Hoosiers Land QB For '08 Class

Landing a quarterback has been a priority for the Hoosiers in the 2008 class, and they fulfilled that need with the latest commitment to Coach Bill Lynch's staff...

Bloomington, Ind. – Adam Follett found the fit he was looking for in Bloomington.

That's why the 6-5, 215-pound quarterback from Alma (Mich.) High School committed to the Hoosiers Thursday morning, becoming the 13th member of Indiana's 2007 class.

Follett was in Bloomington in the spring for a spring practice and then returned this summer for a one-day camp, and came away impressed with not only the IU program, but the people who were running it as well.

"I really like the coaching staff, there," said Follett. "They were really up front with me. I felt it was the right time (to commit) because I really liked them, the campus, and it just seemed like the right fit. It's a good spot for me to play college football."

Follett also had a chance to work with IU Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Matt Canada during the one-day camp, an opportunity that he considered invaluable in making his decision.

"It's helpful because there aren't as many people (at the one-day camps) and you get more one-on-one time with the coaches," Follett said. "Youo learn how they coach and you get a feel for them."

Indiana offered Follett a scholarship about three weeks ago, joining Western Michigan among the programs that had offered. Follett was also hearing a great deal from Virginia and a handful of other major conference schools who had talked about eventually offering a scholarship, but he decided to accept Indiana's offer which was already on the table.

Indiana is getting a big, strong-armed quarterback who is 25-1 as a starter at the prep level. He did all of that while spending the last two years at Caledonia H.S., where he helped guide his team to the state semifinals a year ago.

But Caledonia was a run-dominated program, and Follett was hoping to showcase more of his abilities at the prep level. That led in large part to his decision to transfer to Alma H.S. for his senior season.

"A lot of the schools I talked to about college said it was hard to get a look at me because I only threw it so many times a game," Follett said. "So they suggested going somewhere I could throw it more."

Follett will get that chance this fall, which could result in more programs taking a longer look at him. But he said that even if others do extend scholarship offers, he plans to be in Bloomington next fall.

"I plan on honoring my commitment, so I don't think I'd consider anyone else if they did offer," Follett said.

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