Indiana Football Lands A Historic Commit
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Don't show Big Joe.
Avon running back and four-star recruit Sampson James has reportedly committed to Indiana after decommitting from Ohio State, according to Steve Wiltfong.
BREAKING: Avon (Ind.) High Top247 RB Sampson James commits to #IUFB. The former Ohio State commit is the highest-ranking prospect to verbal to #Indiana in @247Sports History: https://t.co/Anr3qOiqXY #Hoosiers @MB_Weaver @JeffRabjohns
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) October 7, 2018
It's a good thing whenever a 4-star recruit commits to your school, but stealing him from THE Ohio State? Doesn't get much better than that.
We saw Indiana's rivals in West Lafayette pull a similar move last year when they were able to get Rondale Moore to jump from Texas to Purdue. That's worked out just fine.
Indiana was able to snag 2017 Indiana Mr. Football Reese Taylor last year. He's already getting playing time as a true freshmen. Add James into the mix, and you're starting to look at a lethal backfield in the Big Ten.
Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, now Sampson James. Is IU starting to become Running Back U?