3-star CB Hafiz commits to IU

Three-star Florida corner Quran Hafiz announced his commitment to Indiana on Monday, which now has 18 players committed to its 2017 recruiting class.

Of that bunch, 12 are projected to land on defense upon their arrivals in Bloomington.

That includes Hafiz, who also took an official visit to Minnesota the weekend of Sept. 2.

“After long thought and consideration I finally made my final decision,” Hafiz wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account Monday night. “It was truly a great experience going through the recruiting process and I’m blessed I was able to do it. I want to thank all the schools (and) coaches who offered me to play football for them! This game brought so many opportunities in my life and I can’t be more thankful. I prayed on this a lot and God sent me the right signs to make this decision.”

Hafiz signed and sent his financial aid documents to Indiana and said he plans to enroll in time for the spring semester.

The Jacksonville native is considered the No. 86 cornerback in the 2017 class and the No. 119 player in the state of Florida. Oregon State, Duke, Purdue, N.C. State, Temple and Virginia Tech were among the many to offer Hafiz, who originally committed to Iowa State this past summer.

He joins three-star Georgia prospect LaDamion Hunt as the second corner in the class.

7 comments

  1. Coach Allen got the other Corner he was wanting in this class. It is good he can enroll this Spring as IU has several players coming in the Spring that may contribute early next year. It will be interesting to see how IU finishes the class of 2017.

  2. Hafiz is a great pick-up and he has already signed, which means he will enroll next month and be available for Spring ball. The added 6 months in the weight room will really help him be able to contribute next fall even though he already has good size for a CB. I am glad to see that we have at least 5 players coming in at mid-term. If Fant comes back, I think we might possibly be deeper at CB than we have ever been.
    I hope Coach Allen can close out the deal with Mo Barnum at LB. He looks like a future star.
    It will be interesting to see how good Allen’s son turns out to be and if he stays at LB or becomes a DE. Apparently the recruiting services don’t think he is fast enough for a LB, or they would have rated him higher. Hopefully he surpasses expectations and becomes a solid contributor.

  3. QH really jolts ballcarriers in the open field. Great to see. Probably end up a S, maybe a Marcelino Ball type hybrid. I have to believe the rest of this class would be offensive needs as this is the 3rd class in a row weighted somewhat to the defensive needs. A decent rated QB, a couple of OL that can play center well consistently and a roadgrader for a guard to become another Feeney. Although another quality LB that can rush the passer would be valuable. But this staff knows their needs well so I’ll be satisfied with the class.

  4. Could IU be finally checking on the situation which happen at the University of Minnesota?? An was this young man involved at all…..maybe some character issues or decisions making issues?

  5. Probably not someone Allen wants on the team now that his alleged involvement in the Minnesota rape case has come to light. Oh well, it looked like a great pick-up while it lasted! Kid may well have all his major college offers pulled from the way it looks.

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