BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Twenty-one student-athletes will continue their football playing careers at Indiana University, head coach Kevin Wilson announced on Wednesday. Wilson's first recruiting class includes the 2010 Indiana Mr. Football award winner in addition to one four-star recruit and 16 three-star recruits in the Rivals.com and Scout.com rankings.
Seven players in the class reside from Indiana, seven from Ohio, three from Florida, one each from Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Michigan. The Hoosiers signed 12 players on the defensive side and nine on the offensive side of the ball. Indiana added four defensive linemen, three linebackers, three cornerbacks and two safeties. IU also welcomed four offensive linemen, three wide receivers, one quarterback and one running back for the incoming class of 2011.
"There is good balance on both sides of the ball in this class," Wilson said. "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."
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
Notes on Class: * 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. * D'Angelo Roberts set a new Monroe County record with 6,002 rushing yards in his career. * All seven members of the class from the state of Indiana sit in the top 20 rankings by Rivals.com and Scout.com. * Kyle Kennedy (2008, 2010), Kenny Mullen (2007, 2008, 2010) and Nick Stoner (2008) each played on state championship teams. * Zack Shaw, a four-star recruit in the Rivals.com rankings, finished his high school career with a school-record 450 tackles and a single-season mark of 228 stops in 2009. * Cody Latimer is the top-rated receiver in Ohio by Ohiovarsity.com. * Ralston Evans enrolled in classes for the spring semester and will participate in spring practice. * Mike Replogle's brother, Adam, is a junior defensive tackle with the Hoosiers. His brother, Tyler, played linebacker at IU from 2007-10. * Forisse Hardin's brother, Drew, is a safety for Indiana and redshirted the 2010 season. * Stoner finished second in the 100-meter and sixth in the 200 at the 2010 IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals. * Kennedy was a high school teammate of Hoosier wide receiver Kofi Hughes and safety Jake Zupancic. Kenny Mullen was a high school teammate of Hoosier defensive back Lawrence Barnett. * 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. * Roberson's grandfather, Larry Highbaugh, played defensive back and ran track at IU. He also spent 13 years in the Canadian Football League and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2004. * Replogle was the first commitment to the 2011 signing class and Reed was the first to turn in his NLI this morning.
OL | 6-4| 275 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Arlington H.S.
Offensive guard and defensive end for head coach Rob Patchett at Arlington High School ... projects as an offensive lineman at Indiana ... enrolled in classes for spring semester and will participate in spring practice ... Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50, first team Indianapolis Star Super Team and Indianapolis Star All-City in 2010 ... a three-time all-conference and two-time all-city selection during his career ... Arlington won two conference championships in his four years ... started at guard and graded out at 90 percent with an average of five pancakes per game as a senior ... made 62 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, with five sacks, a 65-yard interception touchdown, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the defensive line ... rated the No. 9 prospect in Indiana and the No. 33 offensive guard nationally by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 12 prospect in Indiana by Scout.com ... three-year starter named the team's defensive player of the year and the most valuable player on the offensive line ... four-year football, three-year basketball and three-year baseball letterwinner ... mother is Patricia Pack ... aunt and uncle are Earl and Angie Pack ... born on Aug. 31, 1992, Ralston Dwayne Evans intends to study sport medicine.
Defensive end and tight end for head coach Tim Bless at Columbus North High School ... projects as a defensive lineman at Indiana ... Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State and Indiana Mr. Football at tight end as a senior ... Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 at tight end and Indiana Gridiron Digest big school all-state ... all-area defensive lineman and tight end and all-conference defensive lineman ... made 51 tackles with nine sacks, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble ... team captain and most valuable player played entire season with a cast following wrist surgery ... played in the inaugural NUC All-World Gridiron Classic ... rated the No. 10 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com and the No. 13 prospect in Indiana by Scout.com ... honorable mention all-area as a sophomore and junior ... four-year football letterman and three-year starter ... two-year track and one-year basketball letterwinner ... won sectional title in the discus ... academic all-state, honor roll student and National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award winner ... parents are Casey and Laurie Reed ... born on Aug. 26, 1992, James Kenneth Reed intends to study biology or criminal justice.
Linebacker for head coach Ron Ullery at Centerville High School ... projects as a linebacker at Indiana ... named Greater Western Ohio Conference All-Division (GWOC), GWOC All-Conference, Greater Dayton All-Area and Southwest Ohio All-District as a senior ... recorded 100 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble ... team captain earned the Centerville's football team award and collected four player of the week honors ... rated the No. 53 middle linebacker nationally by Scout.com and the No. 57 inside linebacker nationally by ESPN.com ... rated the No. 14 linebacker in Ohio by Ohiovarsity.com ... made 75 stops with five TFLs, one interception and two fumble recoveries as a junior ... three-year football and two year basketball letterwinner ... 2009 and 2010 scholar-athlete ... first commitment in the 2011 signing class ... parents are Tom and Theresa Replogle ... Tom played football at Virginia Military Institute (1974-77) ... brother, Tyler, played linebacker for the Hoosiers (2007-10) and brother, Adam, is a junior defensive tackle for the Hoosiers ... Tyler wrapped up career with 213 tackles, 123 solo, three sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... Michael Thomas Replogle was born on July 3, 1992.
Linebacker for head coach Rick Streiff at Cathedral High School ... projects as a linebacker at Indiana ... high school teammate of Hoosier wide receiver Kofi Hughes and safety Jake Zupancic ... Indiana Associated Press Class 4A All-State, first team Indianapolis Star Super Team and Indianapolis Star All-City as a senior ... posted 57 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defended ... Cathedral went 12-3 and claimed the 2010 state championship ... defensive captain named 2010 Cathedral High School Christian Scholar-Athlete ... rated the No. 14 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com and the No. 18 prospect in Indiana by Scout.com ... all-state as a junior ... three-year starter a part of 2008 and 2010 state title teams and 2009 semistate team ... three-year football and two-year lacrosse letterwinner ... four-year honor roll student and national honor society member ... parents are Tim and Linda Kennedy ... born on Nov. 6, 1992, Kyle W. Kennedy intends to study business.
Defensive lineman for head coach Rick Rodriguez at Largo High School ... projects as a defensive lineman at Indiana ... earned first team All-Pinellas County, first team all-district and was a North County All-Star in 2010 ... made 40 tackles with 20 sacks ... recorded a school record five sacks in one game ... did not start playing football until sophomore season ... two-year football and four-year basketball letterwinner ... mother is Janet Brooks ... born on Aug. 14, 1993, Adarius Rayner intends to study physical education.
Wide receiver for head coach Bill Leach at Princeton High School ... projects as a wide receiver at Indiana ... 2010 first team All-Greater Miami Conference selection ... made 34 receptions for 413 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... earned the team's Iron Viking Award for most dependable, reliable and toughest player ... posted 29 catches for 446 yards (15.4 average) and one score in only seven games during junior campaign ... three-year football and three-year basketball letterwinner ... honor roll student ... parents are John McCants and LaShon Williams ... born on April 25, 1993, John McCants III intends to study sport management.
Safety, linebacker and running back for head coach Mike Jackson at Ballard High School ... projects as a safety at Indiana ... 2010 all-state and all-district selection ... made 80 tackles, 63 solo, with four tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... also rushed 54 times for 351 yards and four touchdowns in addition to 24 receptions for 297 yards and two scores ... rated the No. 10 prospect in Kentucky and the No. 74 safety nationally by Scout.com ... rated the No. 11 prospect in Kentucky by Super Prep ... played strong safety as a sophomore and linebacker as a junior ... honorable mention all-state as a junior and all-district as a sophomore and junior ... picked off four passes in both sophomore and junior seasons ... also a basketball and track standout ... "A" honor roll student ... parents are Freeman and Teresa Hardin ... born on May 6, 1993, Forisse A. Hardin intends to study business ... brother, Drew, is a safety at IU and redshirted the 2010 season.
Wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Daniel Parks at Jefferson Township High School ... projects as a wide receiver at Indiana ... first team all-conference and second team all-area as a senior ... hauled in 42 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns in addition to 372 rushing yards, six TDs and 27 carries in just eight games as a senior ... made 89 tackles, four interceptions (one score) and forced two fumbles ... on special teams, returned 13 kickoffs for 450 yards and four touchdowns and added a punt return TD ... rated the No. 19 prospect in Ohio and the No. 49 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com ... rated the top wide receiver in Ohio by Ohiovarsity.com ... caught 45 passes for 960 yards and eight scores as a junior ... rushed for 260 yards on 24 attempts and six touchdowns while returning three kicks for 194 yards ... also led the team with 95 tackles ... two-year football letterwinner also played basketball and baseball ... honor roll student ... parents are Tonya and Robert Dunson ... born on Oct. 10, 1992, Cody Derek Latimer intends to study kinesiology.
Defensive back, wide receiver and return specialist for head coach Matt Lindsay at Bishop Luers High School ... projects as a cornerback at Indiana ... high school teammate of Hoosier defensive back Lawrence Barnett ... Indiana Associated Press Class 2A All-State defensive back, Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 and all-conference in 2010 ... Bishop Luers won the 2007, 2009 and 2010 state championships during his playing career ... finished career with 318 points and tied the school record with six special teams touchdown returns ... made 43 tackles with five tackles for loss and six passes broken up in 2010 ... caught 19 passes for 280 yards and five scores in addition to 567 yards rushing and eight TDs ... averaged 21.0 yards per punt return with three touchdowns ... rated the No. 10 prospect in Indiana and the No. 78 cornerback nationally by Scout.com ... rated the No. 83 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com ... second team all-state selection recorded five interceptions and returned three for scores as a junior ... rushed for 1,163 yards and 30 touchdowns to go along with 562 receiving yards ... returned two kicks and one punt for scores ... four-year football and basketball letterwinner ... parents are Ken and Katrina Mullen ... Kenneth Charles Mullen was born on June 18, 1992.
Defensive lineman for head coach Robert Weiner at Plant High School ... projects as a defensive lineman at Indiana ... posted 76 tackles, 36 solo, with 36 tackles for loss, four sacks and two fumble recoveries en route to second team all-conference honors in 2010 ... team advanced to the state finals and finished the season with a 12-3 record ... transferred to Plant prior to senior season and became a starter ... father is Bobby Richardson, Jr. ... born on Nov. 30, 1992, Bobby Richardson III intends to study business.
Defensive tackle and offensive tackle for head coach Mike Giannone at Dakota High School ... projects as a defensive lineman at Indiana ... all-state, all-county, All-East Detroit and all-conference selection in 2010... posted 103 tackles, 67 solo, with 10 sacks ... also named the team's offensive lineman of the year ... team went 9-3 and advanced to the 2010 state playoffs ... Dakota captured the District 8 championship in 2009 and 2010 ... rated the No. 20 prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 23 prospect in Michigan and the No. 69 offensive guard nationally by Scout.com ... rated the No. 51 offensive guard nationally by ESPN.com ... mother is Stacy Clark ... born on Dec. 30, 1992, Bernard Timothy Taylor intends to study marketing.
S | 6-2| 205 | Akron, Ohio | St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S.
Safety and running back for head coach Dan Boarman at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School ... projects as a safety at Indiana ... named first team All-Northeast Ohio, second team all-state, a Summit City All-Star, an Akron Beacon Journal Top 25 All-Star and added to the Cleveland Plain Dealer Dream Team as a senior ... team's defensive most valuable player and outstanding defensive back, made a team-leading 125 tackles, 91 solo, with five tackles for loss, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine passes broken up ... 2009 and 2010 team captain selected to play in the Ohio North/South All-Star Game and the Big 33 All-Star Game ... rated the No. 90 safety nationally by ESPN.com ... first team All-Northeast Ohio Inland District, third team all-state and a Summit City All-Star as a junior ... recorded 84 tackles, 74 solo, to go along with three interceptions ... honored as the team's offensive MVP and most outstanding running back ... rushed 147 times for 887 yards and nine touchdowns ... also threw a TD pass, caught nine balls for 72 yards and returned kicks and punts ... 2008 special teams player of the year ... three-year football, three-year track and one-year basketball letterwinner ... state qualifier in the 2009 4x200m and the 2010 4x100m relays ... national honor society and Academic All-Ohio team member ... parents are Mark and Pam Murphy ... Mark played safety for the Green Bay Packers from 1980-91 and was enshrined into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1998 ... sister, Kara, is a senior forward on the University of Akron's women's basketball team ... born on June 18, 1992, Mark Robert Murphy intends to study mathematics.
OL | 6-4| 275 | Strongsville, Ohio | Strongsville H.S.
Offensive and defensive lineman for head coach Russ Jacques at Strongsville High School ... projects as an offensive lineman at Indiana ... selected first team Division I Northeast Lakes All-District and first team All-Northeast Ohio Conference in 2010 ... third team all-state selection and named a first team all-star by The Post Newspapers ... team's outstanding offensive lineman and captain, blocked at an 89-percent efficiency and recorded 38 pancakes in seven games ... starter at right tackle and saw time at defensive end ... 2008 honorable mention Northeast Ohio All-Conference ... started every game as team advanced to 2008 state championship ... three-year starter on the offensive line ... carries a 4.0 grade point average and a four-year academic award winner ... two-year member of the national honor society and the Mu Alpha Theta Math National Honor Society ... parents are Bob and Linda Kaminski ... born on July 28, 1993, David Michael Kaminski intends to study business.
CB | 6-1| 170 | Greenwood, Ind. | Center Grove H.S.
Defensive back and wide receiver for head coach Eric Moore at Center Grove High School ... projects as a cornerback at Indiana ... Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State, Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50, first team Indianapolis Star Super Team and Indiana Mr. Football at defensive back as a senior ... named All-Johnson County and All-Metro South for second straight year ... team most valuable player posted 33 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble en route to all-conference accolades ... returned one of the fumbles 26 yards for a score ... made 13 receptions for 171 yards and one touchdown and returned nine kicks for 331 yards (36.8 average), including a 96-yard TD return ... finished career with eight interceptions, 17 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles ... rated the No. 13 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 14 prospect in Indiana and the No. 87 cornerback nationally by Scout.com ... 2009 honorable mention all-state and all-conference ... led team with four interceptions and also broke up three passes with 26 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... team won the 2008 state championship and reached semistate in 2009 ... three-year football and four-year track letterwinner ... finished second in the 100-meter dash (10.82) and sixth in the 200 (21.9) at the 2010 IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals ... appeared in Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd (Oct. 18, 2010) ... parents are Kyle and Fawn Stoner ... born on July 27, 1992, Nicholas Christian Stoner intends to study business.
Wide receiver and return specialist for head coach Ted Ginn, Sr., at Glenville High School ... third team All-Ohio and an all-district selection as a senior ... returned nine kicks for scores ... scored two touchdowns (receiving and kickoff) in showdown with Warren Central ... returned an 83-yard kick in Glenville's win over Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) ... named U.S. Army National All-Combine honorable mention ... rated the No. 23 prospect in Ohio and the No. 62 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 41 athlete nationally by ESPN.com ... rated the No. 9 wide receiver in Ohio by Ohiovarsity.com ... Glenville advanced to the 2009 state championship ... second team All-Ohio selection as a junior ... pulled down 45 passes for 700 yards with 18 total TDs ... caught 56 pass with five scores in 2008 and returned 12 kicks and punts for scores ... also a track standout ... won the state title in the 2009 and 2010 4x200m relay and the 4x400m indoor relay ... mother is Kimberly Wynn ... born on Nov. 15, 1992, Shane Wynn intends to study sport marketing and management.
Linebacker and running back for head coach Marty Arganbright at Coshocton High School ... projects as a linebacker at Indiana ... finished career as Coshocton's career leader with 450 tackles ... first team All-Ohio Division IV, East District Player of the Year, first team East District linebacker and league player of the year in 2010 ... recorded 135 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five interceptions, including one for a touchdown, three sacks and two forced fumbles ... rushed for 1,190 yards on 153 carries with 18 scores and caught six passes for 124 yards with two TDs ... played in the National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic ... rated the No. 13 prospect in Ohio and the No. 14 inside linebacker nationally by Rivals.com ... set Coshocton single-season records with 228 tackles and eight interceptions as a junior ... averaged 16.3 stops per game as Coshocton advanced to the state semifinals ... first team All-Ohio Division IV, All-Ohio Division IV Defensive Player of the Year, East District Player of the Year, first team East District linebacker and first team all-conference in 2009 ... made 92 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three sacks as a sophomore ... second team Region XI and special mention East District first team ... three-year football and three-year track letterwinner ... parents are Scott and Tina Shaw ... Zachery Tyler Shaw was born on July 26, 1993.
Cornerback for head coach Don Shows at West Monroe High School ... projects as a cornerback at Indiana ... member of the 2009 and 2010 All-Northeast Louisiana and all-district teams ... all-state selection as a senior and honorable mention as a junior ... recorded 44 tackles, forced a pair of fumbles and recovered three fumbles in 2010 ... also picked off one pass, broke up five passes and blocked a kick ... rated the No. 81 cornerback nationally by ESPN.com ... four-year football letterwinner also lettered in basketball and track ... academic all-state selection as a senior boasts a 4.0 grade point average ... parents are Michael and Jackie Hunter ... Michael played basketball at Grambling State University and is currently the head men's basketball coach at West Monroe ... born on April 19, 1993, Michael Hunter intends to study physical therapy.
Running back for head coach Scott Bless at Bloomington North High School ... projects as a running back at Indiana ... closed career with 6,002 rushing yards, the most in Monroe County history, and 75 touchdowns ... set career and single-season school records for rushing yards, scoring touchdowns, rushing TDs and single-game rushing yards (429) ... 2010 Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 and Indiana Football Digest Prime Time 25 ... Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State, first team All-Conference Indiana and Bloomington Herald-Times All-Area Most Valuable Offensive Player in 2009 and 2010 ... led team to Class 5A semistate and the school's first sectional title in 2010 ... closed the year with 2,008 yards on the ground on 317 carries with 24 scores ... rated the No. 9 prospect in Indiana by Scout.com and the No. 12 prospect in Indiana by Rivals.com ... rated the No. 46 running back nationally by ESPN.com ... boasted the best rushing season in Monroe County history with 2,604 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns (35 total) in 2009 ... also a member of the IFCA Junior All-State team ... averaged 217 yards per game, the second-best average in the state ... added 1,390 yards rushing and 14 TDs as a sophomore ... named team most valuable player in 2010 and was a three-time offensive MVP ... three-year football letterwinner ... mother is Tamika Greer ... born on June 25, 1992, D'Angelo Marten Roberts intends to study personal fitness.
OL | 6-6| 295 | Arlington Heights, Ill. | Prospect H.S.
Offensive lineman for head coach Brent Pearlman at Prospect High School ... projects as an offensive lineman at Indiana ... an All-Mid Suburban League selection as a senior ... team posted a 9-2 record and advanced to the 2010 state playoffs ... two-year football and one-year track letterwinner ... a member of Prospect's Talent Development Program ... parents are Tom and Lily Eckert ... Tom played one season of football at the University of Wyoming and three seasons at Augustana College ... born in Paris, France, on March 1, 1993, Peyton Eckert intends to study business.
QB | 6-0| 180 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Lawrence Central H.S.
Quarterback for head coach Jayson West at Lawrence Central High School ... projects as a quarterback at Indiana ... selected Indiana Mr. Football ... the fourth Mr. Football to attend IU since the award's inception in 1992 and the first since Earl Haniford in 1995 ... 2010 Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50, Indiana Associated Press Class 5A All-State, Indianapolis Star Super Team Player of the Year and Indianapolis Star All-Marion County Player of the Year... passed for 2,611 yards, 24 touchdowns and just four interceptions and rushed for 1,992 yards and 21 scores ... led Lawrence Central to a 13-2 record and its first 5A state championship game appearance ... in the state playoffs, passed for 174 yards and two TDs and rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns in win over top-ranked Warren Central ... racked up over 250 yards in the fourth quarter alone, and 512 total yards in the game, for a victory over Avon in the regional ... rated the No. 11 prospect in Indiana and the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals.com ... three-year football and two-year basketball letterwinner ... all-state and all-conference selection as a junior ... threw for 1,008 yards and rushed for 984 in 2009, with eight passing and seven rushing TDs ... parents are Gajuan Roberson and Monica Highbaugh ... grandfather, Larry Highbaugh, played defensive back and ran track at IU (1968-71), where he won the 100 and 220, long jump and sprint relay as a sophomore at Big Tens, becoming the first athlete to win the "Jesse Owens Slam" ... also played briefly with the Dallas Cowboys, spent 13 years in the Canadian Football League and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2004 ... born on Oct. 22, 1992, Trerien E. Roberson intends to study business.
OL | 6-5| 300 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla. | Chaminade-Madonna College Prep
Offensive lineman for head coach Tim Tyrrell at Chaminade-Madonna College Prep ... projects as an offensive lineman at Indiana ... honorable mention all-county in 2010 ... Chaminade-Madonna earned the district championship ... allowed only one sack in four-year career ... played for Broward County in the South Florida All-Star Game ... also participated in the Nike All-Star Game and the Under Armour All-Star Game ... four-year football and one-year basketball letterwinner ... mother is Melissa Walker ... born on June 7, 1993, Gregory Lewis intends to study music.