It’s been a whirlwind few days for class of 2024 signal caller Alberto Mendoza.
After repeating as a state champion quarterback on Friday evening, he flew up to Indiana Saturday for an official visit.
On Monday, Mendoza announced he has committed to play for IU.
The 6-foot-2 Mendoza was a former James Madison commit before Curt Cignetti left his head coaching post there to take the reins at Indiana. He announced his decommitment from JMU shortly after Cignetti was hired at IU, opening speculation of an eventual flip to the Hoosiers.
According to the On3 Industry Average, Mendoza is a 3-star and the No. 85 QB in the 2024 class.
Mendoza attends Christopher Columbus H.S. in Miami, Fla. His brother Fernando Mendoza is a quarterback at the University of California.
In Friday’s 4M state title game, Mendoza showed his versatility, throwing for 149 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 138 yards and a score. He had 287 of the Explorers 419 total yards.
Mendoza had a 72 percent completion percentage throughout his high school career. He threw for 2,289 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior, and 2,825 yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior.
The news comes not longer after former IU 2024 verbal QB pledge Timothy Carpenter decommitted.
Mendoza chose Indiana over offers from Appalachian State, Bryant, Charlotte, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Fordham, James Madison, Temple, Toledo, UAB, UConn, and UMass.
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