Fishers, Indiana– Preps 2 Prospects and Indiana Preps teamed up to host the 4th Annual Indiana Winter Showcase at the SPARTA complex. Nearly 250 athletes from across six different states, packed the building. A great staff was assembled for this event, with guest instructors from the NFL, Colts tight end Mike Miller and college football players like Cathedral alum and current Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager. Vanderbilt recruit offensive lineman Bryce Bailey offered his assistance with the offensive line group.
Campers were put through a series of speed and agility drills followed by individual position work and 1 on 1 competition.
Overall Top Performer
Reese Taylor, Ben Davis, 2018 ATH
Reese came into the event with high regard as a power 5 offer kid, and he didn’t disappoint. Starting out in defensive back drills, he was smooth in his back pedal and flips his hips with ease. He barely scrapes the grass in his backpedal. His speed was a huge advantage in 1on1s. He can run stride for stride with the fastest players in the building. Taylor would often bait the quarterbacks and then jump the route or make a play on the jump balls. Taylor gave up only one catch in the final best on best, and it was a underneath five yard dig route. He did take a few reps on offense at wide receiver and made it look easy. Taylor has a couple power 5 offers and added another one from B1G Minnesota after his stellar performance on Sunday.
Session I: MVPs
Offensive Line MVP
Luke Martin, Fishers High School, 2018
Martin hardly lost a rep in 1on1s. Martin showcased good hips, very strong hands and a good set in pass pro. Martin currently holds a couple MAC offers and Cincinnati.
Defensive Line MVP
Thomas Prater, Warren Central High School, 2018
Prater at 6’3 270 pounds was a force on Sunday,showing his power using his hands tossing offensive lineman out of his way.
Mid-Skill Offensive MVP
Cobie Dillard, Scecina Memorial High School, 2018
Dillard was smooth in his route running and was a natural catching the football. His ability to make linebackers miss in the 1on1s sealed the deal for his MVP.
Mid-Skill Defensive MVP
William Chapman, Cathedral High School, 2019
Chapman is a rising prospect at a school that currently has a couple other linebackers with FBS offers. Chapman is next in line as he has good size, rangy with with speed.
Session I: Top Performers
Madison Norris, Hamilton Southeastern, 2018 Defensive End
Explosive pass rusher, with a long frame that can add some weight.
Addison Batton, Avon, 2018 Offensive Lineman
Good base, strong hands and very solid pass set.
Payton Ditchley, Franklin Central, 2018
Very aggressive and solid in pass pro. 6’4 250 pounds
JaMichael Watts, North Central, 2019
Very strong, solid base and immovable when opposing players bull rush. Was in the MVP race until the end.
Eddie Ziennik, Noblesville, 2018 Linebacker
Instinctive, very aggressive and good speed. Has the film to back up his performance at the camp.
Defensive Lineman to watch:
Christian Weems, North Central, 2018
Chamaar Smith, Decatur Central, 2018
Offensive Lineman To Watch:
Grant Magnuson, Concord, 2018
Garrett Hickman, Bloomington South, 2018
Ty McCaskill, Penn, 2018
Offensive Mid-Skill To Watch:
RJ Decker, Marian, 2018 Tight End
Christian Collier, Noblesville, 2018 Running Back
Dawson Dahnke, West Lafayette, 2018 Running Back
Defensive Mid-Skill To Watch:
Nigel Dobbs, 2018 Linebacker
Noah Earl, Columbus North, 2018 Linebacker
Darrell Brown Jr, Marian, 2018 Linebacker
Session II: MVPs
Jontae Dobson, Ben Davis, 2018
A physical defensive back, with great instincts and cover skills. Holds an FCS offer and should garner more attention on the camp circuit.
Brock Thompson, Ben Davis, 2018
A smooth route runner, good hand catcher with the ability to make a play on jump balls.
Bryce Jefferson, Decatur Central, 2018
A big kid with good velocity on the ball. Definitely a dual-threat on the field, but threw the ball very well in 1on1s. He was very coachable during individual period.
Session II: Top Performers
JD Harris, Columbus North, 2018 Defensive Back
Harris was arguably the purest cover corner in the building. He has great technique and uses his long arms to jam and defend the ball very well. Expect his recruitment to take off in a big way this offseason.
Jermaine Hoskins, Ben Davis, 2018 Wide Receiver
A very fast athlete, with solid route running skills to match. He found himself blowing by most defensive backs all day. Definitely one to keep an eye on this offseason.
Justin Kolzow, Hinsdale South (IL), 2018 2018
Solid performance. Has really nice touch on the football and had a virtually a mistake free day. Had a good deep ball.
Zac Montgomerey, Mt. Vernon, 2018 Quarterback
Zac displayed good arm strength and was named to top 3 in his position group.
Jalen Peterson, Avon, ATH
He doubled on both side of the ball at defensive back and wide receiver. He was so impressive he mad top 10 at both positions.
Seth Knutson, Cardinal Ritter, 2018 Defensive Back
Knutson had a solid performance. He plays the ball very well and at 6’1 can match up with about any one across from him.
Wide Receivers To Watch
KeSean Tunstill, Ben Davis, 2018
Brent Harris, Ben Davis, 2018
Brandt Applegate, Yorktown, 2018
Tristan Bailey, Columbus North, 2018
Jaylen Brown, Franklin Central, 2018
Defensive Backs To Watch
Luke Cameron, Kokomo, 2018
Devin Parrott, Brownsbug, 2018
Jacob Fancher, Guerin Catholic, 2018
Gabe Collins-Green, Southport, 2018
Quarterbacks To Watch
Alan Perry, Seymour, 2018
Tyler Knepley, Western, 2018
Kevin Stucker, Whiteland 2018
2019s To Watch | Made Position Top 10
D’Andre Scruggs, Columbus North, Wide Receiver
Dalton Davis, Noblesville, Offensive Line
Anthony Booker Jr, Winton Woods (OH), Defensive Line
Trent Williams, Hamilton Southeastern,Offensive Line
Cole Woods, Castle, Offensive Line
Delbert Mimms, Ben Davis, Running Back
Lashon Bright, Lawrence Central, Wide Receiver
Triston Spinks, Pendleton Heights, Wide Receiver
2020s To Watch | Made Position Top 10
Charlie Spegal, Delta, Running Back
Peyton McClendon, Indy Lutheran, Running Back
2021s To Watch
Maddox Tavernier, Quarterback