Indiana’s young running back corps has a new addition: Stevie Scott III.
From Christian Brothers Academy to #IUFB, Welcome Home, @Steviescott8_! #LEO pic.twitter.com/I1SJjljDDm— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) December 20, 2017
Scott, a 3-star recruit out of Syracuse, NY, committed to play at rutger in August, but decommitted on December 14. That same day Scott declared IU to be the leader in his recruitment and the next day committed to play for the Hoosiers. He also had offers from Minnesota, Central Florida, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh among others. Scott is the 16th best recruit in the state of New York and ranks 89th among all running back recruits in the country.
The 6’1”, 240-pound back suffered a foot injury as a senior. As a junior, he ran for over 1400 yards and 21 touchdowns on 135 carries. Scott reportedly runs a 4.8 40 yard dash. His bigger frame is something that the Hoosiers missed in their backfield committee in 2017 and if he goes into the season at 240 pounds he’ll easily be the heaviest back the Hoosiers have based on last year’s roster.
Due to that fact Scott may see the field early as a short-yardage back. He certainly has a chance to be a member of the running back committee with the likes of Morgan Ellison, Cole Gest, Ronnie Walker, and more.
Here are some highlights from Scott’s senior season: