Donaven McCulley is transitioning from quarterback to another position in Bloomington, a task that is not always easy.

The former 4-star QB will look to make his mark at wide receiver this season. McCulley completed 35 passes for 475 yards and 2 touchdowns in four starts as a freshman. He also starred at Lawrence North High School under center where he passed for 6,211 yards and a 128.1 quarterback rating.

That was then, this is now.

McCulley’s prior experience at quarterback could be helpful. The 6-foot-5 wideout should have familiarity with a quarterback’s movement and scramble in the pocket. That could set up McCulley for receptions in bail-out situations.

Of course, McCulley will need to learn to run routes. His timing and chemistry with IU’s quarterback will be key in his development. Head coach Tom Allen previously stated an announcement on Indiana’s starting quarterback won’t be made to the public until Sept. 2 against Illinois.

Overall, McCulley’s athleticism should be an asset on the field. The Hoosiers could use him in different situations at possibly multiple positions.

After all, what do you have to lose after going 2-10 (0-9 B1G) last season? Hoosier fans will take it.