Bloomington, Ind. – Indiana was looking for one defensive tackle in the 2008 recruiting class, and it found what they were looking for in Nick Sliger.
Sliger, meanwhile, found what he was looking for as well. And that's the 6-3, 290-pounder from Cicero (Ind.) Hamilton Southeastern High School, verbally committed to the Hoosiers this afternoon, according to his mother, Kathy Sliger. The Sligers were in Bloomington Monday for a visit and pledged to the IU coaching staff before returning home.
Sliger was also considering Georgia Tech and Louisville, but the job IU assistant coach Billy Lynch did recruiting him, along with the proximity of the IU campus, were big things in IU's favor.
Sliger is coming off a junior season that included 47 tackles, four sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He's considered one of the top defensive players in the state, and was selected to the Indiana Junior All-State squad.
While he was willing to listen to other college coaches, Sliger said earlier this month he had always hoped the IU program would show interest in him.
"I've always liked Indiana, and wanted to get recruiting and an offer to play there," Sliger said.
Indiana did that last week, and Sliger has now joined Ft. Wayne Harding wideout Marquelo Suel as the first two members of the Hoosiers' 2008 class.
Note: HoosierNation.com will have more on Sliger's commitment, including comments from the newest member of IU's 2008 class, later tonight.
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