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Indiana football early signing period: Hoosiers land versatile Cornerback from Tennessee

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The Hoosiers pick up former Ole Miss commit Jaylin Williams

3-star CB Jaylin Williams could battle for playing time on defense and special teams after the departure of Rashard Fant
via @JaylinAlexWill on Twitter

The Indiana Football program has added a cornerback to their 2017 recruiting class, as former Ole Miss commit Jaylin Williams has signed with the Hoosiers.

The 3-star cornerback from Germantown, TN signed his National Letter of Intent this morning after committing to Indiana on August 1. Williams is the 11th ranked recruit in the state of Tennessee and was ranked the 30th best cornerback in the country.

The 5’11”, 170-pound corner also had offers from Ole Miss, Virginia, Ball State, and Mississippi State among others. He decommitted from Ole Miss on July 22 after former head coach Hugh Freeze resigned and committed to Indiana just nine days later after taking an unofficial visit to Bloomington.

Williams helped Germantown High School to a 11-1 record as a senior and contributed on both sides of the ball, playing receiver as well as defensive back. The newly-minted Hoosier has also served as a returner before, adding to his versatility. With Indiana losing contributors from the defensive backfield such as Rashard Fant, Tony Fields, and Chase Dutra they’ll be looking to younger athletes to step up and fill those roles.

Here are the highlights from Williams’ senior season: