Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
Trying to keep up with Indiana’s recruiting for football is an exhausting task, but we are going to try our best to bring the fans all the news we can post. As exhausting as writing about it is, it is nothing compared to the energy it takes to tour the country looking for future stars. Right now the Hoosier coaching staff is scattered around the country looking for prospects that want to head to Bloomington and be a part of the Hoosiers’ 2016 recruiting class. Today, they were hunting in the Peach State as they offered 3-star Arabian Mountain (Georgia) wide receiver Malick Mbodj. At 6’4”, Mbodj has the size the Hoosiers are looking for in an outside receiver. While Mbodj lacks top-notch speed running a 4.57 40-yard dash, he does have great ability to go up and fight for balls as well as the toughness to break tackles. On tape he looks like a very solid route runner and has great footwork that causes people to miss tackles. The Hoosiers signed a handful of receivers after the attrition of the class of 2013 and the struggles at the position in 2014, but the one thing they really lack at that position group is height and Mbodj will provide plenty of that.
There is a major bump in the road for the Hoosiers to navigate first if they want to land the services of this talented receiver. Mbodj is committed to the University of Central Florida right now, while a verbal commitment is not even close to rock solid it is still a hurdle to clear. Mbodj holds offers from 13 different institutions including Indiana.