#BOOM RB/FB Tyler Natee Joins the #HoosierArmy16

 The day after 1,000-yard rusher Jordan Howard declared for the NFL Draft, the Hoosiers added another big-bodied running back, this one from the Lone Star State.   Special to the Star-Telegram/Bob Booth

The day after 1,000-yard rusher Jordan Howard declared for the NFL Draft, the Hoosiers added another big-bodied running back, this one from the Lone Star State.   Special to the Star-Telegram/Bob Booth

Written By Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)

The canons let out a boisterous boom on Tuesday evening, signifying that the Hoosiers had picked another commit for their 2016 class, Tyler Natee. The talented athlete perfectly personifies the old saying, 'everything is bigger in Texas.' 

At 5-foot-11 and 258-pounds, Natee showed plenty of ways to get past opposing defenders, around, over or through, on his way to 798 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries, for an astounding 8.6 yards per carry. He also contributed in the passing the game, completing 33 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns. He also made six grabs for 131 yards and two touchdowns. Putting it simply, Natee is a football player.

When asked why if his decision to choose the Hoosiers had anything to do with Coach Wilson's track record with running backs, Natee replied,  "Yes, from Tevin (Coleman) to Jordan (Howard) all the way back to OU (Oklahoma) with (Demarco) Murray and Trey Millard."

Because of his decided size advantage, while possessing good elusiveness and speed, it was interesting to hear where the Hoosiers envisioned playing the Texas native, "I will fit as a bruising big back, expanding the offense to be able to do more and make more packages" 

Currently a three-star prospect, Natee also held an offer from Arkansas State, and was reporting interest from Baylor and SMU, according to 247sports.com. 

Natee ended his interview with this, "I'm exited to be a Hoosier."

Here is a link to his senior highlight tape.