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Football Recruiting Notebook – Circle City Flamethrowers Cherry & Reynolds Find Their College Connections

By: Scott Burnstein, May 25, 2023, 2:17 pm

Two of the Indianapolis area’s best incoming senior quarterback prospects cemented their respective college plans this week:

Center Grove field general Tyler Cherry committed to Duke and Avon signal caller Mason Reynolds committed to Western Michigan.


Cherry (6-5, 210) blasted onto the recruiting radar last season with a snazzy stat line of 2,275 yards and 22 touchdowns for a 12-1 Center Grove state-title club. Besides Duke, Cherry mulled offers from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Missouri and Boston College, among others, as well.

Reynolds (6-2, 205) will be entering his fourth year as the Avon Orioles starter in the fall, first seeing first-team duties in the second half of his freshman campaign. He’s thrown for a combined 4,375 yards and 38 touchdowns over the past two seasons triggering the Orioles offense. Toledo and Illinois State were also in pursuit of Reynolds services at the next level.

Other news of note on the Circle City recruiting scene:

Ben Davis cornerback Mark Zackery snagged a Michigan offer

Penn came into Indy and offered Park Tudor quarterback D.J. Gordon

Lawrence Central safety D.J. Morton collected offers from Kent State, Marshall, Air Force and Army

Marshall and Cornell both offered Cathedral TE Zach Meeks