Over the weekend the news broke 2024 quarterback Timothy Carpenter is no longer committed to play for Indiana.
That means new head coach Curt Cignetti and his staff are on the hunt for a new signal caller in the high school senior class.
And the Hoosiers have wasted no time offering 2024 quarterbacks, with two going out in the last few days.
In both cases Cignetti’s Hoosiers have offered a quarterback who had previously committed elsewhere, and where there was some degree of familiarity between IU or its new staff and the prospect.
For the second time Indiana has offered 2024 Greenwood, Ind. quarterback Tyler Cherry, who is currently still committed to Duke but receiving a lot of attention after a coaching change there.
Cherry led Center Grove to an 11-2 record and the Indiana 6A state semifinals while breaking multiple single-season school passing records. He completed 218-of-305 passes (71.4 percent) for 3,156 yards with 38 passing touchdowns, six interceptions, and four rushing scores.
According to the On3 Industry Average, Cherry is a 4-star prospect, the No 340 overall player in the 2024 class, and the No. 19 quarterback.
The 6-foot-4 Cherry started two years in high school after playing behind current Hoosier Tayven Jackson at Center Grove.
Indiana has also offered former James Madision 2024 quarterback commit Alberto Mendoza, who Cignetti and staff obviously believe can play at the Power Four level. Mendoza announced a decommitment from JMU on Sunday, just days after the coaching change there.
The 6-foot-2 Mendoza is a consensus 3-star and the No. 81 overall quarterback in the class according to the On3 Average. The pro-style passer has 58 total touchdowns and more than 4,000 passing yards over the last two years.
A Miami, Fla. (Christopher Columbus H.S.), product, Mendoza has a chance to lead his high school team to back-to-back state titles on Friday. Schools such as Temple and Florida Atlantic have also offered in recent days. His brother is a quarterback at Cal.
According to 247Sports, Mendoza is visiting Bloomington this weekend.
Indiana currently has two quarterbacks on its roster — Jackson, who will be a redshirt sophomore, and Broc Lowry, who will be a redshirt freshman. Brendan Sorsby and Dexter Williams are both in the transfer portal but could also return.
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