Each week during the Indiana football offseason we will keep you updated on the news and notes involving the IU football program. Of course if there is major news we will provide that in real-time.
Here’s the latest with the Hoosiers.
EARLY SIGNING DAY A WEEK AWAY
IU concluded a big recruiting weekend and anxiously awaits next Wednesday, when class of 2019 recruits can first sign their national letters of intent. This is the second year in a row where there has been an early signing period in mid-December.
Several undecided players have indicated that they intend to sign early, meaning that the next week, and signing day especially, will be full of drama. Some of the uncommitted players that are still considering IU and are expected to sign early include:
- Junior college defensive end Everitt Cunningham
- Junior college offensive tackle Jay Williams
- Junior college wide receiver Reggie Todd
- Linebacker Cam Williams
- Defensive lineman Kristian Williams
- Offensive lineman Danielson Ike
- Quarterback David Baldwin-Griffin
We’ll have a more complete list and a live tracker ready to go on the 19th as the news breaks.
Of course it is possible that Indiana could have defections from its current group of commits, but we are not aware of any major risks in that regard at this time.
Indiana is likely to sign another six to eight players in addition to its current group of commits.
Note: The main photo above is a shot of several of IU’s top class of 2019 commits and targets from last weekend.
POSTSEASON ALL-STAR GAMES
Four IU seniors have been invited to compete at various senior all-star games to help showcase their talent to professional scouts.
Long snapper Dan Godsil will play at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. Godsil is also a finalist for the college long snapper of the year.
Center Nick Linder will play at the East-West Shrine Game.
Offensive lineman Delroy Baker will play at the Gridiron Showcase.
Offensive tackle Brandon Knight will play at the NFLPA contest.
NEW LOCKER ROOMS
The 2019 IU football team will be greeted with new locker rooms. The project, which is taking place under the stands on the west side of Memorial Stadium, is expected to be completed next summer. Renderings of the new locker rooms emerged this week.
ACADEMIC ALL BIG TEN
Here is the release from Indiana:
A program record 29 Indiana football student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, the conference announced this afternoon.
The 29 honorees broke the previous mark of 26 set back in 2013.
Student-athletes must be in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a grade point average of 3.0 or better to be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection.
IU’s honorees are listed below:
Thomas Allen (1st recognition), Justin Berry (2nd), Andre Brown Jr. (3rd), Joshua Brown (3rd), Khalil Bryant (1st), Jack Cardillo (1st), Drew Conrad (2nd), Harry Crider (1st), Austin Dorris (2nd), Mike Fiacable (1st), Ty Fryfogle (1st), Chris Gajcak (3rd), Cole Gest (2nd), Dan Godsil (2nd), Isaac James (3rd), Hunter Littlejohn (3rd), Wes Martin (4th), Michael McGinnis (1st), Jack Moran (1st), Mackenzie Nworah (1st), Johnny Pabst (1st), Peyton Ramsey (2nd), Jacob Robinson (3rd), Samuel Slusher (1st), Andrew Stamm (1st), Owen Strieter (1st), Connor Thomas (2nd), Ryan Watercutter (3rd) and Nick Westbrook (3rd).
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