Meet IU football commit Mike Majette

Every day, leading up to Signing Day Feb. 4, AllHoosiers.com has been doing stories that highlight IU's football commits. Today, we look at former Maryland commit Mike Majette who flipped to the Hoosiers in mid-December. Majette was recruited as an athlete but is expected to play in the defensive secondary.

With signing day less than a week away on Feb. 4, AllHoosiers.com is hoping to introduce Indiana football fans to some of its commits. The first way we’re doing that is looking at players who have Scout Spotlight videos that have been done on them.

Monday, we looked at Brandon Wilson, the 6-4, 238-pound defensive end from Winter Garden, Fla. West Orange High School.

Tuesday, we introduced IU fans to quarterback prospect Austin King, a pocket passer from Alpharetta, Ga.

Wednesday, we had a story on Tyler Green, a 6-2, 180-pound safety from Hyattsville, Md. that was originally committed to Ohio State before flipping to the Hoosiers.

Thursday, we focused on OL Hunter Littlejohn, a 6-3, 285-pound offensive guard from Powell, Ohio who has been committed to the Hoosiers since June of last year.

Today, we will look at another future member of the IU secondary.

Mike Majette, who initially committed to Maryland before flipping to the Hoosiers, is today’s focal player.

Let’s begin with a look at his Scout Spotlight video.

In recruiting terms, the 5-10, 191-pound Majette is listed as an athlete. He told AllHoosiers.com in mid-December 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 in November 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 at the time of his IU commitment that his recruitment was officially 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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