Tom Allen, Assistants Take Advantage Of Early Bye Week

Taylor Lehman, Staff
The Hoosier

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Jordan Wells, TheHoosier.com

When IU’s matchup with Florida International was canceled early last week, more than just the Hoosiers’ scheduled games was affected by the switch-up.

IU head coach Tom Allen said the team’s recruiting strategy was forced to undergo adjustments, as far as which coaches could visit which players, including himself.

“(Senior Director of Football Recruiting) Matt (Wilson) did a great job of coming up with a good plan,” Allen said. “I don't know that there's a better time of the year to do it. You get so many days during the non-contact period, and to be able to go out and evaluate; I don't think that there was any more or less opportunity.”

The IU staff stretched out to more than 10 states during the weekend and the days leading up to the unexpected bye week.

Allen visited Indianapolis at the Warren Central-Ben Davis game that featured IU commit and Ben Davis quarterback Reese Taylor. There were also two 2019 IU targets in the game — Warren Central offensive tackle Justin Britt and Warren Central wide receiver David Bell, the top player in the state for the Class of 2019.

Allen also attended the Lawrence Central-Pike game, which featured IU target and Michigan commit Cameron McGrone. McGrone is a 4-star outside linebacker in the Class of 2018 and has been strong in his commitment to Michigan.

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