Mike Majette talks IU commitment

In the end, Mike Majette said it was the family atmosphere at Indiana that pushed him to de-commit from Maryland and commit to IU instead earlier this week. Here is what he had to say in an interview with AllHoosiers.com.

The drive from Mike Majette’s home in Virginia to the University of Maryland campus is about 50 minutes.

The Majette’s figured they would likely be making the trip a lot after Mike gave his verbal commitment in June to play football at Maryland beginning in 2015.

But then Majette changed his mind and started getting interested in Indiana.

As in a 10-hour drive from Virginia to Bloomington, Ind.

“My parents supported me through the whole process 100 percent,’’ Majette told AllHoosiers.com this week. “They told me to make the decision that was best for me. They told me not to let the distance be a factor.’’

Last week, Majette informed Maryland he was going to de-commit. Sunday, he informed Indiana coach Kevin Wilson that he would like to play football for the Hoosiers.

In recruiting terms, the 5-10, 191-pound Majette is listed as an athlete. He said this week he could play either defensive back or wide receiver at the next level. He said he could figure that out later. When pressed for a favorite position, he said it would probably be wide receiver.

“I’m aggressive, I’m smart, I’m quick with the ball and I can make people miss,’’ Majette said when asked about his strengths. “I like to think of myself as a player who makes plays.

Majette amassed 2,106 all-purpose yards at Woodbridge (Va.) High School last season playing both quarterback and receiver. He also played in the secondary on defense.

He visited IU two weeks ago and attended IU’s basketball game with Savannah State. He said he hopes to major in psychology or communications in college. He said Indiana just seemed like a good fit to him.

“I was just amazed at what Indiana had to offer,’’ Majette said. “The big thing was the family atmosphere. I felt it from the coaches and the players. If you’re going to travel a long way from home to go to college you need to feel like you’re going to fit in. Everyone at Indiana made me feel like family.

“The other thing was the academic side. I just felt like everyone at Indiana had my back. I know I’ll be successful after football if I go to a school like that.’’

Majette said his recruitment is now closed. He said he expects schools to continue recruiting him but he said he is set on going to IU.

“I’m 100 percent sure that I want to play at Indiana,’’ Majette said. “I’m looking forward to getting there next summer.

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