U Commit Brooks Michel Leads Team to ESPN Win

Brooks Michel, a 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive tackle from Carmel (IN) High who committed to Minnesota in June, helped lead the Greyhounds to a 28-21 win over Cathedral in a game televised on ESPN. Carmel, the defending Indiana state champs were ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAA, while Cathedral was ranked first in Class 4A.

Brooks Michel helped lead Carmel to the Indiana state championship and a 13-2 mark. Their two losses were to future Gophers QB Marqueis Gray of Indianapolis Ben Davis, 28-27, and a 32-31 defeat to Greenwood (IN) Center Grove.

Michel, who had also received interest from Albama, Virginia, North Carolina and Big 10 schools such as Iowa, helped the Greyhounds rallly from a 21-7 deficit. They cut the lead to 21-14 at halftime behind star quarterback Morgan Newton, who threw a 4-yard touchdown pass.

Newton scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 11:24 left in the fourth quarter as the Greyhounds knotted the score at 21-21. Newton scored the game-winning 18-yard score with 5:40 left. Newton, who had received some early interest from Minnesota, committed to Kentucky on Thursday. He completed 16 of 21 passes for 194 yards and ran for 89 yards on 20 carries. Carmel rushed 45 times for 192 yards and had a 21-10 first down advantage.

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