Nile Sykes leaves Notre Dame for Indiana

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson announced Friday that LB Nile Sykes has been released from his national letter of intent at Notre Dame and has signed with Indiana. He will be eligible right away in 2014.

Indiana has added a high level linebacker to its 2014 roster.

Nile Sykes, a former Notre Dame signee out of Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill., has been released from his national letter of intent and will enroll in summer school immediately. He will be eligible to play in the 2014 season.

At the same time, IU made it official that quarterback Danny Cameron, son of former IU head coach Cam Cameron, has signed with the Hoosiers and will be eligible in the fall as well.

Sykes' situation came to light earlier this week when there were reports out of South Bend that he might be leaving the program. Because he was never accepted into the school academically, Sykes can come straight to Indiana without having to sit out a season.

Sykes was a 2013 first team all-state selection in Illinois and earned a spot on the U.S. Under-19 National team. He had 80 tackles, 12 sacks and 22 tackles for loss as a senior. He was a 3-star recruit by Scout.com.

In a press release sent out by Indiana on Friday, IU coach Kevin Wilson had this to say about Sykes.

"After Coach Kelly and Notre Dame released Nile from his NLI, he reached out to us," Wilson said. "We recruited Nile hard and he was a guy we really wanted. We are happy to have him and welcome him into our program."


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