a visit to Sioux Falls last Friday to meet with Larson and his family.
Indiana sent its entire coaching staff to South Dakota to watch Larson almost immediately after he pulled his commitment to Iowa.
With Larson out of the picture, IU’s best hopes for landing a forward in the class of 2010 seems to be Dwight McCombs and John Wilkins.
Cody Larson is continuing to evaluate other Big Ten schools despite a conference rule that he can not accept a scholarship from anyone in the league, his high school basketball coach said.
Larson, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., had signed with Iowa in the fall but requested and was granted his release after Iowa fired head coach Todd Lickliter and hired Fran McCaffrey as his replacement. Since his transfer, Indiana has been among the teams recruiting him as has Ohio State and Michigan.
However, a Big Ten rule states that a player can not receive scholarship money if he transfers from one school to another. Though Larson has yet to enroll at Iowa, he is looked at as a transfer in this case after signing a National Letter of Intent.
Larson can still appeal the rule to the Big Ten. Lee Taylor the coach at Roosevelt, said Larson is still looking at all his options and will appeal the rule if he decides he wants to go to a Big Ten school. He has also received scholarship offers from Florida, Arizona State and Wake Forest among others.
“Right now it’s just about finding the right fit,” Taylor said. “If he decides to go to a Big 12 school or something like that, obviously, he doesn’t have to do anything. But he’s still considering Indiana and some of the other schools, and if he decides he wants to go there, maybe he’ll appeal.”
Steve McClain, still technically employed as the Colorado associate head coach, confirmed Tuesday that he is interested in the assistant coaching position at Indiana. However, he opted to stay relatively mum on the details.
“Tom and I are having conversations,” he said. “It’s an ongoing process.”
McClain appears to be the favorite for the third assistant coaching position vacated in early March by Roshown McLeod. McClain spent the last three years as the assistant coach at Colorado after nine years as the head coach at Wyoming. He was considered one of the favorites for the Colorado head coaching job left open when former coach Jeff Bzdelik left for Wake Forest, but the Buffaloes chose Northern Colorado head coach Tad Boyle.
Indiana coach Tom Crean said the search for a third assistant coach is ongoing. Chris Howell | Herald-Times
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