The work on the recruiting trail for 2016 is complete, so barring a few late tweaks or transfers, rosters across the Big Ten are pretty much set with national signing day in the books. The ESPN.com reporting crew is taking a look at what each team in the conference looks like with a new class on the way.
Next up: the Indiana Hoosiers.
Team’s position of strength: Offensive line
With the return of All-American guard Dan Feeney, as well as two other starters and some young contributors, should keep the team's most underrated strength chugging along in 2015. Indiana also added three offensive linemen in this class, including three-star tackle Coy Cronk.
Team’s biggest need heading into signing day: Defensive backs
The Hoosiers ranked last among FBS teams in passing yards allowed in 2015, giving up 326.3 per game. And they did so while playing in a league that doesn't usually produce huge passing numbers. With new defensive coordinator Tom Allen bringing in a 4-2-5 scheme, top-flight defensive backs are even more in demand in Bloomington, especially at safety.
How Indiana addressed the need: Help from the juco and high school ranks
There's one recruit who figures to play right away in the secondary: junior college safety Jayme Thompson. Originally a member of Ohio State's famed 2013 recruiting class, Thompson transferred after a redshirt season with the Buckeyes and played last season at Iowa Western. The Hoosiers also signed two other safeties in Khalil Bryant and Marcelino Ball out of high school, along with cornerback A'Shon Riggins.
Biggest need remaining: Defensive linemen
The Hoosiers went with size and length in this class and are hoping to find help up front, especially after the graduation of tackle Adarius Raynor and end Nick Mangieri and Darius Latham's early entry into the NFL draft. This class includes defensive tackles Jerome Johnson and Ryan Smith and defensive end Allen Stallings IV, along with some athletes who could grow into pass-rushers after a season in the weight room.