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Decatur Central’s Kenny Tracy chooses Miami (OH) for football on eve of signing day

By: , February 2, 2020, 11:55 pm

The gridiron it is.

Decatur Central’s Kenny Tracy will play football in college at Miami (OH), choosing the RedHawks 72 hours before National Signing Day and over the chance to play hoops at the next level. 

Before announcing his commitment to Miami (OH) through his social media platforms Sunday night, Tracy was the final three-star prospect left on the recruiting board for the Class of 2020 in Indiana, deciding between more than 20 bids.

Many recruiting web sites felt he was leaning in the RedHawks direction. Colorado State offered last month. West Virginia and Boston College were heavy suitors in the offseason. Due to his excellence in the classroom, the Ivy League came calling as well (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia and Dartmouth all offered).

Maybe the Hoosier State’s top two-sport standout, Tracy (6-foot-0, 195 pounds) has been one of the IHSAA’s best all-purpose backs the past three years on the football field. He recorded 32 touchdowns last fall (22 on the ground with 10 scoring grabs), rushing for 1,025 yards.

On the basketball floor, he delights out of the backcourt, showing the same kind of game-breaking skills on the hardwood than he does with a pigskin in his hands in the fall.

The point guard for Decatur Central’s basketball this winter, Tracy is averaging 15 points, four assists and four rebounds per game in 2020. He’s been on varsity in both sports since he was a freshman.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN