Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
The Hoosiers received some much needed help on Wednesday afternoon as Demarcus Elliot committed to play for the Hoosiers in 2019 and beyond after a season at Garden City Community College. Defensive line, particularly the defensive tackle position, had become a point on concern as IU saw would be fifth-year senior Brandon Wilson put his name into the ever popular transfer portal earlier in the week. Elliot is a six-foot-four 300-pound defensive tackle who put up solid numbers as a freshman, 19 tackles and 4.5 sacks, at Garden City.
Elliot announced his decision on Twitter by saying, “I want to start off by thanking God for giving me the ability and the talent to play the game I love nothing wouldn’t be possible without him and my parents for driving to all my games all the late nights and believing in me. Secondly I want to thank all the other colleges for showing interest and giving me opportunities to play at the next level. I also want to thank my coaches at Juco old and new for helping me become a better football player and a better human. Lastly I want to thank all my juco dawgs, juco is really all about that grind and the relationship you make with the dudes there, just want to say thank y’all and love y’all boys! I am happy to say I am committing to Indiana University #GoHoosiers”
Coming out of high school in Garden City, Kansas, the only Power Five offer Elliot held was from Kansas State as a two-star recruit. After just a year at Garden City C.C. IU and Kansas were his only Power Five offers according to 247 Sports. Elliot brings size and depth to a defensive line that desperately needs it. Elliott will have four years to play three seasons. His HUDL tape shows a player who can shed blocks and get to the ball carrier.