Brownsburg OT Sales commits to IU

Report from the Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep:

Indiana football nabbed another of the top recruits in the state in Brownsburg offensive lineman Joshua Sales, who announced his commitment on Saturday.

Sales, a 6-6, 300-pound offensive tackle, was also considering Arizona State and Purdue in his final three. Sales, ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the state by 247sports, giving the Hoosiers two of the top three commits in the state by the recruiting site. Lawrence North quarterback Donaven McCulley, the No. 2 prospect by 247sports, is also committed to Indiana. Avon offensive lineman Blake Fisher, a Notre Dame commit, is the consensus No. 1 prospect in the state.

Sales played his junior season at Brownsburg after moving from South Bend. Indiana also has commitments from Valparaiso defensive end Cooper Jones, the No. 7 in-state recruit by 247sports, and Bloomington North tight end Aaron Steinfeldt, the No. 10 in-state recruit.

“Josh has improved physically as much as any kid we have ever had,” Brownsburg coach John Hart said. “Christmas a year-and-a-half ago he was benching 200 pounds. Now he benched 325. He was continuously asked coach (Josh) Yoder, the offensive line coach, and myself to challenge him. He is like an iceberg as far as reaching his potential. What you see is amazing. What he will do is all below the surface.”

This story will be updated.

6 comments

  1. Wow- just needs to get stronger. Athletic kid with size and long frame. No more building high school linebackers into offensive tackles. IU is now competing and winning at some of the hardest positions to recruit- quarterback and offensive tackle.

  2. What happens if high school football seasons are cancelled? How do these guys keep any competitive edge? What does that do to their preparation for BigTen football without a senior season?
    I suppose everyone will be behind the same curve…But are the powerhouse teams of the Big10 East far more able to sustain less ready recruits (progression altered if absent senior seasons) because they already have the talent depth in place?

  3. A very good pick up for IU and even better getting one of the best OL players in Indiana high school. I hope it leads to better future in bringing the top five players in Indiana and better performance on the field. IU has brought in some very good players in this class when you look at based on the individual ratings – average rating per player[.8628] is the highest in program history.

  4. It’s one thing to get commitments from highly rated skill players, but I’ve always thought that a sign of a program on the rise is when schools sign the less-heralded but highly rated offensive and defensive linemen. To me, those guys become the foundation of a successful FB program. This is excellent news!

    TA and staff are making it cool to sign with and play for Indiana University Football. Has that ever happened before? EVER?

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