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Lemuel Neely-Watley, Dexter Williams, Aamaris Brown, JeJuan Sparks commit to IU football


Gavin Schmuckler runs the IU flag across the field Oct. 13, 2018, at Memorial Stadium. IU swim and dive signee Emily Weiss became the 11th swimmer in Indiana history to ever win four state championships Feb. 9.  Katie Franke Buy Photos

Four recruits for the 2020 class have announced their commitment to the IU football team over the last three days.

At 10:43 a.m. on Sunday, Lemuel Neely-Watley announced his commitment via twitter.

Neely-Watley, who attends Harper Woods High School in Harper Woods, Michigan, had a 100% crystal ball prediction from 247sports to choose Michigan State.

But the three-star wide receiver chose IU. He will be joining one of his former teammates, 2020 four-star wide receiver Rashawn Williams, who goes to Martin Luther King Jr High School in Detroit. Neely-Wately used to attend MLK before transferring to Harper Woods. Williams announced his commitment April 29.

Neely-Watley is ranked as the 156th best receiver in the nation and the 27th best player overall in the state of Michigan for 2020 according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

At 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dexter Williams tweeted out he would be joining the cream and crimson.

Williams, a quarterback from Mount De Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia, is currently unranked by Rivals or in the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

After no quarterback recruits for IU in 2019, Williams will join a roster with three Hoosier quarterbacks, who are all on the roster now, in 2020.

Williams is a dual-threat quarterback. As a junior last fall, Williams threw for 1,023 yards and ran for 1,544 yards, combining for 31 total touchdowns.

After landing a wide receiver and quarterback Sunday, the Hoosiers picked up a defensive player at 10 a.m. on Monday. Safety Aamaris Brown also took to twitter for his announcement.

Brown is a three-star safety from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida. Brown continues the trend of IU recruits from Florida.

The Florida native had four other Big Ten offers in Minnesota, Maryland, Illinois and Rutgers.

In his junior year, Brown accumulated 48 total tackles, 12 passes deflected and seven interceptions. 

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, JeJuan Sparks announced his commitment to IU.

Sparks is a three-star recruit according to 247sports and is from Clearwater, Florida.

Sparks is 6-feet-2-inches and 327 pounds. The defensive lineman is ranked as the No. 133 recruit in his position.

His only other Big Ten offer was from Rutgers.

Neely-Watley, Williams, Brown and Sparks make IU's 2020 class total up to 10 commitments. The class currently sits at 61st nationally and 11th in the Big Ten.

*This story has been updated.

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