Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He has excellent hands, soft hands and he knows what to do with it when he gets into the open field. With Rod, I can see where he is being projected somewhat as a wide receiver here.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: Dyjuan had a few unfortunate drops, but he is a big time receiver. He is the real deal. He plays the game very aggressively and he is hard on himself, but he's big time.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: I think he's mainly just a running back type but he has solid hands and he runs a 4.43. You should have seen what he did in practice the other day. He caught one pass and had two guys coming in on him and beat them with a spin move and was gone.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: I think Jeff played very well at corner. He was a little dinged up, strained his groin for us, but he stepped up and played well.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: James played corner the last couple years, but you can look at his body and see he's a future safety. Some schools have talked to him about playing outside linebacker, but that's something he has no interest in doing. He has progressed in the last four five weeks we've had him, because even though he is a phenomenal athlete, his footwork was not where it needed to be. He fell down a lot just on drill work, but in the last couple weeks, he's improved drastically and I think he'll have a big year and he'll be a great safety in college.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's a good athlete, but he's not refined at all. He needs to get stronger and bulk up. You can see the raw athleticism when you watch him on film and see that he likes to hit and that's what sticks out. We want to get him to play a little more under control. We'll work on that. He and I are going to work together on his footwork over the next couple months.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: I know that he's played against competition that is not the same level as he saw here, but he was solid. I saw him a lot in press coverage, I'd like to see him more in space. He did not play any offense this weekend, I know that in that offense his high school runs, he's more a running threat than he was a passing threat, but you can see his talent.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: The one thing with Steven that we found out over the last few months is that he's not quite as fast as advertised. He was a little tentative, but he made one nice play on Saturday, a catch and run that was the first time I had seen him run that fast.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He played well for a kid that had never played the position before. His future is at a WILL linebacker. He weights 215-lbs right now. He has big shoulders, but he hasn't filled out. I think he could carry 230-235-lbs pretty easily. Most his life, he's been a running back, so he's a 4.6 kid. If he can maintain that speed and add the size, that would be optimal. I think he's definitely got some potential. He's a kid that will be nice to watch through the summer.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's a younger kid, he's only a sophomore, but I've watched him since 7 th /8 th grade and he's always been a stand out in his age group. He could be a Dyjuan Lewis type in another year. He has a 37-38 inch vertical and great hands. We hope this will turn the light on in his head and get him in the weight room. He's 6'1 and probably about 165-170-lbs. The big thing with him is, the first couple practices, he played well after he settled down and realized who he was playing against and that he had to be more physical. He has to become more physical heading into next year.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: – This kid's a comer. From day one, he proved he belonged. Last year, there was not much film on him, because he tore the meniscus in his knee. He came back and played two playoff games. He played two games, got hurt and came back for the last two games. For a kid to work that hard to get himself back in the lineup after an injury like that is pretty impressive.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: When I first talked to Coach Moyers at Pike about Dyjuan, he said hey if you need another slot receiver, I've got this kid who's really good. He struggled early on with some drops in practice, but he got better and better. He has great speed and great hands, he needs to get bigger and stronger, we talk about it all the time, he's a light 165 right now, but he's a 4.5 kid with a great attitude. I think he's a kid who can really take off this summer.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's young, he's grown a lot in the past year and gotten a lot stronger. He has great ball skills, he's an intelligent kid, he just absorbs everything around him. He's had great coaching with Jeff Burris and Ray Walls and those guys are very high on him. He needs to get a little quicker, but right now he makes up for it with his intelligence. Within the next year, when we come back, he'll be one of the top corners. He just needs to shave down that forty time, I think he's about a 4.6 kid right now.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's very raw. We got him, because we needed some speed to fill in at the nickel position. He runs very well and he's improved considerably. The big thing with Mike is to get stronger, but he has the tools to be pretty good.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's very raw, but very athletic. He's a 4.4 kid, and the number 2 or 3 ranked sprinter in the state, I was told. We threw a lot at him quick. He was confused for the first couple practices, but he settled in relaxed. Early on, he was tentative and unsure of himself, but he hadn't played that type of competition before. Once he relaxed, he played well.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He's a great kid, but he's only had one year at quarterback. I thought he struggled early on with us in practice adjusting to the speed of the receivers. What it all boils down to is that he's a raw kid, but he's a great kid. He wants to do better, he wants to learn, he's just behind. He doesn't play type of competition that he saw in practice or in the games, but that doesn't mean he can't be a better quarterback, he's got tools, he just needs reps.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He did well. Alex is an intelligent kid. He makes good reads and he played well. The thing he lacks is strength; he has everything else. He just needs strength. We should have rolled him out more. When he's on the move, his accuracy is amazing.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: I love that kid. He's enthusiastic and coachable. We didn't get him ball as much as we wanted him to. He's very dangerous in the slot. The thing is, what kind of senior season he has. He played behind Eric Williams and George Cheeseborough, but you watch Shakir's highlights and you can see that he's definitely good. He had three-four touchdowns off kick returns. His only drawback is his height, but he works hard in the weight room. He'll probably add ten more pounds and from what I've seen, he's tough to tackle
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: Jack's a stud. He's the real deal. I've coached kids more advanced than him at this point, but last year at Zionsville, he was moved back to fullback cause of their offense, so he hardly got to play linebacker. That's will be his position will be in college. He came a long way working on footwork, drops and reads. He has picked up all of it. He has the mindset of a linebacker. He got an offer from Ball State last week and I'm sure there will be more. He visited Miami-OH on the way over, he will visit Wake Forest later this week. The kid could be as good as he wants to be, overshadowed by Blake but he's talented.
Team Indiana coach Greg Brookey: He played very well on Saturday. The kid just lacks experience and he really improved as time went along. A couple weeks ago he was struggling in practice with some routes, that's something he needs to improve on are his routes.