NO. 22 WARREN CENTRAL
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Preseason Rank: 22
2017-18 record: 32-0
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Not Ranked
The Warriors had plenty of close calls through their unbeaten run to the state 4A title, but in the end there was no question as Dean Tate and Co. survived a loaded field that featured some of the state’s best talent in years.
Now comes the unenviable task of the title defense, through an unbearably tough class, with a huge target on their backs. But with three returning starters, none more important than David Bell, the Warriors might be up for the task. In Bell — a potential ALL-USA candidate at wide receiver who is deciding between Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa, Purdue and Indiana – the Warriors bring gridiron toughness to the hardwood.
Elsewhere, 6-7 senior Jakobie Robinson brings some length and versatility to the frontcourt, with some intriguing upside long-term. Elsewhere, 6-6 wing Jesse Bingham, who’s got a smattering of D1 interest, could be the one of the state’s most well-rounded by the end of the season.