Derrius Mullins won’t be part of Indiana’s 2017 recruiting class.
The three-star defensive tackle from Columbus, Ohio says he will not be able to sign with Indiana on Wednesday after failing to quality under the NCAA’s core GPA requirements.
“I will have to go to prep school for a semester then hopefully (Indiana) will offer again in January,” Mullins wrote in a message posted to his Twitter account. “If they do … I will be attending IU in 2018. I will always support Indiana and I hope my dawgs win big in Bloomington and I will always and forever be a part of #HoosierArmy17.”
After committing in July, Mullins was one of IU’s highest-rated verbal commits. 247 Sports pegged him the No. 50 defensive tackle in the nation.
Addressing depth along the defensive line has been one of Indiana’s priorities for the 2017 recruiting class. The Hoosiers still have four other defensive linemen verbally committed to join the program, while another, four-star defensive tackle Juan Harris, is already enrolled.
National Signing Day is Wednesday.