Written by: Kris Shankle (@HoosierKris)
This weeks edition of the recruiting cycle brings a lot to digest. With all the coaching changes around the country, prospects have been opening up their recruitment all over the country. The best part is, there is still a few more moves to be made. FSU will certainly poach a coach from the power 5 ranks and at this point who knows what will happen at Tennessee. There is also the signing period coming up, which always brings excitement and new prospects available each year. We should also see a lot of transfers coming up and Tom Allen will surely keep a close eye on some players at schools, most notably Ole Miss with their sanctions being handed down.
Before I give you guys the target list, I want to add a shout out to Hopewell(VA) Ronnie Walker. The 4 star future Hoosier has led his team to the State title game as he team knocked off James Monroe. His three touchdowns were a big reason why. Heading into the game against Heritage, Walker has amassed 15 rushing touchdowns and nearly 1,200 yards.
Last weekend, the coaching staff made the rounds for in home visits with several players including some already committed. Also quite a few kids took their OV's to Bloomington with the unofficial number being as many as 8. This upcoming weekend there should be a few as well.
Muskegeon(MI) QB La'Darius Jefferson- Ranked as high as 422 on 247, Jefferson is planning on visiting the Hoosiers on Dec. 15th and Michigan State this upcoming weekend and with news of Terry Wilson cancelling his visit, this kid is the top priority.
Miami Southridge(FL) SDE Randy Charlton- Charlton, ranked as high as 775 has long been seen as an IU lean, but otherwise has been very quiet in regards to news. Charlton has offers from numerous power 5’s including Oregon, Tenn, Maryland, Colorado, Baylor and the Illini.
Mainland(FL) S John Huggins- The former FSU commit is ranked as high as 831 and will have a lot of attention coming his way. Nebraska, U of L, Mizzou and others are in on him at the moment.
Chamblee Charter(GA) OT Hamilton Hall- Hall has an official set up for this weekend to Bloomington and plans on visiting Ole Miss in January. The Hoosiers staff recently visited him at his home.
Hazelwood Central S Dallas Craddieth- A very sought out prospect who has been visited by IU and Iowa’s staff recently has set up 3 OVs so far. Ranked at 468, Dallas will travel to Iowa this weekend and Illinois the following weekend. IU will get him on campus on January 19th.
Miami Central(FL) ATH Davonta Wilson- Wilson is a CSU commit at the moment, but was visited by the IU staff last week. Temple, Miss St, UK as well as IU and CSU of course are in on this kid.
Parkway(LA) S Israel Mukuamu- Another FSU recommit from the Jimbo Fisher fallout, just visited Purdue last weekend. Ranked at 500, I expect others to get involved. UGA & South Carolina have offered and many expect South Carolina to be the favorite. IU is in the mix at the moment though.
Mary Persons(GA) OLB Jatorian Hansford- Hansford visits Georgia Southern this weekend. Mizzou, Rutgers as well as IU are in on this kid.
Cordova(TN) RB Jeremy Banks- Banks has been a popular man of late. Nebraska is still involved after coaching changes and Ole Miss as well. USC, UCLA, Iowa State and others are in the mix. The IU staff did go down for a visit last week though and look to build some ground.
(FL) OLB Khalen Tolson- Ranked at 772, the Illinois commit may not be completely sold on them. UCF, MSU & Michigan have offered as well as IU. Not sure where this goes but worth keeping an eye on.
Others to watch:
Others to watch: RB Tyler Price out of Alabama, Taiyon Palmer