Indiana Hoosiers Prove There’s More Than Corn In Indiana

By Daniel Ellington
Brian Spurlock-US Presswire

When you think of great college football teams, the Indiana Hoosiers are probably not on the top of your list. Despite that fact, Indiana actually picked up some decent players on National Signing Day and might make some noise this season. Coach Kevin Wilson has a nice group of recruits ready to be molded into young men. Most notably are Top 300 players Rashard Fant and Darius Latham. 

Fant’s stats are pretty remarkable. Averaging almost 19 yards a carry and finished with five touchdowns as a senior, he also contributed on the defensive side of the ball. Fant is credited with 36 tackles, four interceptions and nine passing interruptions as a cornerback. Lastly, he holds the school record for the most career touchdowns at 63.

Conversely, Latham is also a multi-positional player with a strong resume of success. He was voted to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50, and was selected to the 2012 Indianapolis Star Super Team. He was nominated for the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and made 62 tackles with eight sacks and about 15 tackles for losses in 2012.

Coach Wilson is calling this his first full recruiting season. Indiana has done a remarkable job at scouting not only in-state, but across state lines also. With 22 student-athletes signing national letters of Intent yesterday, the Hoosiers are hoping to jump start a fledgling program that only had four wins last season.

Of course, Indiana can’t compete with the Michigan Wolverines, the Ohio State Buckeyes or the Penn State Nittany Lions, but they might fare well against other conference teams like Minnesota and Illinois.

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