Indiana’s most recent addition to the 2020 roster comes via the NCAA transfer portal.
On Wednesday, the IU football program announced it has received a commitment from former South Alabama tight end Khameron Taylor. He will be a graduate transfer after receiving his degree this month, meaning he’ll be immediately eligible for the Hoosiers for the upcoming season.
Taylor brings one year of eligibility to Bloomington after spending the last four seasons at South Alabama. He utilized his redshirt year as a true freshman in 2016.
“We are really excited about adding Kham to our program,” Indiana coach Tom Allen said. “He brings experience to the tight end room. Other than Peyton Hendershot, we have a young group that needs some depth. Kham is a big, strong blocker with untapped potential in the pass game. He has a great combination of size, length and athleticism that immediately helps us become a better football team.”
Last season, Taylor appeared in nine games for the Jaguars, catching two passes for 18 yards and a touchdown. He played in 11 games during the 2018 campaign, totaling 67 yards on five receptions.
There’s a good chance that Taylor would be targeted more frequently in Indiana’s offense, which utilizes its tight ends in the passing game. Last year, Hendershot was the team’s second-leading receiver as a tight end, totaling 622 yards and four touchdowns on 52 catches.
Indiana is looking to build off an 8-5 campaign and bowl berth a year ago.