It didn’t take long for Tom Allen to change the expectation at Indiana on the recruiting trail. With just his second full recruiting cycle, Allen has the Hoosiers ranked in the top 40 nationally and one of the best classes since these things were tracked.

But Allen isn’t satisfied with a top 40 class. The head coach is already looking ahead to the 2020 class and has high expectations for that group.

“The next goal is to be a top 25 recruiting class,” Allen told the media on Wednesday. “I feel like we’re way ahead of where we’ve been in the past.”

Allen did a solid job recruiting the state of Indiana this year, a good reason why the Hoosiers have landed such a solid class. Three of the top five in-state players all committed to IU in the 2019 class.

It didn’t happen by accident.

“That is a big deal for me,” Allen said of recruiting inside Indiana. “We worked really hard to attract the best from within.”

Indiana also got a huge victory midway through the college football season, flipping four-star running back Sampson James from Ohio State. He’s one of the top running backs in the class and is a top 200 player in this year’s cycle.

Allen is attempting to build a consistent winner in Bloomington, and bringing in one of the highest-ranked classes in program history is a good start. But the head coach made it clear that it’s not good enough.

The Hoosiers will continue to aim high on the recruiting trail and on the field.