Indiana’s 2020 recruiting class is still growing.
The final signing day of the 2020 recruiting period is a little over a week away, but the Hoosiers have added a new defensive end out of SEC country to the class. On Monday, 6-foot-6, 220-pound defensive end Jalen Mayala announced via Twitter his commitment to IU.
Mayala held 19 offers, according to his profile on 247Sports. He picked Indiana over offers from other B1G schools, including Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers. He also held offers from Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Arizona and UCF, among others.
“This process was not easy and I am grateful for the relationships built and the lessons I have learned,” Mayala wrote on Twitter. “After lots of prayer, I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career at (Indiana University).”
— Jalen Richard Mayala (@jalenmayala) January 27, 2020
Mayala is a native of Lawrenceville, Georgia and is ranked as one of the top 100 players from the state. He’s also listed as the No. 44 weak-side defensive end in the recruiting cycle.
With Mayala’s commitment, Indiana is up to 20 commitments in the 2020 class, most of which have already signed their National Letter of Intent. The Hoosiers rank 12th in the B1G and 52nd nationally.
The next signing day is Wednesday, Feb. 5.