Declan McMahon, grandson of WWE’s Vince McMahon, commits to IU football as PWO

Indiana’s recruiting class of 2022 was already its best in program history during the rankings era.

But the group took an unexpected high profile turn on Wednesday evening when Declan McMahon announced he had accepted a preferred walk-on opportunity and committed to play for Tom Allen’s Hoosiers.

“I am extremely grateful and excited to announce my commitment to play Football at Indiana University. Go Hoosiers,” McMahon wrote on his Twitter page.

McMahon is the grandson of legendary professional wrestling businessman Vince McMahon, the Chairman and CEO of the WWE.  His father Shane McMahon is also well-known in the WWE business.  Shane also posted on Twitter — “So proud to be Declan’s father. Hard work pays off. Go Hoosiers!”

Declan, a 6-foot, 192-pound running back/quarterback hybrid, played his high school ball at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn, N.Y.   He visited IU a couple weeks ago and had recent interest from Duke, Rutgers, East Carolina and Fordham according to his Twitter page.

McMahon isn’t the first son of a celebrity to join the IU program.  Quarterback Zander Diamont, son of actor Don Diamont, played for the Hoosiers from 2014-2016.

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