The Indiana football program has been hot on the heels of one of the most talented quarterbacks in the 2021 class and is sitting nicely in his recruitment.
Because of the recruiting freeze for all college programs right now, relationships with recruits are going to be extremely important to each recruiting process. For the Indiana football program and one 2021 prospect, that is exactly what they will look to build on.
The Hoosiers are one of three teams that are trending nicely for 2021 four-star quarterback Donaven McCulley. McCulley is ranked as the No. 305 prospect in the country and the No. 12 dual threat QB in the 2021 class.
Outside of Indiana, Purdue and Missouri have done enough early on in his recruitment to be one of the programs feeling good about its chances as we head into the summer.
The Indianapolis native had a standout junior season at Lawrence North, throwing for 1,958 yards, 17 touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also added 563 rushing yards and two touchdowns. His first year as the starter, McCulley quickly became one of the standouts in the state.
Why has Indiana been able to be one of the lead schools for McCulley? The coaching staff noted his potential early on and became the first program to extend an offer. Since then, the relationship has taken off and has the Hoosiers as a real threat to land the talented QB.
Up to this point, he has visited Bloomington twice and will likely be back a few more times due to his proximity and interest in the program.
Just how high could McCulley’s ceiling be? Carmel high school head coach John Hebert touched on his potential after a game this past season.
“Oh my goodness he’s a handful,” Said Hebert. “We haven’t seen anyone like him since I can remember going back to James Banks (Indiana Mr. Football in 2001 before signing with Tennessee). He’s just a really fluid, talented, natural athlete.”
While Donaven McCulley’s recruitment is still in its relatively early stages, the way Micheal Penix and Peyton Ramsey have thrived in Indiana’s new offensive system, the Hoosiers could be a perfect match.