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No news yet at 7:20 p.m. As I said before, this was not a hard and fast deadline. Not like he’s having a press conference. It could be 9 p.m., it could be tomorrow. We’ll see. Appreciate those who keep checking in.
Indiana’s recruitment of the Replogle family has worked well so far, so the Hoosiers apparently had no qualms with going back to that well again.
The IU football team’s first verbal commitment for the 2011 class comes from Centreville (Ohio) High School inside linebacker Mike Replogle, younger brother of IU rising senior linebacker Tyler Replogle and rising sophomore defensive tackle Adam Replogle. Centreville coach Ron Ullery, who also coached Replogle’s two older brothers, said Monday that the third Replogle made his commitment Friday.
It was an easy decision for both IU and Replogle to make. The Hoosiers knew his family well and Replogle obviously knew the school.
“They know what they’re getting,” Ullery said of Indiana. “I think most of the time, because of the recruiting rules, these college guys have some question in their minds about what type of kid they’re recruiting. In this case, they know exactly what they’re getting, because he’s just like the other two.”
Well, maybe not exactly the same. Mike obviously doesn’t have nearly the bulk as the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Adam, and Ullery says he might be a hair slower than Tyler. Mike is a little bit taller, though, at 6-3, 210.
But the most important trait they share, Ullery said, is that they are all coachable and students of the game.
“They’re never going to back off,” Ullery said. “If the coaches ask Mike to run through a brick wall, he’ll run through a brick wall, same as the other two.”
As a junior, the third Replogle led Centreville with 75 tackles, including five for loss. He also had two fumble recoveries and an interception. He helped Centreville to an 8-3 record and a playoff berth.
A source close to the situation says Moses Abraham could now be making his decision around 7 p.m. today. Not exactly sure why, but that’s the latest time we’re hearing.
We’ll stay after it.
UPDATE, 3:34 p.m.
It should be noted this 7 p.m. thing is by no means a hard deadline or a promise. Source says he thinks it could be around 7 p.m., hopes its by 9 p.m. but can’t say that it will definitely be today.
Bear with us.
But not much. A source says that Moses Abraham pushed back his decision at least until today. At least part of the reason for that, the source said via text message, is that “Indiana is doing a great job.” The source said Abraham is talking to Indiana’s Tom Crean again this morning.
So when should we expect an announcement? No idea. The source said that’s “Up to Moses.”
I have to assume based on the time I was contacted, though, that there were a lot of us awake a lot later than the Abraham camp last night.
I’m pretty sure no one should make a decision on where to spend the next four years of his life at 3 a.m. so I’m crashing on the assumption that Moses Abraham did the same several hours ago. Thanks to all you crazy people who are still hanging in there, looking for updates. I’ll try to get a hold of these people in the morning. We’ll see how much longer this goes.
Caught the end of Winning Time on the re-run, that was fun to watch. Especially the closing interview with Michael Rappoport. Anyway, at 1:25 a.m., we still have no clue what his kid is going to do. All texts and calls to the Abraham camp have gone un-returned. Have had a fun Twitter exchange with Sean Morrison of the IDS and Zach Osterman of Inside The Hall, though, as we all wait up for something that probably won’t happen tonight.
I’m going to give it another hour or so. But I can’t believe that this kid is really sitting at a kitchen table someplace with his mentors and plans on staying up until 4 a.m. if that’s what it takes to make the decision. I’m thinking this comes tomorrow.
If anyone’s waiting up, I appreciate it.
The IDS is reporting that they got a text that says Moses Abraham might be waiting until this morning to make a decision. I, meanwhile, have heard nothing from the Abraham camp despite a call and a text since midnight.
As soon as I hear something, it will go up, of course, but I’m not sure when that’s going to happen.
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