Hoosiers Latest Commit a Familiar Name

Bloomington – The Replogles won't be facing any tough decisions on Saturday afternoons. With Tyler Replogle getting ready for his sophomore season at IU and younger brother Adam being wooed by a handful of programs around the Midwest, the Replogle family was potentially going to have to choose which one to go watch on Saturday afternoons. But Adam remedied that dilemma Wednesday morning.

Bloomington – The Replogle family won't be facing any tough decisions on Saturdays.

With Tyler Replogle getting ready for his sophomore season at IU and younger brother Adam being wooed by a handful of programs around the Midwest, the Replogle family was potentially going to have to choose which one to go watch on Saturday afternoons.

But Adam remedied that dilemma Wednesday morning.

That's when the 6-3, 270-pound defensive tackle from Centerville (Ohio) H.S. called IU Coach Bill Lynch and verbally committed to the Hoosiers. Replogle picked the Hoosiers over Iowa after making recent follow-up visits to both schools.

"I decided on Monday and called Coach Lynch today and Coach (Brian) George," Replogle said. "The reason I picked Indiana was I went to Indiana again and Iowa again to get a feel for the campus and see the coaches again. I thought about it and talked to my parents, and decided on Indiana."

While younger brother Tyler is a linebacker, Adam will line up at nose tackle when he arrives on campus in the fall of 2009. Replogle has been at the top of the Hoosiers' wish list for the tackle spot all spring, and that's something they made clear to him throughout the process.

Adam said he's looking forward to playing with his brother and playing in the Big Ten, but the Hoosiers' recent success on the field was an equally important factor. Indiana went to its first bowl game in 14 seasons last fall, and the prospects are bright for additional trips in the coming years.

"That was the turning factor - bowl games are what you look forward to," Replogle said. "That's what you want to do. It would be great playing 13 games."

Adam figures to be a big part of making sure that continues in the future. He's an athletic defensive tackle who has the strength to match up with Big Ten interior linemen, but also has the athleticism to put pressure on the quarterback.

"(Coach George) says he likes my explosion off the ball and how hard I work and my hands," Replogle said.


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