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Indiana remains hot on trail

Under-the-radar three-star athlete Clyde Newton (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte) committed Wednesday night to play for Indiana, according to multiple sources. He made an official visit to Bloomington, Ind., for the Hoosiers' 52-49 loss to Ohio State on Oct. 13.

“I just felt like they are coming together and working hard,” Newton told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “That’s the kind of player I am and the type of people I want to be around. I feel I can make a difference if I go up there.”

ESPN describes Newton as, "a tough competitor as a running back and outside linebacker; has the size and athleticism for both positions at the major level of competition ... will need some time and perhaps a redshirt year before competing for staring time at the BCS level of play."

The 6-foot-1, 201-pound senior selected the Hoosiers over a scholarship offer from Iowa State and interest from Miami (FL) and USF.

He stood out while competing on the Nike Combine circuit this spring, posting an electronically timed 4.87 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 34.7-inch vertical and 97.53 SPARQ.

Newton's decision comes a day after ESPN 150 athlete Rashard Fant (Fairburn, Ga./Our Lady of Mercy) picked the Hoosiers. Last weekend, four-star defensive end David Kenney III (Indianapolis/Pike), a one-time Iowa commit, announced for IU.

Indiana now has 13 Class of 2013 verbals.