It’s been many years since Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson roamed the field of Fort Wayne Snider high school. Since then, the Fort Wayne area has seen many of its football athletes go on to play collegiate and professional sports. Still, in regards to recruiting the state of Indiana, many people will mention Indianapolis as the hot bed for talent. In the 2016 class, that is not the case. The top two players in the state reside in Fort Wayne and arguably five of the top ten recruits are from the area.

Thanks to Fort Wayne based sports performance group, Athletes With Purpose, the level of football skills and exposure to the area has increased. CEO Mike Ledo and the AWP Sports brand is responsible for the training, mentoring and the tutoring of college and professional athletes like Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame All-American Jaylon Smith and most recent Wake Forest signee in Jesse Bates. The top five 2016 prospects are also what AWP’s mantra calls “Product of the Process.”

Fort Wayne 2016 Prospects

Auston Robertson #INPrep50 no.1
auston robertson
Fort Wayne Wayne
6’5 235 Defensive End
Offers: Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Michigan + 6 more

Austin Mack #INPrep50 no.2

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers
6’2 205 Wide Receiver
Offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan, Mississippi State + 10 more

Ben Skowronek

Fort Wayne Homestead
6’3 200 Wide Receiver
Offers: Iowa, Indiana, Cincinnati, Miami OH,

Aidan Smith

Fort Wayne Carroll
6’2 180 Quarterback
Offers: Toledo

Noah Wezensky

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers
6’3 190 Quarterback
Offers: Akron, Toledo, Miami OH

Players To Watch
Malik Bramley
Wide Receiver/2016
Fort Wayne Snider

Dylan Connor
Fort Wayne Carroll

Isaac Stiebling
Fort Wayne Snider

Elijah Jett
Defensive Tackle/2016
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers