Summertime means it's move-in time for incoming college freshmen. Several first-year players will be arriving on Big Ten campuses in the days and weeks ahead, and some of them might be ready to make an impact this fall.
With that in mind, we're looking at the top potential newcomers for each Big Ten team this week. Up next: Indiana.
Top newcomer: RB Kiante Enis
The Hoosiers are counting on a pair of junior college transfers, quarterback Richard Lagow and former Ohio State defensive back Jayme Thompson, to make immediate contributions. But they've been around the team since the start of the calendar year.
Enis brings an intriguing blend of skills to Bloomington this summer. He backed off a longtime commitment to Michigan on signing day in order to stay closer to home with his in-state Hoosiers. A nephew of former Penn State great Curtis Enis, Kiante is a skilled running back in his own right, having rushed for more than 2,300 yards and 35 touchdowns as a high school senior.
Indiana is well-stocked at tailback, with Devine Redding returning after a 1,000-yard season (including a 227-yard day in the Pinstripe Bowl). So Enis may have to bide his time and certainly will need to add some strength to get ready for the rigors of Big Ten play.
But Kevin Wilson can always find room for playmakers, and Indiana's offensive scheme allows plenty of room for players to shine. Enis might be talented enough to force his way onto the field this season.