BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana head football coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday the signing of 25 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Hoosiers in 2012.
"We addressed our needs in a very positive manner." Wilson said. "We were very aggressive in our sell and our approach with not only the player we were looking for, but also the individual and the student. Our staff did a tremendous job working to bring in this talented group of 25 young men."
IU signed 13 defensive players, 11 offensive players and one athlete. The Hoosiers added six defensive linemen, four defensive backs and three linebackers on defense and four offensive linemen, two quarterbacks, two wide receivers, two tight ends and one running back on offense.
The class features players from 10 different states, including eight from Indiana, three from Illinois, three from Ohio, two from California, two from Florida, two from Georgia, two from Texas, one from Arizona, one from Mississippi and one from Missouri.
"We had a lot of great help along the way," Wilson said. "Not only from our staff, but from our players, our administration, the academic community and other coaches, especially the basketball staff. Our recruits left campus with a positive vibe and we are pleased with the kids we got."
* Jacarri Alexander, Cameron Coffman, David Cooper, Justin Rayside, Ryan Thompson and Tregg Waters are currently enrolled in classes for the spring semester and will participate in spring practice.
* Nathan Sudfeld took a mission trip to Uganda as a 14-year old. His brothers, twins Matthew and Zach, played college football. Matthew was a wide receiver at Brown University (2007-11) and Zach was a tight end at the University of Nevada (2007-11).
* Kevin Davis and Jordan Wallace are brothers.
* Shawn Heffern was recruited by defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen, who also attended Carmel High School
* Nick Mangieri's brother, P.J., is a senior long snapper at the University of Nebraska. His uncles, Ed and Dan Sutter, both played linebacker at Northwestern University. Ed also played five seasons in the NFL (Cleveland, Baltimore and Atlanta).
* Cameron Coffman's father, Paul, was a standout tight end at Kansas State University as well as the Green Bay Packers (1978-85) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-87). He was a teammate of IU safety Mark Murphy's father, Mark, with the Packers. Cameron's brother, Chase, played tight end at the University of Missouri (2005-08) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2009-10). His brother, Carson, played quarterback at Kansas State University (2007-10).
Junior College: Linebacker and defensive end for head coach Kevin Twait at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge ... named the team's Defensive Player of the Year and team captain in 2011 ... all-conference selection ... recorded 78 tackles, six sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... team won the Graphic Edge Bowl ... made 27 tackles with three sacks and two tackles for loss in 2010 ... two-time Academic All-Region selection ... redshirted the 2009 season.
Prep/Personal: Linebacker for head coach Charles Graves at Auburndale High School in Winter Haven, Fla. ... first team all-county selection ... parents are Archie and Angela Sapp ... born on Sept. 1, 1989, Jacarri R. Alexander is a fitness specialist major.
Junior College: Quarterback for head coach Tom Minnick at Arizona Western Community College in Yuma ... threw for 2,244 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions and completed 61.4 percent of his passes in 2011 ... rushed for two scores and caught one TD ... led Arizona Western to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship game ... in the title game, passed for 291 yards with four touchdowns ... team won 11 games for first time in school history.
Prep/Personal: Quarterback for head coach Tom Kruse at Raymore-Peculiar Senior High School in Peculiar, Mo. ... three-time all-state selection ... compiled 3,300 yards passing, 25 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a senior ... also rushed for 680 yards and eight scores ... four-year football and two-year basketball letterwinner ... parents are Paul and Amy Coffman ... Paul was a standout tight end at Kansas State University as well as the Green Bay Packers (1978-85) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-87) ... he was a teammate of IU safety Mark Murphy's father, Mark, with the Packers ... brother, Chase, played tight end at the University of Missouri (2005-08) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2009-10) ... brother, Carson, played quarterback at Kansas State University (2007-10) ... born on July 1, 1992, Cameron Robert Coffman is an exploratory student.
Junior College: Linebacker for head coach Darian Dulin at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... collected 102 tackles, two sacks, 13 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one forced fumble in 2011 ... honorable mention Jayhawk Conference ... redshirted the 2010 season.
Prep/Personal: Linebacker for head coach Mark Crews at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga. ... earned first team All-Gwinnett County honors ... parents are David and Pamela Cooper ... born on Nov. 20, 1991, David Clarence Cooper intends to study sport marketing and management.
Junior College: Defensive end for head coach Tom Craft at Riverside (Calif.) Community College ... team captain earned all-conference honors in 2011 ... posted 45 tackles, 6.5 sacks (41 yards), 12 tackles for loss (50), nine quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Riverside finished 11-0 with a No. 5 national ranking and won the Golden State Bowl ... delivered 52 tackles, four sacks (32), 11.5 tackles for loss (52), eight quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and two blocked kicks in 2010 ... Riverside posted a 10-1 record.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end for head coach Bill Stacy at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif. ... team captain and winner of the team's leader award ... three-year letterwinner ... parents are Rickey and Tammy Williams ... born on Nov. 18, 1992, Justin Omar Rayside intends to study communications.
Junior College: Safety for head coach Jon Williams at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss. ... collected 44 tackles, four tackles for loss, three interceptions, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery in 2011 ... posted 21 tackles, two tackles for loss and one fumble recovery in 2010.
Prep/Personal: Safety for head coach Mickey Mapp at Pontotoc (Miss.) High School ... earned all-division accolades ... four-year football, soccer and track letterwinner ... parents are Rickey and Sharon Thompson ... born on Nov. 4, 1991, Ryan Matthew Thompson intends to study kinesiology.
Junior College: Safety for head coach Mickey Bell at Glendale (Ariz.) Community College ... all-conference selection finished the 2011 season with 58 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... posted 15 tackles in 2010.
Prep/Personal: Safety for head coach Eddy Zubeg at Saint Mary's Catholic High School in Phoenix ... member of the Letterman's Club and the National Honor Society ... two-year football and three-year track letterwinner ... parents are Todd Waters and Tolona Tyler ... born on June 23, 1992, Tregg Tyren Waters intends to study kinesiology
Prep/Personal: Tight end for head coach B.J. Payne at Lexington High School ... made 20 receptions for 206 yards and three touchdowns in 2011 ... finished his career with 47 catches for 482 yards and six TDs ... rated the No. 6 tight end in Ohio by OhioVarsity.com and the No. 44 tight end nationally by 247Sports.com ... caught a team-high 25 passes for 256 yards and two scores as a junior ... teammate of IU safety Shaquille Jefferson ... three-year football and two-year basketball letterwinner ... member of the National Honor Society and Lexington's Leadership Council ... parents are Wynn and Beth Kearns ... born on April 13, 1994, Tanner Riley Kearns intends to study business.
Prep/Personal: Defensive and offensive lineman for head coach John Arlesic at Streetsboro High School ... posted 30 tackles with two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception his senior season ... first team All-County Division and third team All-Division III All-Ohio as a junior ... first commitment in the 2012 signing class ... parents are Chris Todd and Susan Rumplik ... Alex Ryan Todd was born on April 3, 1994.
DB | 6-0 | 190 | West Chester, Ohio | Lakota West H.S.
Prep/Personal: Safety for head coach Larry Cox at Lakota West High School ... closed out his career with 66 tackles, one sack, 6.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a senior ... earned first team all-conference and third team Tri-State honors ... three-year football and one-year basketball and track and field letterwinner ... served at St. Martin de Porres Church as a bible school teacher ... parents are Dwayne and Judi Fletcher ... born on April 27, 1994, Dawson Grant Fletcher intends to study sport marketing and management.
Prep/Personal: Offensive lineman for head coach Rick Streiff at Cathedral High School ... Indiana Associated Press Class 4A All-State as a junior and senior ... Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 in 2011 ... IFCA Junior All-State selection ... 4A Phil Eskew Mental Attitude winner and 2012 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete ... Cathedral won the 2010 and 2011 state championships ... teammate of IU wide receiver Kofi Hughes, safety Jake Zupancic and linebacker Kyle Kennedy ... rated the No. 12 prospect in Indiana by ESPN.com ... three-year football and one-year basketball letterwinner ... high honor roll student also a Cathedral High School Presidential Scholar ... parents are Todd and Cyndy Bailey ... born on Aug. 31, 1993, Jacob Todd Bailey intends to study business.
DL | 6-6 | 240 | New Castle, Ind. | New Castle H.S.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end and tight end for head coach Kyle Hall at New Castle High School ... Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 as a senior ... three-time all-area and all-conference selection ... two-time team captain recognized as the team's most valuable player on defense (2010 and 2011) and offense (2011) ... collected 102 tackles, five sacks, five tackles for loss and six forced fumbles ... rushed for 990 yards on 152 carries with 10 touchdowns ... also had eight receptions for 96 yards and one score ... named the 2011 New Castle Courier-Times All-Purpose Player of the Year... rated the No. 16 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... made 19 catches for 269 yards with three touchdowns and added 85 rushing yards as a junior ... compiled 86 tackles, 42 solo, with one sack ... four-year football and baseball and two-year basketball letterwinner ... National Honor Society member ... parents are Greg and Kim Kranda ... born on June 15, 1993, Adam Eugene Kranda intends to study business.
WR | 6-3 | 175 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Ben Davis H.S.
Prep/Personal: Wide receiver for head coach Mike Kirschner at Ben Davis High School ... 47 receptions for 740 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... recorded one punt return TD as Ben Davis went 10-3 with a regional final appearance ... honorable mention Indiana Associated Press Class 4A All-State and Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 ... first Ben Davis product to sign with the Hoosiers since current Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss (2008-10) ... also a wrestling and track and field standout ... father is Allen Cornett ... Caleb Jared Austin Cornett was born on Dec. 18, 1992.
Prep/Personal: Offensive tackle, defensive end and long snapper for head coach Tim Dawson at Concord High School ... Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State (defensive line) and Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 (offensive line) in 2011 ... three-year starter recorded 58 tackles, seven sacks, 19 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three passes broken up ... returned one of the fumbles for a touchdown ... first team Elkhart Truth selection as an offensive lineman in 2011 and as a defensive lineman in 2010 ... team captain named Concord's most valuable offensive lineman (2011) and defensive lineman (2010 and 2011) ... IFCA Junior All-State honoree ... selected all-conference as an offensive and defensive lineman in both 2010 and 2011 ... rated the No. 17 prospect in Indiana by 247Sports.com ... also a basketball, lacrosse and track and field standout ... parents are Rick and Michelle Spriggs ... born on May 17, 1994, Jason M. Spriggs intends to study kinesiology.
Prep/Personal: Wide receiver for head coach John Hart at Warren Central High School ... brother, Jordan Wallace, also a member of the signing class ... hauled in 40 catches for 846 yards (21.2 average) and 11 touchdowns in 2011... honorable mention Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State ... Warren Central's Offensive MVP earned all-conference and All-Marion County honors ... rated the No. 4 prospect in Indiana by 247Sports.com ... parents are WenDell and Tonya T'ere Wallace ... born on Oct. 27, 1993, Kevin D. Davis intends to study business.
Prep/Personal: Linebacker for head coach John Hart at Warren Central High School ... brother, Kevin Davis, also a member of the signing class ... ESPNHS.com All-State selection as a junior and senior ... made 68 tackles with three sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception his senior campaign ... defensive captain earned first team All-Marion County recognition ... delivered 97 tackles, 68 solo, with 12 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2010 ... Warren Central won the 2009 state championship ... rated the No. 6 prospect in Indiana by ESPN.com and the No. 26 middle linebacker nationally by Scout.com ... three-year football and two-year wrestling letterwinner ... parents are WenDell Wallace and Marlene Hilliard ... born on Jan. 20, 1994, Jordan Jerell Wallace intends to study sport communication-broadcast.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end and tight end for head coach Brett Cazalet at Dunlap High School ... made 110 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception as a senior ... pulled in 47 receptions for 682 yards (14.5 average) with five touchdowns ... all-state, all-area and all-conference selection ... team captain led the area in both tackles and receiving yards ... rated the No. 11 prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com ... tallied 118 tackles, five sacks and 11 tackles for loss during his junior campaign ... added 36 catches for 641 yards (17.8) and seven TDs ... three-year football and two-year baseball letterwinner ... National Honor Society member earned academic all-state honors and is a high honor roll student ... parents are Pete and Theresa Mangieri ... brother, P.J., is a senior long snapper at the University of Nebraska ... uncles, Ed and Dan Sutter, both played linebacker at Northwestern University ... Ed also played five seasons in the NFL (Cleveland, Baltimore and Atlanta) ... born on Dec. 9, 1993, Nicholas Lee Mangieri intends to study business.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end for head coach Kevin Wright at Carmel High School ... 2011 Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State and Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 ... selected to the Indianapolis Star Super Team, all-conference, all-county and academic all-state ... named the Hamilton County Defensive Player of the Year ... recorded 72 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one interception ... Carmel won the 5A state championship and finished the season 14-1 ... posted 58 tackles, six sacks and one interception returned for a score as a junior ... rated the No. 14 prospect in Indiana by 247Sports.com ... recruited by defensive tackles coach Mark Hagen, who also attended Carmel High School ... three-year football and basketball letterwinner ... selected to be a student ambassador for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee ... parents are Shawn and Sheila Heffern ... born on May 8, 1993, Shawn Patrick Heffern intends to study business.
RB | 6-1 | 202 | Tinley Park, Ill. | Oak Forest H.S.
Prep/Personal: Running back, wide receiver and cornerback for head coach Brian McDonough at Oak Forest High School ... also returned kicks and punts ... named the Pepsi-Cola/Southtown Star, the South Suburban Conference and the Daily Southtown Player of the Year in 2011 ... first team all-state selection rushed for 949 yards on 83 carries (11.4 average) with 13 touchdowns ... also had 16 receptions for 345 yards (21.6) and five TDs ... returned two kickoffs for TDs and recorded 44 tackles with two interceptions ... rated the No. 12 prospect in Illinois and the No. 37 running back nationally by Rivals.com ... finished second at the 2011 Illinois Class 2A track meet in the long jump (23-0.25) for the second straight year and fourth in the 100m (10.86) ... parents are Wister and Adlevia Coleman ... born on April 16, 1993, Tevin Ford Coleman intends to study criminal justice.
OL | 6-4 | 285 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Lawrence Central H.S.
Prep/Personal: Offensive lineman for head coach Jayson West at Lawrence Central High School ... Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State and Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 as a senior ... Lawrence Central Most Valuable Player also named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team, all-county and all-city ... earned the team captain award and a spot on the National Underclassmen Combine All-Midwest team ... Lawrence Central went 13-2 and advanced to its first 5A state championship game in 2010 ... rated the No. 8 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... teammate of IU quarterback Tre Roberson ... four-year football and three-year track and field letterwinner ... National Honor Society member and four-year honor roll student ... parents are Chip and Kelly Rogers ... born on April 20, 1994, Wesley H. Rogers intends to study sport marketing and management.
DB | 5-11 | 190 | Pitts, Ga. | Georgia Military College
Junior College: Defensive back for head coach Bert Williams at Georgia Military College in 2011 ... picked off a pair of passes and returned them both for touchdowns ... collected 38 tackles, two tackles for loss and four passes broken up ... rated the No. 6 prospect in Georgia and the No. 22 cornerback nationally by 247Sports.com ... defensive back for head coach Scott Strohmeier at Iowa Western Community College in 2010 ... recorded 44 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception ... also blocked 13 kicks.
Prep/Personal: Defensive back for head coach Mark Ledford at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Ga. ... all-state selection also played basketball ... parents are Rena Marshall and Andrew Benjamin ... raised by grandparents Richard and Mary Troutman ... born on Feb. 24, 1991, Antonio Rashad Marshall intends to study sport marketing and management.
OL | 6-4 | 302 | Orland Park, Ill. | Carl Sandburg H.S.
Prep/Personal: Offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Dave Wierzal at Sandburg High School ... earned Southtown Star, Regional News and Orland Park Prairie All-Area honors during his career ... second team all-state selection also garnered all-conference recognition ... recipient of the team's Extra Effort Award ... rated the No. 16 prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com ... four-year football and one-year volleyball letterwinner ... earned the Athletic Booster Award (3.0-plus grade point average) all four years ... volunteer at bible school and Erin's Walk for Change ... parents are Tony and Kim Feeney ... born on May 29, 1994, Daniel James Feeney intends to study sports medicine.
Prep/Personal: Wide receiver and cornerback for head coach Fred Gilmore at Booker High School ... also returned kicks and punts ... Class 4A All-State first team selection as a senior ... three-time all-area and all-district selection ... collected 58 receptions for 897 yards (15.5 average) and 11 touchdowns in 2011 ... recorded six interceptions, returned three for scores and scored on a punt return and a blocked field goal ... posted 932 yards on 52 catches (17.9) with 11 scores to go along with two kickoff return TDs his junior year ... as a sophomore, hauled in 61 grabs for 994 yards (16.3) ... named the offensive most valuable player at the 2011 IMG Madden Football Academy Kickoff Weekend ... played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic ... four-year football and three-year basketball and track and field letterwinner ... two-time Principal Award recipient for high grade point average ... parents are Ricky Jones and Tasha Mays ... born on Jan. 24, 1994, Ricky L. Jones, Jr., intends to study business.
DL | 6-5 | 320 | San Antonio, Texas | Sam Houston H.S.
Prep/Personal: Defensive tackle and offensive lineman for head coach Gary Green at Sam Houston High School ... four-year starter earned all-area recognition three times ... posted 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior ... four-year football and track and field letterwinner ... National Honor Society member and student class president ... parents are Ralph Green, Jr., and Robbin Blocker ... Ralphael Green III was born on Dec. 9, 1993.
Prep/Personal: Offensive lineman for head coach Corby Meekins at Westfield High School ... led the team with 132 pancake blocks as a senior ... Westfield rushed for 3,187 yards, which ranked in the top 10 in the state of Texas in 2011 and second in school history ... team captured the regional championship ... took first place in the Houston Linemen Strong Man Challenge ... parents are Tony and Andrea Camiel ... Dimitric Cornelius Camiel was born on Aug. 18, 1994.
Prep/Personal: Quarterback for head coach Steve Gleason at Modesto Christian High School ... team's most valuable player also earned Trans Valley League Offensive MVP, second team all-state and first team all-district honors as a senior ... threw for 2,332 yards with 31 touchdowns (two rushing) and six interceptions ... set school single-season records in passing yards, passing TDs and passing yards per game (233.2) ... claimed school single-game marks in passing yards (384) and passing scores (six) ... rated the No. 14 quarterback nationally and the No. 23 prospect in California by ESPN.com ... two-year football letterwinner also played basketball ... National Honor Society member ... took a mission trip to Uganda as a 14-year old ... parents are Ralph and Michelle Sudfeld ... brothers, twins Matthew and Zach, played college football ... Matthew was a wide receiver at Brown University (2007-11) and Zach was a tight end at the University of Nevada (2007-11) ... born on Oct. 7, 1993, Nathan Sudfeld intends to study business.