Indiana Football: Hoosiers spark interest of four-star standout

Tom Allen, Indiana football. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The Hoosiers are the newest program to jump in the race for a talented four-star target. Can the Indiana football program continue its winning ways on the recruiting trail?

Indiana football continues to be hot on the recruiting trail and could be in store for another big commit as Tom Allen and the Hoosiers continue to spark the interest of a former four-star standout turned prep star.

Alante Brown, now at St. Thomas More (CT), received an offer from Indiana this week and already has plans to visit the Hoosier state, as IU has made his ‘tentative’ top-3. 

Part of the 2019 recruiting class, the former four-star standout committed to Michigan State in 2018 before signing with Texas Tech. Ultimately he decided to head to the northeast for a year of prep school before attending college.

Through his first two games at St. Thomas More, Brown has been one of the best players out on the field and showed why so many big time programs have been reaching out to the Chicago native.

According to Spartan Avenue, Brown is in the middle of setting up a visit to head back to Michigan State and is still “high” on the Spartans.

247Sports gave their take on the 5-foot-10 wideout.

"“He is not a kid that stands out from the pack with physical size. Speed and playmaking ability both are though [his assets]. Despite not playing wide receiver at his high school, he excelled when asked to do it at camps and 7-on-7 events. He made tough catches, clutch catches, and was able to create separation with his speed and quickness. In college, he will need to get stronger, and he will have to polish those positional skills, but he is further along at the position than was expected from someone who was exclusively a quarterback. He projects as a player who can move around an offensive formation, be given the ball in a variety of ways, and help as a return man as well. Should be a contributor before his career is finished.”"

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Michigan State will be tough to beat out, having secured a commitment from him the first time around, but with Indiana’s offense showing signs of becoming more explosive under first-year offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer, Brown’s skills are definitely a match for what they are trying to do moving forward in Bloomington.