Indiana Football’s 2018 Recruiting Class — Signed Players and Class Rankings

By any reasonable measure Wednesday was a successful day for the Indiana University football team in connection with the recruiting early signing period.  Collectively, as of this writing the Hoosiers have received signed national letters of intent from 23 players, including all 21 who had previously committed to IU and 2 new additions that were not previously committed.  The headliners for Indiana’s class are QB Michael Penix (pictured) from Tampa and RB Ronnie Walker from Virginia.  Both have received 4-star ratings from some services and are 3-stars based on the 247 composite.

On a national basis the Hoosiers are currently ranked 41st based on the 247 composite,

and in the B1G they are currently 10th.

If the 41st national ranking holds it would be IU’s best such ranking since 2000 in the 247 composite.

All rankings are fluid, as the early signing period will continue for 2 more days and then the traditional signing day in February will continue on as it has historically.  Like Indiana, the majority of schools signed most of their players today however, so further significant moves in the rankings seem unlikely at this point.

You can find links with more details on Indiana’s 2018 class and the complete national rankings here.

We will continue to monitor any changes in the class here.

If you would like to watch player videos, has that here.

Here are the 23 players that signed national letters of intent with Indiana today:


All player ratings based on the 247 composite

Indiana high schools in bold italics

Matt Bjorson, tight end, 3-star
Hinsdale Central High School – Hinsdale, IL
6’3″/225 lbs

Charles Campbell, kicker, 3-star
University School of Jackson – Jackson, TN
5’9″/180 lbs

Aaron Casey, linebacker, 3 star
Alexander High School – Douglasville, GA
6’2″/215 lbs

James Head Jr., defensive line, 3-star
Miami Southridge Senior High School – Miami, FL
6’5″/232 lbs

Jacolby Hewitt, wide receiver, 3-star
Cordova High School – Cordova, TN
6’1″/210 lbs

T.J. Ivy, tight end, 3-star
Marist High School – Chicago, IL
6’5″/227 lbs

Cam Jones, athlete, 3-star
Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School — Cordova, TN
6’3″/215 lbs

Shamar Jones, defensive line, 3-star
Greater Johnstown High School – Johnstown, PA
6’1″/271 lbs

Jordan Jusevitch, defensive back, 3-star
Lowell High School – Lowell, IN
6’1″/190 lbs

Nick Marozas, offensive line, 3-star
Brother Rice High School – Chicago, IL
6’5″/271 lbs

Miles Marshall, wide receiver, 3-star
Parkview High School – Lilburn, GA
6’4″/210 lbs

Devon Matthews, defensive back, 3-star
Ribault High School – Jacksonville, FL
6’2″/203 lbs

Gavin McCabe, defensive line, 3-star
Marist High School – Oak Lawn, IL
6’4″/255 lbs

Micah McFadden, linebacker, 3-star
Plant High School – Tampa, FL
6’2″/225 lbs

Madison Norris, defensive end, 3-star
Hamilton Southeastern High School – Fishers, IN
6’4″/200 lbs

Michael Penix, quarterback, 3-star
Tampa Bay Tech, Tampa, FL
6’2″/177 lbs

Noah Pierre, defensive back, unranked
Champagnat Catholic School – Hialeah, FL
5’11″/185 lbs

Aidan Rafferty, offensive line, 3-star
Gonzaga College High School – Kensington, MD
6’6″/271 lbs

Elijah Rodgers, defensive back, 3-star
Blacksburg High School – Blacksburg, SC
6’1″/175 lbs

Stevie Scott, athlete, 3-star
Christian Brothers Academy – Syracuse, NY
6’2″/235 lbs

Reese Taylor, athlete, 3-star
Ben Davis High School – Indianapolis, IN
5’11″/175 lbs

Ronnie Walker Jr., running back, 3-star
Hopewell High School – Hopewell, VA
5’11″/198 lbs

Jaylin Williams, cornerback, 3-star
Germantown High School – Memphis, TN
6’0″/180 lbs

Photo credit – Tampa Times