Hoosiers Reach Down to Mississippi and Get Commitment from Athlete Christopher Keys

Hoosiers Reach Down to Mississippi and Get Commitment from Athlete Christopher Keys

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Tom Allen and the Indiana Hoosier football staff have gained their second commitment of the week on Thursday as Christopher Keys from Collins, Mississippi (Collins High School) has pledged his services to the Hoosiers. Collins is a town of just over 2,500 people located north of Hattiesburg, MS. The Hoosiers are leaving no stone unturned looking to fill out their 2020 recruiting class.

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Hoosiers Gain A Late Night Commitment from Three-Star Prospect Caleb Murphy

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Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Tom Allen and the Hoosier staff received great news as Hoosier Nation was climbing into bed when in-state defensive line prospect Caleb Murphy tweeted out that he is committing to IU.

The late-night #LEO comes from a three-star prospect from the tiny southern Indiana town of Campbellsburg who, according to Wikipedia and the 2010 Census data, has a population of 585.

Murphy is a mid-three-star prospect who may have been over looked due to the remote location of Campbellsburg. He is listed by 247Sports as the 11th best player in the state. Murphy only tips the scales at 235, but should have the frame at 6’5” to bulk up to 260+ and have the body of a Big Ten defensive end. 

Murphy had a big junior season at West Washington High School with 84 tackles with 11 tackles for loss and two sacks. While the total tackle number is high, he will need to be more disruptive in the backfield to be a difference maker. Murphy also played tackle along the offensive line. He is a player who seems to love physicality and can be seen multiple times plowing opponents into the ground 10-15 yards up field. Fans can watch Caleb Murphy’s HUDL film here.

Murphy made his announcement via Twitter Tuesday night saying, “after a great talk with Coach Allen I’m blessed to say I’ve received an offer from my dream school, Indiana University! I want to thank my family and my coaches for everything they have done for me to make me who I am. I also want to thank all the schools who offered me and gave me such great opportunities. I most importantly want to thank God for giving me the ability to play the game. All this being said, I’m 100% committed to Indiana University to continue my academic and athletic career.”

Murphy had 16 total offers, mainly from Group of Five schools, however he was drawing interest from other Power Five schools like Minnesota and Iowa.

Murphy is the Hoosiers fifth commitment of the 2020 class and the second on the defensive side of the ball. As of publication, the Hoosiers’ 2020 class sits 49th nationally and 9th in the Big Ten according to 247 Sports.  

Noblesville Offensive Lineman Cameron Knight Commits to the Hoosiers

Noblesville Offensive Lineman Cameron Knight Commits to the Hoosiers

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

If a Knight from Noblesville sounds familiar, it is because it should. Cameron Knight, brother of former Hoosier and current Dallas Cowboy Brandon Knight, committed to play his college football for Tom Allen and the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday evening. He made his announcement via Twiiter with a brief message:

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Hoosiers Bolster Defensive Line Depth by Adding Demarcus Elliott from Junior College

Hoosiers Bolster Defensive Line Depth by Adding Demarcus Elliott from Junior College

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Hoosiers received some much needed help on Wednesday afternoon as Demarcus Elliot committed to play for the Hoosiers in 2019 and beyond after a season at Garden City Community College. Defensive line, particularly the defensive tackle position, had become a point on concern as IU saw would be fifth-year senior Brandon Wilson put his name into the ever popular transfer portal earlier in the week. Elliot is a six-foot-four 300-pound defensive tackle who put up solid numbers as a freshman, 19 tackles and 4.5 sacks, at Garden City.

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Hoosiers Gain Commitment From Four-Star WR from Michigan

Hoosiers Gain Commitment From Four-Star WR from Michigan

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Tom Allen and the Indiana Hoosier football program scored a major recruiting win on Monday afternoon as Rashawn Williams, a four-star wide receiver from Michigan, announced he was committing to the Hoosiers. Williams is ranked as the 166th best prospect in the nation (#3 in Michigan) by 247Sports Composite rankings as well as the 33rd best receiver. He holds 26 offers, but had narrowed his decision to IU, Purdue, Cincinnati, Syracuse and West Virginia in a post on Twitter Sunday night.

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Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) Offensive Lineman Connor McLaughlin Loves Indiana

Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) Offensive Lineman Connor McLaughlin Loves Indiana

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Spring practice is over and fall camp is still a few months away so it is time for the spring evaluation period to begin (April 15-May 31). Recruiting will be heating up here over the next six weeks and the Hoosiers had an under the radar prospect on campus this past weekend as Tampa (Jesuit H.S.) lineman Connor McLaughlin.

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Hoosiers Land First Commitment of the 2020 Class in Carmel LB Ty Wise

Hoosiers Land First Commitment of the 2020 Class in Carmel LB Ty Wise

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

The Hoosiers have landed their first commitment of the 2020 recruiting cycle on Thursday when they landed Carmel H.S. (Ind.) linebacker Ty Wise. Wise is a three-star prospect and ranked as the eighth best player in Indiana according to 247 Sports. Wise holds 10 offer, mostly out of the Group of Five, and Indiana was his only Power Five offer thus far. Iowa and Purdue have been interested but had not formally offered Wise. Wise’s primary recruiter to IU was defensive coordinator Kane Wommack while defensive line coach Mark Hagen is listed as the secondary.

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Hoosiers to Host 18 Players for Junior Day on Sunday

Hoosiers to Host 18 Players for Junior Day on Sunday

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Recruiting never ends. Tom Allen and his staff just wrapped up the 2019 recruiting class last Wednesday and now it is time for that group to jump into building another strong class for the 2020 cycle. Junior days play a big role in getting prospects on campus. He is the list of prospects that should be on campus on Sunday. The list was obtained by Matt Weaver of Peegs.com and he gave us written permission to use it. This group in heavy with linemen on both sides of the ball as Indiana has made those positions a priority in the 2020 class once again.

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Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's National Signing Day Press Conference

Notes and Quotes From Tom Allen's National Signing Day Press Conference

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle) 

Indiana head coach Tom Allen met with the media after closing out his 2019 recruiting class on National Signing Day. Here are some tidbits as well as some of the more important quotes from today’s event.

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Hoosiers Sign Three-Star Safety Josh Sanguinetti on National Signing Day

Hoosiers Sign Three-Star Safety Josh Sanguinetti on National Signing Day

Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)

Josh Sanguinetti, 6’2”, 171 pounds, Fort Lauderdale, FL (University School.), Safety, 247Sports Composite Ranking H.S.: 3-star (88.80)

The Hoosiers once again reached down to the Sunshine State to bolster their recruiting class. Three-star safety Josh Sanguinetti, out of University School in Fort Lauderdale, has signed with the Hoosiers. IU had been in the market for another safety in this class and landed a solid prospect. His six-foot-two frame reminds some of former Hoosier Jonathan Crawford and if he is anywhere close to where Crawford was as a Hoosier, IU found a gem.

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