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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday the signing of 26 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Hoosiers in 2014.

"We are pleased with the way our class came together," Wilson said. "With a few years under our belt we have gotten comfortable within the Midwest region, our ties in Indiana and the surrounding states. We continue to do well in Georgia and Florida. Our strategy of how we sell our school and how we sell our program has really given us the chance to land back-to-back strong classes. On paper, they are the best back-to-back classes in school history. But now we need to take that paper product, work with it in the years to come and keep building our program."

IU signed 14 defensive players and 12 offensive players. The Hoosiers added six defensive backs, four defensive linemen and four linebackers on defense and four offensive linemen, four wide receivers, two running backs, one tight end and one quarterback on offense.

The class features players from eight different states, including six from Ohio, five from Indiana, five from Georgia, four from Florida, three from Illinois, one from California, one from New York and one from South Carolina.

"The total commitment of our community throughout the recruiting process has been phenomenal," Wilson said. "There is a great vibe when we go out to restaurants, hotels and basektball games; our fans are there backing us. Our players are great recruiters. I want to acknowledge our coaches as well, and it all starts with their families - the wives and loved ones allowing them to get out and hit the recruiting road running. Despite some new coaches, the opportunity to maintain a great recruiting class like this is a credit to our school, our staff and our community. Bloomington is an ideal place to build a great football program for years to come."

Here is a list of Indiana's 2014 signees:


Name Pos.    Ht.      Wt.     Hometown/High School/Last School

Delroy Baker*        

OL     6-6   

290     Ocala, Fla./Admiral Farragut Academy

Mike Barwick, Jr.

DL 6-0

290 Cincinnati, Ohio/The Summit Country Day School

Dominique Booth*      

WR       6-1    200    

Indianapolis, Ind./Pike High School


Nick Carovillano

DL 6-4

245 Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier High School

Donovan Clark

DB 5-10

175 Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side High School

Simmie Cobbs

WR 6-4

210 Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park and River Forest High School

Jermane Conyers

DL 6-3

290 Rossville, Ga./Ridgeland High School

Chris Covington

DB 6-2

205 Chicago, Ill./Al Raby High School

Will Dawkins

DB 5-11

195 Vero Beach, Fla./Vero Beach High School

Zander Diamont*       

QB     6-1     175   

Los Angeles, Calif./Venice High School

Tony Fields

DB 5-11

210 Tallahassee, Fla./Amos P. Godby High School

Jordan Fuchs*

TE      6-6      230    

Queens, N.Y./Christ the King High School/Milford (N.Y.) Academy


Tim Gardner*

OL    6-5      320   

Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central High School/Milford (N.Y.) Academy


Greg Gooch     

LB 6-2   

245     Longwood, Fla./Lyman High School


J-Shun Harris II

WR 5-8

175 Fishers, Ind./Fishers High School

DeAndre Herron*          

OL      6-5    330    

Avon, Ind./Avon High School/Iowa Western Community College

Coray Keel

WR 6-2

190 Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett High School

Wes Martin         

OL      6-3    295    

West Milton, Ohio/Milton-Union High School

Robert McCray III

LB 6-2

250 Rockdale, Ga./Rockdale County High School

Derrian Meminger

DL 6-4

270 Sparta, Ga./Hancock Central High School

Tommy Mister     

RB     6-0   

210     Chicago, Ill./St. Rita High School 

Devine Redding         

RB    5-10   

205     Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville High School

Tegray Scales        

LB  6-0   

205     Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain High School

Zeke Walker

DB 6-2

210 Cayce, S.C./Brookland-Cayce High School

Kiante Walton

DB 6-0

200 Columbus, Ga./George Washington Carver High School

Dameon Willis     

LB 6-1   

210     Cleveland, Ohio/Saint Ignatius High School 


*-Baker, Booth Diamont, Fuchs, Gardner and Herron enrolled in January

Official release from IU sports information