Hoosiers Head North of the Boarder to Snag LB Commitment

Hoosiers Head North of the Boarder to Snag LB Commitment

 Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

Kervens Bonhomme, a hard-hitting Canadian linebacker, committed to Indiana University earlier today. Bonhomme’s commitment brings the Hoosiers’ 2019 incoming class total to 12. The three-star recruit from St. Catharine, Ontario, but Bonhomme will play his senior year of football at Clearwater Academy International in Florida. Kervens Bonhomme will call Bloomington home as he helps continue to push the Hoosier defense into elite territory.

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Hoosiers Keep the Ball Rolling, Land TE Out of Miami

Hoosiers Keep the Ball Rolling, Land TE Out of Miami

 Written By Evan McShane (@veryreasonable)

The Sunshine Pipeline delivered yet again. Gary Cooper, a tight end from Columbus High School in Miami, Florida, committed to Indiana University earlier today. News of Cooper’s commitment arrived on what turned out to be a whirlwind of a day for Tom Allen and his staff – the Hoosiers landed four commits, bringing IU’s total 2019 recruiting class to 12. Cooper brings elite athleticism and a ton of intrigue to a position group in need of playmaking ability.

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Sunshine Pipeline: Hoosiers Tap into Florida Again for 2019 Linebacker

Sunshine Pipeline: Hoosiers Tap into Florida Again for 2019 Linebacker

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

The Indiana Hoosiers are red hot on the recruiting trail as they added their second commitment of the day and their tenth for the 2019 recruiting class. Shortly after long snapper Sean Wracher pledged a commitment to Indiana, linebacker Dorian Jones joined the class. While linebacker is not a huge priority for this class, Tom Allen and his staff targeted a few outside linebackers (or "Stingers") and Jones was at the top of the list. He is a three-star prospect from Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida and he chose IU over offers from South Florida, Kentucky, Syracuse, Temple and several others.

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IU Adds Long Snapper from Ohio to 2019 Class

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

While some might not consider long snapper to be a position worthy of a scholarship, one you can rely upon is a valuable commodity. With Dan Godsil, unanimously considered one of the better long snappers in the country, is a senior so Tom Allen wanted to make sure he landed a scholarship player in this specialist position in the 2019 class. Sean Wracher, a 6'4" prospect from Ohio, gave him just that as he committed and joined the quickly growing "IUnit19". Wracher plays at St.Ignatius High School in Ohio and participated in the prestigious Kohl's Underclassmen Challenge, finishing near the top of the camp charts and establishing himself as one of the best long snappers in this class. He chose IU over offers from Penn State, Pittsburgh and Toledo.

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Keeping it Rolling: Hoosiers Snag Another Big Commit

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

 New Indiana commit CJ Person

New Indiana commit CJ Person

The summer sun continues to heat up the Midwest and no football games are being won or lost. However, the past few days have certainly felt like a "win" for the Indiana Hoosiers football program as they have secured another of their top targets on the defensive line. CJ Person, a 3-star defensive lineman from Montgomery, Alabama, committed to playing his collegiate football at Indiana University. Person chose IU after taking an official visit to Bloomington this past weekend. He had an official visit to Purdue scheduled but he saw enough on the Indiana campus to cancel his visit to West Lafayette and pledged to become a Hoosier.

Well, it’s been a long road and it’s finally come to an end. I thank God everyday for blessing me with the ability to play football and be good at it. I would like to thank all the universities who believed in me. I would like to thank all of my family, friends, and coaches who have help mold me into the young man I am today. Especially my Grandmother and Coach J. Two of the most important people throughout this process. I’m in a position many people of situation don’t get a chance to do. I’m from a city where I’m expected to fail...I once again thank God for allowing me to be in this position. With all of that being said, I would like to announce that I’m shutting down my recruitment and committing to Indiana University!!! Thank you Coach Allen and the rest of the staff for allowing me to become apart of the Family. Now we have work to do.
— C.J. Person's twitter announcement - @iam_cj

Person is listed at 6'2" and 295 pounds and he is the third defensive line commit for the 2019 class, joining 4-star Beau Robbins (Carmel, IN) and 3-star Jeramy Passmore (Miami, FL) and the eighth commit total for the class. This class has really started to take shape in the past few days. It began on Friday as Jeramy Passmore committed. Saturday saw offensive tackle Matthew Bedford join the class and then Sunday brought defensive back Larry Tracy and offensive lineman Michael Katic into the fold. Person is a physical interior lineman that plays with a nasty streak and he is expected to be a defensive tackle for the Hoosiers. Under the watchful eye of the strength and conditioning staff, he'll likely be more than 300 pounds and ready to try and wreak havoc in the middle of the oppositions line. The 2019 class was a very important one for the coaching staff to restock talent on both sides of the line of scrimmage and Indiana has done a tremendous job of landing a five linemen that were among their top targets.

Hoosiers Land Fourth Commitment of the Weekend in PA OL

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Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle) 

The Indiana Hoosiers continued their success on the recruiting trail this weekend by securing the commitment of six-foot-four inch Pennsylvania offensive lineman Michael Katic, who marks the fourth commitment of the weekend for Tom Allen and his staff.

Katic projects as a guard at the next level. He’s listed as running a 5.1 40-yard dash and has a motor that is always running. He had 19 total offers including many Power Five offers and chose the Hoosiers over Boston College. 

In-State DB Commits to Hoosiers

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

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Three days, three commitments. On Friday, IU landed one of their top defensive line targets as Jeramy Passmore. On Saturday, the Hoosiers added offensive lineman Matthew Bedford to the 2019 class. On Sunday, Larry Tracy, a longtime target of the coaching staff from Decatur Central in Indianapolis, Indiana committed to the Hoosiers and helped cap a strong weekend for IU football recruiting. Tracy is a 5’11” cornerback that held offers from Purdue, Minnesota, Iowa and Cincinnati among others but elected to stay home and be a Hoosier. The speedy defensive back is the sixth member of the 2019 class and he has a composite ranking of 86 (on a scale of 100) on 247Sports.com.

It has truly been a blessing and humbling experience to go through the recruiting process. I want to take the time to thank every coach, every teacher and every role model for pushing and always expecting the best out of me. It has truly help me become the great young man that I am today. To my Father, you are my Rock. Your guidance is the biggest blessing God has ever given me I thank you for every work out you ever put me through, every speech you gave me, every camp you took me to, I wouldn’t be here today without you. To my Mother, my best friend, thank you for always giving me the encouragement and telling me how proud you are of me. You have helped push me push along in this process and pushed me to remain humble. After all that being said, I will be taking my talents and furthering my education at Indiana University. Its ALWAYS BEEN HOME AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE!
— Twitter for Larry Tracy (@og_tracy10)

The Indianapolis native originally committed to Iowa in the summer of 2017 and the fact that his cousin is a freshman running back for the Hawkeyes seemed to have locked up to head to Iowa City. However, he reopened the recruitment earlier this year and has now elected to be a Hoosier. He has started all three seasons of his high school career and in his junior season, he had 86 tackles with five fumbles recoveries and three interceptions. The Hoosiers likely won’t take a large amount of corners in this class but Tracy was near the top of their wish list and securing another top in-state talent is a plus. The 2019 class is early in the making but another very well-regarded class is being assembled by Tom Allen and his staff.