The Spring evaluation period and the start of on campus college camps is where under the radar prospects start to garner the attention they deserve by putting on a great performance in front of college coaches. A few players in the 2023 class are benefitting from the “normal” offseason visit and camp circuits that have been absent the last couple of years due to Covid-19 pandemic. Here are five 2023 Hoosier state prospects heating up with their recruitment process heading into their final year of high school football.
Jaron Tibbs, Wide Receiver – Cathedral
A two-sport standout, Jaron Tibbs and the Cathedral Irish won their 14th football state championship and followed that up with the school’s first ever basketball championship. Tibbs is a gifted athlete and projects to be a solid piece to any power five’s program. Over the last several weeks, Tibbs has added offers from Purdue, Iowa, and a number of MAC programs.
George Berhenn, Tight End – Mt. Vernon Fortville
Not sure there’s been a player in the state, that has a month of May quite like Mt. Vernon-Fortville tight end prospect George Berhenn. Fresh off capturing a class 4a state championship with his Marauders football team, scouts and coaches took notice of the 6’5 215-pound athlete who holds double-digit FBS offers. Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Rutgers, Purdue, Iowa State, Vanderbilt and more have offered Berhenn.
Aidan Duerig, Offensive Line – Crown Point
Aidan Duerig is a 6’6 305-pound offensive lineman making a name for himself, forcing college coaches take a closer look at the Crown Point prospect. Duerig possesses several attributes division one college coaches are looking for. Though he hasn’t received an FBS offer yet, offensive tackle prospect has added offers from FCS programs Illinois State, Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois along with a handful of division two programs.
Elijah Davis, Defensive Back – Pike
Indianapolis Pike High School is home to two of the state’s top defensive backs. One is rising senior Anthony Leadford Jr. who recently committed to Western Michigan. With Leadford Jr. off the table, college coaches are turning their attention to teammate Elijah Davis. The uber-athletic Davis has peaked the interest of college programs after an impressive performance during the camp season. Over the last couple of days, Davis has added offers from Ball State, Kent State, and a handful of FCS and Division 2 offers.
Andrew Page, Offensive Line Noblesville
Bursting onto the scene for our scouts in 2020, anyone familiar with Andrew Page’s film, and offseason camp performances knew it was only a matter of time for the Noblesville high school offensive lineman to garner division one attention. Holding offers from in-state Ball State, Butler and Indiana State, it is Kent State where Page will be taking his talents. The commitment announced on his twitter for his intent to play for the Golden Flashes.
COMMITTED! Honored to say that I am 100% committed to Kent State University to attend school and play football for the next 4-5 years. LETS BE GREAT! #FlashFAST #A1PHA @NoblesvilleFB @KentStFootball @OB_GoldenFlash @TheHC_CoachLew pic.twitter.com/rgNzXE87N6— Andrew Page (@drewpage04) June 13, 2022
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