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IU football announces addition of Texas A&M graduate transfer receiver Camron Buckley

The high profile transfers continue to roll in for Indiana.

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Camron Buckley is the latest addition to the program from a traditional college football power.

Indiana announced the addition of Buckley on its Twitter page on Monday.

“Cam has caught a lot of footballs and made a lot of big-time plays in the SEC,” IU head coach Tom Allen said. “He brings experience and leadership to the wide receivers room. We’re excited about the play-making ability he adds to our offense.”

The 6-foot-2 and 190 pound Buckley adds another weapon to a position group that was talented at the top but not necessarily deep.

Buckley missed the entire 2020 season due to injury.  He suffered a season ending knee injury during fall camp in August, 2020.

He graduated with a university studies degree in Dec. 2020.  He caught 11 passes for 121 yards in 13 games in 2019.  Buckley turned in his best statistical campaign in 2018 when he collected 34 catches for 474 yards and one TD. Buckley added 17 receptions for 282 yards and 13 scores as a true freshman in 2017.

From 2017 to 2019 Buckley started four games but played in every contest since coming to Texas A&M from Cedar Hill High School.  He has 62 career receptions for 877 yards and four touchdowns, and should have one year of eligibility remaining for the Hoosiers barring something unique like a medical redshirt for the 2020 season.

As a recruit Buckley was ranked the No. 372 overall player in the class of 2017 according to the 247Sports Composite.  He was the No. 55 ranked wide receiver in the class, and the No. 52 player in the state of Texas.  His offers out of high school included Texas, Auburn, UCLA, Washington, Texas Tech, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, Iowa State, Iowa, Mississippi State and Illinois.

Indiana lost wide receiver Whop Philyor to the NFL Draft, but has added Florida State transfer D.J. Matthews and now Buckley to replenish the talent in the room.  Matthews, Miles Marshall and Big Ten Receiver of the Year Ty Fryfogle are expected to be the headliners at the position in 2021.

During the offseason IU has added transfers from some of college football’s premiere brands, including Florida State, Michigan, Ole Miss, USC, Auburn, and now Texas A&M.  For a complete position-by-position look at who is coming and going for IU football in 2021, GO HERE.

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