No sooner than the 2021 season ended, the IU football staff hit the road looking to find the pieces to get the program back on track.
The Hoosiers will welcome two intriguing targets from the transfer portal this weekend, and a third from the high school ranks will visit the following weekend.
Former Miami, Fla. linebacker Bradley Jennings announced on his Twitter page he is coming to Bloomington for an official visit this weekend.
Jennings started all 11 games for Miami in 2020 and finished with 39 tackles, but he fell to a reserve role in 2021. Jennings was credited with 14 tackles and two hurries in eight games this season.
The 6-foot-1 and 230 pound Jennings is the son of former FSU linebacker Bradley Jennings. He was a three-star recruit from Jacksonville in the class of 2017. In total Jennings appeared in 35 games for Miami and he was credited with 68 tackles, nine for a loss and three sacks.
Both of Indiana’s starting linebackers, Cam Jones and Micah McFadden, are eligible to return for a fifth season, but it is not clear whether either of them will do so.
247Sports’ Andrew Ivins is reporting Indiana will also get a visit from former Auburn running back Shaun Shivers this weekend.
The 5-foot-8 Shivers was part of Auburn’s running back rotation since he arrived there in 2018 as a true freshman. He finished his career as a Tiger with 1,231 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns.
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In 2021 Shivers served primarily as a third-down back for Auburn, with more 22 receptions and 14 carries.
Shivers has one year of eligibility remaining. Indiana is looking to fill the void left by USC transfer Stephen Carr, who is out of eligibility, and transfers out by Sampson James and Tim Baldwin, Jr.
The Hoosiers are also busy looking for additions from the high school ranks.
Former Tennessee commit Venson Sneed will take an official visit to Indiana the weekend of Dec. 10 according to his 247Sports profile page.
The Winter Park (Fla.) product is 3-star defensive lineman. He is ranked the No. 495 overall player in the 247Sports Composite and the No. 75 defensive lineman.
The 6-foot-4 and 240 pound Sneed committed to Tennessee in April, but he announced his recruitment was reopened in November.
Playing for Winter Park High School, Sneed totaled 28 tackles (10 for a loss), five quarterback hurries and three sacks in eight games as a senior according to MaxPreps.
Indiana’s class of 2022 currently has 14 commits, ranks No. 27 nationally, and No. 6 in the Big Ten according to the 247Sports Composite.
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