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Indiana Football lands commitment from former James Madison QB commit Alberto Mendoza



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Miami Columbus quarterback Alberto Mendoza (15) runs away from Mandarin linebacker Israel Ratliff (8) during the FHSAA Class 4M high school football championship game on December 8, 2023. [Clayton Freeman/Florida Times-Union]

Indiana football received a commitment from 2024 three-star quarterback Alberto Mendoza on Monday. He announced his commitment via X/Twitter.

Mendoza originally committed to James Madison but decommitted after Curt Cignetti left the program to take over as head coach for Indiana football.

The Miami native will follow Cignetti to Bloomington and join the program for the 2024 season. His commitment comes after visiting last weekend.

Mendoza is a two-time Florida State Champion and was named the 2022 Florida Dairy Farmers 4M Player of the Year after leading his team to a 14-1 record while throwing for 2,825 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.

He is the younger brother of Cal quarterback Fernando Mendoza, who started six games for the Golden Bears in 2023.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound quarterback also held offers from James Madison, Florida Atlantic, Appalachian State and many more.

Mendoza is one of the first players to commit to playing for Cignetti and Indiana football as the new coach builds his roster.

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Drew Rosenberg is staff writer for and hosts 'The Talkin' Bout the Hoosiers Podcast' covering Indiana University athletics. Drew is a senior, studying Sports Media and will graduate from the Indiana University Media School in the spring of 2024.