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Tranquill Talks Big Day

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Fort Wayne (Ind.) Carroll linebacker prospect Drue Tranquill’s breakthrough recruiting run comes as no surprise.

Tranquill attracted a lot of attention from college coaches during Friday's Adidas Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy.

After dominating the camp and combine circuit in the winter and spring, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Tranquill has continued his strong play during money time.

College camp season.

Cincinnati pulled the trigger for Tranquill at its camp on June 8. On Friday at the Adidas Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy, the Hoosier State standout continued to eat, adding scholarship offers from Indiana, Minnesota and Western Michigan.

“It was huge,” Tranquill stated about his day.

The Hoosiers, Gophers and Broncos joined a list that already included the Bearcats, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo.

Indiana was first to jump in on Friday after seeing Tranquill move around.

“In-state school, I’ve been waiting on that one for a long time,” Tranquill said. “Coach (William) Inge said being able to see me in person, that’s all they needed to do to seal the deal.”

The Minnesota coaching staff targeted Tranquill early and offered just as the day was ending.

“I’ve done my research and they’re a good engineering school and one of the best public universities in the country,” Tranquill said. “The Mall Of America is there. The coaches were throwing that at my mom. I don’t know much about their campus. I haven’t been up to Minnesota at all.”

Besides the schools that offered at Sound Mind Sound Body, Tranquill drew intrigue and personal attention from the coaching staffs from Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Tranquill said he plans to trim his list of offers to four in July, take a final wave of visits and decide sometime in early August.

Perhaps Tranquill will have more offers to choose from.

On Sunday Tranquill will hit Northwestern, on Tuesday he’ll be at Wisconsin and on Friday he’ll wrap the camp circuit up at Notre Dame.

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