The Indiana football team picked up another commitment on Friday when Trenton Howland picked the Hoosiers.
The Hoosiers continue to bring it some great athletes as Trenten Howland announced on Twitter that he had picked Indiana to play football.
Howland thanked his coaches and teachers and family for helping him get to where he is. He made it a special birthday for his mom announcing his college decision today and wishing her a happy birthday all in one.
Howland is a 3-star athlete from Joliet, Illinois. He is the 10th ranked prospect in the state of Illinois according to 247sports. He is in the class of 2021 and picked the Hoosiers over fellow Big Ten school Nebraska.
Mike Hart was key in recruiting him and continues to show his value to Tom Allen’s staff. Howland is an explosive back, but could also be used as a wideout. He has good size at 6’2″ and 218 pounds.
He is exactly the type of player that Allen is wanting for his offense and he could be a huge piece of the Hoosiers offense in the future.
National recruiting analyst Allen Trieu had this to say about Howland:
Big, thickly built athlete. Explosive on the basketball court and translates that over to football where he is a bruising tailback, but can also break longer runs. Physical and is not afraid of contact. Could be a linebacker or running back recruit. At backer, he does not have experience, but has the measureables to play there. At running back, he has to show that he has the wiggle and elusiveness to play that position and be more than just a power back. Has the skill set of a Power 5 prospect, position just has to be determined.
Wherever he ends up playing for the Hoosiers it looks like he got a great athlete who will be a big part of the team staring in 2021.
Allen continues to impress with the talent he is bringing in to Bloomington as he is really ramping up the Hoosiers in pursuit of knocking off the big boys in the tough Big Ten West.