staff, February 1, 2012

In his first full year with the Hoosiers, head coach Kevin Wilson really emphasized the home-state recruiting approach. Indiana signed eight from in-state, including two from one of the state?s powerhouses: Warren Central. Those two, speedy wide receiver Kevin Davis and linebacker Jordan Wallace, are among the headliners in the class.

Arguably the most talented player in the class came from Illinois though, running back Tevin Coleman, who could play defensive back in college as well. The Hoosiers signed six JUCO players who all enrolled in January and several, particularly the defensive players like linebacker David Cooper, safety Tregg Waters, and defensive end Justin Rayside, could see immediate playing time.

Also among the defensive haul are two homegrown defensive ends, Shawn Heffern and Adam Kranda, who both stand in the 6?5-6?6 range and have athleticism to boot. Watch out for quarterback Nathan Sudfeld too, a late switch over who has great size and a live arm.

Allen Trieu, a National Recruiting Analyst for, delivers a summary of Wednesday's signing class. Get more recruiting information at