Handful of Vistors Headed to Bloomington

Bloomington, Ind. – The Minnesota Gophers aren't the only ones coming to town this weekend. Among the Memorial Stadium on-lookers will be at least four IU recruiting targets, including three who have already committed in the 2008 class and another who figures to be a player to keep an eye on in the Class of 2009...

Bloomington, Ind. – The Minnesota Gophers aren't the only ones coming to town this weekend.

Among the Memorial Stadium on-lookers will be at least four IU recruiting targets, including three who have already committed in the 2008 class and another who figures to be a player to keep an eye on in the Class of 2009.

HoosierNation.com has learned 2008 commits Tandon Doss, Mick Mentzer and Marc Damisch are expected to be in attendance, as will Center Grove (Ind.) junior quarterback Jordan Luallen,.

Doss, Mentzer and Damisch have all been pledged to the Hoosiers for months. Doss was one of the first players to commit, pledging in June. Mentzer and Damisch, meanwhile, followed suit in July.

Doss is expected to play wide receiver at IU, but he's been handling the team's tailback job this fall. He's carried the ball 101 times for 750 yards this fall, while also catching 29 passes for 414 yards. He's scored 12 touchdowns for Ben Davis H.S., which is 4-3.

Mentzer, meanwhile, is another player who's playing a different position on the prep level as well. A 6-3, 295-pounder, Mentzer will likely play defensive tackle or on the offensive line in college, but is playing linebacker at Ft. Wayne Bishop Dwenger, where he's helped his team to a 7-0 start and a No. 2 ranking in the state.

Damisch, meanwhile, is an offensive lineman who will be making the trip from Buffalo Grove, Ill., where his team has struggled to a 2-4 start.

The fourth visitor is Luallen, a 6-3, 187-pound junior quarterback at Greenwood's Center Grove H.S., has led his team to a 7-0 start and a No. 1 ranking in the state. While playing for an offense that relies primarily on the running abilities of Elliott Dutra and Kyle Jones, Luallen has completed 20-of-32 passes for 297 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for another five scores.

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