Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
With a veteran laden offensive line in 2019, the Hoosiers are making it a priority to reload as they prioritize the position in the 2020 class. Those efforts got a boost Saturday evening as three-star lineman Luke Wiginton from Bishop Dwenger (Ft. Wayne, In.) committed to the Hoosiers.
Wiginton, 6’5'“, is listed as a tackle and tips the scales at 275 pounds. He made his announcement on Twitter saying:
“First off, I would like to thank God for blessing me with a talent and a love for football, as well as an amazing family. I would like to thank my biggest supporters: my mom, dad, and four siblings. I would also like to thank my Coaches that I have had over the years especially my Dad, Coach Garrett, Coach Fabini, Coach Moore, Coach Gies, and Coach Brown, along with all of the other Coaches as Bishop Dwenger and St. Francis Xavier. It has been a blessing to be able to learn from them. I would like to thank the trainers at TractionAP, especially Evan Rice and Lawrence Barnett, for helping me become the Athlete that I am today. I would also like to thank Joe Tippmann for being a life-changing mentor these past few years while playing and training with me. The lessons I have learned from Big Joe are priceless and something that I will carry with me forever. Thank you to all the Coaches who took the time to recruit me as a person and as a player. Finally, I would like to thank the entire Bishop Dwenger and Fort Wayne community for all their support. With that being said, I am blessed to announce that I am STAYING HOME AND COMMITTING TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY TO CONTINUE MY ACADEMIC AND FOOTBALL CAREER! GO HOOSIERS!#LEO#GRIT
On tape, Wigington is a brawler. He is very physical and can work up field. In high school he played tackle, but has the skills necessary to move to the interior at the next level. Watch Wiginton’s highlights
Wiginton is listed as the 12th best player in the state of Indiana according to 247Sports and held offers from Big Ten schools Purdue, Illinois and Minnesota and other Power Five schools including Vanderbilt and West Virginia. In total he held offers from 14 schools. He is IU’s second commitment of the 2020 class which now ranks 11th in the Big Ten (62nd nationally).