Kristian Pechac is staying home.
The three-star running back out of Bloomington committed to Indiana on Saturday. His father, Mike Pechac, works for IU football's staff as a Director of Player Development and Academic Enhancement.
The younger Pechac chose Indiana over the likes of Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Minnesota and Toledo.
Pechac, ranked No. 31 among running backs nationally and No. 10 overall in the state of Indiana, was the first prospect to pick up an offer from Tom Allen upon being named head coach.
Former Hoosier running back coach Deland McCullough did the bulk of the recruiting to get Pechac but then handed things off to Mike Hart when McCullough opted to leave for USC.
A frequent visitor, Pechac has the unusual advantage of having been able to see the program up close more often than typical prospects because of his family ties. That'll make for few surprises when he eventually joins the program down the road.
A 6-foot, 202-pound rusher, Pechac ran for 2,030 yards and 28 touchdowns on 266 carries at Bloomington South a season ago. He joins fellow in-state commit Jordan Jusevitch, a safety, three-star cornerback Elijah Rodgers and three-star receiver Cam Jones in what is now a four-man 2018 recruiting class.
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