IU football head coach Tom Allen and his staff left Memorial Stadium after their season ending loss to Purdue and hit the recruiting trail. Their post-season efforts are already paying off.
The Hoosiers secured their 17th verbal commitment in the class of 2019 when Wisconsin athlete Da’shaun Brown announced that he would be attending Indiana via Twitter:
— Da'shaun. (@Never_The_Less7) December 4, 2018
Brown played quarterback in high school for Racine St. Catherine’s. Earlier this year he scored from three yards out with twelve seconds remaining to tie the Wisconsin Division 4 state championship game, and then ran it in for the two-point conversion and the state title.
As a quarterback, Brown was known for his strong arm and mobility. But at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, he intends to play wide receiver at IU according to a source.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Brown is the top ranked player in the state and the 30th best athlete in the nation. Rivals ranks Brown second in the state and 36th overall at his position. Both services rate him as a three star recruit.
The 247Sports Composite has Brown as the third best player in IU’s 2019 class behind in-state recruits Sampson James and Beau Robbins.
Brown had offers from Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Syracuse and others.
You can see the impact of the addition of Brown to IU’s 2019 class on the national and Big Ten class rankings here. The Hoosiers are on pace for one of, if not their best ever classes in the recruiting service ranking era.
The first day recruits will be able to sign their national letters of intent is Dec. 19, and the early signing will end Dec. 21.
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