Indiana announces 2 JUCO transfers, including former Buckeye
Indiana football announced the addition of two junior-college players Wednesday, one new Hoosier on each side of the ball: quarterback Richard Lagow of Plano (Texas) Cisco Community College and defensive back Jayme Thompson of Iowa Western Community College.
Thompson began his college career at Ohio State but transferred out of the program after missing his first season with an injury. He was a four-star recruit and Scout.com’s No. 3 safety prospect in the Midwest coming out of Toledo Central Catholic in 2013.
Thompson had 81 tackles and two interceptions last season at Iowa Western.
Lagow threw for 38 touchdowns over the past two seasons and completed 66 percent of his passes in 2015.
"We were limited to two mid-year spots in this recruiting cycle, and signing Richard and Jayme is a great opportunity for them and for our program," head coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement. "They will get a chance to practice prior to our bowl trip and will be here on Jan. 1. We are excited to get to work with them and pleased to welcome them to IU."
Both of could be in line to compete for early playing time as senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld is graduating and the Hoosiers were lacking in the secondary in 2015 following losses to both graduation and discipline.