Gordon officially changed his mind on Thursday night.
One of the most controversial recruitments in college basketball history appears to have reached a conclusion. Sources at Illinois confirmed Friday that Indianapolis North Central guard Eric Gordon, one of the top three recruits in the nation, has given an oral commitment to Indiana.
Gordon orginally committed to Illinois on Nov. 28. In late March, Indiana hired Kelvin Sampson and Gordon's recruitment seemed to re-open. While claiming nothing had changed, Gordon was repeatedly spotted on the Indiana campus. College coaches across the country have disagreed with Sampson's recruitment of a committed player.
Thursday night, Gordon delivered the news to Sampson and Ilinois coach Bruce Weber. Gordon can officially sign with Indiana on Nov. 8. He is expected to make the announcement official tonight at Indiana's Midnight Madness festivities in Bloomington.