All-state New Palestine quarterback Alex Neligh committed to the University of Indianapolis on Sunday night.
Neligh, who led the Dragons to a Class 4A state title as a junior and a runner-up finish in 5A as a senior, was offered by UIndy after the season.
UIndy’s Connor Barthel (Cathedral) passed for 3,025 yards this season as a senior. Former Cardinal Ritter standout Jake Purichia was Barthel’s backup as a redshirt freshman.
Neligh rewrote the record book at New Palestine as he passed for 2,852 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior and rushed for 2,097 yards and 37 TDs. He was the IndyStar Mr. Football runner-up – tied with Fort Wayne Luers receiver Austin Mack – to Avon’s Brandon Peters.