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Carovillano becomes a Hoosier

Regional recruiter Greg Frey helped Indiana pull in another Ohio-based commitment, when Nick Carovillano committed Friday.

Three-star defensive end Nick Carovillano, a standout at southwest Ohio powerhouse Cincinnati St. Xavier, committed to Indiana on Friday, becoming the ninth member of IU's 2014 class. Carovillano had narrowed his recruitment down to two choices, IU and Purdue, though he also held offers from Boston College and a host of MAC schools.

Indiana hosted Carovillano for a one-day camp earlier this summer, his performance then leading to an offer. Position coach Jon Fabris and regional recruiter Greg Frey laid a foundation that set the Hoosiers up as a favorite after the offer itself, and even a trip to West Lafayette this week could not move IU from that top spot.

Carovillano told that he hoped to have a decision by the end of this week, and when it came time, the Hoosiers got the good news.

Last season at St. X, Carovillano posted 53 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, the 247Composite, an industry generated ranking based on information gathered from several major recruiting services, put the senior-to-be No. 38 in the country at the strong-side defensive end spot, though he could move to the weak side in college.

Inside Indiana will have more on this developing story.

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