- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Three-star Chagrin Falls (Ohio) offensive tackle Grant Lingafelter has a top three, but there could be a new team added this weekend if an offer comes through.
The 6-foot-5, 268-pound Lingafelter will visit Indiana on Saturday and thinks an offer could come through. He talks regularly with his recruiter Deland McCullough and Aurora (Ohio) defensive tackle Patrick Dougherty, an Indiana commit.
“According to Deland, I’m high on their board,” Lingafelter said. “I’ve yet to speak to their offensive line coach, but I’ve sent all my game film. I just got to get down there and meet him. He’s going to evaluate me down there and see what he thinks.”
If the Hoosiers offer this weekend, Lingafelter assumes they would make it into his top group. However, Indiana is still rebuilding under second-year coach Kevin Wilson. The Hoosiers are 2-3 this season and 3-14 overall under Wilson.
Chagrin Falls has been wildly successful the last few seasons, and Lingafelter does not want to go to a program he does not believe will be competitive.
“I’ve done my research. It seems like it fits me,” he said, “but I am coming from one of the most winning programs in Ohio so winning is a big part. I feel like [Indiana] is a program on the up and coming, so we’ll see what happens.”
Illinois and Vanderbilt are also interested in Lingafelter, who keeps in contact with each at least once a week. He does not know where he stands regarding an offer from them.
Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo are Lingafelter’s top three. He will visit Toledo and Miami in the coming weeks.
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