After the offer came, it was merely a formality for Bishop Dwenger offensive lineman Vinny Fiacable.
Less then a week after earning a scholarship from Coach Tom Allen and Indiana University, the senior-to-be pulled the trigger on Monday, committing to the Hoosiers over offers from Cincinnati, Louisville and a host of others.
“I’ve always wanted to play for them,” said Fiacable when asked why he picked Indiana. “I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.”
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Fiacable received an offer from Indiana last Wednesday, at the time describing in as the opportunity he had been waiting for. His entire immediate family has attended Indiana University and have been affiliated with the program in one way or another, including brother Mike, who walked on at Indiana as a quarterback and saw action in games in 2017 and 2018.
“I grew up being a fan of Indiana and I have a lot of memories of going down there,” said Fiacable. “Without COVID-19 I may have taken some visits here or there, but I knew where I wanted to go.”
Fiacable projects as an offensive guard at the collegiate level, but may move outside depending on development.
The Bishop Dwenger product is the fourth verbal commitment to the Hoosiers in the Class of 2021 and the first along the offensive line. All four commits thus far are in-state prospects – Fiacable, defensive ends Cooper Jones of Valparaiso and Rodney McGraw of Elkhart Central and tight end Aaron Steinfeldt of Bloomington North.