D.J. Carton gives the scoop on the latest with his recruitment, including his growing relationship with Kansas head coach Bill Self. Matthew Bain, Sports writer
D.J. Carton’s recruitment has gained a little more clarity.
The five-star Bettendorf product narrowed down his final three schools Sunday night to Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State. Carton had previously released a top six that included those three, Marquette, Xavier and Iowa.
Carton’s recruitment has skyrocketed over the last year as the 2019 point guard has thundered onto the national recruiting scene. Rivals recently rated him as the No. 17 overall prospect for the 2019 class.
Carton had recently taken visits to Michigan and Indiana late last month and is still targeting the fall for a commitment.
Iowa had hoped to hold onto the in-state product, who attends high school just 45 minutes outside of Iowa City. The Hawkeyes had put the full-court press on Carton in recent months, but he’ll now officially attend college outside his home state.
Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for The Des Moines Register, HawkCentral.com and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.