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IU’s run on 2022 commitments continues with 3-star Ohio OT Carter Smith

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Indiana’s next recruiting class is growing by the day

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What started as a good recruiting day on Sunday has turned into a week of recruiting momentum for Tom Allen’s Indiana football program.

The IU coach landed his fourth commitment in four days Wednesday, securing a verbal pledge from three-star Ohio offensive tackle Carter Smith. The Powell, Ohio native chose the Hoosiers from a long list of Power 5 offers that included overtures from Northwestern, Tennessee, Virginia, Auburn, Purdue, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Louisville, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

According to 247 Sports, the 6-foot-6, 275-pound rising senior is considered the No. 20 overall prospect in his home state and the No. 63 ranked tackle in the country, per the scouting service’s composite database.

Smith’s commitment makes him the seventh member of IU’s 2022 class and the fourth player to commit since Sunday morning. Corner Trevell Mullen and linebacker Isaiah Jones each verballed before the end of the weekend, while quarterback Josh Hoover announced for IU on Tuesday.

The average recruit ranking for IU’s class — which is ranked at No. 34 in the country and No. 8 in the Big Ten — is a program-best .8928, per 247 Sports.