3-star Georgia WR Miles Marshall commits to Indiana

Indiana has added another receiver to its 2018 recruiting class.

Miles Marshall, a three-star Georgia prospect, announced his commitment to IU on Thursday, giving the Hoosiers the ninth member of the class and the second receiver.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Marshall is considered the No. 150 receiver in the nation and the No. 96 player from Georgia, according to the 247 Sports Composite rankings. Marshall chose Indiana from a long list of offers that includes Purdue, Iowa State, Ball State, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, Virginia, Wake Forest and others.

Marshall was on an unofficial visit to Bloomington on Thursday.

“This has been a very hard decision,” Marshall wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account, “but the best place for me to spend the next 4 years is Bloomington. I’m going to Indiana.”

Marshall made 47 catches for 773 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior at Parkview High School last fall. He earned first team All-Region 7-7A honors, as well as a selection to the All-Gwinnett County second team.

With his verbal commitment, Marshall joins three-star Tennessee wideout Jacolby Hewitt as the second receiver in IU’s 2018 class.

The Hoosiers picked up two incoming freshman receivers in their 2017 class, signing three-star Florida standout Whop Philyor and adding three-star Mississippi prospect Tyrese Fryfogle. IU has 11 other receivers — none of whome are seniors — on its current roster.

With nine prospects committed for 2018, Indiana’s class ranks last in the Big Ten and No. 74 nationally, according to 247 Sports. Marshall’s commitment is the second for Indiana this week. Kicker Charles Campbell gave IU a verbal pledge on Sunday.

17 comments

  1. “…ranks last in the Big Ten and 74th nationally.”

    It simply has to get better than that! But I suspect it won’t unless/until we produce a winning season.

    1. This snapshot in time doesn’t reflect accurately where IU will be ranked by LOI day. Get inside the 24/7 stats and they’ll more realistically end up behind Wisky, between Iowa/ Maryland ahead of the Gophers.

    2. @Podunker

      Yes. And we immediately jumped up to the mid 50s after our next two commitments. Do you understand how these rankings work? It’s July. It’s mostly based on class size at this point. Some places have 11 or so, and others have like 22. It’s meaningless right now. In terms of offer lists and stars, this is probably the best start we’ve had the in last 10 years.

  2. Not a lot of difference if any difference among the last 3 or 4 at the bottom. The flu bug on game day could make the difference between a win or loss. High 3 star and above needed. That includes 4 star. They are just not there. IU will always be challenged and struggle to play 500 ball in big ten.

  3. Well, given that Football is treated like the red-headed-step-child of IU sports by Fred Glass and IU’s administration, it certainly won’t get a lot better until the alumni and top administration decide to invest what is necessary to make it a winning program. IU Football will never generate the revenue of an OSU or MI, but the administration and boosters can invest more so that IU can “break through” in football. As I’ve stated many times before, there is no reason why IU can’t produce a winning football program.

    By the way, if you want to see how a real leader begins to change the destiny of a University, just spend some time looking at the moves and policies Purdue’s President, and Indiana’s former Governor has made up in West Lafayette in the last few years. And one of those moves has been to offer enough compensation to attract a successful up-and-coming head coach who has proven he can create a winning football program. As a result, Purdue football will return to producing winning seasons within the next three years. And for Goodness sakes, if Purdue can do it, there’s no reason why IU can’t do it.

    1. @Podunker

      We were literally two field goals away from having two straight winning seasons. Relax. I mean if that’s your ultimate goal that’s making you worship Purdue so much, then you’re freaking out over nothing.

      You come across as really uninformed and ignorant in these comments. I don’t know if you’re just under a rock or something, but Indiana is currently building its second $50+ million stadium addition and renovation within the last 10 years. Purdue has a tent in their end zone.

      We’ve also boosted up our coaching staff salaries a couple of times within the last five years. And if Allen has basically any type of success here, his salary will skyrocket upward based on incentives, and that’s if he doesn’t get an entirely new contract. I have no idea what you’re going on about to be honest.

  4. It is not just Glass and current administration. It’s tradition. Though Purdue is not always winning and more often than not losing. They have their bright spots traditionally. They have wins against the likes of ND, OSU, and a few winning seasons aided by great leadership from QB and other skill positions.

  5. IU basketball program must be #1 in big ten. It is now 2 decades past due…and hope for the best in football (maybe share with the likes of P.U., N.W., Ill., Minn., and now Rut., Mary and maybe a stretch to Iowa. Kinda depressing for fb.

  6. PO- you are right about IU alumni kicking in. Far more $$$ comes from boosters than ticket sales for just about every program. It is indeed the culture and IUFB could win eighty games in the next ten years and attendance would improve, at best, marginally. Here I go again, but NUFB won nine games in a metro area of 8 millions (or so) last year and still drew fewer fans than did IUFB.

    Do tell why you think Purdue is going to make big gains in FB (besides the mere fact that they are paying a brand new coach (i.e., unproven coach) more than IU is paying Allen). Putting a tavern where end zone seats used to be? Hope you’re wrong, by the way.

  7. The only thing assured to take place by PUke’s new coach is they will sell more booze at games than IU.

  8. Traditions can be broken. Under-achieving programs can be made to over-achieve. It happens all the time when an organization chooses the right leadership, pursues a vision and then invests to make the necessary changes. But is has to be a priority, and I wonder if in IU’s case, our AD and the top administrators have been allowed to get away with football not being a priority. I’d like to see The Hoosier Nation be more demanding of their Athletic Department with regard to football, but unfortunately, the hiring of new, high-potential basketball coach serves as a pacifier. “As long as basketball is on the rise, too many Hoosier fans don’t really care about anything else. And IU’s administrators are allowed to exploit that “tradition.” I really hope IU’s new head football coach breaks IU’s tradition, and that the “manager” running IU’s Athletic Department and the BOT is astute enough to reward him accordingly and then put their money where their mouth is so that he can sustain the “break through” and build a long-term winner. If Allen does that, credit should go to him and his coaching staff exclusively.

    1. overachieve…underachieve…breakthrough. All one word. Hyphens are a burden.

      And where did you find the following quote used in your post?

      “As long as basketball is on the rise, too many Hoosier fans don’t really care about anything else. And IU’s administrators are allowed to exploit that “tradition.”

      A. Is IU Basketball on the rise? It could easily be argued that it’s more uncertain than ever. It was pegged on the rise when we landed Zeller.
      B. I thought you’ve said IU Basketball is not “elite” anymore. Is there much old “tradition” to exploit if it’s long from being back to elite status.
      C. People care about a lot of things. Sports, in general, may not top the list for many with daily struggles. Big donors don’t fill 50,000 seats…unless administrators use the money to put blow-up dolls in the stands.

    2. @Podunker

      What on earth are you even talking about? Have you looked at our facilities and improvements that were making? With both the north and south end zone additions and yearly upgrades, we have spent around $130 million on football facilities in the last eight or nine years. Again, Allen will get a huge raise simply based off incentives in his contract if he has any amount of success here, and he will likely get a brand-new contract if he has a big year.

      I mean have you been in a coma since 2005 or something? The stadium looks completely different, the training facilities are excellent, attendance is up 8-9,000 per game from before Glass got here. We have a functioning defense now. We’ve had our first back to back bowl seasons since the gulf war. I have no idea what you’re going on about. Assembly Hall just got a big renovation, and did we ignore football? Nope…in fact they’re spending more on football than they did on Assembly Hall.

  9. PO, coach Allen is changing the culture at IU. Our current new recruits are all rated high 3 star 5.7 or 5.8 which is almost 4 star. IU is in the running for several 4 star players with a very good shot at getting them.

    IU is close to a sell out for the OSU game and that often took OSU tickets in the past but now it is IU fans buying the tickets. This year’s home schedule of OSU. UM, and UW at home should help fill the stadium. Coach Allen understands the team must do something to bring in the fans which is one reason he has adopted the slogan “break through”. IU has really improved facilities under AD Glass. The area that hasn’t seen enough of an improvement is salary but I think a lot of that is reluctance to pay too much for a coach. IU needs to lose that thinking because the money is there to pay coaches and the threat of losing coaches will finally bring about a change with pay.

    1. Wilson is the indisputable culture changer of IUFB. Allen would not have been brought back to Indiana by Wilson if it were not so. Allen indeed has goals to attain, such as increasing fan confidence gained by building program momentum. His positive drive
      and LEO outlook to coaching makes me think he’ll build big from that
      needed culture change he inherited. I’m All in and More.

  10. PO- yes, programs can change, just don’t count on winning to fill Memorial Stadium. I think Glass is taking football more seriously than his predecessors, but the tough battle is getting boosters and their checkbooks on board- as you wrote, be more demanding of the AD in regards to FB. A real boost for IUFB would be for an awful IUBB scandal that leaves everyone disgusted and unwilling to bankroll such an outrage. But considering college sports fans’ tolerance for institutional corruption and player criminality, it’s difficult to imagine what kind of scandal that might be. If the U Miami (Fla.) FB a few years back cesspool didn’t cause anyone to flutter an eyelash, wonder what could turn off a donor base.

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