Schools may not be in session across the country, but college football coaches are still on the virtual recruiting trail – dissecting film, reaching out to prospects and making offers.
A local benefactor of that activity has been Bishop Dwenger senior-to-be Vinny Fiacable, who has amassed seven offers over the past week – including an offer from Coach Tom Allen Indiana University on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman now sits at 15 scholarship offers overall.
“I weigh all my offers as opportunities,” Fiacable said. “I don’t look at it to where one offer is better than the other. I appreciate every one of them I have gotten, especially the MAC offers. Those are the ones that got things started, especially the offer from Ball State last October.”
Fiacable’s relentless work ethic has helped him build up his stockpile of offers in a relatively short time, something that coaches have been quick to mention as one of his top attributes. Programs have also been impressed with how well he moves for his size, both laterally and straightforward.
As for his college position, Fiacable is open to whatever along the offensive front.
“A lot of coaches say they see me as an interior guy (as a guard),” said Fiacable, who lines up predominantly at guard for the Saints. “Some say I could move out and play tackle. I’m going to work hard to do whatever they need.”
While Fiacable values every offer, his most recent stands out. The offer from the Hoosiers is his first Big Ten opportunity. While the offer from Louisville would put him in the ACC, there is something to be said about familiarity in Bloomington. Teammate and line mate Luke Wiginton has signed with Indiana and will head there in the fall, as well as friend Randy Holtz of Snider, also an offensive lineman.
“With those guys and my teammate Patrick Finley also going to IU, it definitely helps,” Fiacable said.
With no spring football workouts allowed due to the state’s closure of schools and spring and summer camps in jeopardy of not happening, Fiacable will have to put a lot of work in away from Bishop Dwenger over the next few months to continue his upward trajectory.
That will not be a problem for the self-motivated Fiacable, who currently rates as a two-star prospect on 247Sports and the No. 25 player in the state in the Class of 2021.
“I just need to keep doing what I am doing – working on pass sets, footwork, keep getting stronger and t0one out at 300 pounds,” Fiacable said. “I just want to be dominant on the field for next season.”