FOOTBALL: Ridgeland's Jermane Conyers gets offer from Indiana

Less than six months after Vonn Bell officially signed to play football at Ohio State University, a second Ridgeland Panther has made a commitment to a Big Ten program.

Rising senior lineman Jermane Conyers made a verbal pledge to Indiana University on Friday night, according to Ridgeland head coach Mark Mariakis.

A 6-foot-3, 290-pounder who has been clocked at 4.71 in the 40-yard dash, Conyers got his original offer from the Hoosiers in late April from IU defensive ends coach Jon Fabris. Fabris is the son of Frank Fabris, who led the Rossville Bulldogs to a 13-0 season and the 1962 Class AA state championship.

Conyers is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and also had offers from Appalachian State, Eastern Kentucky, Georgia Southern and Marshall as well as interest from several other school.

He is the tenth member of the Class of 2014 to commit to Indiana and the second to do so on Friday, joining fellow defensive end Nick Carovillano out of St. Xaiver High in Cincinnati.