#IUFB 2015 recruiting class capsules


Player                                                Pos.    Ht.      Wt.     Hometown (school)

Joe Belden                            DE       6-2      250     Avon, Ind. (Avon)

Andre Brown                        CB       6-0      191     Decatur, Ga. (Columbia)

Jameel Cook                         S          6-1      190     Missouri City, Tex. (Ridge Pt.)

Jonathan Crawford             S          6-2      180     Largo, Fla. (Largo)

Austin Dorris                        TE        6-5      226     Shadyside, Ohio (Shadyside)

Tyler Green                           DB       6-2      189     Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha)

Donavan Hale                      WR      6-4      205     Largo, Fla. (Largo)

Marqui Hawkins                  WR      6-2      200     Columbus, Ga. (Carver) (UAB)

Jordan Howard                    RB       6-1      228     Gardendale, Ala. (Gardendale) (UAB)

Isaac James                          ATH    5-11   180     Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)

Reakwon Jones                    LB       6-2      215     Lynn Haven, Fla. (Mosley)

Austin King                           QB      6-2      192     Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta)

Brandon Knight                   OL       6-5      265     Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville)

Hunter Littlejohn                OL       6-3      285     Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Liberty)

DaVondre Love                    OL       6-7      290     St. Louis, Mo. (Affton)

Mike Majette                       WR      5-10   192     Woodbridge, Va. (Senior)

Camion Patrick                    WR      6-2     210     Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville West) (E.Miss.CC)

Jacob Robinson                   DE       6-4      235     Westfield, Ind. (Westfield)

Simon Stepaniak                 OL       6-4      287     Hamilton, Ohio (Ross)

Omari Stringer                     LB       6-4      205     Crete, Ill. (Crete Monee)

Leon Thornton                     WR      6-1      195     Lombard, Ill. (Montini)

Nick Westbrook                   WR      6-3      205     Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary)

Devonte Williams                RB       5-9      171     Potomac, Md. (Bullis School)

Brandon Wilson                  DE       6-3      238     Winter Garden, Fla. (W. Orange)



JOE BELDEN, 6-2, 250, DE, Avon, Ind. (Avon): Class 6A All-State First Team and IndyStar Super Team … had 62 tackles, including 11 for loss and five sacks … broke up three passes … known for his motor.

ANDRE BROWN, 6-0, 191, CB, Decatur, Ga. (Columbia): Completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,758 yards and a 19 TDs and added nine rushing TDs as the Columbia QB … former Georgia Southern commit … offers from Kentucky, Syracuse, Minnesota, Wake Forest, Duke, N.C. State and Ivy League schools.

JAMEEL COOK, 6-1, 190, S, Missouri City, Tex. (Ridge Point): Flipped late to the Hoosiers from Maryland … Houston All-District 23 5A First Team … 50 tackles, broke up four passes and forced two fumbles … Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Utah, Iowa State, Colorado, Colorado State offered … father Jameel Cook, Sr., a nine-year NFL player for former Illinois fullback.

JONATHAN CRAWFORD, 6-2, 180, S, Largo, Fla. (Largo): Played both ways alongside cousin and fellow IU commit Donavan Hale … posted 69 tackles and two picks … had 19 Division I offers, including those from Louisville, Iowa, Minnesota, Syracuse, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.

AUSTIN DORRIS, 6-5, 226, DE, Shadyside, Ohio (Shadyside): First Team Division VII All-Ohio as a quarterback for an 11-1 team … rushed for 1,400 yards, threw for 1,000 and accounted for 31 TDs … Eastern District Offensive Player of the Year and area’s Big 22 Player of the Year.

TYLER GREEN, 6-2, 189, DB, Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha): Originally an Ohio State commit … rated No. 33 safety in the nation by Rivals but might well get a look at cornerback … offers from Ohio State, Maryland, Virginia, Syracuse, N.C. State … should add length and athleticism to Hoosier secondary.

DONAVAN HALE, 6-4, 205, WR, Largo, Fla. (Largo): Could well go from throwing to catching passes … threw for 1,488 yards and nine TDs and added eight rushing TDs as a senior … Tampa Tribune All-County … had offers from Wisconsin, Louisville, Minnesota and many others … might also play hoops for the Hoosiers.

MARQUI HAWKINS, 6-2, 200, WR, Columbus, Ga. (Carver) (Alabama-Birmingham): Signed by Florida and spent a year with the Gators, who wanted him to play safety, then transferred to UAB … has three years of eligibility remaining … recruited by Alabama and other powers out of high school.

JORDAN HOWARD, 6-1, 228, RB, Gardendale, Ala. (Gardendale) (Alabama-Birmingham): Ranked seventh nationally in rushing per game as a UAB sophomore, totaling 1,578 yards and 13 TDs … First Team All Conference-USA … has two years of eligibility … offers from Vanderbilt, Louisville and Iowa.

ISAAC JAMES, 5-11, 180, WR-DB, Carmel, Ind. (Carmel): Played both ways for Carmel teams that made the Class 6A state title game the past two seasons … the All-State wideout also played quarterback and running back, defense and special teams … had Missouri, Wisconsin and Northwestern offers.

REAKWON JONES, 6-2, 215, ILB, Lynn Haven, Fla. (Mosley): Class 5A First Team All-Florida … had 124 tackles, including 13 for loss, six forced fumbles, five sacks and two inteceptions … has a direct playing style reminiscent of current IU freshman ’backer Tegray Scales … chose IU over Cal and South Florida.

AUSTIN KING, 6-2, 192, QB, Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta): Originally a North Carolina State commit … completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,370 yards and 20 TDs as a senior, and over 2,000 yards and 21 TDs as a junior … chose the Hoosiers over N.C. State, West Virginia, Harvard and Yale.

BRANDON KNIGHT, 6-5, 265, OL, Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville): Rated the state’s No. 7 player overall by Rivals … First Team All-State and IndyStar Super Team … family has Purdue ties but chose IU over the Boilermakers, Miami (Fla.), Virginia Tech, Maryland, Illinois, Minnesota, Cincinnati and N.C. State … potential LT.

HUNTER LITTLEJOHN, 6-3, 285, Powell, Ohio (Olengangy Liberty): Columbus Dispatch First Team All-Metro and Second Team Division I All-Ohio … can play either guard or center … had offers from Boston College, Duke, Syracuse, Minnesota, Illinois and Purdue.

DaVONDRE LOVE, 6-7, 290, St. Louis, Mo. (Affton): Two-way tackle for Affton, slated for offense at IU … had 69 tackles as a senior … St. Louis Post-Dispatch First Team All-Metro … First Team Class 4A All-State All-Missouri … team rushed for 3,700 yards … also had offers from Syracuse and San Diego State.

MIKE MAJETTE, 5-10, 192, WR, Woodbridge, Va. (Woodbridge Senior): As with Cook, flipped from Maryland to IU … could play on either side of the ball in college but will likely begin as a wideout … had 2,106 all-purpose yards and 23 TDs.

CAMION PATRICK, 6-2, 210, WR, Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville West) (East Mississippi CC): Originally signed with Tennessee before heading to JUCO national champ East Mississippi … had 42 catches for 631 yards and 12 TDs there this fall … averaged 13.4 yards per punt return … offers from Alabama, Mississippi, Auburn, Louisville, Kansas State and others … physical wideout who has added 25 pounds since high school.

JACOB ROBINSON, 6-4, 235, DE, Westfield, Ind. (Westfield): Selected to the U.S. Under 19 National team for the Feb. 7 International Bowl … Had 58 tackles, 12.5 for losses and four sacks as a senior … IndyStar Super Team … chose IU over Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois, Minnesota, Boston College and Cincinnati.

SIMON STEPANIAK, 6-4, 287, OL, Hamilton, Ohio (Ross): First commit for IU’s 2015 class … First Team All-Southwest Ohio … likely will play guard or center … had offers from Penn State, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Illinois and Minnesota.

OMARI STRINGER, 6-4, 205, OLB, Crete, Ill. (Crete Monee): Played safety at Crete Monee but shifts to outside-linebacker in Bloomington … ranked the No. 16 overall prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com … chose IU over Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

LEON THORNTON, 6-1, 195, WR, Lombard, Ill. (Montini): Had 66 catches for 945 yards and 16 TDs as a senior … added 115 rushing yards and four TDs … named No. 13 prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com … Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State … chose IU over Iowa State, Illinois and Cincinnati.

NICK WESTBROOK, 6-2, 205, WR, Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary): Class 8A First Team All-Florida … Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida … had 80 catches for 1,857 yards and 18 TDs in 2014 … Kentucky, Virginia, Boston College, California and Georgia Tech were among his offers.

DEVONTE WILLIAMS, 5-9, 171, RB, Potomac, Md. (Bullis School): Switched Monday from Marshall to IU … First Team All-Maryland … rushed for 1,899 yards and totaled 23 TDs as a senior … had 354 receiving yards … Washington Post First Team All-Metro … also had an offer from Oklahoma State.

BRANDON WILSON, 6-3, 238, OLB, Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange): Previously committed to Virginia … Orlando Sentinel ranked him the No. 63 prospect in Florida … played DE at West Orange, but might fit IU’s Bandit (rush OLB) position … 21 colleges offered, including Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Iowa State and Boston College.


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  1. This is an exciting time for the Hoosiers. There are some talented young men here.
    I saw on ESPN that Michael Hunter is going to transfer to OK State. What’s up with that??

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