Hoosiers Introduce 2009 Football Signing Class
Feb. 4, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Eighteen student-athletes will continue their football playing careers at Indiana University, head coach Bill Lynch announced on Wednesday. Lynch's second recruiting class includes one four-star recruit and 12 three-star recruits in the Rivals.com and Scout.com rankings.
Eight players in the class reside from Indiana, five from Ohio, two each from Illinois and Michigan and one from Pennsylvania. The Hoosiers bolstered their depth on the offensive line, signing a quartet of linemen. Indiana added two quarterbacks, two wide receivers, two defensive linemen, two linebackers and two defensive backs. The Hoosiers also welcomed one running back, one tight end, one kicker and one fullback/linebacker for the incoming class of 2009.
"We are excited that this group of young men has decided to join us," Lynch said. "We feel we covered our positions of need with high-quality prospects that achieved a great deal throughout their high school careers. Our staff did a great job identifying, evaluating and recruiting this outstanding group, and we feel we became a better football program today."
Here is a list of Indiana's 2009 signees:
Notes on Class:
Lawrence Barnett">Lawrence Barnett
Cornerback and wide receiver for Matt Lindsay at Bishop Luers High School ... broke his left ankle in 2008 season opener and missed the remainder of the year ... caught a 68-yard touchdown pass before getting injured ... as a junior, Barnett earned all-state and all-conference recognition ... member of Bishop Luers 2007 Class 2A state football and basketball championship teams ... Barnett had a 28-yard touchdown interception return in the fourth quarter to secure the title ... played point guard on the basketball team and scored 18 points with eight assists in the title game ... averaged 13.9 points and team bests of 5.5 assists and 2.4 steals ... rated the 19th-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com ... named special teams player of the year as a junior and sophomore ... three-year football and four-year basketball letterwinner ... honor roll student ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by tight ends coach Kyle Conner ... parents are John and Eugenia Barnett ... born on Sept. 6, 1990, Lawrence Eugene Barnett intends to study business.
Ted Bolser">Ted Bolser
Tight end for head coach Kevin Siple at Indian Hill High School ... finished senior season with 63 receptions for 845 yards and 11 scores ... selected first team Southwest District All-City, Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star, Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association All-City, Cincinnati Hill League and All-Ohio ... named offensive MVP and invited to play in the 2009 East-West All-Star Game ... team went 8-2 in 2008 and won the Cincinnati Hill League title for the fourth straight year ... Indian Hill did not lose a conference game in Bolser's three seasons ... OhioVarsity.com ranks Bolser the third-best tight end in the state of Ohio and tight end with the best hands ... ESPN.com rates him as the 34th-best tight end nationally ... rated the 41st-best tight end nationally and the 52nd-best prospect in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com ... caught 68 passes for 1,038 yards and eight TDs as a junior and team advanced to regional finals with a 10-3 record ... Indian Hill Receiver of the Year was honorable mention All-Southwest Ohio and Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star honorable mention ... named first team all-league, second team all-city, the league's and team's receiver of the year with 38 receptions for 580 yards as a sophomore ... Indian Hill went 10-1 in 2006 ... three-year football, basketball and lacrosse letterwinner ... recorded the most rebounds and steals in Cincinnati as a sophomore and elected captain of lacrosse team as a senior ... named to the honor roll as a sophomore, junior and senior ... safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Yeager recruited Bolser and also attended Indian Hill High School ... one of five members in the signing class from the state of Ohio ... parents are Tom and Toni Bolser ... born on Oct. 22, 1990, Theodore Richard Bolser intends to study business.
Dimitrius Carr">Dimitrius Carr
Linebacker for head coach Frank Lenti at Mount Carmel High School ... Mount Carmel finished 2008 10-3 and advanced to the semifinals of the 8A state playoffs ... finished the year with 65 tackles, nine sacks, one interception return for a score and one blocked punt ... team captain earned All-Catholic League first team and all-state honors ... named Mount Carmel's most valuable linebacker ... rated the 23rd-best prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... posted 50 solo tackles with four sacks, three interceptions, five passes broken up, one fumble recovery and two blocked punts at strong safety as a junior ... a second team All-Catholic League selection ... Mount Carmel posted a 12-1 record in 2007 and finished the regular season as the top-ranked team in the state ... also played basketball as a freshman and sophomore and ran track ... two-year All-Catholic League sprinter and named the team's most valuable sprinter two times ... honor roll student named student of the month in February 2008 ... one of two members in the signing class from the state of Illinois ... recruited by co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Joe Palcic ... parents are Cleveland Carr and Deborah Watson ... born on July 31, 1991, Dimitrius J. Carr intends to study sport medicine.
Charlie Chapman">Charlie Chapman
Offensive tackle for head coach Eric Redmond at Airport High School ... played in the 2009 Michigan All-Star Football game ... team captain selected first team Detroit Free Press All-State and All-Metro West in addition to first team Detroit News All-State and All-Metro West as a senior ... Detroit Free Press Top 25 Player (number 14) ... also a unanimous first team All-Huron League and first team Monroe County All-Region honoree ... 2008 Huron League Scholar-Athlete and an elite all-star in the Michigan vs. Ohio Game ... saw time at defensive tackle and finished with 36 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery ... led team to a share of the conference championship and advanced to the state playoffs ... rated the 17th-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... three-year football and one-year basketball (sophomore) letterwinner ... recognized on the honor roll six times and projected to graduate with Magna Cum Laude honors ... one of two members in the signing class from the state of Michigan ... recruited by linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator George Ricumstrict ... born on Dec. 4, 1990, Charles Lee Chapman intends to study athletic training.
Jamonne Chester">Jamonne Chester
Wide receiver for head coach Darren Blockett at Redford Covenant High School ... rated the 28th-best prospect in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com ... hauled in 11 receptions for 389 yards and five scores in the first three games of senior season ... moved to quarterback the remainder of the year and threw for 940 yards with eight scores ... honorable mention all-state in addition to all-league and all-area ... also played safety and picked off four passes and returned one for a TD ... finished 2008 with 21 total touchdowns ... named team most valuable player and the Class D MVP ... caught 32 passes for 700 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior ... finished 2006 with 27 receptions for 527 yards and 10 scores to go along with seven passing strikes ... added 30 tackles and three interceptions ... one of two members in the signing class from the state of Michigan ... two-sport athlete also lettered in basketball ... recruited by linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator George Ricumstrict ... mother is Lamonne Chester ... born on Feb. 2, 1991, Jamonne Jhardon Chester intends to study business.
Javon Cornley">Javon Cornley
Defensive end for head coach Kevin Tooson at Northland High School ... closed out senior season with 35 tackles, six sacks and seven tackles for loss ... earned first team all-city and all-district honors as Northland finished runner-up in the City League ... saw time at tight end as well ... posted 45 tackles and nine sacks en route to second team all-city accolades in 2007 ... also a four-year starter at power forward on the basketball team and a two-year track standout (high jump and sprints) ... named Northland's Student of the Year ... one of five members in the signing class from the state of Ohio ... recruited by co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Brian George ... parents are Hank Cornley and Dorci Smith ... Hank played basketball at Illinois State and was drafted in the fourth round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets ... brother, Jamelle, is a senior forward on Penn State's basketball team ... brother, Lamar, played football at Tennessee State ... Javon T. Cornley was born on June 12, 1991.
Griffen Dahlstrom">Griffen Dahlstrom
Athlete for head coach Greg Barrett at North Putnam High School ... projects as a fullback and linebacker at Indiana ... played fullback, quarterback and linebacker at North Putnam and served as the team's place-kicker and punter ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 All-State, Gridiron Digest Top 25 and Indiana AP Class 2A All-State ... four-time all-county, three-year all-state, all-conference and All-Wabash Valley, two-time Journal Review and Banner Graphic All-Area Player of the Year ... rushed for 1,556 yards and 14 touchdowns on 180 carries as a senior ... also caught 17 passes for 226 yards ... North Putnam finished the 2008 season 10-1 and tied for the West Central Conference championship ... team posted three undefeated regular seasons in his career and won two sectional and regional championships ... four-year football, basketball and baseball letterwinner ... three-year track letterwinner ... 4.0 student earned an academic scholarship offer from Harvard before deciding to join the Hoosiers ... Academic All-Conference selection is a member of the high honor roll and earned a spot on the Wabash Valley All-Academic team ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... parents are Ross and Krista Dahlstrom ... Ross played football at Valparaiso University ... brother, Brayden, is a junior wide receiver at DePauw University and brother, Trent, just completed his football career at defensive back and is a pitcher on the baseball team at Franklin College ... born on June 8, 1990, Griffen Spencer Dahlstrom intends to study business management.
Mitch Ewald">Mitch Ewald
Kicker for head coach Paul Murphy at Waubonsie Valley High School ... rated the third-best kicker nationally by Rivals.com, fourth by ESPN.com and fifth by Scout.com ... ranked the 27th-best prospect in the state of Illinois by Rivals.com ... suffered a shoulder injury in 2008 season opener but bounced back to earn all-state, all-city, all-area and all-conference honors ... captain of the High School All-American Bowl ... hit four of his six field goals attempts and 29-of-31 extra points en route to special teams player of the year honors ... connected on a career-long 47-yard field goal and recorded an 85.0-percent touchback rate as a senior ... Waubonsie Valley advanced to the state playoffs ... hit 6-of-9 field goals and 29-of-30 extra points in 2007 ... averaged 68.0 yards on kickoffs with an 85.0-percent touchback rate ... kicked a 63-yarder to win a kicking camp contest ... honor roll student ... two-year football letterwinner also played baseball ... one of two members in the signing class from the state of Illinois ... recruited by tight ends coach Kyle Conner ... parents are Ronald Wingman and Diane Ewald ... born on Sept. 2, 1990, Mitchell Ryan Ewald intends to study sport marketing and management.
Dusty Kiel">Dusty Kiel
Quarterback for head coach Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School ... teammate, wide receiver Duwyce Wilson, also a member of the signing class ... rated the 16th-best prospect in the state of Indiana and the 45th pro-style quarterback nationally by Rivals.com ... ranked the 68th quarterback nationally by Scout.com ... finished career as the school's all-time passing yardage leader (5,854) and is the only player in Columbus East history to record over 6,000 yards of total offense (7,491) ... responsible for over 4,298 yards of total offense as a senior ... threw for 3,172 yards with 35 touchdowns, a 63.5 completion percentage and just eight interceptions ... also rushed for 1,126 yards and 14 scores on 155 carries (7.3 average) ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 All-State ... Hoosier Hills All-Conference, ITG Gridiron Gazette Player of the Year and Columbus Republic Player of the Year ... led Columbus East to semi-state and a 13-1 record ... posted a 36-4 record in his three years as a starter ... passed for 2,591 yards and 33 touchdowns with a 60.0 completion percentage as junior ... rushed for 489 yards with 14 scores and Columbus East went 11-2 before falling in the regional championship game ... three-year football and one-year baseball letterwinner ... member of the national honor society and an honor roll student ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... parents are Kip and Aleta Kiel ... Kip played at Butler University ... brother, Drew, is a sophomore at Illinois State University ... uncle, Blair Kiel, played quarterback at the University of Notre Dame (1980-83) ... Dustin T. Kiel was born on Nov. 10, 1990.
Offensive guard for head coach Gerry Rardin at Walsh Jesuit High School ... team captain did not allow a sack his senior season ... three-year varsity starter collected first team all-district and second team All-Ohio honors in addition to team lineman of the year accolades ... also played on the defensive line ... Walsh Jesuit lost in the regional finals ... OhioVarsity.com ranks McShane the seventh-best interior lineman in the state of Ohio ... 2007 Northeast Inland All-District defensive honorable mention ... three-year football letterwinner and two-year basketball letterwinner (freshman and sophomore) ... one of five members in the signing class from the state of Ohio ... recruited by offensive line coach Bobby Johnson ... parents are Timothy and Mary McShane ... Patrick Marc McShane was born on June 7, 1990.
Aaron Price">Aaron Price
Offensive lineman for head coach Drew Wood at Bloomington South High School ... selected to the Indiana Football Coaches Association 5A All-State team in 2008 ... also an all-region honoree, an unanimous selection to the Bloomington Herald-Times All-Area team and an All-Conference Indiana honoree ... named the team's outstanding lineman after playing every position on the offensive line and in every game ... team captain joined the defensive line as an end midway through the 2008 season ... all-state honorable mention and selected to the Bloomington Herald-Times All-Area team as a junior ... 4.0 student is a member of the National Honor Society ... first Bloomington South player to receive an IU football scholarship since quarterback Ben Chappell ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... parents are Bryan and Kathy Price ... Aaron Michael Price was born on Jan. 29, 1991.
Adam Replogle">Adam Replogle
Nose tackle for head coach Ron Ullery at Centerville High School ... brother of Hoosier junior linebacker Tyler Replogle ... first team all-state, first team all-district and the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) and Area Player of the Year as a senior ... named team MVP, first team all-area, first team All-GWOC in 2007 and 2008 ... earned the Anthony Munoz Award (outstanding defensive lineman), the Sonny Unger Award (outstanding team player) and the Elk Iron Award (most fit player) in 2008 ... selected to the 2008 Big 33 Ohio vs. Pennsylvania All-Star Game ... finished senior campaign with 13 tackles for loss and six sacks despite missing three games with a broken foot ... saw time at fullback as well and rushed for 12 touchdowns ... also a second team all-district selection his junior season ... finished 2007 with 82 tackles (50 solo), 25 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks ... won back-to-back GWOC championships in 2006 (8-2), as a teammate of Tyler, and 2007 (9-3) and advanced to the state playoffs in 2008 ... rated the 54th-best defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com and 58th-best by Rivals.com ... the 50th-best prospect in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com ... OhioVarsity.com ranked Replogle the eighth-best defensive tackle in Ohio ... earned three letters in football and basketball ... one of five members in the signing class from the state of Ohio ... recruited by co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Brian George ... parents are Tom and Theresa Replogle ... Tom played football at Virginia Military Institute (1974-77) ... born on Oct. 10, 1990, Adam Patrick Replogle intends to study criminal justice or business.
Colin Rodkey">Colin Rodkey
Offensive lineman for head coach Terry Smith at Gateway High School ... also ranked the 58th-best offensive guard nationally and the 21st-best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals.com ... first team all-area, all-conference and Eastern Elite ... team collected second straight runner-up finish in the WPIAL AAAA title game ... finished the 2008 season 12-1 and entered the championship contest ranked third in the USA Today national poll ... spent 12 weeks ranked third ... Gateway finished 11-2, ranked in the USA Today Top 10 and earned a spot in the WPIAL AAAA championship game in 2007 ... team won back-to-back conference titles ... three-year football letterwinner also played track, basketball and baseball ... a state qualifier in the javelin throw as a sophomore ... a member of the National Society of High School Scholars ... the lone member in the signing class from the state of Pennsylvania ... recruited by co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Brian George ... parents are Charles and Mary Rodkey ... born on Jan. 31, 1991, Colin Joseph Rodkey intends to study business and environmental science.
Damon Sims">Damon Sims
Linebacker for head coach Tom Bolden at Colerain High School ... posted 5.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, one interception and three forced fumbles en route to first team All-Greater Miami Conference and Cincinnati Enquirer Division I All-Area honors in 2008 ... also earned all-city and second team All-Southwest Ohio accolades ... caught six passes for 100 yards at tight end as Colerain finished the season 11-2 and won its third straight conference championship ... moved to linebacker as a senior after starting at tight end as a junior ... played four different positions in four years (quarterback - freshman, wide receiver - sophomore, tight end - junior, linebacker - senior) ... Colerain went 12-1, finished second in the state poll and 14th in the USA Today national poll in 2007 ... went 13-1, won the regional championship and advanced to semi-state in 2006 ... three-year football and two-year basketball and track letterwinner ... one of five members in the signing class from the state of Ohio ... recruited by safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Yeager ... parents are Fred and Karen Sims ... Fred was a running back at the University of Oklahoma (1981-82) ... older brother, Quentin, is a redshirt freshman wide receiver at Georgia Tech ... born on Aug. 29, 1991, Damon Anthony Sims intends to study business.
Nick Turner">Nick Turner
Running back for head coach Bill Peebles at Southport High School ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 All-State and Indiana AP Class 5A All-State as a senior ... Indianapolis Star's 2008 Marion County Player of the Year and an All-Conference Indiana honoree ... rushed for a school-record 2,062 yards on 256 carries (8.1 average) with a school-best 26 touchdowns ... recorded six games over 200 yards, including three over 250 yards ... raced for a season-high 287 yards (27 carries, 10.6 average) and four scores against Bloomington South, 285 yards (25 carries, 11.4) with three TDs vs. Anderson and 251 yards (40 carries, 6.3) and three touchdowns against Pike ... crossed the goal line six times with 203 yards (33 carries, 6.2) vs. Bloomington North and five times with 206 yards (21 carries, 9.8) against Perry Meridian ... Southport finished the season 9-2, its first winning season since 1995, and captured the program's first Conference Indiana title ... two-year football and four-year track letterwinner ... skipped his junior football season to focus on track, where he advanced to the state meet on three occasions in the 200 meters ... placed fourth in state as a freshman with the fastest time for a freshman in state history ... spent the 2008 summer with the Indy Storm USA Track and Field team ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... mother is Gayle Turner ... born on Oct. 20, 1990, Nickolas S. Turner intends to study business.
Duwyce Wilson">Duwyce Wilson
Wide receiver for head coach Bob Gaddis at Columbus East High School ... teammate and quarterback Dusty Kiel a member of the signing class ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 All-State and Indiana AP Class 4A All-State ... 2008 Indiana Mr. Football at wide receiver ... also earned all-area and all-conference accolades ... led Columbus East to semi-state and a 13-1 record and the Hoosier Hills Conference title ... hauled in 49 receptions for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns ... added one rushing score for 15 total TDs on the year ... rated the sixth-best prospect in the state of Indiana by Rivals.com and the 38th wide receiver nationally by Scout.com ... caught 48 passes for 961 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... named to Bloomington Herald-Times All-Area team and Columbus East went 11-2 before falling in the regional championship game ... added 44 receptions for 619 yards and eight scores as a sophomore ... also an all-county selection and the Columbus Area Player of the Year as a junior and ran track ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... parents are Duwyce Wilson, Sr., and Celestine Wilson ... Duwyce Wilson, Jr., was born on July 17, 1990.
Edward Wright-Baker">Edward Wright-Baker
Dual-threat quarterback for head coach Steve Cooley at Jeffersonville High School ... the first commit to the 2009 signing class ... rated the 20th-best dual-threat quarterback nationally by Rivals.com, the 36th-best athlete nationally by ESPN.com and the 45th-best quarterback nationally by Scout.com ... ranked the 12th-best prospect in the state of Indiana by Rivals.com ... set 12 career records at Jeffersonville and finished his career as the school's all-time passing leader with 6,558 yards, 271 completions and 511 attempts ... responsible for 2,597 total yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior ... completed 56.9 percent of his passes with 1,757 yards, 13 touchdowns and only five interceptions ... rushed 140 times for 850 yards and 18 TDs ... all-state honorable mention and first team all-area ... responsible for 2,779 total yards and 39 touchdowns his junior season ... threw for 1,582 yards and 21 scores on 121-of-225 passes and rushed for 1,197 yards with 19 scores on 182 carries ... honorable mention all-state, area player of the year and first team all-area ... Jeffersonville finished the 2007 season at 10-3 and earned the 5A sectional title for the first time this decade ... four-year football and three-year basketball letterwinner ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by running backs coach and co-special teams coordinator Dennis Springer ... parents are Edward Wright and Sandi Baker ... Edward Wright-Baker was born on June 23, 1990.
Nick Zachery">Nick Zachery
Athlete for head coach Bud Wright at Sheridan High School ... projects as a safety at Indiana ... four-year varsity starter played quarterback, safety, returned punts and kicks and served as the team's place-kicker and punter in his career ... 2008 Indiana Mr. Football runner-up and Mr. Football at defensive back ... led team to four straight state championship games, winning state titles as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Sheridan went 56-4 in his four years, including a 44-game winning streak ... finished career second all-time in state history with 7,331 career rushing yards, 904 total points and 140 career touchdowns ... former IU running back and Sheridan graduate Brett Law holds the state records with 952 points and 141 touchdowns ... four-time all-state, all-conference, and all-county ... 61st-best athlete nationally by Rivals.com and 13th-best prospect in the state of Indiana by Rivals.com ... rushed 230 times for 1,972 yards and 31 touchdowns and threw for 395 yards and four scores his senior season ... scored touchdowns via interception (five), punt return (two), fumble return (one) and pass reception (two) to give him 41 overall on the year ... averaged 37.3 per punt, 34.7 per punt return and 27.6 per kick return ... added 126 tackles with nine interceptions, two fumble recoveries and eight tackles for loss ... named Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) Top 50 All-State for the third straight year and Indiana AP Class A All-State for the fourth consecutive season ... named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team for the third year in a row, as well as the Gridiron Digest PrimeTime 25 and the Bloomington Herald-Times Top 33 ... as junior, responsible for 3,017 total yards with 47 touchdowns playing quarterback ... threw for 835 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 2,182 yards and 42 scores ... had seven interceptions and 114 tackles at safety and also handled the team's punting (37.9 average) and kicking duties (two field goals) and returned kicks (48.7) and punts (16.0) ... four-year football and track letterwinner and three-year basketball letterwinner ... ran the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes and finished seventh in the 100-meter dash (10.84) at the 2008 state meet ... one of eight Hoosiers in the signing class ... recruited by wide receivers coach Billy Lynch ... parents are Brian and Kim Zachery ... born on June 2, 1990, Nicholas G. Zachery intends to study political science or telecommunications.
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