Brownsburg Coach John Hart
Indiana State Championship Coach John Hart is back in Indiana. Hart led Evansville Reitz and Warren Central before coaching at Huntley (IL) last season. He has the benefit of having one of the top QB's in the country in Clemson recruit Hunter Johnson.
First off welcome back to Indiana?
Thank you...I love HS FB!!!
What things do you see in Brownsburg that make you see success?
They do have a great history…2 state champs & another runner up. We are a school that is rapidly growing & LOVES the game. Some of the best fan support in all of Indiana.
Having a QB like Hunter Johnson might make the job a little easier?
Having great QB play is essential to any teams success. Having Hunter, a kid of great talent, athleticism, & character always gives you your best chance of success.
What are your early impressions as a whole on this team?
Our O Line is much better than it has been given credit for…we will be tough & physical there.
Who is the most underrated college prospect on your team?
Eli Johnson & Bryce Kirtz. Eli is smooth but was hurt last year & Bryce may be the best soph WR I have ever coached.
Who is the one player who no one knows about yet, but will??
Our O line (Matt) Runyon , (Braeyton) Runyon, (Mark) Miller, (Kaden) Adams, (Trashawn) Britt, (Devin) Humes, (Connor) McGee, (Jonathan) Lowder...
Biggest position battle as we end the summer and head to fall camp?
Our D Line is deep & talented…they will be fighting for minutes
Who is one guy on your team who might not be a high level recruit, but is a great football player?
Matt Runyon is the strongest kid I have coached & he is as tough as they get…his height is the only thing that holds him back.
In what way has recruiting improved since you first started coaching??
The Nate Waltons & Antrez Bakers (2 great recruits) get evaluated. The old days if you weren’t a top school or well know recruit you may not get recruited.
What are the negatives about the current recruiting process?
Kids, parents, community sometimes get the impression that the main purpose of HS football is for recruiting. The best thing about HS football is the HS & the community the players play for. We have 6,000 ppl at almost every game…our school decks out…families tailgate…& we get to represent the greatest game ever invented. Recruiting & negative publicity has tried to beat up our sport but it is still the most played, watched, attended sport in our country.