Power running back out of Michigan announces commitment to Northwestern
Northwestern has landed a commitment from a power running back out of Michigan. Three-star ball carrier Anthony Tyus III made his announcement on Thursday afternoon.
A 6-foot-1, 205-pound running back, Tyus received offers from 13 programs before settling on Northwestern. The Portage, Michigan native also held offers from Michigan State, Indiana, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Iowa State.
Tyus made his announcement with a video on Twitter. He became the 11th player in the 2021 recruiting class to give his verbal pledge to the Wildcats.
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— Anthony Tyus III (@AnthonyTyusIII) June 11, 2020
Tyus had a monster season at Portage Northern as a junior in 2019. He rushed for 1,861 yards and 19 touchdowns on 199 carries, helping lead his team to a 10-2 record. He shows excellent burst and has a great ability to break tackles and power through defenders.
He has the perfect build and style to be an effective B1G back.
Per 247Sports, Tyus ranks as the No. 56 running back in the 2021 cycle and is the No. 20 player out of the state of Michigan. He could be a guy who makes a quick impact in Evanston.
Northwestern’s recruiting class is up to 11 members. The Wildcats rank 31st nationally an ninth in the B1G.