Indiana coach Kevin Wilson has things rolling in Bloomington … off the court.
Earlier this week four-star prospect Taj Williams signed with the Hoosiers.
Regarded as one of the nation’s top-25 receivers, the 6-foot-4 Williams makes IU’s best recruiting haul in years even better.
Williams gives Wilson’s Hoosiers their fifth four-star player in the Class of 2013 according to Rivals.com.
Believe it or not, IU’s class now ranks 38th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten. I can’t remember a Hoosier football recruiting class being so highly regarded, can you?
Landing Williams was quite the coup for the Hoosiers. Wilson told long-time Indiana radio play-by-play announcer Don Fischer that he believed Williams was a silent commit to an SEC school. That school changed its mind and Williams was left looking for a new home.
Williams, a Tallahassee, Fla., native caught 56 passes for 786 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior in 2012.
With Williams in the fold, IU can boast to having the third-most four-star players in its recruiting class behind Ohio State and Michigan.
That’s definitely something the Hoosier program can hang its hat on, especially when you consider how few and far between wins have been for the Cream and Crimson.
“We’re still a little short on victories, but there’s a vibe there that our kids have,” said Wilson on IUHoosiers.com. “To be rated by various national services as No. 4-5-6 in the Big Ten and still building is a great sign. The belief is we’re going to win.”
It’s great to get positive pub in recruiting, but as Wilson knows better than anybody it’s all about winning and that’s something IU has done very little of in the last couple decades having gone to just one bowl game in the last 19 years.
Perhaps things are changing in Bloomington. If recruiting is any indication, they are.
Doug Griffiths is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association. Doug is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ISLgriffiths and Facebook.