As you can imagine, Indiana Preps receives hundreds of messages from high school football players seeking help with promoting their film. We are happy to and of course we insist that players continue to do so. In February, a message came from a player named Zenuae Michalski (pronounced Zen-you-aye Meh-hall-ski) from Floyd Central high school located in Floyd Knobs, Indiana. There’s been some buzz about the program as of late due to a couple of players with college potential. Like others, the 2021 offensive tackle asked if we could take a look at his film and help promote it. After a few clips it was evident the kid had potential.
After a visit to Indiana State, the Sycamores were first to offer the kid from Floyd Knobs. “I was super excited” Michalski referring to his first offer. “I was ready to commit right then”. Good thing the young player wasn’t a prisoner of the moment, as a number of scholarship opportunities have since been extended to the 6’6 265 pound lineman. His latest offers include the likes of Kansas State, Kansas, Boston College, and Louisville. Growing up in Kentucky made the Louisville offer special. Floyd Knobs is a 15-minute drive to Louisville and ‘Zen’ grew up a Cardinal fan. Zen expressed his excitement on Twitter. “I CANT BELIEVE I GET TO SAY THIS, I have received an offer from my home town / DREAM school the UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE”.
An offer from the University of Kentucky would also bring excitement for the rising prospect. “This would be a big one for me”. Hoosier natives do not worry, he has not forgotten about this state’s programs. Zen expressed that Indiana is in play as well as Purdue. A call to Bloomington is expected to take place today. “I really like what they have going on at Indiana”. Minnesota and UCLA have been in contact recently.
Michalski has an optimistic outlook for the Highlanders in 2020. Surrounded by other college prospective athletes, Floyd Central should be a contender in the Hoosier Hills Conference. Floyd Central returns roughly 9-10 starters back on offense. Led by veteran quarterback Tristan Polk. The ground attack will come from running back phenom, Wenkers Wright. Wright eclipsed the 2,000 yard mark in 2019, followed up with 26 touchdowns on the ground. Wright has a number of scholarship offers himself, Indiana State, Illinois State and Bowling Green, respectively. Polk has made several college visits and continues to hear from coaches. The Highlander offense will be tough to stop. The defensive side of the ball has some playmakers as well. More notably, Trace Richards at the defensive end spot. “Trace Richards it the best defensive player, I’ve played against all year” Michalski said. He says to keep an eye on the conference this year. “This is our year to beat Columbus East”. Nothing short of a Regional championship would be a “disappointment”.
With the country’s COVID-19 pandemic, recruiting for college coaches and prospects this year is different. Michalski is hopeful to make a trip to Boston College in June. A trip to Louisville and Kansas is expected. “I’m grateful for all of this, I didn’t expect any of this to happen”.