Tom Allen has just landed one of the top prospects out of the state of Indiana in the 2021 recruiting class.

Indiana received a verbal pledge from four-star quarterback Donaven McCulley on Thursday afternoon. The dual-threat QB is listed as the No. 3 player out of the state and the No. 12 player at his position, according to 247Sports. As of right now, McCulley is the highest-ranked player to commit to the Hoosiers during this cycle.

McCulley became the ninth prospect to verbally pledge to Allen and the Hoosiers. He made his announcement with a post on Twitter on Thursday.

Eleven other programs showed interest in McCulley. The four-star passer picked Indiana over Michigan State, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri, Ole Miss, Purdue and Cincinnati, among others.

McCulley is listed at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds. Last season at Lawrence North High School he threw for 1,958 yards and 17 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He added 563 yards and two touchdowns on 115 carries to his totals, too.

Indiana has put an emphasis on recruiting and playing dual-threat quarterbacks. It’s a skill set that works well in the new offense the Hoosiers have adopted, brought in by now Fresno State head coach Kalen DeBoer — IU’s offensive coordinator in 2019.

The Hoosiers are still behind in recruiting, ranking 13th in the B1G currently. But McCulley’s commitment is a huge boost for the program.