It’s official, folks. Former Ohio State defensive back Jayme Thompson is headed to the Indiana Hoosiers after spending the past two seasons at Iowa Western Community College, according to John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk.
“We were limited to two mid-year spots in this recruiting cycle, and signing Richard and Jayme is a great opportunity for them and for our program,” Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson said of Thompson and JUCO quarterback Richard Lagow. “They will get a chance to practice prior to our bowl trip and will be here on January 1. We are excited to get to work with them and pleased to welcome them to IU.”
Thompson, a former four-star recruit out of Central Catholic High School in Toledo, Ohio, originally committed to the Buckeyes in 2013 and missed all of his true freshman season with a broken ankle. He decided to transfer in April of 2014.
And now he will join an Indiana team that this year proved it has a bright future. The Hoosiers finished 6-6 and were 2-6 in Big Ten play, but started 4-0 and nearly beat Ohio State before being hampered by injuries. More importantly, Indiana earned its first bowl bid since 2007 and first under Wilson, and will take on Duke in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on the 26th.
Now that Thompson and Lagow are set to join the team in 2016, look for the team to continue improving next year!
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