IU football gets commitment from Southern outside linebacker Trey Laing

IU continues to reinforce its defense via the transfer portal.

On Monday evening, Southern University transfer edge rusher Trey Laing announced a commitment to the Hoosiers.

The 6-foot-3, 224-pound Laing was recruited by IU assistant Kasey Teegardin and projects to play the hybrid DE/OLB bull position for the Hoosiers.

For his 2022 season at Southern, Laing had 39 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery over 12 contests.  He was tied for 41st in the nation in tackles for loss.

Hailing from Tallahassee, Fla., Laing spent the 2021 campaign at East Mississippi C.C. There he produced 53 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

Laing started his college career at South Florida and was there for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  He played in four games at USF and had six tackles.

At Godby H.S. Laing was rated a three-star recruit by the major recruiting outlets.  He also received offers out of high school from Washington State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Southern Miss, Indiana, Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Middle Tennessee, Ohio, South Alabama, Toledo, Troy, Tulane and UAB among others.

His father Trace played defensive end in the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts.

Laing has two years of eligibility remaining.

For a complete look at Indiana’s position-by-position roster changes during the offseason, GO HERE.

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