Tyrone Tracy used his spring wisely. The Indianapolis receiver visited college campuses, met with coaches and familiarized himself with programs of which he could potentially be a part.
Tuesday, Tracy used that research to narrow his list to a Top 3 from a group of 13 scholarship offers. Iowa, Louisville and Northwestern made the cut.
“I decided to do it now because right now is best for me and my family. If other schools want to recruit me, they can, but as of right now I’m focused on three,” Tracy told HN.
Tracy (5-10.5, 183) performed at the Opening Chicago earlier this month. His SPARQ scoreof 113.76 ranked No. 13 of all participants, regardless of position.
Tracy visited Iowa the day before the Opening. He returned to campus on Monday. He stopped for a game in the fall as well.
Monday, Tracy was able to show off the Hawkeyes to his father for the first time.
“Now since my dad went, everyone in my family has gone there to see it. He liked it a lot,” Tracy said.
Tracy has built a strong bond with new Iowa receiver coach Kelton Copeland.
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Northwestern and Louisville also have made a strong impression on Tracy. He talked with HN about his Top 3 and what he likes about each one (alphabetical order):
Iowa is a great school in general and the coaches are super excited to get me there. They all have so many NFL connections. Coach Copeland is a great mentor and a better coach. He will get me prepared to compete.
Louisville is an amazing school and I want to go against the best so that’s a big reason they’re in here. Coach (Bobby) Petrino has a great mind for offense and I think he can put me in the right position on the field to get to the next level.
Northwestern is a great academic institution. The diploma can get you a outstanding job. Plus, the football team is getting better and better. Coach Fitz (Pat Fitzgerald) is a great coach.”
Tracy said the three schools are even right now. He’s not favoring one.
Tracy said he’s not set up any more visits as of now but he will probably try to take more soon.
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Hawkeye junior walk-on knows his role and plays it well.
“Next, I’ll have a conversation with my mom and dad about the last schools standing and we will go from there,” he said
He does not have a commitment time set up.
“I don’t have a date but it will be sometime soon,” he said.