2016 JuCo QB Richard Lagow commits to Indiana

Indiana picked a big-time commitment Monday afternoon, as Cisco (Texas) Community College quarterback Richard Lagow announced he will play for the Hoosiers next season.

After the Pinstripe Bowl, the search begins immediately for Indiana senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld's successor. 

On Monday, the Hoosiers found another candidate to add into that mix.

2016 junior college quarterback Richard Lagow committed to Indiana Monday afternoon, choosing the Hoosiers over offers from UNLV, Memphis and Arizona State. 


Lagow, 6-6 and 200 pounds, played at Cisco College in Cisco, Texas, throwing for 2,285 yards with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Scout.com ranked him the No. 7 junior college quarterback in his class. He recently had an in-home visit with Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson and offensive coordinator Kevin Johns on Dec. 1. 

According to Indianapolis Star Indiana Insider Zach Osterman, Lagow will be a mid-year enrollee expected to join the program in the spring semester and compete in spring ball. 

With Lagow's commitment, Indiana will have five quarterbacks competing for the starting spot heading into the 2016 season. Sophomore quarterback Zander Diamont has the most experience, filling in for the final six games of the 2014 season after Sudfeld sustained a season-ending shoulder injury against Iowa that year, and appeared to take notice of the news. 


Diamont completed 64-of-132 passes for 515 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions during that span. Redshirt freshman Danny Cameron, redshirt junior Nate Boudreau, freshman Austin King and freshman Mike Fiacable are the other quarterbacks with eligiblity remaining after this season. 

The competition this upcoming spring will be exciting for Wilson and the coaching staff. 


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