Former Buckeye makes transfer to Indiana official
In the same 24 hours that one former highly touted B1G recruit transferred to Iowa Western Community College, another transferred from there.
And lucky for Indiana, he’s coming back to B1G territory.
Safety Jayme Thompson transferred from Ohio State following his freshman season, which he redshirted because of an ankle injury. He spent two seasons at Iowa CC, but he announced over the summer that he’d be transferring to Indiana following the 2015 season.
On Wednesday, Thompson made it official by signing his letter of intent to join Kevin Wilson’s squad.
A former four-star recruit, Thompson was part of the Buckeyes’ loaded 2013 class, which included J.T. Barrett, Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott and Darron Lee.
Thompson, the No. 3 JUCO safety in the country, will add some needed depth to a secondary that struggled in 2015. The Hoosiers were dead last in FBS in passing yards allowed and they surrendered nearly three touchdown passes per game.
The Hoosiers also got a potential replacement for Nate Sudfeld in Richard Lagow, who signed his letter of intent on Wednesday. The top-rated pro-style JUCO quarterback in the country by ESPN, he’ll challenge for the starting quarterback job immediately.
“We were limited to two mid-year spots in this recruiting cycle, and signing Richard and Jayme is a great opportunity for them and for our program,” Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement. “They will get a chance to practice prior to our bowl trip and will be here on January 1. We are excited to get to work with them and pleased to welcome them to IU.”
— Kevin Wilson (@IUCoachWilson) December 16, 2015