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IU adds 3-star quarterback Josh Hoover to 2022 class

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A busy week of commitments for Tom Allen and company continues

NCAA Football: Eastern Illinois at Indiana
Bloomington, IN, USA;Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen greets a fan on the sidelines before the game against the Eastern Illinois Panthers at Memorial Stadium.
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After a run on defensive players to start the 2022 recruiting cycle, Indiana landed its first offensive prospect on Tuesday. And he’s a priority target at the sport’s most important position.

With a verbal pledge from three-star Texas quarterback Josh Hoover, the Hoosiers now have a passer lined up for next year’s class. Hoover, a 6-foot-1, 206-pound native of Rockwall, Texas, chose Indiana over offers from SMU, Houston, Arkansas, Memphis, Tulane and Western Kentucky, among others. According to the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Hoover is the No. 36 overall quarterback in the 2022 cycle.

Playing in the Class 6A division of Texas high school football — the highest level in the state — Hoover completed 63% of his passes for 3,556 yards with 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions as a junior at Rockwall-Heath High School last fall. For his efforts, Hoover earned District 10-6A Offensive Most Valuable Player honors.

Hoover’s commitment comes six months after IU signed four-star Indianapolis quarterback Donaven McCulley, considered by Rivals to be the No. 99 overall player in the 2021 recruiting class. Hoover is the third player to commit to Indiana since Sunday.

Here’s how IU’s class looks now that Hoover is in the fold: