Defensive backs Will Dawkins and Kiante Walton committed to Coach Kevin Wilson and the Hoosiers on Saturday during visits to Bloomington, giving Indiana two more bodies for a secondary that ranked among the worst in college football last season.
Dawkins (Vero Beach, Fl.), a 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete, committed to the Hoosiers over 17 other offers, including Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Ohio State and South Carolina. He is the fourth verbal commit to Indiana from the state of Florida.
Dawkins, a three-star recruit according to Rivals.com, a national Internet recruiting service, projects to be in the defensive backfield, with safety or cornerback an option.
Walton, out of Columbus Garver High School in Georgia, chose Indiana over BYU, Kansas State, Missouri and Vanderbilt, among others.
At 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, Walton projects as a cornerback at the next level and is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Indiana's recruiting class now stands at 23 verbal commitments with National Signing Day on Wednesday. Coach Kevin Wilson's haul ranks No. 37 nationally and seventh in the Big 10.
On Sunday, Purdue three-star commitment Simmie Cobbs flipped his verbal from the Boilermakers to Indiana. Cobbs is a 6-foot-4 wide receiver that brings the size and ability that will be an asset on the outside in the coming years for the Hoosiers.