Dozens of college coaches flock to the Hoosier State to check out area talent at high school workouts geared toward showcasing team’s underclassmen. This is a great opportunity for several players to land their first offer and for the top prospects to gain national attention. The “college day” week kicked off at the annual College Day Combine powered by Indiana Preps in Indianapolis at Lawrence Central High School. Several players jumped out with good performance, that springboard them into their school workouts.

Iowa Hawkeyes Defensive Line Coach & Indiana Recruiter with his thoughts on area College Days.

Defensive back Mark Zachery IV had a huge week flooded with offers post-workout with his Ben Davis team. The 2025 prospect started to heat up once the FBS Spring evaluation period opened. Zachery kicked off May with offers from USC, Iowa, West Virginia, Northwestern, Texas A&M, Notre Dame, and Tennessee, launching him into blue-chip status. Giants’ head coach Russ Mann references Zachery to a few of his former players at Warren Central. “The long arms, frame and bounce like Julius Brents and the basketball, football combo like a David Bell” said Mann. “He’s smooth and long” he added.

Schools that did themselves a favor and made a trip to the Fort Wayne area, were in for a treat at North Side High School. College coaches around the country are aware of 2024 all purpose prospect and four-star rated player in Brauntae Johnson. It was 2025 ATH Jamari Pearson who turned heads at the workout. Pearson displayed his elite athleticsm for the college coaches, helping the rising prospect land Power-Five offers from Indiana, and Louisville, respectfully.

Speaking of Warren Central, the talented crop of 2025s had a field day of landing scholarship offers. Four-Star Edge Damien Shanklin added offers from Southern California, West Virginia, Ball State, Marshall and Minnesota to his growing list. The 6’4 230-pound quarterback chaser, is primed to be a national recruit. Tyrone Burrus is the other bookend for this talent Warriors’ defensive line. Burrus is another long and rangy prospect at 6’4 215-pounds in the 2025 class. Iowa, Iowa State, West Virginia, Purdue, Ball State, and Central Michigan extended offers to Burrus. Warren Central offensive lineman Cameron Herron had an equally good week following the Warriors’ workout, as Iowa, Marshall, Indiana, Duke and Ball State offered.

Noblesville High School was another hot spot for college coaches to checkout a roster with college prospects. Louisville recruit, offensive lineman Ransom McDermott would have naturally been a large draw if it weren’t for his commitment a few days prior to the workout. 2025 defensive end Israel Oladipupo secured his first offers following an impressive workout. Western Michigan was first offer, and other MAC programs followed suit, including Ball State, Bowling Green, and Central Michigan. The player who may have surprised many coaches in attendance and created some buzz for himself was 2025 tight end prospect Aiden Brewer. The 6’4 basketball player’s transition to the football field has been paying off, earning All-Conference accolades last season. Brewer’s success on the gridiron has catapulted him into Power Five status as a recruit. Indiana was first to offer. Since the Hoosiers offer, a string of MAC offers have followed.

Folks would be hard pressed to find a more talented roster in the state than at Hamilton Southeastern. Home of four-star offensive lineman Styles Prescod, the 2024 prospect holds twenty-plus offers. According to media outlets, Notre Dame appears to be the consensus landing spot for Prescod. Teammates 2024 wide receiver Donovan Hamilton, 2025 defensive back Mason Alexander, 2024 running back Jalen Alexander, 2024 tight end Kameron Anthony, and 2024 defensive back Jaren Bush all seen their offer list rise after the defending Hoosier Crossroads Champions’ college day workout.

A handful of 2026 rising prospects made a name for themselves. Decatur Central quarterback Bo Polston’s stock continues to rise. Central Michigan and Marshall extended offers after the workout. Polston holds offers from Indiana, Toledo and Akron. Columbus North offensive lineman Drew Schiefer earned his first offer from Central Michigan post workout for the Bull Dogs.