After seeing Kristian Pechac perform at last year's Nike camp in Illinois, much was expected from the 2018 runningback out of Bloomington (IN) South, and he lived up to expectations last season on the field.
Pechac, a four-star recruit, is a power runner that can run over people but has the speed to take the football long distance as well. College recruiters have taken notice and he is nearing 20 offers.
"I would say recruiting interest has picked up since Singing Day," Pechac stated. "My most recent offers would be Cincinnati, Minnesota and Western Kentucky. The Cincinnati offer came from (head coach) Luke Fickell, and I know him very well."
"Coach Fickell knows my dad (Mike Pechac) from when they coached together, and that offer meant a lot," he added. "I'm going to consider them going forward, but I'm considering everyone right now. The Minnesota offer was a big one for me, and the Big Ten means a lot to me."
With his father currently on the staff at Indiana as the director of player development, it is believed the Hoosiers are in a prime position to land the state's number-two ranked runningback.
"I visited there again recently, and it's a school I'm very familiar with," he explained. "The energy is always high every time I visit there, and even though I've been there a lot I always seem to find something new about the campus."
"I seem to be a little more excited about the school each time I go there," he stressed. "My dad being there is not really something I consider when picking a school, but I'm definitely considering Indiana highly."
"I'm going to pick the school that fits my interests in majoring in business, and one that has a stable coaching staff," Pechac admitted.