According to ESPN.com, Michigan is recruiting class of 2010 big man Cody Larson. Larson is a 6-foot-9, 230 pound, power forward from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who was recently released from his LOI at Iowa and is garnering interest from a number of high major schools.
ESPN reports that Larson is considering Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State, New Mexico, Florida, Wake Forest, and Arizona State. According to the ESPN report, Larson has several in-home visits on the docket:
Indiana head coach Tom Crean and two Hoosier assistant coaches made a home visit Sunday. Billy Donovan of Florida will visit Friday and Michigan, Ohio State and Arizona State are expected to make home visits Sunday.
Cody has sneaky athleticism and quickness, which he uses to surprise opposing bigs who do not initially respect him. Larson, a lefty, has good strength and finishes around the basket with a good amount of effectiveness. He also has a nice lefty jump hook over the right shoulder when he gets the ball with his back to the basket. Larson can stretch defenses with his respectable shooting ability from the perimeter and will also rise up and finish above the rim in traffic. He runs the floor and rebounds the ball on both ends.
Evan Smotrycz and Tim Hardaway Jr. signed their LOIs in the fall but commitment Jon Horford is signed his LOI this afternoon and it’s been received in Ann Arbor. Here’s what Beilein had to say on Horford:
“We are pleased to announce that Jon Has become a part of the Michigan Basketball Family and believe he is a great fit for our program moving forward,” said Beilein. “At 6-9, 215 he is explosive and highly skilled. I love his length, wing span and his ability to rebound the basketball and as his strength improves he will help us in several areas. He can block shots, he has a nice touch and he has a huge upside and tremendous hunger and desire to improve.”
As we reported yesterday, Trey Zeigler committed to Central Michigan this afternoon in an announcement on ESPNU.
Michigan has also offered Georgia Mr. Basketball Marcus Thornton but he sounds like a long shot at this point having accepted in-home visits from Kentucky, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgia Tech, and Georgia. Michigan is still recruiting Dtroit Denby wing guard Isaiah Sykes and reports are that he will make an official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend.