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IU gets 4th football commitment

Dan Feeney is 3-star offensive lineman.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Kevin Wilson isn't racking up the four- and five-star recruiting commitments with his first fully engaged football class, but he is addressing needs.

In the last 10 days Wilson has gotten four oral commitments, the latest being 6-4, 290-pound offensive lineman Dan Feeney.

Feeney is a three-star (out of five stars) prospect who is athletic and agile. He has the ability to play any offensive line position, although he's a left tackle at Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill.

He committed after attending an elite camp at IU last weekend. Illinois, Western Michigan and Bowling Green were the main recruiting competition, with Wisconsin and Northwestern showing interest.

Freeney had a strong connection to offensive line coach Greg Frey, who had recruited him while Frey was coaching at Michigan. He also related to Wilson, a former offensive lineman.

Feeney joins Ohio linebacker Nick Mangieri (also a three-star prospect), Ohio defensive back Dawson Fletcher and Ohio defensive tackle Alex Todd as Hoosier commitments.

This is the first full-time class for Wilson, who will make his IU head-coaching debut this fall. Most of the incoming freshmen were signed by former coach Bill Lynch and his staff.

Players can't officially sign a national letter of intent until February.