News and Notes: Indy Tour Part Two

On Wednesday, Fox Sports NEXT was able to see workouts at Pike, Lawrence Central and Ben Davis in Indianapolis, and each had plenty of talent to offer.

Pike Draws a Crowd

A large group of coaches from all levels came over to Pike to see the team go through a workout. A lot of eyes, including those from Alabama, Michigan State, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and many more were on four-star wide receiver Dominique Booth, who says he is now up to 23 offers and says he is planning to make a decision at the end of May.


Dominique Booth
While he has a lot of the press clippings, he is not the only junior at the school with an opportunity to play at the next level. Cornerback Robert Williams impressed with his quickness and hips, and Booth's quarterback, Brent Lyles, has nice size and a number of Division-1 programs looking his way. Defensive tackle Marcus Johnson and running backs Taylor Sanders and Derrick Wilkerson are also tabbed as Division-1 prospects. Sanders' younger brother Tyler Sanders, while not a big guy, is one of the team's best cover corners.

The Red Devils have some great young prospects as well. Linebacker Quentin Moon is a nice sized kid at 6'2, 210-pounds and the staff says defensive lineman James McBride is also expected to become a Division-1 recruit.

The freshmen have a lot of talent. Cornerback Joshua Hayes is long and has great change of direction. He has big time potential. Wide receiver Johnny William, defensive back Aaron Jones and offensive lineman Lee Burks are among the other standout youngsters at the school.

Competition Bringing Out the Best at LC

Lawrence Central ended the first part of their Wednesday workout with the entire team in high plank, holding as long as they could until one player was left "standing." Once again, it was four-star linebacker Brandon Lee who came out victorious, little surprise as he is one of the clear leaders of the team. New head coach Jed Richman describes Lee as a quiet leader, but one the team looks up to and respects. Lee ran through drills as well, later earning offers from Cincinnati and Oregon.

Wide receiver Kenny Jones has three BCS offers: Louisville, Indiana and Illinois. He's a long, lean 6'2 target who many say is the best overall athlete in the school. He's a smooth, effortless kid capable of making some spectacular catches. Center Kevin Willis was throwing shot put, where he is doing well this season, so he did not participate, but we caught up with him afterwards. He says most schools want to see him play defensive tackle at camp this summer before offering. He plans to hit as many camps as possible including Illinois, Indiana and Cincinnati.

The 2015 class is full of talent. Defensive end Craig Cooper has big time ability. He has great size and will be the full time starter this year after splitting time with two D1 prospects a year ago. Outside linebacker Quintaz Wright and wide receiver Glen Calvin are also Division-1 prospects. Calvin, at 6'6, 215-pounds, is growing into a tight end prospect.

Youth Movement at Ben Davis

Ben Davis capped off the night and the Giants have a nice prospect in junior running back Jamie Akin, who is not big, but showed quick feet throughout the workout. He has a number of D1 programs looking his way including Toledo, Purdue, Ball State and more.

The young receivers turned a lot of heads though. Montel Swanson transferred from Pike and brings great size at 6'3 and athleticism as well as ball skills to the position. A 2015 prospect, the coaches say he has a chance to be special and he certainly looked the part. Brennen Gillis is a big bodied kid at 6'6, 205-pounds with a chance to potentially grow into a tight end. Linebacker Asmar Bilal is a great athlete with length at 6'3, 195-pounds and good speed as well as fluid change of direction. He has a chance to be a very good one as well. Kyle Castner is a 2015 quarterback with good size to keep an eye on.


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