Centerville, Ohio, defensive tackle Adam Replogle saw his older brother, Tyler, go through the recruiting process in the class of 2007 and eventually sign with Indiana. Now the younger Replogle has that experience to draw on as he tackles his own recruitment.
The 6-3, 265-pound Replogle already sports four scholarship offers and could be looking at more down the road.
"I've gotten offered scholarships from Iowa, Indiana and West Virginia," said Replogle. "Right now I am considering those three schools. I like them all. They are all amazing schools. Eastern Michigan offered me as well. Miami (Ohio) is looking at me, Purdue's looking at me, Illinois is looking at me."
This past winter Replogle took visits to Iowa, Indiana and West Virginia for Junior Day and he talked about what stands out about each of the three schools.
West Virginia – "It's an amazing place to play. The stadium is amazing and they're adding on to the weight room. They're getting a brand new locker room and I heard it is going to look ridiculous. They are looking up. I mean they won the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl last year and they have almost everyone back."
Iowa – "There's a lot of tradition at Iowa. The coaching staff is amazing and I like how hard the players play over there."
Indiana – "They are going to get an amazing weight room that's going to be 24,000 [square] feet. They are just building on what they have and I feel comfortable at Indiana because my brother goes there. I have been there, seen the campus and I really like the coaches."
After receiving scholarship offers from those three schools, Replogle was able to receive feedback on what things they liked about his game and what things he will work on for the coming season.
"They like my explosiveness off the ball and just how hard I work. I go to the ball and I finish the play," Replogle said. "I'm working on agility right now, strength, flexibility for injury prevention – pretty much I'm working on everything."
As a junior, Replogle earned first team all-conference and all-area honors as well as second team all-Southwest Ohio honors after posting 86 tackles and 6.5 sacks. In the classroom he carries a 3.05 GPA and will take the SAT in May. After finishing his academic requirements, Replogle may be ready to make a decision.
"Right now it is looking like I am probably going to commit over the summer sometime," he said.