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Five For Fighting — New Kids On The Block (Indianapolis Prep Gridders’ Edition: Defense)

By: Scott M. Burnstein, March 11, 2022, 5:41 pm

FIVE FOR FIGHTING — The Top 5 New Names On Defense On The Circle City’s Gridiron Recruiting Scene For The Class of ’23

1. Dillon Thieneman (Westfield 6-0, 190 S) — Think Honey Badger 2:0, intelligence, athleticism and instinct

2. Tyrone Lofton (Pike 6-3, 225 DE/OLB) — Comes off the edge like a crazed dog going after a bone, pure speed and blunt-force trauma going after opposing quarterbacks

3. Tamir Woods (Scecina Memorial 6-1, 205 OLB) — Best pass rush prospect you don’t know about yet, but need to ASAP……collected 16 sacks in 14 games last fall

4. Patrick Kendall (Cathedral 6-5, 280 DL) — The definition of toughness and technique in the trenches

5. Surrell Curtis (Ben Davis 6-1, 175 S) — Could be the most overlooked secondary prospect in the entire state, this kid is a ball-hawk baller