JUCO defensive back Jayme Thompson commits to IU #iufb

Indiana added to its 2016 secondary on Wednesday, taking a commitment from junior college safety Jayme Thompson.

Thompson, a three-star recruit who made an official visit to IU’s campus earlier this week, chose Indiana over Southern Mississippi, Arkansas State, Iowa State and Miami, among others. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound prospect is the ninth member of Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class and, according to 247 Sports, he’s the highest ranked player in that group.

In the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Thompson is ranked the No. 47 junior college prospect in his class and the No. 2 ranked safety.

Thompson, a native of Toledo, Ohio, originally gave a commitment to West Virginia out of high school before signing with Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class. He redshirted the 2013 season after suffering a broken ankle and later asked for his release from the Buckeyes’ program in the spring of 2014.

Thompson made 85 tackles and intercepted two passes last fall at Iowa Western. He’ll have two years of eligibility at Indiana.

Thompson is the third defensive back to give Indiana a verbal pledge for 2016, joining Florida safety Khalil Bryant and Ohio corner A’Shon Riggins. IU also hosted 2015 junior college corner Quinn Tiggs for an official visit last weekend. Indiana left one scholarship open for this season entering the summer, and safety Antonio Allen’s dismissal last month presumably opens one more. With the 2015 roster yet to be finalized, it’s possible that IU could continue adding to this season’s team.

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