"Tevin is a faithful donor to the Joseph Assignment Global Initiative and immediately started to give to the poor once he became an NFL player. He knows he is blessed to be a blessing."
--Rev. Dr. Alexis Felder via Vaughn McClure, ESPN.com
Following the completion of his rookie season with the Falcons, Tevin Coleman spent two weeks in West Africa as part of the Joseph Assignment Global Initiative. Coleman, along with his father, brother, and pastor, helped build wells and hosted medical clinics in Liberia and Ghana. It was Coleman's first time visiting Liberia, which is where both of his parents were born.
While Coleman's rookie season may have been disappointing for him, he hasn't been down on himself and relished the chance to give back. "Everything I have and that my parents gave me, I'm so blessed," Coleman told ESPN. "That's why I'm doing this. Why not give to people who don't have it? That's what I like to do."
"According to Perfect Game, Indiana has compiled the No. 28 recruiting class in the country for 2016. Indiana's class is by far the highest-ranked in the Big Ten, with Michigan being the closest to IU at No. 57. It's an improvement from last year, when IU's class ranked No. 53 nationally and sixth in the Big Ten."
--Alex McCarthy, 247Sports
After a disappointing end to the 2016 season that saw Indiana baseball miss out on postseason play for the first time since 2012, Chris Lemonis will reload with the best recruiting class in the Big Ten. Indiana's class was rated about the same as the classes of traditional powers Louisville, Clemson, and Texas A&M. Highlights of the class include pitcher Skylar Szynski, the top-rated player in the state of Indiana, and catcher Jake Matheny, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Missouri. Combine the stellar incoming class with the fact that the Hoosiers had the most players on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team, and the future of Lemonis' program appears bright.