Hoosiers piling up commits in class of 2015

When Titus Booker committed on Thursday it gave IU 10 commits by the Fourth of July in the class of 2015. That equals the most the Hoosiers have had at this time of the year in the last 10 seasons.

Things are really starting to shape up recruiting-wise for Indiana football.

The latest commit total is up to 12 – 10 in the class of 2015 and two late additions to the class of 2014. Both of the 2014 players – Nile Sykes and Danny Cameron – are eligible to play right away, too.

The fact that Indiana has 10 commits in this class by the Fourth of July is significant.

Let's look at recent history there.

Last year, IU picked up commit No. 6 on July 2 when Fort Wayne's Donovan Clark committed to the Hoosiers.

In 2013, the Hoosiers had one commit at this time – Isaac Griffith.

In 2012, the number was nine and in 2011 it was 10. But those were clearly the high water marks.

In 2010 it was seven, in '09 it was five, in '08 it was seven, in '07 it was two, in '06 it was five and in '05 it was one.

The point is that Indiana is beginning to make some strides in recruiting and players are looking to join the class before they get shutout in their opportunities.

Here is a look at the class of 2015 to date:

IU has picked up six offensive commits and four on defense.

On offense, IU has picked up a quarterback (Tommy Stevens), three offensive linemen (Simon Stepaniak, Hunter Littlejohn and Brandon Knight), a tight end (Austin Dorris) and a wide receiver (Leon Thornton).

On defense, the Hoosiers have picked up a pair of defensive ends (Jacob Robinson and Joe Belden), an outside linebacker (Omari Stringer), and the latest commit, a cornerback (Titus Booker).

With the last two commits being defensive players that is a positive for IU as well. The Hoosiers have had a good range of diversity in terms of positions from the players who have committed. Eight play different positions on the field

It should be interesting to see how many more players are added to this class by the end of the summer.

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