Night games can be big for bringing in football recruits. Especially those who are traveling from long distances are able to play in their own high school games on Friday and make it to a place like Bloomington by Saturday night at 8 p.m. as is the case this weekend for the IU-Missouri game at Memorial Stadium.
As of Friday afternoon, the list of potential recruits that will be attendance at the game is close to 50. Included in that group are six of IU's 10 committed players in the class of 2014 and five players who will be making official visits on Saturday night.
Let's begin with the official visits.Official Visits for Saturday, Sept. 21 • QB Alexander Diamont, Venice Senior, Venice, Calif. Diamont is actually one of IU's 10 committed players in the class of 2014. • S Tony Fields, Godby, Tallahassee, Fla. • CB Craig James, Edwardsville, Ill. • WR Coray Keel, South Gwinnett, Snellville, Ga. • WR Kenric Young, Gainesville, Fla. Other IU commits for 2014 expected to attend • DT Michael Barwick, Summit Country Day, Cincinnati, Ohio. • DE Nick Carovillano, St. Xavier, Ohio. • CB Donovan Clark, Fort Wayne (Ind.) South. • WR J-Shun Harris, Fishers, Ind. • OG Wes Martin, Milton-Union, West Milton, Ohio. The following is the list of other members of the 2014 class expected to attend: • OT Lukayus McNeil, Decatur Central, Indianapolis. • LB Airius Moore, Beavercreek, Ohio. • LB Jamal Davis, Canton (Ohio) McKinley. • TE James Prather, Memphis (Tenn.) University School. • LB Nile Sykes, Montini (Ill.) Catholic. • DE/FB/TE Dillon Dallas, Center Grove, Greenwood, Ind. • RB/TE Ryan Watercutter, Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne, Ind. • QB Jeff George Jr., Warren Central, Indianapolis, Ind. There are plenty of 2015 prospects expected to attend as well: • CB Kei Beckham, Trotwood-Madison, Trotwood, Ohio. • TE C.J. Conrad, Keystone, LaGrange, Ohio. • QB/TE David Edwards, Downers Grove North, Ill. • OG Hunter Littlejohn, Olentangy Liberty, Powell, Ohio. • DE Jacob Robinson, Westfield, Ind. • QB Ramone Atkins, Gary (Ind.) West Side. • DE Joe Belden, Avon, Ind. • DT Carlos Davis, Blue Springs, Mo. • DT Khalil Davis, Blue Springs, Mo. • DT Kraig Howe, Archbishop Alter, Kettering, Ohio. • LB David Long, Winston Woods, Cincinnati, Ohio. • LB Jimmy Martin, Orangewood Christian, Maitland, Fla. • ATH/QB Hasan Muhammad-Rogers, Richards, Oak Lawn, Ill. • RB Alec Murphy, Nixa, Mo. • QB Reese Ryan, Lexington (Ky.) Catholic. • OLB C.J. Stalker, Lakota West, West Chester, Ohio. • DT Elijah Taylor, Moeller, Cincinnati, Ohio. • DT Brandon Tiassum, Park Tudor, Indianapolis, Ind. • OL Jared Thomas, Cathedral, Indianapolis, Ind. • OL Larry Wells, Kenton, Ohio. • LB Reagan Williams, Jackson, Ohio. • TE Eli Wolf, Minster, Ohio. • OL Brennan Bosch, St. Charles North, Saint Charles, Mo. • OT David Moorman, Northville, Mich. • RB Ellis Cain, Male, Louisville, Ky. And finally a few players from the class of 2016: • WR Desmond Fitzpatrick, Farmington, Mich. • WR Austin Mack, Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne, Ind. • WR Justin Berry, St. Francis, Wheaton, Ill. • RB Kentrail Moran, O'Fallon, Ill.
As always our extensive team of national Scout analysts will be talking to many of these players after they make their visits and we'll have reports from those interviews during the week next week.
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