Fort Wayne (Ind.) Carroll safety/linebacker Drue Tranquill landed his much-deserved first scholarship offer from Toledo on Monday evening.
Michigan State, Ohio State and N.C. State are three schools that Tranquill could visit in the near future.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Tranquill emerged as a player to watch during the fall in leading his team to a sectional championship, and he’s continued to blossom as a player on the combine and camp circuit this past winter and spring.
“I’ve been working hard and it feels great to have it finally pay off,” Tranquill said. He has 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash and went 4.07 in the shuttle at the Best of the Midwest Combine earlier this year.
The fruits of Tranquill’s labor should continue to come. Most of the Big Ten and MAC conference are also showing interest in the state of Indiana’s No. 7 prospect overall according to 247Sports.
Tranquill spoke with Toledo assistant Eli Rasheed about his first offer and will visit next weekend.
“I just know their football tradition in the MAC, it’s excellent,” Tranquill said. “They went to a bowl game last year and have put together some good seasons.
“I’m looking forward to getting down there. I talked to Coach Rasheed and he said they’d love to get me down there and they watched my film and they loved it and they can see me in their defense as a safety. I like their scheme and I’m excited to get down there.”
Also a top-notch baseball player, Tranquill begins the season soon and isn’t sure when he’ll be able to take any other visits but he has a few in mind.
“I’ve been talking to Michigan State and Ohio State about getting down there,” Tranquill said. “I’ve been Facebooking with them a lot and also N.C. State, I’ve been talking to Coach (Eddie) Faulkner a lot there.”