Hoosiers add defensive back Grier to 2021 class

Indiana picked up its 11th verbal commit of the 2021 class in Georgia defensive back Jordan Grier.

Grier, a 6-foot, 180-pound prospect from Ellenwood, had offers from programs like Kansas State, Memphis, and Pittsburgh, among others. The recruiting site Rivals ranks him as a three-star cornerback, while 247Sports lists him as a safety but does not give him a star ranking.

Whatever the case may be, Grier is another piece added to the secondary in 2021. IU already holds a commitment from three-star Florida safety Aubrey Burks. Larry Smith, also from Florida, has played safety but should line up at corner at IU.

Grier was an impact player for Cedar Grove in 2019, racking up four touchdown returns on defense. He also had 56 tackles and was a physical presence at safety for a squad that finished 13-2 and won a state championship.

Here is his junior season highlight:


  1. It is always good to add a play maker to the secondary and Grier looks to be a fast reading play maker. Our secondary seems to be getting better and better every year with the recruits this staff have brought in. I want to see the DL and if they can bring more heat to the QBs and shorten the time DBs have to cover receivers.

    1. Head scratcher as to why we haven’t mentioned much as to how well Shelby has developed CB performance at IU by recruiting good talent and coaching them up after they arrive. This kid fits that mold. Hoping the new S’s Coach does likewise.

  2. I’m kind of surprised this kid didn’t get more big time Power 5 offers? He’s really fast and seems to be really talented. He doesn’t need to intercept passes because, based on his highlights, he just takes the ball after they catch it.

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