Countdown to Kickoff 77 Days (Dimitric Camiel)

 Photo Credit - Ben Mikesell IDS

Photo Credit - Ben Mikesell IDS

Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes

Eleven weeks or 77 days from now the Hoosiers will be opening up the 2015 campaign against Dale Lennon and the Southern Illinois Salukis. Today we take a look at a Texas-sized offensive lineman, Houston native Dimitric Camiel.

Camiel made the trek north to Bloomington from the Lone Star State as part of the Hoosiers 2012 recruiting class. While the former three-star prospect redshirted his first season on campus, he was still able to help by being a vital contributor on the Hoosiers scout team. 

Dimitric Camiel - Offensive Lineman
Dimitric CamielJunior
6'7''/319
Houston, Tx
Concord
SeasonPlayedStarted
2014 12 5
2013 12 0
2012 Redshirt Season

In 2013 Camiel saw his first action, playing in all 12 games for the Hoosiers. This past season he played in all 12 games once again, starting in four at right tackle and one at left tackle. The Hoosiers rushing attack benefited greatly from his presence on the offensive line, opening up holes and making room to run for former Indiana running back, Tevin Coleman. Despite the lack of a consistent passing attack, the Hoosiers offensive line was still able to get enough push upfront to open up running lanes, even when opposing defenses were expecting a rushing play.

Future Outlook

As with Jason Spriggs, Camiel will be a critical component of an offensive line that seeks to give their senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld plenty of time to survey the field to find open receivers and pick opposing defenses apart. Based on what we saw during spring practice and the team's Cream and Crimson clash, Camiel looks to be moving inside to left guard alongside left tackle Spriggs, giving the Hoosiers even more size along the offensive line.