FB: Indiana’s Top 100 players listed for 2011
July 9, 2011By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
Here is the list of the Top 100 players, complete with position, height, weight, college choice (if applicable), and comments on the Top 40, for the upcoming 2011 Indiana high school football season, courtesy of scout.com:
1. Gunner Kiel QB Columbus East 6-4/200
The top player in the state and the nation's top quarterback, Kiel is efficient, accurate, and consistent. Everyone is waiting still to see where he will choose.
2. Sheldon Day DT Warren Central 6-2/278
Explosive, and possessing one of the best first steps in the entire country, Day may not be a big, 330-lb gap plugger, but he's disruptive and plays with a motor.
3. David Perkins OLB South Bend Washington 6-2/220 (Notre Dame)
Fantastic edge rusher with great athleticism. Still has to learn the game and the position, but his physical tools are all there.
4. Jordan Wallace MLB Warren Central 6-1/215 (Indiana)
Had a big summer that raised his stock. Stocky kid who did well in space and has good technique. Big get for the Hoosiers.
5. John Turner S Indianapolis Cathedral 6-1/195 (Notre Dame)
Added 20 lbs of muscle without losing his ability to move, earning him some offers this summer. Physical kid who could end up at WILL linebacker or stay at strong safety.
6. Kevin Davis WR Warren Central 5-11/170 (Indiana)
Quick, sudden player who runs good routes and has good hands. Does not play in a pass-heavy scheme, but makes his share of big plays nonetheless.
7. Aloyis Gray WR Indianapolis Pike 6-3/165
Tried quarterback this summer and may play there this season, but we believe this great athlete's best position would still be at receiver.
8. Josh Posley DE Warren Central 6-1/235 (Cincinnati)
Great edge rusher who will fit perfectly with what the Bearcats run as a hybrid LB-DE rush man.
9. Josiah Price TE Eastern (Greentown) 6-5/240 (Michigan State)
Had a great summer that shot him up the charts and earned him several offers, including the Spartan one he jumped on.
10. Gehrig Dieter WR South Bend Washington 6-3/210
A pure playmaker who has top-notch ball skills and great size. He will end up catching a lot of passes wherever he ends up.
11. DeAndre Herron OT Avon 6-6/310
A projection pick. Herron still has lots to learn but has a great frame and keeps getting better and better each time out. Better suited for guard, we like his upside potential.
12. Jason Spriggs TE Concord 6-6/256
Big body that can play tight end or grow into an offensive tackle, he had a good summer and came away with new offers to show for it.
13. Deionte Buckley RB Warren Central 5-9/190 (Cincinnati)
Had a fine junior season and then went out and showed us what he can do in space at the Columbus NIKE Camp, raising his stock.
14. Jonathan Burt DE Warren Central 6-2/255 (Cincinnati)
Will join his bookend, Posley, at Cincinnati, but is a different kind of player. Thicker kid with good strength and ability to be more of a true defensive end.
15. Jordan Shine S Warren Central 6-0/175 (Purdue)
Versatile safety capable of playing both the run and the pass, and a good early pick-up for the Boilermakers.
16. Adam Kranda DE New Castle 6-6/240 (Indiana)
Emerged this summer as a bona fide BCS-level prospect. Will have to adjust to a higher level of competition but has great athleticism in a big frame.
17. Jon Toth OT Brebeuf 6-5/290 (Kentucky)
Light on his feet for a big man, we'd like to see Toth get a little more physical. But he's very nimble and athletic at 290.
18. Tyrone Pearson DT Warren Central 6-3/285
Has the talent and physical traits to rank much higher on the list but must prove it on the field this year in a new location.
19. Deyshawn Bond OG Warren Central 6-3/265 (Cincinnati)
Bearcat commit is a tough run blocker who will play inside as a center or guard in college.
20. Sid Anvoots OC Indianapolis Chatard 6-4/285 (Louisville)
A high school right tackle, Anvoots projects as a guard or center, but he's a tough kid who finishes his blocks and does well in the run game.
21. Jake Meador OT Whiteland 6-6/301 (Mississippi)
Great size and moves pretty well at that size. Another who we'd like to see be more aggressive, but tools and upside are there.
22. Langston Newton DE Carmel 6-4/240
Has a good frame and showed well in the limited tape we had, but also performed well at the Columbus NIKE Camp.
23. Wes Rogers OC Lawrence Central 6-4/260
Played on one of the state's top surprise teams last year. Has several offers and will likely be moving to center in college.
24. Shawn Heffern DE Carmel 6-6/235
Added weight has helped him add BCS offers. If he continues doing what he's doing, moving farther up the charts is a possibility.
25. Jonathan Reed CB Indianapolis Pike 5-10/178 (Kentucky)
May not be the biggest but is competitive, confident, and in your face. Good speed and make-up ability as well.
26. Pierre Aka TE Indianapolis Pike 6-4/253
Has skills and good size. Shows good blocking ability on film and answered some questions about his receiving ability this summer.
27. Jordan Williams WR North Central (Indianapolis) 6-4/200
Good-sized kid with solid ball skills and was impressive as a kick returner last season at that size.
28. James Knapke QB Fort Wayne Luers 6-2/175 (Bowling Green)
Great arm and a gunslinger mentality. Smart, hard-working kid you can win with. Still surprised he only got the one offer, but it's a great fit.
29. Jacob Bailey OG Indianapolis Cathedral 6-4/270 (Indiana)
Tough, blue collar-type commit for the Hoosiers that may not make a lot of headlines but should be a solid pick-up for IU.
30. Josh Smith OG Avon 6-4/260
An injury kept him away from summer camps and, in all likelihood, more offers. We like his tape, though, and he has a chance to move back up provided he has a good year at his new position of center.
31. Jimmy Herman S Carmel 6-4/195
Intriguing prospect who has a chance to go higher. Good ball skills and football smarts in a big frame.
32. Zach Terrell QB Homestead 6-3/185 (Western Michigan)
Impressed us at recent 7 on 7s with his ability to see the field, make smart decisions, and throw accurate, catchable balls.
33. Kevin Brown S Lawrence Central 6-1/190 (Cincinnati)
Solid run defender who will be an asset in the box for the Bearcats.
34. Kaleb Humphery CB Warren Central 5-8/170
One of the better pure cover men you will find in the Midwest. Height holds him back, but he's well built and has good speed.
35. Caleb Cornett WR Ben Davis 6-3/175 (Indiana)
Hoosiers plucked this sleeper out of Indiana who has the frame to grow into a big outside target.
36. Tyrone Williams WR Jeffersonville 6-2/205
Burst onto the scene recently. A nice-sized pass catcher who shows the ability to make grabs in traffic.
37. Danny Anthrop WR Lafayette Central Catholic 6-1/180
Speedy, 4.37 guy who has been making big plays for his team for several years. Recruitment is beginning to pick up steam and deservedly so.
38. Sam Pearce TE Noblesville 6-5/230
Not blazing fast but has good hands and is a solid in-line blocker.
39. Anthony Rice WR Penn 6-0/165 (Central Michigan)
On the smaller side but has good hands, quickness, and can make things happen after the catch.
40. Iyan Bass RB Jennings County 6-1/218
Big, productive back who is being recruited some as an outside linebacker. Has a chance to keep moving up once we see more film.
41. Coy Brown LB NorthWood 6-0/205
42. Jesse Thompson DE Warren Central 6-6/235
43. Ike Spearman LB Lake Central 6-2/215
44. Darnell Smith DT Warren Central 6-0/265 (Ball State)
45. Lamont Osborn RB Ben Davis 5-8/180
46. Donte Bowen DT Harding 6-2/270
47. Ozzie Mann QB Delta 6-3/225 (Ball State)
48. Michael Raby TE North Central (Indianapolis) 6-3/250
49. Vince Hunsicker S McCutcheon 6-3/195
50. Onyi Afoaku DE Bloomington North 6-3/235
51. Jordan Hughes RB Indianapolis Tech 5-11/186
52. Anthony Corsaro TE Indianapolis Cathedral 6-3/230
53. Charles Davis RB Avon 5-8/175
54. Baxter DeBruyn OG West Lafayette 6-5/285
55. Hayden Northern QB Martinsville 6-4/190
56. James Hawkins OG Indianapolis Tech 6-4/320
57. Shemiah Townsend S Lawrence Central 6-1/210
58. John Roby WR Indianapolis Cathedral 5-9/170
59. Hayden Janney OG Hamilton Southeastern 6-4/285
60. Urston Smith WR Elkhart Central 6-2/185
61. Derek Snep WR Whitko 6-3/185
62. Dakota Vermillion OT Terre Haute North 6-5/270
63. Michael Taylor CB Ben Davis 5-11/185
64. Kenneth Hawkins OLB Southport 6-0/215
65. Ryan Griest OT Evansville Central 6-7/290
66. Trevor Adkinson OT Zionsville 6-5/300
67. Dominique McFarland FB Warren Central 6-1/230
68. Robert Evans QB Indianapolis Tech 6-1/185
69. Corey Powell DE Ben Davis 6-3/230
70. Logan Cunningham WR Hamilton Heights 5-11/180
71. Ronnie Alexander WR Warren Central 6-3/190
72. Te'Vaughn Hurse RB New Haven 5-7/176
73. Evan Chanley OT NorthWood 6-6/270
74. Tony Shead WR South Bend Clay 6-1/175
75. Rodney Ewing CB Perry Meridian 5-11/170
76. O'rion Elder LB Center Grove 6-1/205
77. Chandler Miller WR Richmond 6-4/185
78. Lukas Nossem OLB Munster 6-3/220
79. Andre Smith OG Jeffersonville 6-4/265
80. Alex Stronczek K Fort Wayne Luers 6-3/175
81. Evan Feichter S Fort Wayne Dwenger 5-11/175
82. Armon Bridgeforth RB Kokomo 6-0/175
83. Corey Babb QB Indianapolis Cathedral 6-4/185
84. Christian McGee CB Ben Davis 5-9/185
85. Brian Lattimore RB Warren Central 5-11/225
86. Chris Goetz OG Indianapolis Chatard 6-2/255
87. Andrew Wilson RB Columbus East 5-8/180
88. Devon Spight OLB Warren Central 6-0/210
89. George Mikic OG Zionsville 6-4/280
90. Damon Graham RB Indianapolis Tech 5-10/179
91. Kyle Faunce QB Warren Central 6-0/195
92. Lance Magee CB Avon 5-10/165
93. Mark Strbjak QB Munster 6-3/185
94. Marcelis Williams S Avon 6-2/175
95. Malcolm Jones RB Avon 5-10/215
96. Griffin Elbert CB Franklin Central 5-11/190
97. Steven Espinoza WR Fort Wayne Dwenger 5-6/165
98. Robert Hayes OG Hammond Morton 6-3/270
99. Preston Collier OT Elwood 6-5/280
100. Justin Laureys QB South Bend Clay 6-1/180