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August 15, 2019, 12:31 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Trio of star senior rushers still on the recruiting board in Indiana

These three seniors are absolute studs rushing the rock and still available on the college football recruiting market: Kenny Tracey (5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Decatur Central) — Slippery all-purpose back with game-breaking potential on every touch. He’s a standout in the classroom too. The upside for this kid is on the moon — a three-star prospect ...

Football

August 15, 2019, 11:13 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Brownsburg QB Ben Easters settles on Kansas for college

On the heels of a stellar offseason and with his junior campaign on the prep gridiron looming, Brownsburg quarterback Ben Easters got his college plans in order this week by committing to Kansas. New Jayhawks coach Les Miles offered the cannon-armed, 6-foot-3 field general in June. In his first year as a varsity starter in ...

Football

August 14, 2019, 3:31 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Five transfer WRs who could catch on quickly in new spots

Here’s a look at five impact transfers on the football field in Metro Detroit this fall from the wide receiver position: Robert Army (6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Southfield A&T Jr.) — This three-star recruit is a slick route runner, has wheels and soft hands. In other words, he’s STRICTLY BUSINESS when he’s balling out. Comes over ...

Football

August 12, 2019, 11:06 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: A trio of Metro Detroit senior safeties to know for 2019

Here are three senior safeties in Metro Detroit ready for big seasons on the prep gridiron: Ralph Donaldson (Birmingham Groves) — Maybe the best natural instinct in the secondary of anybody in his league (OAA White). This 6-foot-0, 190-pound free safety is flawless with his fundamentals at the position and is always thinking two steps ...

Basketball

August 9, 2019, 5:26 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: South Bend St. Joseph hooper JR Konieczny is sizzling up the charts

Hooping his way up the recruiting charts, South Bend St. Joseph’s Doug (JR) Konieczny is killing it this summer on the hardwood. His soft shooting touch and tenacious work ethic baseline-to-baseline are on full display for all to see. Well, mainly scouts with scholarships to dole out. The hard-nosed, lanky 6-foot-7 junior wing has collected ...

Baseball

August 6, 2019, 11:43 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Led by ‘Baby Eaglets,’ OLSM baseball’s future is blindingly bright

The “Baby Eaglets” continue to chirp through the offseason. After helping lead Orchard Lake St. Mary’s to a Division 2 state baseball title in their first year of high school ball back in the spring, the vaunted Eaglets underclassmen are still making noise this summer. Brock Porter and Jack Crighton committed to major universities and ...

Football

June 12, 2019, 11:57 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: De La Salle’s Toutant flips from Penn State to Ohio State; Walled Lake Northern’s Arnoldi picks WMU

A couple of big nasties from the Mitten made moves in the recruiting game in recent days. Warren De La Salle offensive lineman Grant Toutant flipped from Penn State to Ohio State over the weekend and Walled Lake Northern offensive lineman Kyle Arnoldi committed to Western Michigan. The behemoth Toutant (6-foot-7, 325 pounds) is a four-star prospect and the ...

Football

June 12, 2019, 11:56 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: New Palestine’s Maxen Hook, West Lafayette’s Harrison Truitt choose Mid-American Conference destinations

They’ve got brains and brawn. The complete package — a scary combination on the gridiron. Two of the IHSAA’s smartest football players made college connections in the past week as New Palestine senior safety Maxen Hook committed to Toledo and West Lafayette senior wide receiver Harrison Truitt committed to Miami (OH). These two game-changing talents outthink the competition as ...

Football

June 9, 2019, 7:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: West Washington’s Caleb Murphy wastes no time, picks Indiana football

The offer was gold, the commitment was lightning fast. West Washington defensive end Caleb Murphy committed to Indiana University on the spot while camping in Bloomington and getting an offer from Coach Allen this past week. This kid is a real diamond in the rough, the kind of ferocious competitor who has an endless motor and ...