IU picks up football commit

Chalk up a victory for the new facilities.

After a tour of the new structure in the North end zone, Plymouth’s Leneil Himes felt the need to make a verbal commitment to Indiana for the class of 2010.

Himes said the facilities were better than Purdue’s, including a larger weight room.

Himes is a 6-foot-3, 260-pound tight end/defensive end for a team that went 10-1 last season in 4A. He could play running back this fall, and will be a tight end for Indiana.

“I think Indiana got a really good one,” Plymouth coach John Barron said. “Leneil is untapped talent. He really has a lot of ability.”

Purdue and Illinois were interested in Himes, but had not offered. Western Michigan was runner-up for Himes’ services.

“It’s Big Ten football,” Himes said. “It would be a good choice because it’s close to home, not too far from my mom and my family.”

Indiana now had two commitments in the class of 2010.

Barron played for Indiana coach Bill Lynch some 20 years ago, when both were at Butler. They’ve remained close — Barron called Lynch a “second dad” and said he sat behind Lynch’s wife Linda at the 2007 Oaken Bucket game.


  1. Sounds like a decent pick up. Guess a trip to watch Plymouth play is in store this season.

  2. Congrats Coach Lynch…let’s make this a great year on the field and on the recruiting trail! Think BIG!!

  3. Welcome to the Hoosiers! Glad to see a Rockie make his way from The Rock Pile to The Rock!

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