Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Signed and sealed: Indiana Hoosiers
By Adam Rittenberg
Indiana is the first Big Ten team to announce its complete 2011 recruiting class.
New Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson signed 21 players, including seven from within the state and seven from Ohio. Indiana added 12 defensive players and nine offensive players.
Here's the position breakdown:
“There is good balance on both sides of the ball in this class,” Wilson said in a prepared statement. “We got a good mix of guys up front and skill guys. Our staff did a great job getting in on some guys late in the game. There is great athleticism and potential in this group. We brought in help in the secondary and up front across the board, and we are excited to get to work with these guys.”
A few notes from the release:
- Quarterback Tre Roberson earned the 2010 Indiana Mr. Football award. He is the fourth Mr. Football to attend IU since the award’s inception in 1992, and the first since Earl Haniford in 1995.
- Linebacker Mike Replogle’s brother, Adam, is a junior defensive tackle with the Hoosiers. His brother, Tyler, played linebacker at IU from 2007-10.
- Safety Mark Murphy’s father, Mark, played safety for the Green Bay Packers (1980-91) and was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1998.
- Linebacker Kyle Kennedy (2008, 2010), cornerback Kenny Mullen (2007, 2008, 2010) and cornerback Nick Stoner (2008) each played on state championship teams.