IU Football Signs 26 On National Signing Day

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday the signing of 26 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Hoosiers in 2014.

“We are pleased with the way our class came together,” Wilson said. “With a few years under our belt we have gotten comfortable within the Midwest region, our ties in Indiana and the surrounding states. We continue to do well in Georgia and Florida. Our strategy of how we sell our school and how we sell our program has really given us the chance to land back-to-back strong classes. On paper, they are the best back-to-back classes in school history. But now we need to take that paper product, work with it in the years to come and keep building our program.”

IU signed 14 defensive players and 12 offensive players. The Hoosiers added six defensive backs, four defensive linemen and four linebackers on defense and four offensive linemen, four wide receivers, two running backs, one tight end and one quarterback on offense.

The class features players from eight different states, including six from Ohio, five from Indiana, five from Georgia, four from Florida, three from Illinois, one from California, one from New York and one from South Carolina.

“The total commitment of our community throughout the recruiting process has been phenomenal,” Wilson said. “There is a great vibe when we go out to restaurants, hotels and basektball games; our fans are there backing us. Our players are great recruiters. I want to acknowledge our coaches as well, and it all starts with their families – the wives and loved ones allowing them to get out and hit the recruiting road running. Despite some new coaches, the opportunity to maintain a great recruiting class like this is a credit to our school, our staff and our community. Bloomington is an ideal place to build a great football program for years to come.”


Here is a list of Indiana’s 2014 signees:


Name Pos.    Ht.      Wt.     Hometown/High School/Last School

Delroy Baker*              OL     6-6   290     Ocala, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy

Mike Barwick, Jr.      DL 6-0      290 Cincinnati, Ohio/The Summit Country Day School

Dominique Booth*      WR       6-1    200    Indianapolis, Ind./Pike High School

Nick Carovillano         DL          6-4    245 Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier High School

Donovan Clark            DB         5-10      175 Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side High School

Simmie Cobbs           WR          6-4        210 Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park and River Forest High School

Jermane Conyers       DL          6-3        290 Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland High School

Chris Covington         DB           6-2        205 Chicago, Ill./Al Raby High School

Will Dawkins              DB           5-11        195 Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach High School

Zander Diamont*       QB     6-1              175   Los Angeles, Calif./Venice High School

Tony Fields                 DB      5-11             210 Tallahassee, Fla./Amos P. Godby High School

Jordan Fuchs*            TE      6-6               230     Queens, N.Y./Christ the King High School/Milford (N.Y.) Academy

Tim Gardner*               OL    6-5             320          Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central High School/Milford (N.Y.) Academy

Greg Gooch                    LB    6-2                245     Longwood, Fla./Lyman High School

J-Shun Harris II           WR       5-8          175      Fishers, Ind./Fishers High School

DeAndre Herron*          OL      6-5          330    Avon, Ind./Avon High School/Iowa Western Community College

Coray Keel                     WR      6-2         190    Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett High School

Wes Martin                   OL      6-3          295     West Milton, Ohio/Milton-Union High School

Robert McCray III       LB       6-2          250 Rockdale, Ga./Rockdale County High School

Derrian Meminger       DL      6-4         270   Sparta, Ga./Hancock Central High School

Tommy Mister              RB     6-0           210     Chicago, Ill./St. Rita High School

Devine Redding             RB    5-10        205     Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville High School

Tegray Scales                  LB  6-0           205     Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain High School

Zeke Walker                  DB    6-2         210 Cayce, S.C./Brookland-Cayce High School

Kiante Walton              DB    6-0          200 Columbus, Ga./George Washington Carver High School

Dameon Willis             LB     6-1       210     Cleveland, Ohio/Saint Ignatius High School


*-Baker, Booth Diamont, Fuchs, Gardner and Herron enrolled in January

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