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IU Football Recruiting: Hoosiers in Top 5 for 2021 Top 350 4-Star QB Donaven McCulley

Indiana has a fairly attractive quarterback situation for recruits in the class of 2021.  And the Hoosiers are in a pretty good spot with their top guy on the board.

On Saturday, Indianapolis based Donaven McCulley announced his top five schools: Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Ole Miss, and Missouri, in no specific order. He also emphasized that his recruitment is still open.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound McCulley is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 12 dual-threat passer in the country and No. 3 prospect overall in the Hoosier State.  He is rated No. 305 by 247 and No. 202 by Rivals and McCulley is a 4-star recruit according to both services.

In 2019, McCulley completed 140-of-224 passes for 1,958 yards and 17 touchdowns to only three interceptions for Lawrence North High School. On the ground, McCulley ran for another 563 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

247Sports’ Alan Trieu provides this assessment of McCulley on his profile page at that recruiting site:

Tall, bigger-framed prospect. Very good athlete who can run and make plays with his feet. Throws well on the move and shows the ability to throw from every angle and does not have to be set to generate velocity. Above-average arm strength and can throw with touch. Has to keep working on getting set and getting rid of the ball quickly consistently. Although he was forced to scramble more based on protection. Could potentially play another position but has good upside as a quarterback. If the talent gets polished, he can start at a high-major level and have a chance to play beyond college.

Trieu compares McCulley to former Tennessee and current NFL quarterback Joshua Dobbs.

McCulley last visited Indiana in January.

IU starter Michael Penix will be a redshirt junior in 2021.  McCulley could redshirt his first year at Indiana and then only have one year behind Penix if he chooses the Hoosiers.  IU also brought in Dexter Williams in the class of 2020.

Indiana has already landed four in-state recruits in its class of 2021.  To see more about that class, go here.

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