Hoosiers add 3-star receiver Jacolby Hewitt

Indiana has added to its 2018 recruiting class.

The Hoosiers accepted a commitment Saturday from three-star receiver Jacolby Hewitt, the fourth player to give IU a verbal pledge for next year’s signing class.

Hewitt, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound Memphis native, chose Indiana over offers from hometown Memphis, Austin Peay, Chattanooga and Eastern Kentucky. He caught 33 passes for 694 yards and seven touchdowns last season as a junior at Cordova High School.

“Through the blessings of God and the help and motivation from all the people that believed in me, I am proud to announce my commitment to Indiana University to play football and continue my academic learning,” Hewitt wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account Saturday night.

Hewitt is the first player to commit to Indiana since three-star Bloomington South running back Kristian Pechac gave his verbal pledge to the Hoosiers on April 8.

IU also has 2018 commitments from three-star South Carolina cornerback Elijah Rodgers and three-star Lowell safety Jordan Jusevitch.


  1. some times a young man like this receiver turnes out to be a good receiver good luck at iu.

  2. Sometimes. The schools that IU won this commitment over, currently is good for a four or 5 win season as long as out of conference schedule is not to tough. However, nothing wrong with getting 3 star recruit to play football for IU.

  3. This receiver fits coach Heards template for a WR. If he can develop this WR to play like the WRs coach has helped get into the NFL then IU will have a gem. hewitt looks to have good hands and most importantly makes defenders miss him when trying to tackle him. If he can keep that trait he will pick up a lot of yards after catches making him a valuable receiver.

  4. Nice size but 1 negative, he only runs a 4.8 – 40. That’s possession speed for a WR.

  5. lost recruit Kristian Pechac?? that hurts!! Being that Tom Allen is an unknown commodity in the head coaching world, this recruiting class is going to be fairly low IMO…..good recruits are not going to come/commit to Indiana with an unproven coach/first year coach with no head coach experience. this is why IU will lose out on some recruits to other school….So with all the talent (Kevin Wilson recruits) supposable on the IU team this year it is imperative that Tom Allen has a fairly successful season. If not this years recruiting class could take it (low end of the Big 10).

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