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Indiana football early signing period: Tom Allen snags another Indianapolis area stud

Three-star cornerback Larry Tracy has a nose for the ball and joins a secondary that had its fair share of struggles in 2018

Tracy was a ball hawk for Decatur Central as a senior, racking up tackles and takeaways.

IU’s passing defense was a bit shaky in 2018, but they brought in a reinforcement on Wednesday with the signing of Larry Tracy.

The Decatur Central cornerback was originally committed to play for Big Ten foe Iowa alongside his cousin Tyrone Tracy, but reopened his commitment in January and committed to the Hoosiers two days after his official visit to Bloomington in June. The three-star recruit and eleventh-ranked prospect in the state of Indiana also had offers from Purdue, Syracuse, and Minnesota.

As a senior, Tracy had just one interception and defended 14 passes, but he showed his nose for the ball by forcing three and recovering six fumbles. He also blocked a field goal, recorded three sacks, and made 64 tackles. As a receiver he made 14 catches for 205 yards and a touchdown on the season and carried the ball four times for 22 yards. On top of that, he also subbed in as the return man for the Hawks.

With the addition of Larry Tracy, Tom Allen could also have an in for the next Tracy at Decatur Central. Kenny Tracy—Tyrone’s brother, Larry’s cousin—is a member of the class of 2020 and could possibly be the best of the bunch. He already has offers from Central and Western Michigan, but IU and Iowa are also in the mix.

What the Hoosiers get in Larry is a good athlete from the Indianapolis area that can make things happen on the football field. He might not be big, listed just under six-feet tall and 175 pounds, but his instincts and athleticism should eventually get him on the field in Bloomington.