Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
As if the Hoosiers' offseason was not rough enough, we have learned that sophomore wide receiver J-Shun Harris II has been lost for the year with a knee injury that requires surgery suffered in offseason workouts. The news broke at Media Days by IU Athletics.
Harris had a big freshman year as he was named IU's Offensive Newcomer of the Year. He was also named to the 247Sports.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team and was an Honorable Mention on the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team.
Harris's production will be hard to replace as the Hoosiers have a bunch of unproven commodities at the position. The youngster from Fishers Ind. recorded 18 catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns. He was also a vital part of the Hoosiers' return game as he led IU with a 20.6 yard average on 19 kickoff returns. He also fielded three punts for 12 yards.
Due to the injury Harris will be able to redshirt this season and have three more seasons of eligibility left when he is healthy. Receivers Damon Graham, Mitchell Paige, and Dom Booth could all be vying for the slot position playing time. Incoming freshman Isaac James could also battle for snaps.