The Hoosiers 2015-2016 Scholarship Grid

Created and Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

With the addition of five new recruits last week, fans have been wondering how many players will the Hoosiers accept commitments from? Indiana entered the offseason with one open scholarship, which could have been used on a late addition, much like the team did when they added defensive tackle Nate Hoff or cornerback Tim Bennett. However, as it stands now, the team continues to carry this scholarship, which can be used on a deserving walk-on for the season and then used on a prospect in the '16 class.

With the devastating news of Antonio Allen's arrest and subsequent removal from the team, the Hoosiers found themselves with another scholarship to fill. Due to teams being limited to adding only 25 new players per cycle, this one will have to be given to a walk-on if the one above is used.   

The current senior class stands at 13 players, four of which were originally walk-ons with the program but earned scholarships last fall. While it's not a foregone conclusion that all four will be on scholarship again this fall, there's a strong likelihood that once again, any open scholarships will be used on walk-ons for the season. 

The Hoosiers 2016 class size will also be contingent upon how many redshirt juniors will decide to return for their fifth season next fall.  Of the 12 juniors, eight will be entering their fourth season with the program and their return will be dependent upon their future role with the team, how their body is holding up, or if they have decided that getting their real life started is more of an attractive option than returning for a fifth year.  

As of now it looks as if the Hoosiers will add at least 15 athletes in 2016 class, but with normal attrition that is expected in college football and the potential of redshirt juniors not returning for their fifth year, I expect that number to grow closer to 20.

Scholarship Grid
Position2016 Commits'15 FreshmenRS FreshmenSophomoresJuniorsSeniors
QuarterbackPeyton RamseyAustin KingDanny CameronZander DiamontNate Sudfeld
Running BackTyus Flakes
Cole Gest
Devonte WilliamsTommy MisterDevine ReddingJordan Howard
Wide ReceiversPhil BenkerIsaac James
Mike Majette
Leon Thornton
Nick Westbrook
Coray KeelDominique Booth
Simmie Cobbs
Isaac Griffith
J-Shun Harris II
Marqui Hawkings
Camion Patrick
Ricky Jones Jr.**Damon Graham*
Tight EndAustin DorrisDanny Friend
Jordan Fuchs
Michael Cooper*
Anthony Corsaro*
TackleBrandon Knight
DeVondre Love
Delroy Baker
Tim Gardner
Ralston Evans
Jason Spriggs
GuardSimon StepaniakWes MartinJacob Bailey**
Dimitric Camiel**
Dan Feeney**
DeAndre Herron**
CenterHunter LittlejohnWes Rogers**Jake Reed
Defensive EndAllen CaterJacob RobinsonNick CarovillanoRobert McCray IIIShawn Heffern**Nick Mangieri
Defensive TackleRyan SmithJoe BeldenMike Barwick Jr.
Derrian Meminger
Patrick Dougherty
Nate Hoff
Ralph Green III**
Darius Latham
Adarius Rayner
BanditBrandon WilsonNile SykesZach Shaw
Inside LBReakwon JonesGreg Gooch
Marcus Oliver
Tegray Scales
T.J. Simmons
Outside LBOmari StringerZeke Walker
Dameon Willis
Chris CovingtonClyde NewtonDawson Fletcher
CornerbackA'Shon RigginsAndre Brown
Tyler Green
Donovan Clark
Rashad Fant
Noel Padmore
Laray Smith
Kenny Mullen
SafetyKhalil BryantJameel Cook
Jon Crawford
Will DawkinsChase Dutra
Tony Fields
Kiante Walton
Special TeamsErich Toth*
AthleteDonovan Hale
*Originally walked on, earned a scholarship for the 2014 season
** Redshirt Junior