2018 Indiana Hoosiers Early Signing Period Recap

2018 Indiana Hoosiers Early Signing Period Recap

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Indiana Hoosier football program welcomed in 19 new signees on Wednesday during the early signing period. There is a lot of information to sort through in many different places. The Hoosiers came out in great shape as Tom Allen and company inked what at the time is a top-40 class. Indiana will still have five scholarships to play with for the February signing day, so that number can change. It’s been a long day so, let’s do a recap of one of the more important days around college football. We will look at IU’s top signee as well as some players who could have an instant impact and others that are potential sleepers and what positions IU is targeting from now until February 6th. EDITORS NOTE: I did not include QB Jack Tuttle in this article since he is a transfer and is not included in 247Sports class rankings.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: LB Cam Williams

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: LB Cam Williams

Written by Evan McShane

Cameron Williams, 6’3”, 205 pounds, Merrilville, IN (Andrean H.S.), DT, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 4-star (89.99)

Cam Williams was one of the top priorities for head coach Tom Allen and his staff. Landing Williams was a massive victory for the future of Hoosier footballl. The stud linebacker from Andrean High School in Northwest Indiana dominated his competition. He finished his high school career ranked as the fifth best player in the state and one of the top-20 linebackers in the country. 

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: WR Jordan Jakes

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: WR Jordan Jakes

Written by Nate Comp

Jordan Jakes, 6’5”, 195 pounds, McDonough, GA (St. Frances Academy, MD), RB, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (84.72)

Sometimes in the passing game, you just need a guy that can go up and get the ball over smaller cornerbacks. The Hoosiers have signed just that in big-bodied receiver Jordan Jakes. Jakes played his senior season in Baltimore, Maryland at St. Frances Academy. Jakes held 18 offers but chose the Hoosiers in August over the likes of Virginia, Michigan, and Michigan State. Despite his size, Jakes has proven he can move around at the receiver position and catch balls both on the outside and in the slot: versatility which will come in handy at the next level.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: OT Matthew Bedford

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: OT Matthew Bedford

Written by Evan McShane

Matthew Bedford, 6’5”, 260 pounds, Cordova, TN (Cordova), OT, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (85.93)

Matthew Bedford, an offensive lineman from Cordova High School in Tennessee, stands 6-foot-5, 260-pounds. As is always the case, the more offensive and defensive lineman you can add to your program the better. Fresh, big bodies are always paramount in having a chance at success in the Big Ten. Bedford provides just that. While he will need to adjust to the physicality of the college game, all the tools are there.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DT Antoine Whitner

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DT Antoine Whitner

Antoine Whitner, 6’4”, 295 pounds, Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy), DT, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (85.27)

The Hoosiers look to solidify the middle of their defense as they add another big defensive tackle in Antoine Whitner. IU beat out nine other Power Five schools including Florida, Oregon, Ole Miss and Virginia Tech for his services.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DL Beau Robbins

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DL Beau Robbins

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Beau Robbins, 6’4”, 238 pounds, Carmel, IN (Carmel HS), WDE, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 4-star (90.6)

Tom Allen has made the defensive line a major priority since arriving in Bloomington. He and his staff know the Hoosiers must be stout and deep in that unit if they are to survive in the Big Ten East. While they have yet to find a true standout pass rusher, they have improved the depth and the overall skill of the defensive line and they have secured the addition of a four-star weak-side end from Carmel as Beau Robbins signed with the Hoosiers. Robbins is the fourth ranked recruit in the state and the 17th-ranked weak-side defensive end in the country.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DT C.J. Person

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: DT C.J. Person

Written By Evan McShane

C.J. Person, 6’2”, 295 pounds, Montgomery, AL (Montgomery Catholic), DT, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (84.85)

C.J. Person has signed with the Indiana Hoosiers. Person is a 6-foot-2, 295-pound standout defensive tackle from Montgomery Catholic Prep School in Alabama. He is one of the top-50 players in the state of Alabama and he is among the top-75 defensive tackles in the country. Person will provide Indiana with good size up front for years to come. He possesses above average athleticism for someone of his stature.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: ATH Da'Shaun Brown

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: ATH Da'Shaun Brown

Da’Shaun Brown, 6’1”, 170 pounds, Racine, WI (St. Catherines), ATH, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (86.71)

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Brown comes to Indiana as the top-rated player out of Wisconsin. He is a tremendous athlete and will be brought in on the offensive side of the ball at receiver.

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2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: RB Ivory Winters

2018 Early Signing Period Signee Profile: RB Ivory Winters

Written by: TJ Inman (@TJHoosierHuddle)

Ivory Winters, 5’11”, 206 pounds, Hayti, MO (Hayti High School), RB, 247Sports Composite Ranking: 3-star (85.61) 

The Indiana Hoosiers know the kind of an impact an “under the radar” true freshman running back can have. After Stevie Scott burst onto the scene in 2018, IU’s backfield will add a pair of true freshman to the mix and will be hoping for more major contributions in the pair’s first year on campus. Sampson James is a four-star in-state player that everyone knows about. The player fans will need to get to know, and potentially very quickly, is Ivory Winters.

The all-purpose back from

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