Under The Radar

In high school football, one must always look towards the future.  No matter what you do, you always need to be on the look out for the next up and coming players that will be football relevant. To do so, one must keep a close eye on the young talent that maybe just hasn’t gotten the chance to make a name for themselves yet but are in a situation where they can advance immensely. Below are a few players that are looking for that next opportunity that I think can mold a college roster and become relevant.  Although these players are “Under the Radar”, they bring it every single Friday night.

Kaden Adams – OL, Brownsburg High School, C/O 18′

He’s a plug-and-play Day One starter up front, a strong blocker that a team can run behind on a regular basis.  On the field, the talent is there. Adams has experience at both guard and tackle, and he should be appealing to college teams as an athletic guard.  Kaden can get out on the move and overpower defenders.  He was 2X All Conference.

 

Emanuel Davis – OLB, Fishers High School, C/O 19′

It’s tough to define “instincts” in a football player—it’s kind of a catch-all buzzword when a player makes a ton of plays, without any obvious explanation for how. And so it kind of fits here.  Emmanuel also flies to the football with sub-4.7 speed.  Two areas where Davis can help immediately: special teams, where he would be excellent for any college program thanks to how well he gets to the ball and tackles; and in coverage.  He was selected 2017 All Conference & made the 6A All State team.  Emmanuel is also a member of the Fishers High School basketball team and 7v7 Indy Select.

Jackson Sweeney – RB, Hamilton Southeastern High School, C/O 18′

Jackson Sweeney has long has been one of my favorite NFL players to watch, so I may just have a thing for undersized scat backs.  A physical, hard-nosed player, Jackson is a load to bring down at upwards of 160 lbs., and at minimum should be a short-yardage/red-zone option for an college team. Don’t sleep on his all-around game, though.  The 5-10, 160-pound senior was a fast — really fast — strong, “hard-nosed kid” that any coach could see manning the position for a college roster. Sweeney had also played some running back during his freshman year before switching to defensive back as a sophomore.

 

Jackson Lantz – WR, Hamilton Southeastern High School, C/O 19′

A yards-after-catch stud. Lantz is about as good as it gets with being a prime time high school receiver whos prospects come when it comes to the intricacies of his position, but at bare minimum he is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball—in other words, almost a glorified wide receiver.  Don’t sleep on his all-around game, though. Made a bigger part of the passing attack in 2017, he caught numerous balls and showed enough burst to work open out in the open field.  Jackson plays on the 7v7 team Indy Rise.  His measurables are 6’2″ & 165lbs.  Invited to participate in the prestigous Army All American Combine in Texas.

Cobie Dillard – RB/LB/S, Scecina Memorial High School C/O 18′

Cobie Dillard is what i would deem a “Man Amongst Boys”.  He is a multi-sport/multi-purpose athlete (Football / Basketball) that plays a number of positions.  In football, Cobie is a physical, hard-nosed player that is a load to bring down at upwards of 185 lbs., and at minimum should be a short-yardage/red-zone option for an college team.  Very aggressive defensive minded player that he also flies to the football with 4.7 speed.  Two areas where Cobie can help immediately for any team: special teams, where he was excellent for Scecina thanks to how well he gets to the ball and tackles; and in coverage.  It’s tough to define “instincts” in a football player—it’s kind of a catch-all buzzword when a player makes a ton of plays, without any obvious explanation for how. And so it kind of fits here.  He also plays point guard on his high basketball team .  He scores, distributes, defends and runs the team.  A real “Floor General”.  Cobie also plays 7v7 with Team G.U.T.S.

Eric “Major” DailyDB, Hamilton Southeastern High School, C/O 18′

This kid can flat out ball!  Great feet, hips, never beat deep and led conference in tackles (6A cornerbacks, Hoosier Crossroads, Maxpreps) Nicknamed Major, he successfully defends “Major Island” against both ground and air attacks.  48 regular season tackles, 36 solo, 2 Fumble recoveries, 7 deflections.  Most teams prefer to throw to the other side.   Can play either boundary or field corner, Nickel or Safety. At 17 years old, 5’11 and 165 lbs the upside on this All Conference Honorable Mention is unlimited!  He’s long and rangy.  Easily defends against taller players with the assistance of a 35 inch vertical and impressive ball skills.  An NFA, 7×7 National Champion with Team GUTS, he’s routinely competed against and played with the best receivers in the country.  Crazy work ethic and focused on being an “All American” at the next level.  Indiana Preps Winter Showcase Top 5 CB in the state.

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