As Andrew noted, a couple of these players are considered to be all-purpose backs - or H-backs in our system. Supposedly, that's why we should be able to say the recruitment of one should not necessarily directly affect the recruitment of another - at least, in a few cases..
But that brings up a question I've had ever since Kevin Wilson was hired. Are we going to play an H-back in our offense this season - at least, in the sense we're used to seeing it? Wilson is not known for using an H-back as much s UFM obviously has been, traditionally. I remember reading that - and I've occasionally looked at old IU video since then.
While Wilson's offense is a spread - it is not exactly the same spread we've been running. Kyle Jones examined some of the differences in his Film Study a couple of weeks ago - but that was more about blocking schemes.
It'll be interesting to see how often we go with a Curtis Samuel-type H-back - or, with a second flexed tight end - or, a more traditional, third (slot) receiver. Or - has anyone reading this heard what our intentions are in that regard this season?