IUFB National Signing Day 2.0 Summary With A Major Steal From Florida State

UPDATED at 2:55 PM EST:  Indiana signs 3-star DE Jonathan King.  Details below.

As you may recall, college football had an early signing period back in December.  As with most programs, Indiana was able to sign most of its recruiting class at that time.  Nevertheless, the traditional February national signing day remained as teams looked to fill in the remaining pieces of their incoming classes.

It was a good day for the Hoosiers as they picked up three signatures including one that was not expected.

JAMES MILLER – LINEBACKER, TAMPA, FL

This was a coup for IU.  Miller, a 3-star out of Armwood High School in the Tampa area was expected to attend Florida State.  Here is the official IU announcement via Twitter:

Along with previously signed (and already on campus) quarterback Michael Penix (who also selected IU over Florida State), the Hoosiers have now secured BOTH the defensive and offensive players of the year in the Tampa area according to the Tampa Bay Times.  That is quite an accomplishment when considering all of the traditional national powers in the south that stand between Indiana and Tampa.  Head Coach Tom Allen has an impressive pipeline flowing from the area, and he wasn’t ashamed to promote that fact via Twitter:

JAMAR JOHNSON – CORNER BACK, SARASOTA, FL

The Hoosiers also secured the signing of Johnson, a 3-star defensive back from Riverview High School in Sarasota.  Along with Miller and King, this makes a total of eight recruits from the state of Florida in the 2018 class.  Here is the official announcement via Twitter:

JONATHAN KING – DEFENSIVE END, TAMPA

IU keeps the Tampa to Bloomington pipeline flowing with 3-star defensive end King from Tampa Bay Tech High School, the same school that produced QB Michael Penix.  The official IU announcement via Twitter is here:

King chose the Hoosiers over Middle Tennessee State.

UPDATED 2018 RANKINGS

With these three signings, here is where the Hoosiers stand in the Big Ten and National 2018 rankings:

Big Ten:

 

National:

 

These rankings are fluid as teams across the country continue to sign players.

Graphics and main photo courtesy of 247 sports.  You can see the complete 247 composite Big Ten and National 2018 rankings here.

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