Four-Star ATH Juwan Burgess Flips From USC To Indiana

    The Indiana Hoosiers pulled a big recruiting coup Friday, gaining the commitment of 4-Star ATH Juwan Burgess, who had been committed to USC.

    January 20, 2017

    The Indiana Hoosiers pulled a big recruiting coup Friday, gaining the commitment of 4-Star ATH Juwan Burgess, who had been committed to USC.


    Indiana will have to pull off plenty of upsets this coming season to be competitive in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers got a head start by earning one in the recruiting world.

    Juwan Burgess, a 4-star athlete from Tampa, Fla., flipped his commitment from USC to Indiana on Friday, a move that comes as a surprise to many. Burgess stated his intentions to join the Hoosiers in a Twitter post.

    “After seating [sic] down and talking with my family, I have decide to announce That I will be switching my commitment from University of Southern California to Indiana University. #HoosierArmy17”

    The 6-foot, 185-pound Burgess projects as either a wide receiver or defensive back at the college level. He had four touchdown receptions and made 63 tackles while intercepting three passes on defense during his senior season. Perhaps swaying Burgess to flip his commitment were current Hoosiers linebacker Thomas Allen and fellow Indiana commit Whop Philyor, both of whom played with Burgess at Plant High School in Tampa.

    Burgess headlines a 2017 Indiana class that has 20 commitments. He’s ranked as the No. 28 athlete in the country and No. 3 in Florida. Burgess not only spurned USC to commit to the Hoosiers, but also turned down offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Michigan and Ohio State.

    Given his speed and versatility, Burgess should be able to contribute immediately for Indiana next season.

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