Running back Tyus Flakes decommits from IU’s 2016 class #iufb

It doesn’t appear that running back Tyus Flakes will join Indiana’s 2016 recruiting class after all.

The Alabama running back tweeted his intention to decommit from IU on Sunday, hours after making an official visit to the Bloomington campus. Flakes, a three-star recruit who orginially committed in mid-June, missed his senior season this fall while recovering from an ACL injury suffered in early May.

At the time of his commitment, Flakes listed offers from Appalachian State, Florida Atlantic, Arkansas State and Cincinnati, among others, and told The Herald-Times that his decision came down to Indiana and Georgia Southern.

With Flakes, IU was set to have a crowded backfield next season. The Hoosiers don’t graduate anyone from the position, though Jordan Howard could elect to enter the NFL Draft. A decision from Howard won’t be expected until sometime after IU’s Dec. 26 Pinstripe Bowl appearance against Duke.

The Hoosiers will also return scholarship running backs Devine Redding and Mike Majette. Ohio running back Cole Gest will also join the program. Gest is a three-star prospect who scored two touchdowns and picked up 128 yards on 23 carries to lead Lakewood St. Edward to an Ohio Division I state title this weekend.

I reached out to Flakes tonight and will update this post if/when I hear from him.

One comment

  1. Even though it is hard to lose a recruit it is better to find out they are willing to compete for a job. If he was good enough he would come and fight for the job and making himself an even better RB.

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