Notre Dame freshman linebacker transfers to Indiana

Freshman linebacker Nile Sykes spent just a few weeks on Notre Dame's campus and is now transferring to Indiana, Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson announced Friday.

Wilson says Sykes will be eligible to play immediately this fall for the Hoosiers.

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."

Wilson also announced that quarterback Danny Cameron will join the program and be eligible to play this fall as well.

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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