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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Indiana Football Recruiting Notebook >> Cathedral’s McCahill picks DePauw, Huebler headed to Marian

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, February 5, 2021, 11:34 am

Nate the Great is DIII bound and locked and loaded for a guns-blazing college career.

Indianapolis Cathedral senior quarterback Nathan McCahill, the Player of the Year in the Circle City, committed to play his college ball at DIII DePauw University last week. The 6-foot, 180-pound Fighting Irish gunslinger made the most of his only varsity campaign starting under center, racking up 3,125 yards and 41 touchdowns through the air (against only five picks) while leading his club to a 13-1 record and a 5A state crown. His state finals performance was a masterpiece, just pure genius, going 27-of-35 for 322 yards and five touchdowns in a 46-28 win over a scrappy Zionsville squad. As a junior, McCahill was a wide receiver and back-up signal caller.

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Guts & Glory: Another state champion stays in state

Indianapolis Roncalli senior running back Baron Huebler, one of the hardest-running ball carriers the Hoosier State has produced in recent memory, committed to Marian University (NAIA) last week. Huebler (5-9, 190) was the epitome of a blood-sweat-and-tears tailback, all guts and grit and intestinal fortitude on the field of battle. He rushed for 2,317 yards and 32 heart-and-soul touchdowns (averaging 7 yards per carry) in Roncalli’s 13-1, 4A state-championship season in 2020. The job he did a in semi-state victory versus Mooresville will go down as an all-time great effort on the ground in the history of the IHSAA. Huebler went wild and recorded 306 yards and five touchdowns on 32 carries in a 48-13 win.

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Preferred stock at pass catcher

Center Grove senior wide receiver and slot back Connor Delp accepted a PWO from Indiana University last weekend. Delp (5-10, 175) was a valued weapon on Center Grove’s nationally-ranked and undefeated 6A state championship team last fall, the picture of versatility, durability and consistency on a high-powered offense that was balanced and brutally effective in multiple facets of the game. He had 40 grabs for 800 yards and 5 touchdowns for CG’s passing attack and added 5 rushing scores for the squad’s ground-and-pound ball-carrying brigade.

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Offers of note

• Center Grove junior quarterback Tayven Jackson upped the ante on his recruiting in a big way, grabbing offers from Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, Michigan, Nebraska and Washington State since mid-January.

• Lawrenceburg junior offensive tackle Ashton Craig & Westfield junior defensive end Popeye Williams both pulled Purdue offers last week. Craig also got offers from Penn, Tulane, Yale, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Northwestern and Indiana in the last week. Williams picked up an offer from Minnesota this week.