Jerimy Finch, considered the top safety in the country coming out of high school, is leaving the Indiana football team, the school announced in a news release Friday.
Finch played two years for the Hoosiers and battled through various injuries as he fought for playing time. He appeared in 12 games.
"We thank Jerimy for his contributions to the program and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors," IU coach Bill Lynch said in a statement.
Finch was the No. 1 rated safety in the country and the top player in the state for the Class of 2007, according to Rivals.com. A Warren Central graduate, his college career began in Florida. Finch appeared in three games before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Tennessee.
Finch transferred to IU and was ruled eligible to play by the NCAA. He saw action in five games in 2008, blocking two punts and making six tackles. Finch recovered two fumbles in seven games last year.