Brandon Knight is Indiana football’s seventh commit for 2015.

Noblesville offensive lineman Brandon Knight has given Indiana a verbal commitment to join an IU 2015 recruiting class that has already made some hay in the Indianapolis suburbs. He joins defensive end and fellow Hamilton County standout Jacob Robinson of Westfield, Avon defensive end Joe Belden and Decatur Central quarterback Tommy Stevens in the 2015 Hoosier fold alongside Ohio offensive linemen Hunter Littlejohn and Simon Stepaniak and Illinois wideout Leon Thornton.

Knight’s decision reportedly came down to IU and Purdue. He has strong family ties to Purdue and he visited there last week, but chose the Hoosiers over offers from Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Minnesota, Illinois, Cincinnati and others besides the Boilermakers. rates Knight as a three-star, the state’s No. 12 overall prospect and at No. 43 nationally for his position. He is currently listed at 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds.


  1. Nice pickup for the Football Hoosiers!! It makes it sweeter that it comes at the expense of the Boilers. Now the Hoosiers need to get to a winning record to keep this momentum rolling.

    This is a rare year when I am looking forward to IU football more than IU basketball.

    Go Hoosiers!!

  2. This is a quality get. A big athletic in state lineman. IU beat out some heavyweight programs for this young man. Great news on a Monday. Go Hoosiers!

  3. The Football Hoosiers continue to do the right things under Coach Wilson and his staff. But this year, even with the tough schedule, must be a bowl season!

  4. Bowl games are great and it would be nice to qualify. But, not qualifying is not the end of the world. A five win season and competing in EVERY game would be a big step forward for a program that a couple short years ago was getting 80 points hung on us. If we can avoid the embarrassing smack downs of the past and make our opponents concerned about playing IU, that would be real progress!

  5. Barring any major injuries, this team should get 6 wins and qualify this year. I will be disappointed if not.

    Bonus, it would be nice to pull off a quality upset this year. Someone who normally throttles us goes down. In all the years that I have gone to IU, we haven’t really had that shock the world moment.

    We came darn close in 1995 when Katzenmoyer (Why Can’t I Major in Football?) stripped Jay Rodgers against OSU and sent them to the Rose Bowl. Hep took down a decently ranked Iowa team with Kellen Lewis. But mostly, it’s been one swift butt whoppin’ after another.

  6. Bowl games would be nice especially for the players. I would have to believe that the great majority of the kids want to play in a bowl game.

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