IU gets commitment from top ranked CB in Tennessee

The top-ranked cornerback from the state of Tennessee is planning to become a Hoosier.

Indiana landed a commitment on Tuesday afternoon from three-star corner Jaylin Williams, who is the 13th player in the 2018 recruiting cycle to give IU a verbal pledge.

Williams had been committed to Ole Miss for approximately a month until he decommitted on July 22. He visited Bloomington over the weekend and, days after leaving campus, Williams was ready to commit.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound defensive back held additional offers from Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington State, Toledo and Ball State, among others.

According to Scout.com’s rankings, Williams is the No. 1 player at his position from Tennessee, the No. 35 corner in the South and the No. 84 overall corner in the 2018 class.

As a junior at Germantown High School, Williams made 62 tackles and one interception. He deflected eight passes and allowed only three catches in coverage all season.

Williams also played receiver, making 36 receptions for 856 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Indiana has now landed verbal commitments from two cornerbacks in the 2018 class — Williams and three-star South Carolina prospect Elijah Rodgers.


  1. So far so good, and we beat out some very impressive football schools to get this guy’s commitment. Now let’s hope he’s still a commit come LOI signing day.

  2. This coming class has us beating out programs that we couldn’t in the past. It is impressive who offered many of these players that chose IU. To me it is more important who is after the players than what their rating is. College coaches recruit players that fit their programs and when IU beats them out we have players that give us a chance to be those teams.

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