Report: Nick Mangieri to Indiana

Nick Mangieri, a big athlete from Dunlap, Ill., has verbally committed to Indiana, according to multiple outlets (here is 247Sports.com’s report).

Mangiere had offers from Illinois, Northwestern and Boston College. 247Sports.com gave him an “87” grade (out of 100) as a defensive end/tight end, while Rivals.com has the 6-foot-5, 230-pound rising senior as their No. 33 outside linebacker.

Here is an extensive highlight film from his junior season.

3 comments

  1. Great get for the staff! Indiana needs to get these level of prospects for the defense to see improvement.

  2. Mangieri picked IU over offers from IL, NW and Boston College. He must be a good student, we know he’s tall, and we’re told that he’s fast (can’t coach height or speed). That’s a great get for Wilson and staff.

    I don’t care what his star rating is, its the fact that he had offers from three BCS schools with better FB teams than IU. That’s a sign that recruiting is getting better results.

    Keep em coming, Wilson.

  3. As to recruiting in general, IU is not UO and because reputation means a great deal we should not expect Wilson to attract the top talent just on his good credentials. He was at Northwestern when they were shaking the doormat label, and one of the things the NU athletic dept. did was to sell prospects and their families on the high $$$ value of NU tuition. Of course IU tution isn’t comparable to private school tuition, but the VALUE of an IU degree/alumni contacts/etc. is a lot greater than other BCS schools. True that a lot of top prospects couldn’t care less about academics, but some of them do. The football staff should have someone dedicated to finding out what are the non-football interests of blue-chippers and trying to sell recruits on that. Music? Languages? Those are just two of the great schools at IU.

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