IU football gets 22nd commitment

Indiana has added Chase Hoobler, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound middle linebacker from Orrville (Ohio) High School, the home of Bobby Knight. Hoobler initially committed to Akron but de-committed, according to a newspaper report, after Akron’s recruiting coordinator resigned. The Zips are now looking to replace coach J.D. Brookhart, who was fired after the season. Hoobler was also considering Central Michigan among other schools.

More details to come.


  1. 6’3″
    Wt:225 lbs
    40:4.65 secs
    Bench Max:300
    Squat Max:485
    Class:2010 (High School

    that is strong for a high school kid and a great squat for as long as he is. 4.65 is decent too and runs well laterally from video. He could be great at IU!

  2. Committed to Akron??? In other words the only Big Ten school offering a scholly was us (IU) – so once again we hear from a football recruit “I decided to go to IU to play Big Ten football” – too bad he will never play for Coach Lynch – after another losing season in 2010, while Hoobler is red shirted with the other freshmen, IU will be looking for another coach for the 2011 season

  3. He had offers from BC, UofL, and his coach is apparently still getting calls from BCS schools about him even after he committed this weekend. But hey, rant away.

  4. WHAT IS WRONG WITH A 3 STAR RECRUIT?!?!?!?!? we dont get that many! what is there to complain about???????? you all are whack

  5. This kid won’t be redshirted, he should come right in and play as a freshman like both Repogle brothers.

  6. I’m from Orrville and have enjoyed watching Chase for the past 3 years…and I was on the sidelines at Bloomington watching the IU/WMU game this past season. He wont be undersized, that’s for sure.

    Kid loves to hit and had as much of an impact on defense as any offensive player we’ve ever had. Ballhawk, big time finisher, and sure tackler….you’re getting a good one.

  7. It appears that Lynch and his staff are gaining some ground in the recruiting game. Last year and the year before, I believe that IU ranked in the 60’s or even 70’s. This year IU is ranked #46. For reference, Cincinnati is ranked #51.
    What does the future hold?

  8. Jay, I don’t put much stock into it but Rivals says:

    Cinci 47
    Indiana 76

    In the end, I don’t want to be 11 out of 11 in Big 10 and the last time I checked after Black left, IU was 11.

  9. There were 3 players that were High on IU until they signed with Cincy: Black, Wilson, and Boston. It would be great if any of them re-thought their commitments and decided to sign with IU – Black and Boston would play as Freshman.

  10. What would be even more awesome is if Blake Lueders (DE) decommited from Notre Dame and signed with IU. Notre Dame is going to be a total mess next year with the defections of Clausen and Golden Tate to the NFL.

  11. They could possibly follow Kelly to ND, but remember that several current ND recruits would have to leave to open up spots for the Cincy recruits. IU still has about 2 – 4 open spots in their ’10 class remaining.

  12. Hoobler is a steal for Indiana. You guys better be glad you got him. I was a senior at Orrville when he was a sophomore, and he was one of the smartest football guys I knew as a SOPHOMORE! Quit bashing this kid because some website graded him as a 3 star recruit, he is a VERY VERY good 3 star player, who should make an immediate impact for the Hoosiers!

  13. You said it Bdub! Hoobler has the potential to be a better field general than Mayberry was, and Mayberry should go in the 3 – 5 round of this year’s NFL draft.

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