Written by Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
Indiana running back Myles Graham has left the program and has transferred to Monmouth University, per the Montmouth football twitter account. Monmouth is a Football Championship Series (FCS) school, meaning Graham will be immediate eligibility to see the field and will have three seasons left to play for the Hawks.
This move will give the 6-foot, 220 pound running back a greater opportunity to see the field as he found himself in a four way battle for playing time heading into next season with recent UAB transfer Jordan Howard, sophomore Devine Redding and redshirt freshman Tommy Mister.
Graham likened himself as a “Big Ten” type of back out of high school telling Hoosierhq back in August of 2012, “The Big Ten conference always felt like it would be a good fit for me. Big Ten football fits my style of running. That’s a big thing for me. … I’m a pro-style, down-hill runner. In the Big Ten, that’s what they’re looking for. People who can break tackles.”
However, the big-bodied back had yet to gain any traction in his 2 seasons with the Hoosiers. After redshirting his initial semester on campus, Graham saw limited action in 2014, carrying the ball 14 times for 81 yards and one touchdown in a crowded backfield that included Doak Walker Award Finalist Tevin Coleman, Bloomington native D’Angelo Roberts and Redding.
Graham was a two-star recruit out of Hollywood, Florida with offers from Indiana, Akron, Bowling Green, Ohio, Tulane, Western Illinois, and Western Kentucky. The Florida native was one of three running backs in the Hoosiers’ 2013 recruiting class that included Laray Smith and Daryl Chestnut. Smith, now playing cornerback for the Hoosiers, is the only one remaining with the team.
In addition to Redding, Mister, and Howard at running back, the Hoosiers added three-star recruit Devonte Williams as a part of their 2015 recruiting class.