HIGH SCHOOL Then and now: Indiana high school football's top college players in 2023 Matthew Glenesk Indianapolis Star Wabash Little Giants Liam Thompson (2) looks downfield for a throw Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Blackstock Stadium in Greencastle. Armond Feffer/IndyStar Liam Thompson throws for North Central, during a 58-27 romp for Warren Central High School as they defeat North Central High School at home, Indianapolis, Friday, Aug.
31, 2018. Robert Scheer/IndyStar Nov 12, 2022; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Purdue Boilermakers running back Devin Mockobee (45) runs with the ball as Illinois Fighting Illini linebacker Gabe Jacas (17) pursues during the first half at Memorial Stadium. Ron Johnson, Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports Boonville's Devin Mockobee (5) runs against Memorial's Dawson Hurley (5) during the 4A sectional semifinal at Boonville High School Friday night, Nov.
1, 2019. DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS Ball State freshman running back Carson Steele breaks a tackle during the season opener against Western Illinois at Scheumann Stadium Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Jordan Kartholl / The Star Press Center Grove Trojans Carson Steele (30) rushes for the end zone during a preseason scrimmage at Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, Ind., Friday, August 14, 2020.
Grace Hollars/IndyStar Northwestern wide receiver Bryce Kirtz makes a catch against Miami (Ohio) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) The Associated Press Brownsburg High School senior Bryce Kirtz (17) pulls in a pass and runs into the end zone to score on a 57-yard pass play during the first half of action.
Brownsburg High School hosted Southport High School in the 2018-19 IHSAA Football State Tournament Class 6A first-round sectional game Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar, Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar Georgia Tech defensive back Tre Swilling (3) breaks up a pass intended for Duke wide receiver Eli Pancol (6) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Oct.
9, 2021. Swilling was called for pass interference on the play. (AP Photo/Chris Seward) The Associated Press Pendleton Heights' Eli Pancol is going to Duke. Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar, Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar Ball State football tight end Brady Hunt during the team's training camp practice at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
Gus Martin / The Star Press Delta's Brady Hunt passes against Pendleton Heights' defense during their game at Delta High School Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Jordan Kartholl / Star Press, Ball State tight end Tanner Koziol makes a catch during a practice on Aug. 9, 2022. Provided, Ball State Athletics Oct 22, 2022; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Blake Fisher (54) celebrates after a Notre Dame touchdown in the second quarter against the UNLV Rebels at Notre Dame Stadium.
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame offensive line signee Blake Fisher. Aug 4, 2022; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Josh Fryar (70) hits a padded sled during the first fall football practice at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch Beech Grove Hornets' Josh Fryar (70) blocks against Mooresville Pioneers' Robert Gentry (62) at Mooresville High School on Friday, Oct.
19, 2018. (Photo: Mykal McEldowney/IndyStar) Purdue offensive lineman Gus Hartwig (53) blocks Northwestern defensive lineman Jeremy Meiser (54) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Nikos Frazier / Journal & Courier Zionsville offensive lineman Gus Hartwig Robert Scheer/IndyStar Brownsburg High School junior Cade Garner (22) celebrates a touchdown with teammate senior Pete Nygra (78) during the second half.
Avon High School hosted Brownsburg High School in IHSAA football Class 6A sectional semifinals action, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Brownsburg won 34-31. Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar Oklahoma's Caleb Shaffer during a practice for the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) football team in Norman, Okla., Friday, Aug.
4, 2023. BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN Caleb Shaffer, offensive line for Carmel High School, part of the IndyStar Super Team for football. Robert Scheer/IndyStar Ball State's Ethan Crowe (No. 54) prepares to snap the football during a game at Eastern Michigan Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Ball State won 38-31.
Provided, Maeve Bradfield/Ball State Athletics Purdue defensive lineman Lawrence Johnson (90) blocks two Maryland offensive lineman during the third quarter of a NCAA football game, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Nikos Frazier | Journal & Courier Florida State football and coaches players arrive for the fifth FSU spring football practice of the 2023 season on Thursday, March 23.
Ehsan Kassim/Tallahassee Democrat Iowa defensive lineman Deontae Craig (45) celebrates after defeating Kentucky in the TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. Andrew Nelles / Tennessean.com Culver Academies Deontae Craig (24) rushes in for a layup against Bloomington South Connor Hickman (10) at Southport Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Saturday, Dec.
14, 2019. Bloomington South defeated Culver Academies, 44-38. Grace Hollars/IndyStar Michigan Wolverines defensive lineman Kenneth Grant (78) rushes against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors during first-half action at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022. Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press Merrillville Pirates Kenneth Grant (78) blocks during an extra point kick on Friday, Nov.
19, 2021 in Westfield. Westfield Shamrocks lead at the half against the Merrillville Pirates, 20-7. Grace Hollars/IndyStar Oklahoma’s Dasan McCullough (1) is pictured at OU media day in Norman, Okla., on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023. NATHAN J. FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN South's Dasan McCullough (1) catches a touchdown pass against New Albany's Amarie DeJesus (23) during the Bloomington South versus New Albany football game at Bloomington High School South Friday, August 20, 2021.
Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times Ball State football's Clayton Coll during the team's training camp practice at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility on Friday, August 4, 2023. Gus Martin / The Star Press Clayton Coll, linebacker, Franklin Community High School, part of the IndyStar Super Team for football.
Robert Scheer/IndyStar Sep 1, 2022; Columbia, Missouri, USA; Missouri Tigers running back Cody Schrader (20) runs the ball against Louisiana Tech Bulldogs linebacker Hugh Davis (9) during the second half at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports Hugh Davis, Cathedral Jenna Watson/IndyStar Jan 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Jack Kiser (24) against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium.
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mark J. Rebilas, Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jack Kiser, Pioneer Panthers High School football standout, practices with his teammates in Royal Center IN., on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2018. Matt Kryger/IndyStar Kansas redshirt senior linebacker Craig Young (15) moves to the next drill during Tuesday's practice at the Indoor Football Facility.
Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal Fort Wayne Wayne's Craig Young blocks a shot during Friday's game at Richmond. Jesus Jimenez/Palladium-Item Notre Dame’s Tyler Buchner (12) gets pulled down by Toledo's Maxen Hook (25) during Notre Dame’s 32-29 win over Toledo in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept.
11, 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune Toledo recruit Maxen Hook was all over the field for New Palestine in the Dragons' win at Center Grove on Friday. Grace Hollars/IndyStar Missouri Tigers defensive back Daylan Carnell (13) on field against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the game at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.
Denny Medley, USA TODAY Sports Ben Davis High School junior Daylan Carnell (5) stretches the ball out towards the first-down marker during the first half of an IHSAA high school football game at Ben Davis High School, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar Ole Miss' Deshawn Gaddie Jr. (9) reads a play during football practice in Oxford, Miss., on Friday, August 11, 2023.
Bruce Newman/Special To Clarion Ledger Ben Davis Giants running back Delbert Mimms (34) is tackled by North Central Panthers defensive back Michael Brown (20) and outside linebacker Jaden Ward (52) in a play that injured Mimms and sent him to the bench, in the second half of the game at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Oct.
12, 2018. North Central won, 38-23. Jenna Watson/IndyStar Missouri place kicker Harrison Mevis kicks a 20-yard field goal as Grant McKinniss (19) holds during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 20-10. (AP Photo/L.G.
Patterson) The Associated Press