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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Pigskin Hot Plate — November Indiana Prospect Heat Check

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, November 6, 2020, 4:57 pm

November 2020 IHSAA Football Recruiting Hot List

(alphabetical order)

Kalen Carroll (Brownsburg 6-1, 170 Jr. CB) — Straight fire in coverage, Jalen Ramsey tendencies out of the secondary. Offers have flooded in this fall from Indiana, Boston College, Cincinnati, Toledo, Western Michigan and Ball State. Recruiting will only gain more traction in the coming months.

Omar Cooper (Lawrence North 6-2, 175 Jr. WR) — Just joined the 1,000-yard receiving club for the 2020 campaign. He’s probably the No. 1 pass-catcher in the state prospect wise. His 30-yard per catch average makes him one of the top schoolboy home-run threats operating in the Midwest. The entire Big Ten will be in on this Indy thoroughbred prospect by the end of the year, mark my words. Indiana, Purdue, Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan State are showing the most love at this moment. Tough-as-nails on the basketball court, too.

Ashton Craig (Lawrenceburg 6-5, 275 Jr. OL) — A fast-emerging pancake prince, major-league motor, mobile, agile and gritty at the point of attack. Central Michigan just came in with his first offer. Scouts project Power 5 schools will be calling in the offseason.

Henry Hesson (Avon 6-3, 200 Sr. QB) — Rocket of an arm, riverboat gambler type with a ginormous upside. Reminds some of a young Phillip Rivers. Committed to Miami (Ohio) earlier this week. Hesson threw for 2,500 yards and 31 touchdowns this fall, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes.

Colton Parker (Carmel 6-0, 175 Sr. WR) — The definition of rare versatility, primetime playmaking and unbridled tenacity. Only MAC offers thus far for a bonafide Big Ten recruit who transcends the summer-camp measurables. This kid is Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Wes Welker material.

Javon Tracy (Decatur Central 5-11, 170 Jr. SB) — When you think of the next Tracy gridiron great at Decatur Central, think a Circle City version of Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara or Saquon Barkley. He’s video-game good in the open field, he’s caught 12 touchdown passes this season and run in another three. Like Cooper, can get crazy busy on the basketball floor as well.