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)