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IU football in top four for UCLA LB | Reese Taylor to Purdue | LB Miller in transfer portal

Indiana made the final four for former UCLA linebacker/edge rusher Myles Jackson.

Jackson, a redshirt freshman from Jonesboro, Ga., appeared in seven games this season for the Bruins and made six tackles, with one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jackson was a three-star recruit in the class of 2020 coming out of Mill Creek H.S. (Ga.) according to the 247Sports Composite.  He was the No. 21 weakside defensive end by 247Sports, the No. 33 strongside defensive end by Rivals, and the No. 34 inside linebacker by ESPN.

The 6-foot-2, 248-pound Jackson suffered a season-ending knee injury one game into his true freshman year in 2020.  He registered one tackle for loss in that November contest against Colorado.  He still has four years of NCAA eligibility remaining.

East Carolina, Jackson State and Georgia State are Jackson’s other finalists.

He is scheduled to visit Bloomington in early January.

TAYLOR TO PURDUE

Cornerback Reese Taylor added fuel to the IU/Purdue rivalry fire when he announced he was transferring to the Boilermakers on Friday.

The Indianapolis, Ind. product put his name in the transfer portal on Dec. 16, and interestingly, rumors of the transfer to Purdue had swirled before that.  Schools are not permitted to communicate with players at other schools until they formally enter the portal.

Taylor is actually the third former Hoosier to transfer to Purdue in the last year, joining running back Sampson James and defensive lineman Damarjhe Lewis.

Taylor played in 40 games over four seasons at IU.  He has one year of eligibility remaining.

JAMES MILLER IN THE PORTAL

Linebacker James Miller became the latest IU player to put his name in the transfer portal.

Miller appeared in nine games in 2021.  He started one game and had 16 tackles and broke up two passes on the season.

For his career Miller appeared in 33 games and amassed 74 tackles including 4.5 for a loss, a half of a sack, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

Miller was ranked the No. 27 inside linebacker nationally by ESPN as part of the class of 2018.  He chose Indiana over Florida State.

Starting linebacker Micah McFadden recently announced he entered his name in the NFL Draft.  Fellow starter Cam Jones has not announced his plans for the 2022 season.

To see a complete summary of IU football’s offseason roster activity, GO HERE.


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