Coach Wilson and his staff have put together a higher rated class of football recruits for 2013 than they did in 2012 and last year’s class was considered to be Indiana’s best in many years. The 2013 class is projected to include five players graded at or above 80 points according to analysts at ESPN. Defensive tackle Darius Latham grades as a top 300 player and playmaker Rashard Fant rates as a top 150 talent. Four of the five best recruits will join a Hoosier defense that gave up the most yards and most points per game in the Big Ten conference.
The quality of players joining the Hoosiers compares favorably to classes at Penn State, Wisconsin, and Michigan State and clearly outclasses Purdue, Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois and Minnesota. As you might expect recruiting classes at Michigan, Ohio State and Nebraska outclass all other Big Ten programs by a large margin.
It’s a promising sign to see the level of talent improving and hopefully that will translates to a few more wins in B1G conference play.