Indiana adds four-star SEC transfer
Indiana picked up a former four-star SEC recruit, coach Kevin Wilson announced on Monday.
Wesley Green, who redshirted the 2014 season with South Carolina, will join the Hoosiers and be eligible to play starting in 2016. He will have three years of eligibility in Bloomington.
The 5-10, 175-pound cornerback was ranked in ESPN’s top 300 in the 2014 class.
“We recruited Wesley; Coach Brandon Shelby has a strong relationship with him and he contacted us when he left South Carolina,” Wilson said in the team’s official release. “We welcome him to our program. He’s a talented young man and he will be a quality contributor.”
Green originally committed to Steve Spurrier’s program over Ole Miss. He announced his transfer from the school earlier in the month after academic issues surfaced. According to CBS, he qualified but Spurrier said they mutually agreed he “needed a fresh start.”
The Martin Luther King graduate will look to crack a cornerback rotation that features a pair of first-year starters in Rashard Fant and Noel Padmore. IU could use the help after it ranked 94th in the country against the pass in 2014.
The Hoosier secondary already lost its most experienced defensive back, Antonio Allen, who was dismissed from the team following a drug-dealing arrest.
Green will look to boost a defense that has allowed at least 30 points per game in each of the last five seasons.