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National Signing Day 2017: Indiana Hoosiers win race for 3-star RB Morgan Ellison

After coming into the race late, the Hoosiers landed a big running back prospect out of Ohio on National Signing Day in Ellison.

While Indiana entered the race for Morgan Ellison late, they did so just in time. After de-committing from Ohio, Ellison chose the Hoosiers on National Signing Day.

The Hoosiers recent run of sending running backs into the NFL seems to be paying off as Ellison is one of the top 50 running backs in the country, per 247sports.

HOW HE STACKS UP

Depending on whose opinion you value, Ellison is one of the more underrated recruits in Ohio. Ellison led Pickerington to the state semi-finals in Ohio before falling to national power St. Xavier, putting up eye-popping stats throughout the season.

Ellison was committed to Ohio for just over two months before de-committing on January 16. Two days later, Elllison picked up an offer from the Hoosiers and two days after that, he took an official visit to Indiana.

Ellison is the third-highest rated recruit in the class, via 247sports. Ellison is the 42nd-ranked running back in the country and 34th-best player in the state of Ohio.

His commitment video is pretty dope, too.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR IU

By many accounts, Ellison flew under the radar his senior season, which could be a great thing for the Hoosiers. After transforming to Running Back U in recent years, Ellison could help fill a void left by left by Devine Redding.

Indiana was known under Kevin Wilson to use virtually every running back on the roster. Under Tom Allen and Mike DeBord, it could be a different story, but Ellison should be able to make a case for playing time nearly right away