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SATURDAY JANUARY 16th
Pike receiver
Anthony McClung is headed to
Louisville. Teammate Dyjuan Lewis is still deciding
between Purdue, Cincinnati and Notre Dame.

MONDAY JANUARY 11th
Valparaiso High School running backs
Michael Perkins
and
Nick Thompson have decided on their college
destinations. Perkins will head down south to
Jacksonville State University while Thompson will
head to Drake.

MONDAY DECEMBER 28th
Look out for Gary Lew Wallace guard
LaTroy
Taylor
. The 6-2 senior has played under the
shadow of Branden Dawson. Make no mistake about
it LaTroy Taylor is a big time player. If the
academics are in order look for some top college to
sign him come the spring signing period. Taylor is a
powerfully built guard with explosive moves and a
good jump shot

TUESDAY DECMBER 22nd
Crown Point Grad
Stephen Albrecht has left the
University of Toledo basketball program after
averaging over 11 PPG in his redshirt freshman
campaign. Stay tuned for his next step.

MONDAY DECEMBER 14th
Warren Central standout OL
Michael Gegner is
headed to Northern Illinois of the MAC Conference.

MONDAY DECEMBER 7th
Warren Central
DT Elijah Jones has verbally
committed to Toledo.

SUNDAY DECEMBER 6th
Congrats to Bowman Academy!! The Eagles traveled
down to Kentucky for the Marshall County
Hoopfest. Bowman defeated defending Kentucky
state champ Covington Holmes and South Laurel.
The Eagles looked very good watching this tourney
on Ihigh.com.
Bowman Profiles
DeJuan Marrero 6-6 SO
Do it all wing showed why he already has numerous
big time offers. Has really improved his perimeter
skills
Tyrae Robinson 6-1 SR
Smooth lefty PG. Great quickness and long range on
shot. Offers from Valpo and SIU
Christoper Bond 6-4 SR
Quick leaping forward always around the basket.
Great open court athlete. SIU offer on table
Cylk Joseph 5-11 SR
Extremely quick combo guard with great
ballhandling skills and long bomb range.
Nick Moore 5-11 SR
Son of Coach Marvin Rea. Tough physical point
guard who is tough defender.
KeVan Ford 5-11 SR
Excellent shooter with great range.
Elijah Ray 6-5 SO
Emerging player with size and perimeter skills.
Could be special in next few seasons.
Rounding out the deep Bowman roster are:
Kameron Madison G 5-11 SR
Robert Hudson F 6-4 SR
Floyd Haskins F 6-3 SR
Daron Gamble F 6-2 SR
Aaron Ishmon F 6-1 SR
Michael Ford F 6-4 SO
Davonte Butts F 6-3 SR
Kendall Dawson G 5-10 SO

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2nd
Congrats to former Gary West Side standout
DeShawn Clay for signing with Kent State.  The
6-4 shooting guard is currently at a prep school in
Houston, Texas.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24th
Just went to Lew Wallace to catch a glimpse of
Hornet standout
Branden Dawson. WOW is all I can
say. This 6-6 standout had 25 to 30 points including
6 dunks through three and a half quarters as the
Hornets were pounding Chicago Phillips. Dawson has
offers from UCLA, Kansas, Florida, Georgetown and
Purdue and pretty much everyone in between. Only
North Carolina and Duke have yet to pull the
trigger on offers. More performances like tonight
they will be there as well. I compare him as cross
between Glenn Robinson and Jerome Harmon. Look
out for the Hornets this season, they are loaded.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd
Congrats to former Gary West Side standout
Chris
Hunter
. The 6-11 forward, who played collegiately
at Michigan, has signed with the Golden State
Warriors. Hunter, who led West Side to the 2002
State Title, was waived by the Knicks in the
preseason, was currently playing for the Fort
Wayne Mad Ants of the NBDL.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21st
Blackhawk East JC has four NW Indiana natives on
its 2009-10 basketball roster.
DeMarko Johnson 6-1 FR East Chicago Central
Garry Carter 6-3 FR Gary West Side
Allen Wilcher 6-4 FR Gary Wallace
Davon Cooper 6-3 FR Gary Wallace

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20th
Pike WR
Dyjuan Lewis the state's top uncommitted
player has pledged for Cincinnati. Lewis picked the
Bearcats over Purdue and Kentucky.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19th
After some major technical issues on our website I
am back. Some local NW Indiana Baseball players
making commitments are:
Jeff Limbaugh Crown Point- Parkland JC
Clay Mannering LaPorte- Parkland JC
Sean Manea Andrean- Indiana State
Kurt Kudrecki Lake Central- Indiana State
Ryan Wilkinson Munster- Toledo
Ken Mahala Andrean- Ball State
Dustin DeMuth Laporte- IU
Scott Donley Crown Point- Virginia Tech
Josh Nagele Crown Point- Indiana State
Kevin Upp LaPorte-Valparaiso
Jake McMahan LaPorte- Valparaiso
Evan Jurjevic LaPorte- Carson Newman

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1st
Ben Davis Standout
Jeff Garrett has changed his
commitment from Northern Illinois to Ball State.
Garrett will join teammate Phillip Dudley who is also
headed to Muncie.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th
Purdue has added two talented hoop recruits to its
class of 2012 in Dublin,Ohio shooting guard
Kyle
Molock
(6-3) and 6-8 forward Jay Simpson of
Champaign, Illinois. They join FW Souths
Raphael
Davis
(6-5) as early verbals in that class. The
Boilermakers are working hard in the 2011 class
with one of the highest rising players in the country
in Gary Lew Wallace's 6-6 wing
Branden (.B.J.)
Dawson
. The Boilers will have to fend off many
national powers including UCLA, Kansas, Florida and
Georgetown among others for Dawson.

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28h
IU lost one of its top recruits in Ohio DL
Jibreel
Black.
The standout brother of IU DL Larry Black
is now headed to the red hot program of Cincinnati.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd
Tonight is the opening night of action in the Indiana
High School Football Tournament. It is win or go
home after tonight. The weather is sure to play
havoc with heavy rains hitting the vast majority of
the state. The biggest match up is in class 1A
where # 1 and # 2 collide. Pioneer led by running
back Bryce Kiser collides with Lafayette Central
Catholic led by quarterback Chris Mills. I just had
an opportunity to watch Mills on film. He should be
much higher rated and should have some offers. He
has nice size and a strong arm. Good luck to all
teams in Indiana's opening night of playoffs.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22nd
Best of luck to former Gary West Side and
Michigan standout
Chris Hunter. The 6-11 forward
was the last cut of the New York Knicks today. If
Chris recover from a series of nagging injuries look
for him to suit uo for an NBA team this season.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 18th
NOTRE DAME scores. Despite a heart breaking
loss to USC the Irish scored big on the recruiting
scene. Georgia wide receiver
Tai-ler Jones who had
been committed to Stanford has switched to ND.
The Irish also hosted dozens of other top
prospects including the Nation's # 1 player OT
Seantrel Henderson of Minnesota. Also on hand
were:
T James Stone TN
CB LaMarcus Joyner FL
RB Giovanni Bernard FL
CB Cody Riggs FL
OL Brandon Linder FL
WR Kyle Prater IL
WR/DB Corey Cooper IL
RB Jordon James CA
DT Louis Nix FL
DB Doetrich Riley CA
DB Josh Shaw CA

SATURDAY OCTOBER 17th
Congratulations to the many Indiana natives on the
Purdue roster for their big upset of Ohio State.
Their are six defensive starters from the state of
Indiana and two others who play significant minutes
Congrats to: Michael Neal (Merrillville), Kawann
Short (East Chicago Central), Ryan Kerrigan (Muncie
Central), Joe Holland (Chatard), Jason Werner
(Roncalli), Chris Carlino (HSE), Albert Evans
(Portage) and Robert Maci (Cathedral).


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14th
Why has Jasper QB
Austin Ahrens not received a
D1 offer. I was incredibly impressed with his
athleticsm and arm strength in several films I saw
of him.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 10th
Recruiters don't miss the boat on 6-1 200 pound
RB
Bryce Kiser of Pioneer. After watching his film
he can no doubt play D1 football for somebody.
Only Illinois State coached by former Purdue DC
Brock Spack has been smart enough to offer Kiser
a full ride.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 8th
The state's top uncommitted football prospect Pike
receiver
Dyjuan Lewis has narrowed his college
selections to Purdue, Kentucky and Cincinnati.

MONDAY OCTOBER 5th
Cathedral has two new players in who could next
year be big time players in WR Chandler Thomas
(6-5, 200, JR) and QB/DB Brandon Smith (5-11,
165, JR). The two are transfers from Pike and
Warren Central respectively. Thomas is out for
football for the first time while Smith was Derek
Hart's backup at Warren Central last season. Both
are also basketball prospects for the Irish.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4th
It is a mystery to me why Michigan City OL Tyler
Prybylla (6-6, 300, SR) has not garnered more D1
recruiting interest. Prybylla is a big time tackle who
is extremely strong and plays with a mean streak.

SEPTEMBER 29th
Just watched the tape of the Penn vs South Bend
Washington game. There are plenty of nice
prospects on both teams. Washington led by former
Notre Dame player Antwan Jones has the most
interesting offense with two QB's in at the same
time. They call it their A11, Kind of a version of
the single wing. Both quarterbacks are nice college
prospects. Pat Borlick (6-3, 195) is the more
polished passer with decent arm strength. Nolan
Dieter (6-2,185), a transfer from SB Adams, is a
lefty with big time arm and good running skills. Both
these guys are good enough athletes that they also
spilt out and play receiver. Look for these guys to
potentially get D1 looks. Senior RB Phillip Hobbs
(5-11, 185) is playing more slot than RB but has
great speed. Sophomore WR Gehrig Dieter (6-2,
185) has put up big numbers and is definitely a top
youngster to watch. Junior wideout Darius Hardin
(6-2, 185) has good size and speed. Senior safety
Erich Newman (6-1, 190) is their best defensive
prospect. DE Michael Carter (6-2, 240, SR) also
could be a fine college player. Sophomore LB Duron
Ivey (6-0, 180) and freshman OL Dustin Dennig
(6-5, 280) are worth watching. This could be the
best South Bend public school in a few years. They
could be a factor in 4A come tournament time.
Penn has some great small college prospects as well.
Their best D1 prospect is either LT Donnie Riggs
(6-3, 275, JR) , a powerful run blocker with nice
feet or CB Desean Prentice (6-2, 190, JR) , a tall
lanky athlete who will only improve with time. Some
other nice prospects for Penn are:
RT- Evan Estep (6-6, 260, SR)
C- Tyler Dvorak (6-2, 220, SR)
DT- Ryan Anderson (6-1, 240, SR)
DE- Bryant Eades (6-1, 205, SR)
LB- Cory Iams (5-10, 195, SR)
FS- Ryan Callahan (6-0, 180, SR)
RB- Emerson Marenyi (5-7, 170, SO)
TE- Justin Stanley (6-2, 190, JR)
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