Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Receiver Commits to IU, Council Injured, Pryor Healthy

If you’re a standout high school wide receiver, why wouldn’t you want to play at Indiana?

You’re going to get a ton of opportunities, as veterans Tandon Doss and Damarlo Belcher can attest.

Those opportunities were among the reasons by Dayton (Ohio) receiver Cody Lattimer has orally committed to the Hoosiers. He is extremely versatile, a trait IU coaches seek. He also plays quarterback and running back for Jefferson High School. Last year he caught 45 passes for 960 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for 270 yards and six TDs. He even found time to play linebacker and recorded a team-leading 95 tackles.

At 6-3 and 210 pounds, Lattimer runs a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, has a 38-inch vertical jump and bench presses 325 pounds.

If he can tackle in open space, look out.

Rivals.com ranks Lattimer as the No. 16 player in Ohio. He’s a three-star recruit.

IU now has 22 commitments for the Class of 2011.

On the Hoosiers injury front, cornerback Richard Council is out for “an extended period of time” according to coach Bill Lynch after injuring his knee on Michigan’s last pass play.

Yes, that’s the same play that basically gave the Wolverines the victory. Lynch did say on the Big Ten teleconference that Council will not miss the rest of the season.

In the meantime, cornerback Adrian Burks is Council’s likely replacement, although Andre Kates and Greg Heban also are in the mix. Not in the running are Lawrence Barnett and Lenyatta Kiles. Both started the season as cornerbacks, then were switched to safety after Chris Adkins was injured.

Whoever starts seems certain to get tested at Ohio State on Saturday. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has put up similar numbers to that of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

Yes, that is scary.

For the record, Pryor completes 65 percent of his passes for 1,015 yards (eight yards more than Robinson), 12 touchdowns (five more than Robinson) and three interceptions (two more than Robinson).

Oh, and just in case you thought Pryor would be limited because of a leg injury suffered against Illinois last Saturday, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said the quarterback will be fine for the game.

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