IU Hoping Family Ties Pays Off In Pursuit of Thomas Allen

IU Hoping Family Ties Pays Off In Pursuit of Thomas Allen

So far during his time at IU, new defensive coordinator Tom Allen has emphasized his desire to build a family atmosphere among the defenders. Allen takes pride in being a family man, and IU is now hoping that his own family ties pay off in the form of another member of the 2017 class. His son, Thomas Allen, has received an IU offer, and members of IU’s coaching staff are now hoping to see him in the Cream and Crimson come next fall. 

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Throwback Thursday: Indiana 48 Southern Illinois 47

Throwback Thursday: Indiana 48 Southern Illinois 47

Welcome back to our Throwback Thursday series! Over the next 13 weeks we will get IU football fans fired up be going back and reliving each game from last season. Hopefully this will wet your appetite for the 2016 season, which kicks off on Sept. 1 at Florida International. So let's get started with the Hoosiers season opening last second victory over Southern Illinois.

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Hoosiers Offer Four From Lone Star State

Hoosiers Offer Four From Lone Star State

The Hoosiers spent Monday peppering Texas with recruiting offers, four in total and maybe more to come over the next couple days. Indiana has had some success in recruiting the state o Texas recently poaching players like Ralph Green (San Antonio), Jameel Cook (Missouri City), Dimitric Camiel (Houston), Richard Lagow (Plano), while Tyler Natee (Euless), Mackenzie Nworah (Houston) will join the team in the fall. So let's take a look at the four players IU offered from Texas on Monday.

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Hoosiers CB Rashard Fant Embraces Leadership Role

Hoosiers CB Rashard Fant Embraces Leadership Role

Rashard Fant arrived at IU after a very successful high school career in Fairburn, Georgia. Fant was a four-star recruit that was expected to eventually be a starter in IU’s secondary. However, he was only 5’9” and many questioned whether or not his 160-pound frame would be able to add enough size to deal with the demands of high D1 football and B1G receivers. An ESPN recruiting analyst wrote about Fant in February of 2013: “Fant’s biggest detriment is likely his lack of ideal stature and height….overall, we really like Fant’s tools, but are concerned with the measurables.” Fant redshirted as a freshman in the fall of 2013 and went to work on proving those doubters wrong. 

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2016 Signees Most Likely to Shake Up Depth Chart

2016 Signees Most Likely to Shake Up Depth Chart

Now that spring ball has concluded, it is time to shift our focus to the start of the season. While spring ball can’t always tell you much about how your team will look in the fall, spring ball for IU this year did tell us a lot about what the depth chart will likely look like next year. Barring any injuries or unforeseen scheme changes, the top one and two guys are set at almost every position. While it wasn’t one of Coach Wilson’s highest ranked classes, the 2016 class includes some impact players that will challenge for those spots on the depth chart when they step on campus this summer. Let’s take a look those players in “Hoosier Army ‘16” that could challenge current Hoosiers for roster spots this fall. 

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