James Madison wide receiver Elijah Sarratt has transferred to Indiana, he announced Thursday night. This will reunite him with Curt Cignetti. Photo Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Dec 23, 2023; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Air Force Falcons defensive back Jamari Bellamy (3) breaks up a pass intended for James Madison Dukes wide receiver Elijah Sarratt (13) during the third quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Hoosiers have had a tremendous start to their football offseason.

After firing Tom Allen to conclude a seven-year tenure that saw the team go 33-49, they were able to poach the highly sought-after Curt Cignetti from the James Madison Dukes, where he had amassed a 53-9 record over five seasons.

On Thursday night, wide receiver Elijah Sarratt, one of Cignetti’s best offensive players from his time at James Madison tweeted that he’d be transferring to Indiana and reuniting with his head coach.

Sarratt is a massive get for Cignetti and the Hoosiers. He was named first-team All-Sun Belt this season after hauling in 82 receptions for 1,191 yards and eight touchdowns for the Dukes. His 82 receptions tied him for third-best in school history for a single season, and he tied the single-game record when he grabbed 13 receptions in a game against the UConn Huskies. Sarratt’s 1,191 receiving yards are also third-best in a single season in James Madison history.

Sarratt also had interest from Wisconsin, South Carolina, and others, but chose to reunite with his head coach instead. He still has two seasons of eligibility remaining, as well, so he could play a pivotal part in helping Cignetti turn things around with a new foundation on offense.

Cignetti and Indiana have been very active in the transfer portal so far this offseason, and they don’t appear to be slowing down.

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