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Indiana football trending up for former JMU commit entering decision day



Decision day has arrived for what has turned out to be a key Indiana football target in the 2024 class. Jah Jah Boyd, a former James Madison commit, will be deciding between Indiana and Pitt on Monday afternoon.

He took an official visit to Indiana two weekends ago and his final official visit to Pitt this past weekend.

Currently, the Hoosiers are the team trending up. He picked up two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions on Sunday night — one from National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn and National Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong.

Boyd originally picked JMU over offers from programs like Penn State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College, Liberty, Akron and others. Following the re-opening of his recruitment this month, Indiana and Pitt emerged as the two programs as likely destinations.

Boyd was the highest-rated commit in James Madison history.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete is a two-way player who had been recruited at JMU for both cornerback and wide receiver. It is likely that he will be used defensively in the secondary for Indiana.

This season he totaled 11 receptions for 196 yards and one touchdown. He had 15 tackles, four pass deflections, one interception and one tackle for loss.

Boyd is rated the No. 122 safety in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and the No. 35 player in Pennsylvania.

He is also rated a 4-star prospect by ESPN,

Since Curt Cignetti came over from James Madison, he has brought with him four previous JMU commits.

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Alec Lasley is the owner of Hoosier Illustrated, a comprehensive site covering news, updates and recruiting for Indiana University athletics. Alec has covered Indiana for six years and is a credentialed media member. He has previously worked for both Rivals and 247Sports.