Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 82 Days (Jacolby Hewitt)

Countdown to 2019 IUFB Kickoff: 82 Days (Jacolby Hewitt)

Written by Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

2019 Countdown - #82

Name – Jacolby Hewitt

Position – Wide Receiver (RS Freshman)

Hometown – Cordova, Tennessee (Cordova)

Height – 6’1”

Weight – 205

Wide receiver Jacolby Hewitt comes to Bloomington from Cordova, Tennessee, where he was ranked one of the 30 best football players in the state. Hewitt, a 6-foot-1, 205, dynamic pass catcher, hauled in 54 receptions for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns. An all-state selection, Hewitt chose Indiana over offers from Memphis and Purdue.

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Spring Practice Number Two Had Hoosiers Getting Back to Takeaways

Spring Practice Number Two Had Hoosiers Getting Back to Takeaways

Written By Nathan Comp

On a day that again felt like a fall, college football-filled afternoon, the Hoosiers took the field for the second time this spring. For me personally, it was my first ever experience at a college football practice and it did not disappoint. To begin practice, Coach Allen established the one word for today as “strive,” a focus to make strenuous efforts towards a goal. A couple things stood out in their pursuit of honoring this word.

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Hoosier Early Enrollees Focused on Building Strength Before Spring Practice

Hoosier Early Enrollees Focused on Building Strength Before Spring Practice

Written By Lauralys Shallow (@ShallowLauralys)

Indiana football’s mid-year enrollees are focused on getting bigger, faster, and stronger.

Ronnie Walker, Mike Penix, James Head and Jacolby Hewitt graduated high school a semester early, and are enrolled in the 2018 spring semester, making them eligible to participate in spring practices.

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Top Five New Faces Emerging This Spring For Indiana

Top Five New Faces Emerging This Spring For Indiana

Written By Alex Compton (@alexncompton)

Indiana had an up-and-down season in Tom Allen’s first year as head man, and now will have to deal with the loss of many established players that really played well in 2017. Guys like Tegray Scales, Richard Lagow, Simmie Cobbs and others are gone, and Indiana’s depth and player development will now be put to the test. Depth and player development are two marks consistently used to evaluate the strength of a program, and with Indiana being so close on so many levels, this offseason actually presents a great measuring stick. While the ceiling of this team will likely rest on the growth of the returning players and of the staff, there are quite a few new faces that will have a major impacts on the program in 2018, and for some, beyond. In no particular order, here are the Top Five new faces for Indiana Football in 2018. 

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Class of 2018 Early Signing Period Review: Top Rated Recruit, Instant Impact Players and Who Not to Sleep On in This Class

Class of 2018 Early Signing Period Review: Top Rated Recruit, Instant Impact Players and Who Not to Sleep On in This Class

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

2018 Early Signing Period Review

On Wednesday, the Indiana Hoosiers signed high school prospects as part of the Early Signing Period for the 2018 recruiting class. The class is currently ranked 41st according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. Indiana head coach Tom Allen said the Hoosiers could sign three-to-four more players before the 2018 class is finished. Let’s take a look at the highest-rated recruit, players who could provide an instant impact and the sleeper of the class.

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Jacolby Hewitt Officially Signs With the Hoosiers

Jacolby Hewitt Officially Signs With the Hoosiers

Written By Alex Compton

Jacolby Hewitt, WR, 6’2”, 190 Pounds, Cordova, TN (Cordova HS) 247 Composite Three-Star (85.06)

6’2” slot receivers aren’t common, and Tom Allen and Grant Heard grabbing Hewitt is solid in year one. The All-State player from Tennessee for 6A out of Cordova High School played mostly on the outside in high school, but projects as a slot guy in Tom Allen’s system. He is incredibly quick, and does his best work out in space where he can show off his elusiveness. He could be a factor in the kicking game from the start of his career, but that won’t be all. IU needed some playmakers in this class to help with the transition to a new full-time starting quarterback, and Hewitt definitely fits the bill. Slants, bubble screens, and tunnel screens are the types of plays that will be put in the game plan to get Hewitt involved, and don’t be surprised if he takes some jet sweeps or reverses as well. 

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Hoosier Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup

Hoosier Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

College Football recruiting is extremely difficult to keep up with as teams put out hundreds of offers, players commit, visit, and release a "top schools" list at the drop of a pin. So what we at Hoosier Huddle would like to do is try and bring all that information to the fans in a weekly post. We'll give you the offers, commitments, visits and top schools lists that we know about. So here is this week's recruiting roundup.

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Hoosiers Land First Catch of Camp Season in WR Jacolby Hewitt

Hoosiers Land First Catch of Camp Season in WR Jacolby Hewitt

Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

June is summer camp season for college football programs, and is usually a time where programs land a few commitments. Tom Allen and the Indiana Hoosiers received their first commitment of camp season when three-star wide receiver Jacolby Hewitt pulled the trigger Saturday evening. Hewitt, from Cordova, Tennessee, is a 6-foot-2 190- pound receiver who fits the profile of what wide receivers coach Grant Heard is looking for. He is ranked as the 57th best player in Tennessee according to 247 Sports.

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