One of Texas State’s top players in the 2024 draft class is planning a trip to Bloomington before deciding on college. Four Star View Aaron flowers from Forney (TX) Forney HS told Peegs.com that he would like to attend the Indiana program before committing to a school next spring.
Flowers learned all about the Hoosiers after receiving an offer from IU staff a few months ago.
“I know they have a really good education,” he said of Indiana. “I got to know the coaching staff pretty well. They play the Big Ten, which is a really good conference. I would love to play power five football.”
The message Flowers got from the Indiana coaches is that they see him as someone who could come in and make a difference in a few different places in their high school.
“They said I could play a corner or a safety for them,” he said of IU. “They like my versatility. They said if I went there they would wait and see what position would suit me best, but they feel they could move me anywhere.”
Flowers currently has offers from Indiana, Northwestern, Baylor, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, North Texas, SMU, UTSA and Incarnate Word. He said the plan currently is to make a decision before the end of junior year of high school.
“I want to do a few visits before I make a decision,” Flowers said of his recruitment. “I’ve been thinking about committing in March or April next year, but if I need more time I can always postpone it. I just want to wait until I can attend more schools to see which program suits me best.”
One school Flowers wants to attend is Indiana. He said it’s something he really wants to do to get to Bloomington.
“I really want to visit Indiana,” he said. “That’s one of my main goals so I can see what the program is like and how it feels when I’m there.”
When the Texas native makes a decision, academics and finding a school where he feels at home will be key factors for him.
“Education is the biggest factor for me,” Flowers said. “After that I’m looking for a good family atmosphere where I feel connected as a family and not just as a player. I’m also looking for a place where I can play early and become a better player overall.”
That fall, the talented youngster recorded 51 tackles, six pass breakups, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one tackle for loss for a Forney team that went 7-4 and made the state playoffs.
“I feel like I played well,” he said of his youth campaign. “I played more safety this year. I was used to playing mostly corners. I think I improved the most in my zone coverage and my tackling. When I was cornering last year, I didn’t have to do as many tackles and I didn’t have to play as close to the line of scrimmage, but this year I had to be more physical. I also feel like playing safety improved my football IQ because instead of just focusing on one receiver I had to look at the entire defense and read what they were trying to do.
In the 2024 class, Flowers is the 15th best safety in the nation, #31 in Texas and #192 in the country according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.