STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The QB report > No more hiding the truth
Burney’s top ‘tape-don’t-lie’ specials right now in the IHSAA sleeper signal-caller department:
1 D.J. Bull (Bloomington South 6-foot-0, 185 pounds, Sr.) — Think old school Brett Favre, just the epitome of toughness.
Check the stat line: 1,200 yards, 16 touchdowns (13 in the air, three on the ground).
2 Brandon Davis (Ft. Wayne Concordia Lutheran 5-9, 175 Sr.) — Smooth release, good footwork and superior field vision.
Check the stat line: 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns passing.
3 Jakar Williams (New Haven 6-3, 190 Jr.) — Insane upside, all the tools to possibly be something special.
Check the stat line: 1,350 yards and 20 touchdowns (15 in the air, five on the ground).
4 Greg Bolt (Columbia City 6-5, 205 Jr.) — Poised for stardom in the pocket, threads needles, throws sonic booms.
Check the stat line: 1,775 yards and 21 touchdowns passing.
5 Paris Hewlett (Hammond Morton 6-0, 175 Sr.) — Intriguing prospect out of NW Indiana; showed flashes of being uncontainable last fall.
Check the stat line: 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns passing, 350 rushing yards.
6 Reid Brickey (Evansville Reitz 6-3, 205 Sr.) — Breakout senior season is on the horizon for this laser gun-armed field general.
Check the stat line: 1,325 yards and 11 touchdowns passing.
7 Drake Hagerman (Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit 5-9, 170 Sr.) — The picture of calm and consistency in the huddle and dropping back in the pocket throwing darts to his receivers.
Check the stat line: 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns passing.
8 Riley Johnston (Hobart 5-10, 180 Sr.) — Grinder under center, the ride-or-die type of leader every team needs.
Check the stat line: 1,250 yards and 10 touchdowns passing.
9 Austin Frazier (Indianapolis Covenant Christian 6-2, 180) — Low key dime dropper who lights cornerbacks up like firecrackers on the Fourth of July on a regular.
Check the stat line: 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns passing.
10 Ryan Bond (East Central 5-10, 170) — Fearless efficiency best describes EC’s 007, he’s got a license to thrill for sure.
Check the stat line: 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns passing, against only two picks.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN