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National Signing Day 2017: 3-star ILB Mo Burnam turns down Tennessee for Hoosiers

After decommitting from Tennessee, linebacker Mo Burnham gave the Hoosiers a present on Christmas last year with a commitment

The Indiana Hoosiers have had great success in recent years developing linebackers and Salem High School’s Mo Burnam highlights a class of three inside linebackers in the recruiting class.

Burnam, once a Tennessee commit, chose the Hoosiers on Christmas Day, spurning a host of other top programs in the process.

HOW HE STACKS UP

While Burnam is only a three-star recruit, per 247sports, the Hoosiers beat out the likes of Tennessee, Oregon, UNC and Florida State.

Burnam is sixth-highest ranked recruit in the class, per 247sports, and third-highest defensive recruit. He was just outside the top 100 players in Georgia in 2016, but is the 44th-ranked inside linebacker.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIANA

The Hoosiers have made a living of turning under-recruited defensive players into stars and Burnam sure seems to fit that pedigree.

With a host of production returning to the Hoosiers on the defensive side of the ball, Burnam likely won’t be called on too often this season. However, with Tom Allen still around, there’s obvious reasons to be excited about a player like Burnam.