Monday, March 15, 2010

Replogle Family Still Good To IU

Yes, we know everyone is buzzing about basketball recruiting -- this is Indiana, after all -- but here's a thought:

Why do Tom and Theresa Replogle produce so many good football playing sons?

Here’s a hint –- Tom played football at Virginia Military Institute from 1974-77.

Here’s another hint –- their four sons are all big, athletic and love the game.

You don’t have to tell that to Indiana coach Bill Lynch. He’s too busy reaping the benefits.

The newest Replogle set to join the Hoosier program is Mike, a 6-2, 210-pound linebacker out of Centerville, Ohio. He has orally committed to IU and will officially sign in February of 2011 and then join the team that fall.

Replogle is, in fact, Indiana’s first commitment for the Class of 2011. He is listed as a three-star player (out of a five-star system) by

IU already has Mike’s two older brothers. Adam, a 6-3, 270-pound defensive lineman (pictured on left), saw significant action last season as a true freshman. He totaled 32 tackles, including five for loss and four sacks. Tyler, a 6-2, 231-pound linebacker (pictured on right), was the Hoosiers’ second-leading tackler with 80. He had 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one interception (returned for 30 yards), two pass break ups and three passes defended.

Centerville coach Ron Ullery talks about Mike’s high motor, physical play and relentless commitment to improve. But then, that’s also true of his brothers.

This won’t be the first time three brothers have played for Indiana. Brian, Bob and Steve Tillery were on the 1979 Holiday Bowl team, although only Steve and Bob are listed as lettermen.

Oh, yes. There is one more Replogle, Jake, an eighth grader. Could he be a future Hoosiers?

That’s a question for another day.

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