With the high school football season fast approaching IndyStar Preps Insider Kyle Neddenriep has compiled his 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy-area preseason high school football team:
Toks Akinribade, Brownsburg, RB, senior: The 6-1, 205-pound Iowa recruit rushed for 1,579 yards and 15 touchdowns last year in his third season as a starter. Is school’s career leader with more than 3,500 rushing yards.
Alex Akins, Carmel, DB, senior: A three-year starter at safety, the 5-11, 180-pound Akins made 113 tackles last season and picked off a pass in the state title game.
Max Bortenschlager, Cathedral, QB, senior: The 6-2, 200-pound Buffalo recruit came on strong as his junior season progressed. Bortenschlager passed for 2,270 yards and 21 touchdowns and was nearly flawless in the state title game.
Jasion Brogan, Warren Central, DL, senior: The 6-1, 280-pound Ball State recruit was a force for the Warriors last season, making 54 tackles overall, eight for a loss.
Noah Burks, Carmel, LB senior: The 6-3, 225-pound Wisconsin recruit is a three-year starter and had a huge junior year (118 tackles, 17 for loss, four sacks, four fumbles forced).
Kendall Coleman, Cathedral, DE, senior: The Western Michigan recruit is a 6-3, 235-pound playmaker on defense for the Irish. Coleman made 16 tackles for a loss and had 7.5 sacks as a junior.
Wes Cook, Tri-West, RB, senior: The 5-11, 195-pound speedster rushed for 1,473 yards and 26 TDs as a junior (9.9 yards per carry) and caught 29 passes for 469 yards and seven TDs for Tri-West’s state title team.
Gerrid Doaks, Lawrence Central, RB, senior: The 6-foot, 190-pound Cincinnati recruit will spark the Bears’ attack. Doaks rushed for 1,242 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior and caught 12 passes.
Stori Emerson, Ben Davis, WR senior: The 6-3, 200-pound Miami of Ohio recruit is a big-time playmaker for the Giants. Emerson caught 56 passes for 883 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.
Chris Evans, Ben Davis, RB senior: There are few players as exciting as the Michigan recruit, the sparkplug to the Giants’ state title last season. He rushed for 1,249 yards and 18 TDs and caught 51 passes for 676 yards and 10 TDs.
Danny Godlevske, Bishop Chatard, OL, senior: There might not be a better center in the state than the 6-2, 275-pound Godlevske, a Miami of Ohio commit. He’ll pave the way for the Trojans’ ground attack.
Josh Hayes, Pike, DB, senior: The 6-foot, 190-pound Purdue recruit had four sacks from his cornerback position last year, in addition to a pair of interceptions.
Hunter Johnson, Brownsburg, QB, junior: Johnson, 6-3, is considered one of the top prospects in the country (1,434 passing yards last year) and has offers from Notre Dame and Penn State, among more than 20 others.
Luke Johnston, Southport, QB senior: The 6-5, 205-pound Johnston is already Southport’s single-season and career passing leader. Johnston completed 62 percent of his passes as a junior for 3,228 yards and 28 TDs.
Tyler Kirtz, Brownsburg, WR senior: The 6-2, 190-pound Ball State recruit holds the school record for catches in a game (11) and a season (49). Had 682 receiving yards as a junior.
Brandon Martin, Lawrence North, LB, senior: The 6-1, 220-pound Ball State recruit has played running back for the Wildcats but will transition to the help on the defensive side this season.
Dominick Mathis, Warren Central, OL, senior: The 6-3, 310-pound Ball State recruit will pave the way for a Warren Central offense that has some experience up front.
Trent Maynard, Decatur Central, OL, senior: The 6-4, 315-pound Maynard is a three-starter and was a Junior All-State selection last year. He has 11 offers, including Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Northwestern from the Big Ten.
Collin Miller, Hamilton Southeastern, LB senior: The 6-2, 255-pound Purdue recruit was a force last year, recording 66 tackles, five sacks, 22 quarterback hurries and also causing three fumbles.
Alex Neligh, New Palestine, QB, senior: The 6-2 dual-threat Neligh helped the Dragons to a 15-0 record and Class 4A title by passing for 2,469 and 28 TDs and running for 1,185 yards and 19 TDs.
Brandon Peters, Avon, QB, senior: The 6-5 strong-armed Michigan recruit passed for 1,876 yards and 21 touchdowns last year and has an experienced team around him.
R.J. Potts, Fishers, DB/WR, junior: The 6-3, 190-pound Potts has offers from Indiana and Notre Dame and will play some offense this year after making four interceptions as a sophomore.
Jovan Swann, Center Grove, DL, senior: The 6-4, 255-pound Swann has more than 30 scholarship offers and is one of the most disruptive lineman in the state.
Cameron Tidd, Center Grove, DL, senior: The 6-4, 265-pound Vanderbilt commit will team with Swann to anchor the Trojans’ defensive line.
Johnny William, Pike, WR, senior: The 6-foot, 180-pound William was a big-play machine last year. He caught 31 passes and 13 (!) of them went for touchdowns (for 862 yards).
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