IU Football Recruit Update

Many of IU's incoming recruits opened their playoff marches this weekend. Who advanced and who didn't? What sort of statistical numbers did Tandon Doss, Larry Black (pictured), Cortez Smith and others put up? HoosierNation.com has the answers...

Larry Black, DT, Wyoming (Ohio) H.S. – Wyoming won its sixth straight and improved to 8-1 with a 34-7 win over Mariemont. Black had six tackles, and is among the team leaders this season with 26 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles. With the win, fifth-ranked Wyoming now gears up for its regular season finale with third-ranked Indian Hill. Both teams are undefeated in the conference.

Shane Covington, RB/WR, Milwaukee (Wis.) Riverside H.S. – Riverside won its third straight, topping Washington 38-20 to improve to 6-3. Covington threw for one touchdown, while the Riverside ground game piled up more than 200 yards rushing. Riverside now advances to the Division I playoffs, where it has been tabbed as the fourth-seed. They'll open play against Green Bay Preble next weekend.

Marc Damisch, OL, Buffalo Grove (Ill.) H.S. – In a match-up of two 4-4 teams trying to qualify for the playoffs, Prospect topped Buffalo Grove 14-0 behind 285 yards on the ground. Buffalo Grove closed the season 4-5.

Tandon Doss, WR, Indianapolis (Ind.) Ben Davis H.S. - Doss scored on a 51-yard touchdown run in the first quarterback to help Ben Davis open a 14-0 lead and then added 19-yard reception in the second quarter as Ben Davis cruised to a 35-13 win over Brownsburg in the sectional opener. Doss finished with 104 yards rushing on 17 carries, and had the one catch for 19 yards. The win lifts Ben Davis to 7-3 on the season, and it will face top-ranked Pike next week. On the season, Doss has 155 carries for 1,071 yards this year and also has 33 receptions for 505 yards and has totaled 16 touchdowns.

Adam Follett, QB, Alma (Mich.) Senior H.S. – Follett rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown and threw for another 141 yards as Alma completed an undefeated regular season with a 19-18 win over Chippewa Hills. Follett rushed 12 times for 80 yards, and completed 8-of-20 for the 141 yards and had one interception. On the year, Follett is 93-of-189 for 1,533 yards, 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Alex Hunt, RB, Buford (Ga.) H.S. - The top-ranked team in Class AA raced to a 28-0 lead after one quarter, led 42-0 at halftime and cruised to a 56-0 win over Walker H.S. With Buford leading by 30 or more Georgia's "mercy" rule was in effect, with a running clock in the second half. Buford improved to 8-0, and has now won each of its six eight by at least 27 points, and has outscored its foes 386-46. Hunt's stats were unavailable. Will Matte, OL, Wheaton (Ill.) Warrenville South H.S. - In a match-up of unbeatens, WWS topped Naperville North 42-41 in triple overtime to close the regular season 9-0, win the DuPage Valley Conference title, win its 23rd straight win, and head into the Class 7A playoffs as a No. 1 seed . The game – which was played in front of 7,500 fans - was finally decided with WWS quarterback Mike Piatkowski scored on a two-point conversion in the third overtime.

Mick Mentzer, DT, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Dwenger H.S. – Top-ranked Dwenger improved to 10-0 with an easy 42-8 win over Ft. Wayne Elmhurst. Dwenger running back Robby Kimes had only 16 carries but rushed for four touchdowns in the win.

Justin Pagan, OL, Chicago (Ill.) St. Patrick H.S. – St. Patrick ended its four-game losing streak – as well as its season – with a 7-0 win over Marian Catholic. St. Patrick closed the year 3-6.

Peter St. Fort, DB, Naples (Fla.) – Golden Gate H.S. – Playing without head coach Dave Tanner who missed the game due to a death in his family, Golden Gate topped Immokalee 14-13 to improve to 4-4 overall and 1-1 in the district. The game went to the final minutes, as Immokalee missed a potential game-winning 47-yard field goal in the closing seconds. St. Fort's stats were unavailable.

Chad Sherer, LB/S, Arcadia (Ind.) Hamilton Heights H.S. - After closing the regular season 7-2, Hamilton Heights had a bye in the opening round of sectional play. HH will face Rushville (3-7) next week. On the year, Sherer has 137 carries for 937 yards and 17 touchdowns to go along with the one touchdown reception and one kickoff return for a score.

Nick Sliger, DT, Fishers (Ind.) Hamilton SE H.S. – Hamilton SE (8-2) led 30-0 after the first quarter, 44-0 at halftime, and 51-0 heading into the fourth quarter on its way to a 51-21 win in the sectional opener against Richmond (2-8). Sliger and the HSE defense limited Richmond to 141 yards of total offense, most of which came in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand.

Cortez Smith, RB, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech H.S. – Smith ran for 115 yards and a touchdown in Cass Tech's 21-14 win over Renaissance H.S. Thursday. It was Cass Tech's fourth straight win, lifting them to 5-4.

Marquelo Suel, WR, Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Harding H.S. - Harding's hopes of defending its Class 2A state championship came to a quick end with a 16-8 loss to third-ranked Fairfield in the first round of sectionals. Harding clung to a 8-7 lead early in the fourth quarter, but an errant snap on a punt set up Fairfield for a game-ahead field goal, and Fairfield added another touchdown to end Harding's season. Suel had a hand in all of Harding's points, throwing a screen pass that went for a 79-yard touchdown, and then adding the two-point conversion run.

A.J. Thompson, DT, Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen H.S. – Lakeland improved to 7-1 and a perfect 4-0 in the district with a 44-7 win over Haines City (1-6). Kathleen, the seventh-ranked team in the state in Class 3A, scored on its first four possessions and raced to a 37-7 lead while winning its fifth consecutive district title. Thompson's stats weren't available. Lakeland Kathleen is off this week.

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