STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Five For Fighting — Burney’s top 5 football prospects In Indiana’s Class of 2021
1 Blake Fisher (Avon 6-6, 335 OL) — Committed to Notre Dame, Fisher is as fearless, naturally-gifted and fundamentally sound as you can get in a recruit at the tackle spot. … Pure Pancake Power!!!
2 Yanni Karlaftis (West Lafayette 6-3, 200 LB) — Total force of nature sideline to sideline, 200 tackles the past two seasons.
Top suitors: Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Cal, Boston College
3 Rodney McGraw (Elkhart Central 6-5, 230 DE) — Committed to Indiana, McGraw is the definition of a disruptive presence coming off the edge. He’s just a typhoon of terror in every way rushing the passer, amassing 80 tackles (22 for lost yardage) and 10 sacks in 2019.
4 Donaven McCulley (Lawrence North 6-5, 200 QB) — Nails-tough, dual-threat signal caller who is one smooth operator running an offense. This kid’s upside at the next level is insane. He threw for 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns (adding 600 yards on the ground) in 2019.
Top suitors: Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, Missouri, Wake Forest
5 Luke Collinsworth (East Central 6-6, 300 OL) — Big, strong, smart, agile and versatile make for quite a nasty combination of traits in the trenches.
Top suitors: Indiana, Purdue
FIVE MORE TO KNOW
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• Jaelin Alstott-VanDeVanter (Mooresville OL) — Committed to Purdue, Alstott-VanDeVanter is wily workhorse at the point of attack.
• Daylan Carnell (Ben Davis CB) — Slick cover corner with ball hawk tendencies.
• Cooper Jones (Valparaiso DE) — Brings the pain in the pass rush.
• Kyran Montgomery (Indianapolis Pike DE) — Tremendous talent, great technique, high motor.
• Preston Terrell (Brownsburg WR) — Committed to Purdue, Terrell is the No. 1 pass catcher in his class.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN