- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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Indiana Hoosiers head football coach Kevin Wilson has brought in a late addition to his already-impressive 2013 recruiting class.
The Hoosiers announced Monday that lineman Nate Hoff has joined the program and will be eligible for the 2013 season. Hoff committed to Navy in 2012 and then spent a year at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R.I. He's originally from Solon, Ohio, where he was ranked as a three-star prospect his senior year by ESPN.com.
He was mostly recruited by MAC schools and the service academies. IU offensive graduate assistant Ryan Stanchek coached Hoff in 2010.
Hoff is listed at 6-foot-2 and 320 pounds, and reportedly has bench pressed 475 pounds and squats more than 600 pounds. Indiana says he can play on either the offensive or defensive line. He had 24 tackles for loss as a defensive tackle in his senior year of high school.
The Hoosiers also have a much bigger need on their defensive interior, where they must replace departed seniors Adam Replogle and Larry Black Jr. The offensive line, meanwhile, is pretty much set for this season.
We'll see if he can make much of an impact. Still, picking up a big, strong kid who can at least add depth in the trenches is a pretty good May surprise for the Hoosiers.