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Faxes In: Drue Tranquill

Feb 5, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune South Bend Tribune

Carrol (Fort Wayne, IN)

Measurables: 6-2, 210

Accolades: Indiana Top 50, first-team All-State 6A, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Football Player of the Year, 3-Star

Impressive Offers: Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, Minnesota

Projected Position: Safety

Quick Take: Tranquill was a commit to Purdue until Notre Dame came calling. At first, he was being looked at as a convert to inside linebacker, but it appears he’ll stick at safety, a big body and athletic guy that will enter a competitive depth chart.

The perfect RKG both on and off the field, Tranquill is a program guy with leadership skills.

What he means to Irish: Tranquill is part of locking down Indiana, a recent surge after years of all but ignoring prospects from in-state. He’s a great all-around football player that will be competing with some elite athletes on defense.

We’ll see quickly if he’s that type of player or if he makes his mark more on special teams, but a great program recruit and another key piece from Fort Wayne.

Obligatory YouTube highlight clip: Here’s Tranquill’s video. Nicely done by Tranquill, who is wearing his trademark urban camo bandana.

  1. dudeacow - Feb 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

    According to his Twitter, he is now 220 and consistently runs a 4.5.

    • tucsonfan - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      be nice if someone other than himself said that.

      Also, what’s a “program” player?

      • dudeacow - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

        I believe him. His words were “still at 4.45.” That doesn’t sound like he’s making it up, and I trust this recent information a lot more than some outdated 40 he ran before his junior season.

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