Indiana athlete Tyrone Tracy Jr. commits to Hawkeyes

Chris Cuellar

Is Tyrone Tracy Jr. a running back or a receiver?

It doesn’t matter to Iowa yet. The Hawkeyes are too busy celebrating Saturday’s commitment from the positionless three-star prospect, a versatile 2018 athlete from Indianapolis.

Tyrone Tracy, RB, Decatur Central.

Portrait taken on Aug. 10, 2016.

Tracy is a three-year starter at Decatur Central and chose Iowa over offers from Louisville and Northwestern. He had nearly a dozen FBS scholarship offers in total.

“I’m just excited and relieved,” Tracy told Rivals recruiting reporter Blair Sanderson. “I wanted to get the stress off of me, so I can go into the season with my mind clear and with no distractions.”

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Tracy was a 2016 Preseason Super Team selection by the Indianapolis Star, a Register affiliate, after picking up Cincinnati and Illinois offers before his junior year. He has been a productive utility player for Decatur Central, racking up more than 100 all-purpose yards per game and 13 touchdowns as a junior and totaling 1,239 rushing yards and 680 receiving yards as a sophomore.

Tracy announced his selection with a YouTube video posted Saturday afternoon. His father, Tyrone Tracy Sr., was shown wearing an Iowa t-shirt and the pair hugged once the high school junior revealed a Hawkeye shirt of his own.


Tracy Jr. is currently the fourth verbal commitment for Iowa’s 2018 class. He projects as more of a receiver as the Hawkeyes just picked up a physical running back recruit last week in Wisconsin’s Henry Geil. But Tracy Jr. still has his senior season to go.

He attended Nike's Opening Regional earlier this month in Chicago and finished with the 13th overall score after four combine events. The 5-foot-10, 183-pound prospect was timed with a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash and a 38.4-inch vertical jump.