Indiana head football coach Tom Allen announced today the signing of 23 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Hoosiers in 2018. Today opened college football’s early signing period, which will run through Friday, Dec. 22.
IU signed 12 defensive players, eight offensive players, two athletes and one kicker. Indiana added five defensive backs, four defensive linemen and three linebackers on defense, and two offensive linemen, two tight ends, two wide receivers, one quarterback and one running back on offense.
Players signed from 10 different states, including six from Florida, four from Illinois, four from Tennessee, three from Indiana, two from Georgia, and one each from Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.
Defensive lineman James Head Jr. (Miami, Fla./Southridge H.S.), wide receiver Jacolby Hewitt (Cordova, Tenn./Cordova H.S.), quarterback Michael Penix Jr. (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Bay Tech H.S.) and running back Ronnie Walker Jr. (Hopewell, Va./Hopewell H.S.) will enroll in spring semester classes and participate in practice.
The Hoosiers signing class currently ranks 33rd nationally in Rivals team rankings. IU will close out its class during National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
|2018 Indiana Football Signees (December 20, 2017)|
|Signee||Watch||Pos||Ht||Wt||Hometown (High School)|
|Matt Bjorson||Watch||TE||6-3||225||Hinsdale, Ill. (Hinsdale Central H.S.)|
|Charles Campbell||Watch||K||5-9||180||Jackson, Tenn. (Univ. School of Jackson)|
|Aaron Casey||Watch||LB||6-2||215||Douglasville, Ga. (Alexander H.S.)|
|James Head Jr.||Watch||DL||6-5||232||Miami, Fla. (Southridge H.S.)|
|Jacolby Hewitt||Watch||WR||6-1||210||Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova H.S.)|
|TJ Ivy||Watch||TE||6-5||227||Chicago, Ill. (Marist H.S.)|
|Cam Jones||Watch||LB||6-3||215||Memphis, Tenn. (St. Benedict at Auburndale)|
|Shamar Jones||Watch||DL||6-1||271||Johnstown, Pa. (Greater Johnstown H.S.)|
|Jordan Jusevitch||Watch||DB||6-1||190||Lowell, Ind. (Lowell H.S.)|
|Nick Marozas||Watch||OL||6-5||271||Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice H.S.)|
|Miles Marshall||Watch||WR||6-4||210||Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview H.S.)|
|Devon Matthews||Watch||DB||6-2||203||Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault)|
|Gavin McCabe||Watch||DL||6-4||255||Oak Lawn, Ill. (Marist H.S.)|
|Micah McFadden||Watch||LB||6-2||225||Tampa, Fla. (Plant H.S.)|
|Madison Norris||Watch||DL||6-5||200||Indianapolis, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern)|
|Michael Penix Jr.||Watch||QB||6-3||205||Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech H.S.)|
|Noah Pierre||Watch||DB||5-11||185||Hialeah, Fla. (Champagnat Catholic School)|
|Aidan Rafferty||Watch||OL||6-6||271||Kensington, Md. (Gonzaga H.S.)|
|Elijah Rodgers||Watch||DB||6-1||175||Blacksburg, S.C. (Blacksburg H.S.)|
|Stevie Scott||Watch||ATH||6-2||235||Syracuse, N.Y. (Christian Brothers Academy)|
|Reese Taylor||Watch||ATH||5-11||175||Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis H.S.)|
|Ronnie Walker Jr.||Watch||RB||5-11||198||Hopewell, Va. (Hopewell H.S.)|
|Jaylin Williams||Watch||CB||6-0||180||Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown H.S.)|
Press Release from the Indiana Athletics Department