3-star QB Peyton Ramsey is IU’s first 2016 commit

Indiana has landed its first commit for the 2016 class.

Cincinnati quarterback Peyton Ramsey tweeted late Tuesday night that he has committed to Indiana. The three-star prospect chose the Hoosiers over Illinois, Boston College, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Ohio and others.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the 6-foot-3 Ramsey threw for 2,062 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall, while running for 908 yards and 12 scores at Elder High School. He earned Cincinnati’s Greater Catholic League’s co-Player of the Year award and was a Special Mention selection on the Associated Press’ 2014 Ohio All-State team.

Ramsey is a three-star prospect in the 247 Sports Composite, while Rivals has him as a two-star recruit.

With Nate Sudfeld set to graduate after this season, Ramsey will potentially be in the mix with current IU quarterbacks Zander Diamont and Danny Cameron, and 2015 incoming freshman Austin King.

IU coach Kevin Wilson, as he usually does following a commitment, tweeted his customary message to confirm the news.

“#iufb Wrapping Up A Gr8 Spring,” he tweeted. “#Recruiting is Here #HoosierNation – That’s Right #BOOM #513 – Continuing to Build a Strong B1G East Team!!”


  1. I read somewhere a posted re-tweet of Wilson’s acknowledgement of this commitment. Educate me; “#BOOM #513”, what does the 513 stand for? I’d appreciate it.

  2. Really applaud CKW and staff on recruiting! Our talent level continues to improve and we seem to be doing it the right way. Just a few years ago our roster contained some great kids but very few D1 caliber athletes and it was more like who can we get to play this position, not who is going to win out as a starter. I just wish we had landed in the other B1G division because winning in this division is real tough, but hopefully we get some wins!

  3. Good start to what should and will be a good recruiting class…..maybe a great recruiting class….Kudos to Coach Wilson and his staff they have done an excellent job in the past and present of recruiting quality student athletics..

  4. Yes, this is positive news. As for the continual improvement of recruiting, it should get even better if IU can win a minimum of 6 games this season. We have the talent, now Wilson has to demonstrate that his team execute on the field and close out games. No more excuses.

  5. Great get for CKW and staff. I lived 3 miles away from this school on the West side of Cincinnati and this kid (a coach’s son) can play. Great frame (nowhere close to filling it out), good arm, good feet, great IQ and he’s a winner from a winning program. It’s awesome to see CKW and staff continue to get players from the Cincinnati area (Teddy Bolser, Larry Black Jr., Tegray Scales, Ramsey…I know I’m forgetting a bunch of guys). Welcome young Mr. Ramsey and keep ’em coming CKW and staff. Go Hoosiers!!!

  6. Po,

    At the next level he’ll translate into more of a pocket passer. But he is certainly capable of escaping the pocket and getting 10-15 yards if the defense doesn’t play him honest. He’s pretty quick in a straight line sprint. He won’t make many guys miss, but under the previously mentioned conditions he can do some damage. I REALLY like this commit. His dad is the head coach at Elder, and they are ALWAYS competitive. Go Hoosiers!!!

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