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IU football completes 2018 recruiting class on National Signing Day



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Sophomore running back Devonte Williams celebrates a touchdown with teammates on Sept. 23 against Georgia Southern at Memorial Stadium. The IU football program completed its latest recruiting class today as part of National Signing Day. Katie Franke Buy Photos

The IU football program completed its 2018 recruiting class earlier today by adding three more players to the class.

The additions of Jamar Johnson, James Miller and Jonathan King brought the total number of IU recruits to 26 in the 2018 class.

IU added 23 players during the new early recruiting period last December, and also added offseason transfers from other schools.

Listed below are the three final signees that joined IU's 2018 recruiting class Wednesday.


Jamar Johnson, cornerback

Riverview High School — Sarasota, FL

6'1"/190 lbs

Johnson joins an already-crowded group of defensive backs that IU has signed in the 2018 class as the Hoosiers look to replace a pair of senior safeties and standout senior cornerback Rashard Fant. Johnson is a three-star recruit rated the 100th-best corner in the nation by 247Sports. The Florida native committed to IU via Twitter on Jan. 25 and became the 24th commit of the class at the time.


James Miller, linebacker

Armwood High School — Brandon, FL

6’2”/220 lbs

IU again used Tom Allen’s connections in Florida to get Miller, who picked IU over Florida State. The inside linebacker is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and may have to help contribute immediately for the Hoosiers. IU lost both starting linebackers from 2017 with the graduations of Chris Covington and Tegray Scales. 


Jonathan King, defensive end

Tampa Bay Tech — Tampa, FL

6'3"/255 lbs

King, another Florida product for IU Coach Tom Allen and company, was originally committed to Oregon before decommitting in December. He chose IU over Maryland and Middle Tennessee State, among others. He is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports' composite rankings and the 111th-best player from the state of Florida.

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