This was from back in August. It does appear he will be holding out for Purdue or IU.Two players who stood out for the IU team haven't committed to the school. Ray McCallum Jr., who will be a sophomore at Bloomington North High School, had 21 points and Broad Ripple senior Robert Goff had 18. Both said they have IU on their lists of potential schools. Goff said his leaders are IU and Purdue.
That's unfortunate. Good luck to the kid if he does go the JUCO or Prep School route.Very good player, but one major problem. The poor guy probably can't even spell "NCAA," let alone have any chance of getting through the Clearinghouse. I don't mean that as some type of insult, because he IS a nice guy and a great player...but seriously, he's really going to struggle. Purdue is trying to get him to Vincennes or to one of the JUCOs in Illinois that Painter has worked with before during his SIU days. They hope to grab him after he's Div. I eligible in a couple of years. ISU's best bet will be to steal him out of Purdue's hands at that point.
Basically, if the guy DOES end up being eligible to play next year, I can GUARANTEE that either his high school went back and doctored his transcripts to raise his GPA or his college made "special accomodations" for him when he took the ACT or SAT (or both).
His past academic issues worry me to be quite honest.Look for some of the teams in Ohio to target Goff if they lose out on the Adrien Payne sweepstakes (he's a highly touted Ohio kid that is looking to stay local). He'd be a nice short term solution for any team, including the Sycamores.
He doesn't strike me as having much offensive game. But I he hustles and does well on the boards. He's definitely a piece to put in the puzzle.Robert Goff would be my primary recruit for 2010-11 season. He is exactly what we need. Athletic, huge upside never started playing ball until four years ago. From Ripple. Comes very close in touching the top of the backboard. This is the one kid I have wanted State for some time. Grades struggle, no question, that's why he's at a junior college. Let's get him here and let's see what kind of academic supervisors we have. He what we need, and I don't think he is leaning any way. I know I will talk to his high school coach. We are laying some nice pieces to the puzzle. I enjoy listening to you people. You guys are pretty knowledgable.