Corunna (Mich.) offensive tackle Jalen Schlachter committed to Indiana today. The 6'6, and now 300-lb senior to be told Scout.com the news.
"I committed just a little bit ago. The coaches are really excited." he reported.
At the recent Sound Mind, Sound Body camp, Schlacther pointed to the coaching staff and the campus as major pluses for the Hoosiers. He chose them over offers from Central Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
Schlachter recently camped at Michigan State, and although he was not offered, it was possible that he could have earned one down the line. Still, he decided that he had found the right place for him in Indiana.
"No hard feelings to MSU. I still have a lot of respect for them and wish them the best."
Scout's Take: Indiana now has three commits from Michigan with Raymon Taylor and Shafer Johnson as the others, and all three can play. Schlachter is getting bigger and bigger. The more I see him, and the more he grows, the more I think he could play guard too. He's a strong kid who does well in track and field, and I think the work he has put in to get stronger and add weight this off-season has made him more college ready. He's also a great kid who will fit in well and be a positive locker room presence in Indiana.