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Indiana's class is signed and sealed

2/4/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

The Big Ten's first full recruiting class is complete, as Indiana just issued a news release listing its 18 signees for 2009. 

As expected, Indiana went heavily local with eight in-state prospects to go along with five from Ohio, two from both Illinois and Michigan, and one from Pennsylvania. Offensive line was the biggest recipient with four players, but Indiana also added two quarterbacks in Dusty Kiel and Edward Wright-Baker. 

Indiana lost a few commits after a 3-9 season, but the damage appears to be limited. New athletic director Fred Glass gave head coach Bill Lynch a public vote of confidence in late November after rumors had increased about negative recruiting toward the program. 

Here's the full list of incoming recruits, and here are some notes from the release:

  • Adam Replogle will join his brother, junior linebacker Tyler, on the squad next season.

  • Dimitrius Carr, Dusty Kiel, Colin Rodkey, Duwyce Wilson and Nick Zachery each reached their respective state semifinals in 2008. Zachery (2005-07) and Lawrence Barnett (2007) were both part of state championship teams in their careers. Barnett also won a basketball state title in 2007.

  • Javon Cornley's brother, Jamelle, is a senior forward on Penn State's men's basketball team. If he plays football anything like his brother on the court, Indiana will be very pleased. 

  • The eight signees from Indiana make it 46 on the IU roster, accounting for 43.8 percent of the team.

  • Seventeen of the 18 signees played at least two sports in high school.