Wilson updates fall roster: Drayton didn’t make it, Griffith could miss season #iufb

CHICAGO — It’s been a relatively quiet off-season for Indiana’s football program.

That’s a good thing.

Kevin Wilson had only a few minor roster updates to provide on Tuesday, beginning with three-star signee Brandon Drayton. The incoming freshman safety out of Florida was unable to gain admission to IU and will not join the Hoosiers’ football program. Wilson said he believes Drayton may have found a new school, but he wasn’t positive.

Either way, he’s not coming to IU.

That’s certainly disappointing for a secondary that can always use talent and able bodies. The good news is that each of the 20 other players in IU’s February signing class has either already received clearance for camp, or will receive that clearance soon.

Incoming freshman defensive lineman Allen Stallings must complete a class before he can join the team for preseason camp, but Wilson said Stallings is doing well with the coursework and should have the class wrapped up this week.

“We have all indications that things are good,” Williams said about Stallings. “Everyone else has finished their other work. Everyone is in good shape. Academic-wise, everybody is good.”

Entering camp, IU is dealing with only one potential season-ending injury.

Receiver Isaac Griffith’s knee has not responded well to treatment and rehabilitation after he tore his ACL last October at Penn State.

“They’re getting ready to do a procedure on him that will cost him his preseason, and maybe the season,” Wilson said.

Also, incoming freshman tight end Shaun Bonner underwent a knee scope procedure that will limit his availability during camp. Those lack of reps could lead Bonner to take a redshirt this fall.

“Outside of that,” Wilson said, “all the guys are coming through things.”

That includes safety Chase Dutra and Husky Zeke Walker, both of whom missed spring practice.

“We have to be smart in the preseason,” Wilson said. “Some of those guys coming through the foot deals, you can overdo it. Everybody else is doing really, really well.”

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  1. It is a shame to hear Griffith may miss this season. Every surgery has its own issues and unfortunately for him he is still dealing with some of them still.

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