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Northern Illinois DT announces transfer to IU

Weston Kramer comes to Indiana as a 3-year starter in the Mid-American Conference

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Depth at defensive tackle has been a concern for Indiana this offseason. But on Wednesday evening, the Hoosiers found some extra help.

Former Northern Illinois lineman Weston Kramer announced that he has committed to Indiana, giving the Hoosiers a 6-foot-1, 290-pound player to plug into their two-deep. Kramer was a three-year starter for the Huskies who earlier this spring intended to transfer to Temple before decommitting from the Owls in March. He also reportedly fielded interest from Northwestern and West Virginia.

Pro Football Focus graded Kramer as the third-best interior defensive lineman in the Mid-American Conference this past season. Across the first four years of his college career, Kramer totaled 97 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

Earlier this spring, Kramer told that he was looking to find a place where he could test himself against stiffer competition.

“I just feel like I need better competition,” Kramer told 247Sports. “I’ve been a three-year starter in the MAC and every year it seems like it gets easier and easier for me to go against them. I just want better competition so I can get better film.”

With the graduations of three-techniques Jerome Johnson and Jovan Swann, along with the transfer of freshman Damarjhe Lewis, the Hoosiers have been looking to add to the middle of their defensive line in recent weeks.

And now, here comes Kramer.