MIDWEST RECRUITING: Burney looks at Indiana’s lynchpins on the lines, terrors in the trenches
The line play on the prep gridiron in Indiana is fantastic right now. Hoosierland is home to a wealth of talent on both sides of the ball. The No. 1 overall player in the state’s Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021 each reside at the point of attack.
Alright, let’s roll-call it…….TRENCH TERROR STYLE!!
George Karlaftis (West Lafayette Sr. DE) — The top player in the senior class, this Purdue-commit is a THER-A-FLU SPECIAL come off the edge and crushing quartberbacks.
• Has recorded 10 sacks or more in all four years of his high school career
• On West Lafayette, he teams with Tavion Woodard (Ball State) to form a brutally-effective pass rush tandem.
Cole Brevard (Carmel Jr DL) — The top player in the junior class, Brevard plays fundamentally-sound bully ball, a rugged and athletic run stuffer with few equals in the entire Midwest.
Beau Robbins (Carmel Sr. DE) — The Indiana commit is long, lean and mean collapsing the pocket.
Blake Fisher (Avon Soph. OL) — The most-coveted player in the sophomore class is fearless, tenacious with a Grade-A motor.
Damon Kaylor (Huntington North Sr. OL) — Committed to Michigan State, Kaylor is a killer in pass protection.
Justin Britt (Warren Central Sr. OL) — Committed to Iowa, Britt is a brilliant rush blocker and the heart and soul up front for the state’s best club.
Joe Tippmann (Ft. Wayne Bishop Dwenger Sr. OL) — Committed to Wisconsin, Tippmann is a technician in his craft, a signal-caller’s closest ally on the field of battle.
SUPERSONIC SLEEPER SPECIALS to look out for:
Dawand Jones (Ben Davis Sr. OL) — The definition of raw talent, GINORMOUS upside.
DeZaun Brooks (Lawrence Central Sr. DE) — Committed to Eastern Michigan, Brooks’ jump of the snap is elite.
Dallas Culpepper (Beach Grove Sr. DL) — Committed to Illinois St, Culpepper is one hot tamale in the trenches taking down opposing runners.