Kevin Wilson and his staff have been busy, busy men in the past few days. After yesterday's trifecta of commitments (Tyler Green, DaVondre Love, Isaac James), the Hoosiers' coaching staff continued their success today by nabbing 3-star quarterback Austin King out of Alpharetta, Georgia, and 3-star athlete Mike Majette out of Woodbridge, VA. Indiana football is on a huge upward trend, and they are gathering new pieces every day. These two signings make 15 freshman signees for 2015.
Austin King (6'3" 193lbs) joins the Hoosiers as a recent decommit from North Carolina State, by way of Alpharetta High School. Getting King was huge for a program that had it's lack of depth at the quarterback position exposed in 2014. He has the size that every team wants in a pro-style quarterback, and could quickly become the backup to returning starter Nate Sudfeld. Indiana has the offensive scheme that caters to a quarterback like King, and without the constant threat of an all-American running back, the Hoosiers will be expecting their quarterbacks to throw more often and with more consistency. Judging by King's statistics in only 1 1/2 seasons as a starter (4437 yards, 37 touchdowns, 60% completion), the best is yet to come from this young gun.
Mike Majette (5'11" 194lbs) is a true athlete and a jack of all trades. Majette decommitted from Maryland a short time ago, and was impressed from the get-go with Indiana. He has spent the majority of his time in Woodbridge, Virginia, as a dual-threat quarterback, although he has dabbled a bit as a cornerback and free safety. His unpredictability will be his greatest asset, as Kevin Wilson can plug him in at a multitude of defensive positions and even as a kick returner or change-of-pace quarterback, though I doubt Indiana will go back to the multiple quarterbacks of the Sudfeld/Roberson days. The coaching staff is on a good hot streak right now, and they show no signs of slowing down.