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State track meet, 5/19/18

Lincoln High's Darius Luff clears a hurdle on his way to winning the boys Class A 110 high hurdles during the state track meet in May at Omaha Burke Stadium.

Darius Luff's re-entry into the recruiting process didn't last long.

The Lincoln High senior state champion hurdler announced Thursday on Twitter that he was committing to run track at Indiana. Luff decommitted from his pledge to play football at North Dakota on Wednesday, one day after receiving the scholarship offer from Indiana.

Luff, a safety, had committed to the Hawks' football program in July.

Luff led the Links to the Class A boys state track title last spring after winning both the 110-meter high hurdles and 300 intermediates. Luff, a two-time state winner in the 110s, ran the fastest Nebraska high school electronic time ever recorded in that event (13.84 seconds) in the preliminaries at last spring’s state meet.

He also had the state’s fastest time last season in the 300s with a :38.50.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Luff recorded 48 tackles (one for loss) and caught seven passes for 137 yards and one touchdown this fall for the Links football team, which finished 7-3 and qualified for the Class A state playoffs.

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Ron Powell is a longtime prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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