Written By Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
When Sekai Lindsay committed to Pittsburgh last June, it was under the impression he would be playing for head coach Paul Chryst, but as everyone knows in the volatile business that is college football, things can and will change. After the abrupt departure of Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen to Oregon State, it didn’t take long for Badgers to identify his replacement in Pittsburgh Head Coach Paul Chryst. On December 17th, the legendary former Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez announced they were bringing the Madison native Chryst home, leaving the Panthers without a coach. In light of this development, the talented running back from Melbourne, Florida decided to open things up and de-committed from the Panthers the following day.
Now with less than two weeks left before National Signing Day, Lindsay has little time to waste in deciding where he wants to play as coaching staffs look to fill their remaining available scholarships. One school that could be in the running for the talented tailback’s services are the Hoosiers. Indiana offered the three-star running back last May, but things seemed to cool off after he committed to Pittsburgh. However, things might be heating up again between the Hoosiers and Lindsay as he announced Thursday evening on twitter that he had just got off the phone with Indiana Head Coach Kevin Wilson.
The Palm Bay High School running back, who is currently ranked 58th nationally at the position, had a strong senior season, toting the ball 136 times for 966 yards and 11 touchdowns. At 5 foot 9, 194 pounds, he possesses a running style similar to current Hoosiers’ tailback Devine Redding, demonstrating good vision and straight-line speed in his HUDL highlight tape.
In addition to Indiana and Pittsburgh, the Florida native has offers from Temple, Cincinnati, FIU, Georgia Tech, Idaho, UMass, North Carolina State, and USF. Lindsay would be the Hoosiers only running back commit in the 2015 class and just the fourth scholarship running back on the team along with newly added UAB transfer Jordan Howard, Sophomore Devine Redding, and redshirt freshman Tommy Mister.