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IU adds former Texas A&M WR Camron Buckley

Indiana has added transfers from USC, Auburn, Florida State, Ole Miss and Michigan this offseason. With Monday’s news, you can add Texas A&M to the list, too.

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Texas A&M’s Camron Buckley eludes a Clemson defender during a game on Sept. 7, 2019.
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Indiana started the week by announcing another addition to its offense, this time bringing in a skill player with SEC experience.

Former Texas A&M receiver Camron Buckley is transferring to IU, giving the Hoosiers further depth in their passing attack. Buckley, who missed the 2020 season while recovering from an ACL injury, hauled in 62 receptions and scored four touchdowns across 39 career games for the Aggies from 2017 through 2019. He has experience lining up both outside and in the slot, though the bulk of his playing time has come in the latter role. According to Pro Football Focus, Buckley saw 82.5% of his total snaps in the slot during his three seasons in College Station.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound graduate transfer appeared in every Texas A&M game during his first three seasons, with his best campaign coming as a sophomore in 2018. That fall, Buckley made 34 catches for 474 yards and one touchdown, while accounting for the team’s longest reception of the season — a 69-yard play against Clemson.

As a high school prospect, Buckley, an Under Armour All-American, was considered a three-star recruit in the 247 Sports Composite rankings. He chose Texas A&M over offers from Auburn, Texas, Miami, Houston, Illinois, Iowa and Colorado, among others. IU receivers coach Grant Heard also recruited Buckley while he was coaching at Ole Miss.

Buckley’s addition comes less than a week after the Hoosiers brought aboard former USC running back Stephen Carr. He’s also the second receiver transfer to enter the program, joining former Florida State slot man D.J. Matthews.