Report: Indiana RB, former 4-star talent enters name into NCAA transfer portal
One of the top prospects Tom Allen has signed during his time as head coach at Indiana may be on his way out of Bloomington.
Monday, 247Sports reported that Indiana running back and former four-star prospect Sampson James has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. James was initially committed to Ohio State as a member of the 2019 recruiting class, but flipped to the Hoosiers midway through the 2018 football season.
James just completed his first season with the Hoosiers, serving in a backup role behind Stevie Scott III. James totaled 275 yards and three touchdowns on 81 carries. He also had 21 yards on two catches.
James is a native of Avon, Indiana and was a four-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class. He was the No. 10 running back of his cycle and ranked No. 181 overall. It was a huge commitment for Allen and IU, one of the highest-rated players in program history.
Indiana has lost three other running backs over the last year, including Ronnie Walker, Ivory Winters and Cole Gest.
James could still return to Bloomington, if that’s in his best interest.