Everyone foresaw the Class of 2022 in Indiana being a special group of recruits. Last week, and much of the past month, featured some of the top-shelf prospects making their verbal commitments.
Avon running back Chrishon McCray kicked off the busy weekend with an early Saturday morning commitment to Kent State. McCray is a playmaker with top-end speed, elusiveness, and agility. He has shined on the camp circuit, including the Indiana Preps Camp and TractionAp camps in Fort Wayne. He will join Danville TE/LB Tyler Dostin, who also committed to the Golden Flashes last week.
“One of my biggest things when it comes to a decision such as picking a school or anything important in life I look at how I feel about it,” McCray said. “When I first started talking to Kent State they were the most genuine guys I have ever talked to. When I went on my visit there it felt like a family. I got to really build that bond with the coaches and I loved their campus and their drive and I could tell they really care for me”
East Noble offensive lineman Chris Hood gave his verbal commitment to Ball State, which landed a number of top recruits throughout Indiana and the rest of the Midwest. Hood is 6’8, 320, a player who has gone from a raw talent to one of the best prospects in the region, garnering All State honors. Whiteland tight end Max Sullivan and Westfield quarterback Max Webster also gave the reigning MAC champions their verbal commitment on Saturday as well. Leading up to the weekend, Lawrence North DE/OLB Danny Royster, a very underrated prospect, committed to the Cardinals as well.
Perhaps the biggest news from Saturday was Lawrenceburg OL/DL Ashton Craig. Craig (6’5 283) became a national recruit with offers from the likes of Baylor, Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Vanderbilt, Florida State and others, yet he chose to stay inside the Indiana borders at Notre Dame. Central Michigan also locked up a verbal commitment from Roncalli OL Sam Secrest.
On Sunday, Ball State grabbed another commitment from defending 6A state champion Center Grove, picking up offensive lineman Sam Buras. Buras also held offers from Brown, Eastern Kentucky, and Grand Valley State, but chose the Cardinals who offered him first. Elsewhere, Heritage High DE Kiel Eldridge gave his verbal commitment to Toledo, and Center Grove DL James Scott committed to Miami-Ohio. Ben Davis WR Dillon Moore wasted no time making his collegiate decision, making a verbal commitment to Western Michigan. Another name to keep an eye on is Lawrence Central ’22 defensive back Jahmad Harmon, who added offers from Eastern Illinois, Notre Dame College, Indiana State, and Kent State this month.
The Class of 2023 in the state is starting to heat up. Decatur Central QB/LB Aycen Stevens added offers from Cincinnati and Tennessee. Westfield safety prospect Dillon Thieneman picked up his first offer from Purdue, and Noblesville OL Ben Decker added his first offer from Central Michigan. Top prospect Andrean LB Drayk Bowen picked up offers from Clemson, NC State, Missouri, and Stanford.