Latham enjoys dual-sport theme at Indiana

It is common for football programs to schedule their junior days in conjunction with a home basketball event, which is what Indiana did when they hosted a number of underclassmen on Sunday.
Indianapolis (Ind.) North Central lineman Darius Latham is a standout in both football and basketball at his school, and enjoyed seeing both flagship sports during his visit to Bloomington.
"I liked the facilities there and we got a chance to see the basketball team play," Latham said while driving back from the event Sunday evening. "They are working to get their football team back on track and their basketball team is doing well."
The group of junior football prospects was able to see Indiana's basketball team score the most points in a game - 103 - since 2001.
"It was exciting being in the crowd just to witness that," Latham said. "They lived in the lane tonight."
The 6-5, 270-pound Latham said he definitely felt the love from Indiana coaches, who were one of the first to offer him earlier this winter.
"It seems like more of a defensive recruitment from them," Latham said. "I'd rather play on the defensive side - that's my favorite - but it really doesn't matter."
Other offers have come in from Louisville, Minnesota, Ole Miss and Purdue. Louisville is the most recent addition to Latham's list, extending an offer late last week.
"They had me talk to the offensive line coach, but they haven't told me what position," Latham said. "They liked my size, the way I play and my footwork."
Interest continues to come in from schools around the country, and Latham is hoping to visit more schools in the coming months.
"I know there are some junior days out there, but I'm going to consult with my parents and see what ones I am going to go to," he said. "I'd like to see the schools that offered me and some of the bigger schools, like Alabama. Alabama recently sent me something, so did Michigan and other schools like that."