Westfield's Jacob Robinson signed his national letter of intent to Indiana University football on Wednesday. file photo.
Westfield's Jacob Robinson signed his national letter of intent to Indiana University football on Wednesday. file photo.
National Signing Day always generates a buzz across the country every year. With the popularity of social media, sometimes the excitement goes viral faster than the ink can dry.

On Wednesday, Hamilton County wasn't immune to the festivities as several local student-athletes signed their first official autographs, beginning in the morning and continuing throughout the afternoon.

While there were few surprises, the biggest collegiate recruiting net to sweep the area proved to be colored cream and crimson.

One of the area's first signees, Noblesville's Brandon Knight applied pen to national letter of intent, making his commitment to Indiana University football official.

The 6-foot-5 offensive tackle for Noblesville head coach Lance Scheib was rated as the seventh-best prospect in the state of Indiana. Weighing at 265 pounds, the senior carried a three-star rating, which garnered nearly a dozen offers from Bowl Championship Series programs.

Knight committed to the Hoosiers before his final season began and stuck to his word.

Joining him is two-time Class 6A state runner-up Isaac James of Carmel. A three-star recruit, James stands at 5-11 and has started at quarterback, wide receiver and has played on the defensive side of the ball while returning kicks.

Courted by Wisconsin and Northwestern, the All-State wide receiver picked IU. His teammates Chris Perkins (Southern Illinois) and Nate Thompson (Wheaton College) signed as well.

Westfield's Jacob Robinson, a three-star prospect, and the states' 18th-best player was a devastating force at defensive end.

At 6-4 and 235 pounds, Robinson racked up nearly 60 tackles and had 12.5 for a loss. He was named All-State at his position and picked IU despite offers from Illinois, Minnesota and Boston College.

His teammate, Nick Dowd, also signed his letter of intent, but he will be taking his premiere kicking talents to Miami (Ohio).

Noblesville's Donavan Lynch signed with Army. His teammates Austin Ginther (Marian University), David Cory (St. Joseph's College) and Nick Santos (St. Joseph's College) also signed for football.

Here is a list of other signees from the county.


Football, Brandon Knight - Indiana University

Football, Donavan Lynch - Army

Football, Austin Ginther - Marian University

Football, Nick Santos - St. Joseph's College

Football, David Cory - St. Joseph's College

Soccer, Cori Cain - Murray State University

Soccer, Grace Myers - Drake University

Soccer, Karsen Rauch - University of Iowa


Football, Isaac James - Indiana University

Football, Chris Perkins - Southern Illinois

Football, Nate Thompson - Wheaton College

Soccer, Amanda Shaw - University of Missouri

Hamilton Southeastern

Football, Chase Wilson - Marian University

Football, Kyle Schrank - Ball State University

Football, Ty Scholl - Hillsdale College

Soccer, Molly Lear - University of Evansville

Soccer, Jess Miller - Xavier University


Soccer, Hanna Hinshaw - Marian University

Soccer, Kylie Hohlt - Xavier University

Soccer, Maddie Peebles - Wheaton College

Soccer, Maryna Clark - IUPUI


Football, Jacob Robinson - Indiana University

Football, Nick Dowd - Miami University of Ohio

Guerin Catholic

Soccer, Sara Osinski - University of Evansville

Soccer, Caroline Ashton - Murray State University