Written By Sammy Jacobs (@HoosierHuddle)
Good Friday was not so kind to the Indiana Hoosiers, as the prize quarterback of the 2016 Indiana high school class, Brandon Peters of Avon, Ind. decided to take his talents to Ann Arbor, Michigan and play for new coach Jim Harbaugh. Peters, a 247 Sports Composite four-star quarterback and the third best player in the state of Indiana, had named the Hoosiers in his top five. So what does this mean for the Hoosiers?
The Hoosiers were a long shot to keep Peters’ services instate, and it would have given head coach Kevin Wilson and his staff some ammunition going into the 2015 season in terms of job security. Hoosier fans need not worry about the quarterback position as there are four other quarterbacks ranked in the top 25 players in Indiana (Aidan Smith 8th, Noah Wezensky 15th, Max Bortenschlager 22nd, and Michael Viktrup 25th). IU still has the services of Nate Sudfeld for another season and will have three-star quarterback Austin King from Georgia coming in June with the rest of the freshman and do not forget there is always sophomore Zander Diamont to hold the fort down. So the depth is a heck of a lot better than it was at the beginning of the 2014 season, but the future needs in big QB commit. IU did have Ohio quarterback Peyton Ramsey, a 247 Sports composite three-star who is the 21st best player in the state on campus at the start of spring practice. The Hoosiers also have a shot at the big prize of the 2017 class in quarterback Hunter Johnson, a five-star recruit who is the top player in Indiana and the ninth best player in the nation.
Recruiting is a fickle friend and things change at the drop, or the picking up, of a hat. The Hoosiers 2016 is still out there somewhere. They will just have to build without Brandon Peters.