Thomas Allen might have the most name recognition — the family name goes a long way. Juwan Burgess has the hype. Whop Philyor plays the wideout position. But the first cog in the Tampa-to-Bloomington pipeline this season? That’d be Clearwater defensive end Tramar Reece.
The now-departed and Tampa-area native Greg Frey & Mark Hagen picked up Reece’s commitment back in June 2016 — and Reece stuck by the Hoosiers through the coaching changes, even becoming one of the biggest cheerleaders and recruiters for #HoosierArmy17 on Twitter.
Signed. Sealed. Delivered. #iufb officially welcomes defensive lineman Tramar Reece (@tramarreece) to the family! #Breakthrough pic.twitter.com/ilB9jH3mfG— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 1, 2017
HOW HE STACKS UP
Reece is a consensus 3-star player, and the 85th ranked Weak-Side DE in the class. He held offers from Duke, Louisville, and other programs.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIANA
Reece adds depth and a future potential playmaker to Indiana’s line, which was a big focus in this class. But don’t underestimate what he meant for the class in other places — his recruiting of others assuredly played a factor with the Tampa pipeline.