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Fort Wayne interior O-lineman Demon Moore picks IU

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Another big pickup for Indiana’s rapidly-rising 2022 recruiting class

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Indiana head coach Tom Allen celebrates a touchdown during a college football game between the Michigan State Spartans and Indiana Hoosiers on September 28, 2019 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI.
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Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue and Penn State all worked to land Fort Wayne offensive lineman Demon “DJ” Moore. But on Monday afternoon, Indiana was the school that got him.

The Hoosiers started their week with a verbal commitment from the coveted interior lineman, who chose IU from a long list of Power 5 offers. Rivals considers the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Snider product a four-star prospect, while 247 Sports rates him as a three-star recruit. In the latter service’s Composite database, Moore is considered the No. 15 interior O-lineman in the nation and the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Indiana.

“It’s done,” Moore tweeted. “I’m stayin home.”

IU and Purdue were the two schools to receive official visits from Moore after the dead period ended earlier this summer. At various points in the past year, Arizona State, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Missouri and West Virginia also offered Moore a scholarship.

His commitment further boosts an Indiana Class of 2022 recruiting haul that has quickly climbed the national rankings. With Moore in the fold, IU now ranks 20th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten for the 2022 cycle. He’s the third offensive lineman to join the class, following tackles Carter Smith and Bray Lynch.