BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced on Wednesday the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Hoosiers in 2016.

IU signed 12 offensive players, seven defensive players and two athletes. The Hoosiers added four offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, two running backs, two tight ends and two wide receivers on offense, and five defensive backs and two defensive linemen on defense.

The class features players from nine different states, including six from Ohio, four from Florida, three from Texas, two from Indiana, two from Georgia, one from Illinois, one from Maryland, one from Mississippi and one from New York.

Quarterback Richard Lagow (Plano, Texas/Plano H.S./Cisco (Texas) C.C.) and defensive back Jayme Thompson (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic H.S./Iowa Western C.C.) enrolled in classes this semester and will participate in spring practice.

“We are very pleased with this class,” Wilson said. “The coaches did a great job building relationships. There is a lot of trust and communication that goes into recruiting, and we did some good work. Over the last couple of years, the majority of our classes featured players on the defensive side of the ball. We are counting on those players – Jonathan Crawford, Leon Thornton III, Andre Brown, Jr., Tegray Scales, Jacob Robinson and Robert McCray III – to contribute big time next year. You are always recruiting a year or two ahead, and this year was a little more offensive oriented. There are some great defensive players in this class, very good defensive backs, an active defensive end in Allen Stallings IV, and an active guy up front in Jerome Johnson. But the bulk of this class was offensive line and skill guys. As we move on down the line, we expect them to be ready to step up and play for us.”

2016 Indiana Football Signees
Signee HighlightsSplash_Page Pos Ht Wt Hometown (School)
Marcelino Ball Watch DB 6-0 200 Roswell, Ga. (Roswell H.S.)
Phil Benker Watch WR 6-2 195 Jacksonville, Fla. (Sandalwood H.S.)
Shaun Bonner Watch TE 6-3 250 Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County H.S.)
Khalil Bryant Watch DB 5-10 200 Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast H.S.)
Coy Cronk Watch OL 6-5 278 Lafayette, Ind. (Lafayette Central Catholic H.S.)
Brandon Drayton Watch DB 6-2 170 Largo, Fla. (Largo H.S.)
Kiante Enis Watch RB 6-2 205 Saratoga, Ind. (Winchester Community H.S.)
Cole Gest Watch RB 5-8 197 Lyndhurst, Ohio (St. Edward H.S.)
Jerome Johnson Watch DL 6-3 295 Bassfield, Miss. (Bassfield H.S.)
Richard Lagow Watch QB 6-6 240 Plano, Texas (Plano H.S./Cisco (Texas) C.C.)
Taysir Mack Watch WR 6-2 190 Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grand Street Campus H.S.)
Jonah Morris Watch ATH 6-4 200 Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban H.S.)
Tyler Natee Watch ATH 6-0 260 Euless, Texas (Trinity H.S.)
Mackenzie Nworah Watch OL 6-4 305 Houston, Texas (Manvel H.S.)
Peyton Ramsey Watch QB 6-2 190 Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder H.S.)
A’Shon Riggins Watch DB 6-0 162 Hamilton, Ohio (Hamilton H.S.)
Ryan Smith Watch OL 6-5 280 Loveland, Ohio (Moeller H.S.)
Allen Stallings IV Watch DL 6-2 230 Maywood, Ill. (Oak Park and River Forest H.S.)
Grayson Stover Watch OL 6-6 295 Spring Hill, Fla. (Hudson H.S.)
Ian Thomas Watch TE 6-5 225 Baltimore, Md. (Digital Harbor H.S./Nassau (N.Y.) C.C.)
Jayme Thompson Watch DB 6-2 195 Toledo, Ohio (Central Catholic H.S./Iowa Western C.C.)