QB Tayven Jackson is moving from Tennessee

Shortly before meeting IU soccer coach Tom Allen, Tayven Jackson brought his family together. He told them about his intention to visit Indiana, a decision he made public on Sunday.

The conversation with his family came after Saturday’s men’s basketball game between IU and Wisconsin. Jackson attended with Allen and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Walt Bell. Jackson watched his brother Trayce Jackson-Davis, a big star for the Hoosiers, help lead IU to a win.

In the assembly hall on Saturday, the Tennessee transfer and former Center Grove star heard chants of “We want Tayven” from the student division.

“It was pretty surreal, it was crazy,” Jackson told IndyStar. “I just kept looking at my dad and he had a big smile on his face. Because I was here when Romeo Langford was recruited and they chanted his name. As a little kid I thought that was the greatest thing ever. It was really surreal and really cool.”