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Hoosiers Add Sykes, Cameron for 2014

July 5, 2014
HOOSIER SPORTS 365



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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Head coach Kevin Wilsonannounced on Friday two additions to the Indiana football program. Linebacker Nile Sykes (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic) and quarterback Danny Cameron (Baton Rouge, La./Baton Rouge Catholic) have signed with IU. Both true freshmen are eligible to play this fall.

Sykes originally signed with Norte Dame on 2014 National Signing Day. Notre Dame agreed to release Sykes from his National Letter of Intent.

A 2013 first team all-state selection, Sykes earned a spot on the U.S. Under-19 National Team. He collected 80 tackles, 12 sacks and 22 tackles for a loss as a senior. Sykes was ranked as the No. 20 inside linebacker nationally and the No. 18 prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com.

"After Coach Kelly and Notre Dame released Nile from his NLI, he reached out to us," Wilson said. "We recruited Nile hard and he was a guy we really wanted. We are happy to have him and welcome him into our program."

Cameron is the son of former Indiana head coach (1997-2001) and current LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. A 6-2, 200-pounder, Cameron led Baton Rouge Catholic to the 2013 district title.

"Danny and Coach Cameron visited with us a couple weeks ago and we all feel confident that this is a strong fit," Wilson said. "Danny adds depth to our quarterback position and we are excited to welcome him back to Bloomington."


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