The 10th annual Indiana Winter Showcase in Noblesville welcomed 270+ football players from across the country to compete in the annual event. This year’s roster was loaded with talent and plenty of players made names for themselves. We take a look at the top performers from the camp.

Best of the Best

Fresh off his MVP award for wide receiver at the All American Bowl Combine, the NorthWood (Ind.) 2024 ATH Jo’Ziah Edmond proved that he is capable of playing on either side of the ball at the next level at the Indiana Winter Showcase. The 6’1 185-pound Edmond is a fierce competitor and did not shy away from lining up against anyone in the building. His ability to change direction, play the ball and make a play is uncanny. He’s a star! He carries himself as a humble beast. Holds offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, Iowa State and Purdue, also hearing from Notre Dame, Penn State, Clemson, West Virginia among others. Edmond told us he would like to hear from Michigan, Michigan State, Alabama and Ohio State.

2024 ATH Jo’Ziah Edmond

Arguably the most impressive performance on the day belonged to NorthWood 2024 wideout NiTareon “Nitro” Tuggle. He is an electric player with polished route running. Trained by one of the nation’s top wideout coaches in Dre Muhammad, who has produced several NFL players, Tuggle could be next. At 6’3 190-pounds, he has freakish athletic ability to high point the ball and separate from any defensive back. Heading into the camp, Tuggle had one power five offer in Vanderbilt. In the coming days after his stellar performance, Penn State, Illinois and Purdue has since offered. His recruitment is just heating up!

Warren Central 2025 offensive lineman Cameron Herron earned top 5 performer for his defensive reps, but it was the pass pro that caught the attention of college coaches and scouts in attendance. The 6’4 260-pound young man moves extremely well, good feet and bend to take speed off the edge rush. He is still learning how to use his frame, and the skill work will improve in time. Each rep I witnessed, Herron stonewalled the rusher or the defender ended up on the ground. He should garner more attention during the evaluation window by college coaches.

2026 wide receiver Jamari Brown out of Carmel Catholic (IL) High was able to get open all afternoon. The 5’10 165-pound freshman has exceptional footwork and mature route running ability. He does not shy away from competition as he competed with Jo’Ziah Edmond (during his reps as a DB) and it was his ability to separate on a couple of reps that made it easy to see that he should be one of the Midwest risers in the years to come. Her can make the hard catch seem easy as he went up the ladder to pull the ball out the air. He utilizes his footwork and IQ to set defenders up while being pretty efficient in his route running. He has the tools become a really good player and by the looks he headed in that direction.

The most surprising performance belongs to Noblesville 2025 defensive lineman Israel Oladipupo. A young prospect with minimal varsity time in 2022, came out with a point to prove at the Indiana Winter Showcase. Oladipupo is rangy at 6’3 210 with a blistering first step. Again, with each rep he blew by the offensive lineman. Tremendous upside for the young prospect. A name to know in the Hoosier State.

Another camper that dominated on both sides of the ball at Sunday’s showcase was Evansville North 2025 lineman Benjamin Brasher. The Huskie earned a top 5 defensive line nod for his performance. When Brasher took to the offensive side, you could tell where he projects at the next level. An interior lineman with a stout frame and even in shorts and t-shirts, he plays with a mean streak. Shortly after his camp performance, Brasher earned his first Division 1 offer from Eastern Kentucky.

The Next Best

The Lawrence Central Bears are in good hands under center for the next few years. Thanks in part to 2024 quarterback Bryson Luter and 2026 Terry Walker III. After seeing Luter in-person during the fall, and twice during the offseason at the Indiana Winter Showcase and a training session at XFactor, I’ve been impressed with his ability to throw the football. Undersized at 5’11 but makes up with it, with good ball velocity, placement and the ability to extend plays. He commands his offense and you could see his leadership skills when leading drills. Luter currently holds a FCS offer from Eastern Kentucky.

Walker III is all upside. At 6’3 he has time to fill out his frame and step in upon graduation of Luter. In the 2026 class, Walker III will be among the top prospects in the state. He already possesses tools as his elders and with more time in the weight room, the ball will come out even faster. These Bears earned top QB performers recognition on Sunday.

With many of the players we cover, Indiana Preps is fortunate enough to see firsthand the maturation of athletes throughout the years, most of them while in middle school. That is the case with Westfield 2025 linebacker Lennox “Cruz” Williams and Ben Davis 2025 quarterback Isaiah Rogers. It seems that Williams has always been naturally gifted, however; it’s obvious he’s coming into his own as his body continues to grow. Williams looked leaner, quicker and more explosive on Sunday. In the angle tag drill against the running backs, his closing speed was on full display. He would “eat up the grass” in a blink of an eye and the running backs had nowhere to run. The Rocks standout is primed for a big time junior season after making noise in 2022.

Isaiah Rogers has transformed into a prototypical sized quarterback at 6’3 205-pounds and possesses the arm strength that is capable to make all the throws. The football comes out hot and Rogers hits his target out the break with ease. He also displayed touch when throwing the deep ball. The Ben Davis Giants have a good situation in their quarterback room. Not clear if there’s an open competition, but look for Rogers to make a serious push to get back on the field in 2023 after making appearances last season.

Rogers’ teammate may be on of our favorite players to watch in person when the football is in his hands. Alijah Price is a quick, shifty ball carrier that made defenders miss in full pads and in shorts and t-shirts. Size is not an issue for us when evaluating Price. He has demonstrated his ability to run between the tackles, maintain balance after taking a blow and not going down by the first tackler. On Sunday he was eluding would be tacklers in the 1v1 segment.

Franklin Central rising junior Nevan Tutterow also one of the top gunslingers on Sunday. He spins the ball well with accuracy. Hammond Morton 2025 quarterback Holland Harris is getting better and better each time we see him throw. Once he fills out his 6’5 frame, he could be something special.

Best of the Rest

Another duo of top performers were Northridge High rising senior offensive linemen Wyatt Boals and Cohen Lantz. Both players earned top performer recognition and showcased how dominating the Raiders will be upfront in 2023. The standout linemen are nearly identical in size at 6’4 250+ pounds. The Raiders utilize both players on offensive and defensive line, their projection at the next level is on the offensive line.

The defensive line group was uber impressive especially at the interior with Merrillville High 2024 defensive lineman Roshaun McGee and Cathedral High 2024 defensive lineman Devaugn Perkins. These two players are disruptive pass rushers and will sit thick in a gap versus the run with their size. Hamilton Southeastern 2024 Jack Seyferth, Jordan Sanders, Fort Wayne Carroll 2024 Ashton Pesetski round out the defensive line group top performers.

Standouts at linebacker include Caleb Robinson a 2024 6’1 205-pound backer at Danville High, also 2025 Merrillville High’s Trenton Nixon who is 6’2 190. Hammond Morton 2024 defensive back DaVierre McNale at 5’7 didn’t shy away from anyone. Likewis, the smaller Ben Davis 2024 defensive back Braylan Mecalfe lined up and competing earning him a top performer nod. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 2024 defensive back Thomas Smith was impressive in 1on1s. As was Greenwood High 2024 defensive back Tanner Crouch.

Look out for Hammond Morton 2024 running back Dontell Harris Jr. Penn High 2025 running back Noah Boutsomsy continues to impress each time we see him. Providence High 2024 running back Luke Kruer is a good looking prospect at 6’1 190, he earned a top performer spot in a good group of ball carriers. Eastern Greentown 2024 running back Jayden Eagle is a rocked up athlete who loves the gym and has a college ready frame. He’s explosive and is a tough out in the hole.

Hammond Morton 2024 wideout Gary Robinson was a standout among a star power group of receivers. Northview 2024 quarterback Kyle Cottee was also impressive throwing the football. Westfield 2025 Gabriel Aramboles is a two-way standout for the Rocks and he showcased his skills on Sunday. State Champion Valparaiso quarterback Justin Clark dubbed a top performer for the second time this offseason at our camps.

Next Up

These underclassmen in the 2026 class are names to know in high school football over the next few season. Several of them were top performers at their position.

Jazz Coleman, RB/LB Speedway High

Dae’cion Echols, LB Muncie Central High

Damon Thomas, DB Michigan City High

Kai Owens, WR Carmel Catholic (IL) High

Deacon King, DB Westfield High

Fisher Thomas, QB Cathedral High

Carsen Eloms, WR Fishers High