Rivals nationwide recruiting analysts Clint Cosgrove and Cole Patterson – together with Alec Busse of TheHoosier.com and Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com – deal with a attainable QB addition for the Hoosiers, whether or not Missouri commit Tionne Grey is on flip watch and whether or not the SEC will proceed to lure a stunning variety of Midwest recruits within the 2024 class.
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1. Indiana wants so as to add a switch QB when the portal opens.
Cosgrove’s take: FACT. There may be loads of younger quarterback expertise on the Hoosiers’ roster, however on the identical time there’s little or no game-day expertise beneath heart. Tayven Jackson, who I completely liked popping out of highschool, transferred in from Tennessee and he’s anticipated to battle fellow redshirt freshman Brendan Sorsby for the beginning spot. Whereas there could also be expertise there, the massive difficulty is the truth that the 2 have mixed for a complete of 10 passing makes an attempt of their faculty careers. Indiana is absent of a senior scholarship quarterback, and in a 12 months that would make or break Tom Allen‘s tenure at Indiana, I feel it might be smart to discover a portal quarterback with in depth expertise beneath his belt.
Busse’s take: FICTION. Indiana added Jackson, a former high 100 recruit, within the earlier portal window, and the previous excessive four-star recruit within the 2022 class must be able to play after redshirting as a freshman at Tennessee final season. Jackson is an Indiana native – and the brother of Hoosier basketball All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis. He has spectacular dimension, pocket consciousness and discipline imaginative and prescient, which made him a proficient runner in highschool along with exhibiting some high quality arm power and accuracy on deep balls. There could possibly be some rising pains for Jackson this season, however the Hoosiers must be assured in Jackson main the offense this season.
2. Missouri commit Tionne Grey is on flip watch following a latest go to to Oregon.
Cosgrove’s take: FACT. Grey burst onto the scene this low season after coaches have been in a position to eyeball him in-person, and his recruitment blew up seemingly in a single day in consequence. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound lineman is exceptionally athletic with all the instruments to finally develop into a first-round draft decide, so it comes with little shock that colleges are persevering with to pursue him closely. Whereas I do really feel that his coronary heart is in Columbia, Grey dedicated shortly after his recruitment blew up and previous to experiencing the total recruiting course of. I do imagine Missouri finally ends up being his vacation spot ultimately, however the quantity of recruiting exercise he’s going to obtain – mixed with the potential for extra colleges getting Grey on campus – makes him a possible flip candidate for me.
DeArmond’s take: FICTION. The primary lesson you study in recruiting is that something is feasible, and also you by no means say by no means. However this one would shock me. Grey has taken extra visits to Columbia than simply about any prospect within the 2024 class, and the Tigers are placing an emphasis on protecting the in-state guys in state. It’s early, and guys rated as extremely as Grey are definitely going to take visits, however it might come as a shock if he flipped.
3. The SEC will proceed to lure Midwest prospects with greater than 13 recruits signing SEC letters of intent come signing day.
Cosgrove’s take: FACT. With NiTareon Tuggle‘s dedication to Georgia this week, the SEC has six commits from the Midwest within the 2024 class. Whereas getting an extra eight might appear to be a tall order, the SEC’s recruiting of the area has skyrocketed as of late. You then add within the addition of an Oklahoma program that recruits the area closely, and I see the potential for 15 or extra Midwest recruits signing SEC NLIs. Williams Nwaneri, Justin Scott, Ryan Wingo, Jaden Reddell, I’Marion Stewart and Marquise Lightfoot are just some of the numerous names which have a great probability of ending up within the SEC.
Patterson’s take: FACT. The SEC is the king in recruiting, and that isn’t altering anytime quickly. Missouri sits in prime place to take benefit, because of geography, however Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas A&M have put extra of an emphasis on the area, too. The convention may have competitors for among the high prospects that the Midwest has to supply, however the SEC is within the combine for Wingo and Nwaneri, to call only a couple.