Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
After adding seven commitments over a 15 day period in June the Hoosiers recruiting was humming. However, things had slowed down during July, that was until junior college defensive back Jayme Thompson committed to Indiana on Wednesday. The talented athlete announced on his Twitter account that he was "Proud and honored to say I have committed to Indiana University."
The three-star prospect choose Indiana over offers from Arkansas State, Iowa State, Western Kentucky, Miami (OH), Ohio, Troy, Tulsa, Southern Miss, and the hometown Toledo Rockets. According to 247sports composite rankings, he is currently the 47th best junior college player in the nation and the No. 2 JuCo Safety, although there is a chance he might line up at corner for the Hoosiers once he makes it on campus.
Earlier this month in an interview with Scout.com, Thompson discussed why the Hoosiers were such an attractive option. "Indiana is closer to home. I grew up in the Big Ten so that makes them emerge for me. There's things that about Indiana that other schools don't have."
Originally a member of Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class, Thompson suffered an injury prior to the season and was forced to take a redshirt. The following spring he announced he would be leaving the program and enrolled at Iowa Western Community College. During his first season with the Reivers he had 81 tackles and picked off two passes.
Thompson played his high school ball at Toledo's Central Catholic High School where he recorded 48 tackles, an interception and recovered to fumbles. Coming out of high school he was ranked as the No. 211 overall prospect in the nation, the No. 20 safety and the No. 11 player in Ohio by 247Sports.
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