One of the state’s most versatile high school football prospects made his commitment over the weekend.
Tyrone Tracy, a junior standout from Decatur Central, committed to Iowa on Saturday. Tracy, a 6-foot, 185-pound running back, chose the Hawkeyes over his other two finalists, Louisville and Northwestern. He also had offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois and several Mid-American Conference programs.
Tracy said the Iowa coaching staff has told him they plan to use him as a wide receiver. A visit to Iowa City for a game last fall put the Hawkeyes at the top of his list.
“I absolutely loved it,” Tracy said. “It gave me chills to walk out of that tunnel with all of them people cheering. It was incredible.”
Tracy has started at Decatur Central since his freshman year. He caught 40 passes for 651 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior. For his career, Tracy has rushed for 2,113 yards and 24 TDs and caught 80 passes for 1,511 yards and 17 TDs.
• Sibande commits: Crispus Attucks senior guard Nike Sibande committed to Miami of Ohio on Monday. He is the fourth in-state recruit to commit to former Purdue assistant Jack Owens, who took the RedHawks job earlier this spring.
Sibande, who led Attucks to a Class 3A state championship, averaged 22 points and 7.2 rebounds as a senior. The one-time IUPUI commit was also considering going to prep school for a year and reclassifying to the 2018 recruiting class.
Sibande joins Jalen Adaway (Logansport), Isaiah Coleman-Lands (Indianapolis native, LaLumiere) and Darrian Ringo (Brownsburg/Eastern Arizona/Midland) as in-state prospects committed to Miami in the 2017 class.
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