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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Heat Is On In April — Sophomore Football Recruiting Hot List

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, April 30, 2021, 7:33 pm

The Class of ’23 Football Recruiting Hot List — April 2021

1 Josh Mickens (Lawrence Central 6-foot-5, 235-pound DE) — Massive upside, natural disrupter, a true pass rush prodigy coming off the edge. Rutgers just offered, his fourth Big Ten offer.

2 Jaron Tibbs (Indianapolis Cathedral 6-3, 200 WR) — The quintessential big-play split end, incredibly tough to stop in the red zone, too strong to jam at the line with bump-and-run coverage and too speedy to cover one-on-one.

3 Nick Thompson (Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers 6-2, 190 WR) — Fleet-footed, slick moves, soft hands, smart as a whip, in other words: the total package at the position.

4 Tyrone Lofton (Indianapolis Pike 6-4, 235 DE) — Fast-rising is an understatement, all the tools to reach 4-star status before the end of the summer.

5 Caleb Marcus (Brownsburg 6-0 180 RB) — Complete game changer with the rock in his hands, great vision, quick hitting the hole, breakaway wheels.

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Bonus Bytes — Five More Sophomores To Know This Offseason

(alphabetical order)

Cam Davenport (Ben Davis OL/DL) — Large & in-charge, agile, great footwork, in other words: pure nastiness in the trenches.

Kaleb Larsuel (Avon DL) — Gigantic ceiling projection wise, Grade-A motor and technique

Layton Moore (Avon CB) — Sticky cover corner who plays with a chip on his shoulder

Blake Matthews (Carmel WR) — Ready for a major-league junior campaign

Ruffel Nix (Ben Davis CB) — The definition of spunky and savvy in pass coverage