Indiana isn’t particularly deep on its offensive line, but one of the projected interior players in the two-deep rotation is going to be around for an extra year.
Stanford graduate transfer Dylan Powell was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA, giving him two fulls seasons in Bloomington.
Powell broke the news on his Twitter page.
I just got word that the NCAA approved my request for another year of eligibility. All the glory to God! I can’t wait to spend these next two seasons playing with my brothers and striving to take Indiana football to another level! LEO
— Dylan Powell (@Dylan_Powell74) June 1, 2020
Powell announced in December that he was transferring to Indiana to pursue his MBA.
The Missouri native was slated to be a starting guard at Stanford for the 2019 season, but a preseason labrum tear cost Powell the entire season. The 6-foot-3 and 300 pound Powell also redshirted his freshman season, which made him eligible for the additional campaign subject to NCAA approval.
Powell arrived at IU with plenty of experience. He played in 20 games over his last two seasons, including three starts at the end of 2018.
Indiana lost guard Simon Stepaniak and center Hunter Littlejohn on the interior of its offensive line after the 2019 season, which creates an opportunity for Powell to compete for a starting job from day one.
Powell was with the program for their four spring practices. He has the versatility to play both guard and center for the Hoosiers.
Powell was Pac-12 All-Academic each of the last two seasons and earned his degree from Stanford in communications.
As a prep star out of Hannibal, Missouri, Powell was a three-star recruit and the No. 39 guard in the country in the class of 2016 according to Rivals.
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