Meet IU football commit Donovan Hale

Each day at AllHoosiers.com leading up to signing day we are focusing on a different IU football commit. Today, we look at Largo (Fla.) quarterback Donovan Hale who also has aspirations to play basketball for the Hoosiers.

With signing day less than a week away on Feb. 4, AllHoosiers.com is hoping to introduce Indiana football fans to some of its commits. The first way we’re doing that is looking at players who have Scout Spotlight videos that have been done on them.

Monday, we looked at Brandon Wilson, the 6-4, 238-pound defensive end from Winter Garden, Fla. West Orange High School.

Tuesday, we introduced IU fans to quarterback prospect Austin King, a pocket passer from Alpharetta, Ga.

Wednesday, we had a story on Tyler Green, a 6-2, 180-pound safety from Hyattsville, Md. that was originally committed to Ohio State before flipping to the Hoosiers.

Thursday, we focused on OL Hunter Littlejohn, a 6-3, 285-pound offensive guard from Powell, Ohio who has been committed to the Hoosiers since June of last year.

Friday, it was Mike Majette, who initially committed to Maryland before flipping to the Hoosiers.

Today, we look at a player who could potentially play both football and basketball at IU.

Largo (Fla.) quarterback Donovan Hale committed to Indiana along with his teammate, Jonathan Crawford, on Dec. 18.

Hale had seven high level scholarship offers to play football including Louisville, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

He is considered a dual-threat quarterback and is a three-star recruit by Scout.com.

Let’s begin with a look at his Scout Spotlight video.

Hale is hoping he can play basketball at Indiana, too. A high level college basketball recruit as well, Hale held an hoops offer from Florida State.

The last IU player who played both football and basketball at Indiana was James Hardy, who eventually concentrated just on football and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens.

Prior to that it was Antwaan Randle El, who played both sports at IU and also was eventually drafted to play in the NFL.


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