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October 31, 2019, 3:53 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Three Indiana junior girls hoopsters on the verge of becoming high major recruits

Here’s a look at three junior girls basketball players from the state of Indiana on the verge of going from mid-major to high-major in the college recruiting game: Kaitlyn Costner (Mishawaka Penn) — Maybe the most anticipated impact transfer in Hoosierland for the 2020 campaign, Costner comes over from Elkhart Central where she logged 16 points ...

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October 31, 2019, 3:18 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Horizon League adds two SE Michigan studs in Oxford’s Townsend, Erie-Mason’s Liedel

The Horizon League handled some recruiting business in Michigan on the basketball floor this past week, as Erie-Mason star senior guard Joe Liedel aka “Joey Basketball,” committed to University of Detroit-Mercy and Oxford senior wing Trey Townsend committed to Oakland University. Liedel (5-foot-11) is an electric playmaker and prolific scorer with a gaudy 30-point-a-night average ...

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October 27, 2019, 6:21 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Southfield A&T’s Austin goes down Purdue pipeline; Burney predicts more Mitten players B1G-bound

Southfield A&T senior defensive lineman Bryce Austin committed to Purdue late last week, continuing the trend of Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm building a pipeline into the state of Michigan on the recruiting trail. Oak Park wide receiver Maliq Carr and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep offensive lineman Nalin Fox committed to Purdue earlier in the month. ...

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October 27, 2019, 5:19 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Cathedral S Shiloh Means picks Penn

The Ivy League and the service academies were in a heated battle for his services on the football field. He’s a gentleman, a scholar and a total force of nature out of the secondary, so that shouldn’t be a shock. Well, the hallowed halls of the Ivy League came out on top. Indianapolis Cathedral senior ...

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October 24, 2019, 1:15 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Lawrence Central’s Dre Davis, Lawrence North’s Tony Perkins commit

Two of the Indianapolis area’s best boys hoopsters, Lawrence North senior guard Tony Perkins and Lawrence Central senior small forward D’Andre (Dre) Davis, ended their college recruitments this past weekend, as Perkins committed to Iowa and Davis committed to Louisville. Davis is a four-star wing and an early 2020 Mr. Basketball candidate. Perkins had one ...

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October 23, 2019, 12:47 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Ball State reels in Groves’ Ralph Donaldson, while Louisville lands another Fitzpatrick

Birmingham Groves’ senior safety-tailback Ralph Donaldson visited Ball State last weekend, watching the 52-14 whipping of Toledo that left the Cardinals as the lone unbeaten atop the Mid-American Conference’s West Division standings.  While he was on the Cardinals’ Muncie, Ind., campus, he secured an offer from coach Mike Neu’s staff, and by Tuesday night had ...

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October 16, 2019, 7:51 pm

INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Lawrence Central’s Dre Davis decommits from Nebraska, but Bears could be elite

Lawrence Central should be in the hunt for a Class 4A IHSAA boys basketball championship this winter with a loaded lineup consisting of multiple coldblooded assassins headed for high-major college landing spots. The Bears’ perimeter attack in 2020 has the potential to be elite on a national level. Let’s check in with Lawrence Central cage ...

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October 16, 2019, 6:09 pm

Indiana recruiting notebook: Merrillville’s Howard and Elkhart Central’s Decker both choose MAC schools, Notre Dame hosts blue chippers

In the midst of a senior season where he’s setting the stat sheet on fire, Merrillville wide receiver Jeremiah Howard committed to Northern Illinois over the weekend. NIU was Howard’s second offer (Western Illinois his first). Howard’s Merrillville Pirates squad is 7-1 and he’s made 36 grabs for 740 yards and eight touchdowns.  He has ...

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October 13, 2019, 12:13 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s five Indiana junior OLs ready to blow up in recruiting

Burney’s Pigskin Portal: Five Junior Offensive Line Prospects From The State of Indiana About To Blow Up On The Recruiting Trail John Hofer (Valparaiso, 6-foot-6, 300 pounds) — Flawless technique and footwork • Ball State, Kent State, Toledo and Western Michigan have offered, several Big Ten schools are on the verge of throwing their hats into ...