STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Delta’s Brady Hunt picks Ball St. football; Burney gives his top 15 QBs in Indiana’s Class of 2022
Delta junior Brady Hunt doesn’t do a lot of bragging. His game speaks for itself, no matter what sport you’re talking about. He’s a quiet assassin as both a cannon-armed quarterback on the football field and a force of nature out of the frontcourt on the basketball floor. Last week, Hunt (6-5, 210) decided his future at the college level is on the gridiron and committed to Ball State.
In 2019, Hunt threw for 1,250 yards and 16 touchdowns. He displays outstanding touch and has the kind of command in the huddle you look for in a top-rate field general. On the hardwood, he averaged 18 points and eight boards per night on a 20-4 Delta club.
Burney’s Top 15 QBs in Indiana’s Class of ‘22
1 Brady Allen (Gibson Southern 6-4, 210) — The No. 1 overall prospect at the position in the state, ice in his veins, threads needles in his sleep. Registered 2,765 yards and 31 touchdowns passing in 2019, already has 5K for his career.
2 Clark Barrett (Lafayette Central Catholic 6-5, 210) — Big-play specialist, bazooka of arm, throws thunder and lightning bolts, spectacular field vision, about to go 0-100 in his recruiting. He posted 3,125 yards and 35 touchdowns through the air last year.
3 Tayven Jackson (Center Grove 6-5, 205) — Maybe the most intriguing prospect in the state right now, freak-of-nature-in-the-making.
4 Jeff Becker (Ft. Wayne Carroll 6-1, 190) — High football IQ, heady competitor, has a quick-trigger release.
5 Chris Mullen (Chesterton 6-3, 185) — Flamethrower, fire-breather, can get heated in a hurry terrorizing a secondary.
6 Kale Payne (Danville 6-3, 190) — The quintessential gunslinger, workhorse at his craft.
7 Reece Lozano (Bloomington North 6-2, 190) — Just scratching the surface on his potential in the pocket, plenty of tools, plenty of natural instinct.
8 Houston Swan (Eastern Hancock 6-1, 200) — A dandy of a dime-dropper and the definition of a high-octane passer. Recorded 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns through the air last fall.
9 Garrett Yoon (Lawrenceburg 6-0, 185) — Spunky signal caller with a swag-nasty demeanor and a dynamite arm.
10 Anthony Garzolini (South Vermillion 6-4, 185) — Could be the field general in his class to make the biggest jump from sophomore to junior season in Hoosierland.
11 Aidan Leffler (Roncalli 6-2, 185) — Plays with a chip on his shoulder, accurate, consistent, one clever cat tossing the pigskin.
12 Justin Fisher (Mishawaka 6-1, 185) — Everything you want in a playmaker under center, keeps defenders guessing.
13 D’Fayebeon Pittman (Indianapolis Manual 6-4, 205) — Possibly the biggest upside at his position in the Circle City, shows flashes of 24k magic.
14 Ethan Brawdy (Evansville North 6-0, 180) — Superbad picking apart secondaries, great footwork and technique.
15 (tie) Zach Osborne (Carmel 6-2, 185) — Will take Indy prep scene by storm calling signals in 2020, has all the right moves, can make all the right throws.
15 (tie) Aidan Meek (Ft. Wayne Wayne 6-1, 180) — Heart, hustle and packing some pretty heavy-duty artillery AKA a machine gun of an arm.
Two more names to know:
• Greg Bolt (Columbia City)
• Jett Engle (Eastbrook)
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN