J-Shun Harris is Number 8

Written By Lloyd Ribner III (@Ribner3)

 J-Shun Harris flipped his commitment to Indiana Wednesday afternoon

J-Shun Harris flipped his commitment to Indiana Wednesday afternoon

J-Shun Harris has committed to play his college football for the Indiana Hoosiers.  The Fishers, IN native is a rising-senior wideout who is considered a two-star prospect by 247Sports.  In the websites composite rankings he checks in as the 274th ranked receiver nationally as well as the 26th ranked prospect in the state.  

Harris had been committed to play at Ball State before he received his scholarship offer from the Hoosiers coaching staff this past Sunday.  He informed the Ball State staff that he would be de-committing and accepting his opportunity to play on the Big Ten level in Bloomington.  

The two sport high school star had a productive junior season on the football field, hauling in 38 receptions for 527 yards and 5 touchdowns.  It is however his raw speed and athleticism that attracted the Indiana staff, especially Kevin Johns, to the receiver.  Check out the co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wideouts coaches sub-tweet in regards to the commitment!

For those of you who aren't all that familiar with the modern recruiting world, sub-tweeting is all the rage in the coaching world.  Due to NCAA rules coaches are not allowed to mention recruits by name until after national signing day.  Due to this regulation, coaches nationwide have been posting tweets that are clearly talking about recruits and their commitments without using their names, but obviously celebrating the news.  Clearly the Hoosier coaching staff has adopted #BTownBound as their celebratory rallying cry when they lock down a new recruit.  Even head coach Kevin Wilson has gotten in on the act.

As a junior Harris finished fifth in the 100-meters posting an impressive time of 10.96 seconds, displaying the type of speed that the Hoosier program coveted.

With his smaller stature and game-breaking speed Harris projects to be a slot receiver, in the mold of current Hoosier Shane Wynn.  He is the fifth commitment on the offensive side of the ball and the first wide receiver to be part of the 2014 Indiana class.