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Hoosier Headlines for June 22, 2010: football recruiting.

Bill Lynch's early offer strategy appears to be paying off.  The only issue is whether he is stocking the cupboard for himself or for his successor. 

  • Luers' Kenny Mullen commits to Indiana (The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN)
    "When Mullen visited IU's campus Wednesday and talked to coaches, met with academic representatives, toured the facilities and, perhaps most importantly, chatted with Hoosier players (and Fort Wayne guys) Damarlo Belcher, Lawrence Barnett, Mick Mentzer and Dre Muhammad, it just felt right."

  • Hoosiers snag several highly ranked recruits (Indiana Daily Student)
    "One of those four-star athletes is Raymon Taylor. Taylor is the most recent player choose to come to IU. The 5-foot-10, 167-pound prospect had seven interceptions with two pick-sixes on defense along with 40 receptions and six touchdowns on offense during his junior season. Taylor, who had offers from Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Toledo and Wisconsin, chose the Hoosiers mainly because he has the opportunity to see significant playing time as a freshman."

  • C.J. Robbins commits to Indiana (News Tribune)
    La Salle-Peru incoming senior C.J. Robbins has had a schedule full of football camps during the last week. He’s been to camps at Northern Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois and Iowa, and he is scheduled to attend camps at Northwestern and Michigan State. Robbins’ experience at Indiana stood out from the rest. Robbins verbally committed Thursday to accept a football scholarship from Indiana. "I went there, got to see the campus and just felt really good about it. I felt at home there," Robbins said. "It’s just a really nice place, and I liked it a lot." Three days later, after another conversation with Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch, Robbins committed to play football for the Hoosiers. Content Continues Below "Before I left (the camp), the head coach was telling me about how people are going to be committing. He said he’ll keep in touch with me and let me know if things started going faster," Robbins said. "Two days later I got an e-mail to call him. I called him. He said four people committed in the last day, and they only had two scholarships left. I didn’t really have to think about it. I loved it when I was leaving there. I didn’t want to pass it up so I just committed."