Highest-rated football recruits from Indiana over the last 20 years

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May 15, 2022
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Highest-rated football recruits from Indiana over the last 20 years

Football recruiting provides reliable drama, with recruitments and announcements becoming events in their own right. We love to see players from our own states make it big, and watch with pride as they go on to successful careers, knowing their origins shaped them into professional players. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated football recruits from Indiana since 2000 using 247Sports. Players are ranked by national ranking with ties broken by rating. Keep reading to discover the highest-rated football recruits from your home state.

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#50: Cameron Williams (2019)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Andrean (Merrillville, IN)
- National ranking: #301 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9005 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (OLB)
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#49: Yanni Karlaftis (2021)

- College: Purdue
- High school: West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)
- National ranking: #262 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9069 rating)
- Position ranking: #31 (LB)
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#48: Beau Robbins (2019)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Carmel (Carmel, IN)
- National ranking: #256 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.907 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (WDE)
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#47: John Goodman (2008)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #253 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.902 rating)
- Position ranking: #35 (WR)
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#46: Terry McLaurin (2014)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #248 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9051 rating)
- Position ranking: #36 (WR)
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#45: Dominique Booth (2014)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Pike (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #236 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9088 rating)
- Position ranking: #35 (WR)
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#44: Donaven McCulley (2021)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Lawrence North (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #236 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.913 rating)
- Position ranking: #23 (QB)
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#43: Dyjuan Lewis (2010)

- College: Cincinnati
- High school: Pike (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #229 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9112 rating)
- Position ranking: #33 (WR)
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#42: Darius Latham (2013)

- College: Indiana
- High school: North Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #222 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.913 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (OT)
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#41: Remound Wright (2011)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Bishop Dwenger (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #219 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9056 rating)
- Position ranking: #16 (RB)
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#40: Cole Brevard (2020)

- College: Penn State
- High school: Carmel (Carmel, IN)
- National ranking: #203 in 2020 (4 stars, 0.9205 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (DT)
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#39: MarQueis Gray (2008)

- College: Minnesota
- High school: Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #200 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9143 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (PRO)
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#38: Asmar Bilal (2015)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #194 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.92 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (ILB)
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#37: Sampson James (2019)

- College: Indiana
- High school: Avon (Avon, IN)
- National ranking: #181 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9255 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (RB)
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#36: David Perkins (2012)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Washington (South Bend, IN)
- National ranking: #173 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.93 rating)
- Position ranking: #18 (OLB)
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#35: Tim Kimbrough (2013)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #163 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.9299 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (ILB)
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#34: Stevie Brown (2006)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Columbus East (Columbus, IN)
- National ranking: #160 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.9239 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (S)
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#33: Darrin Kirkland Jr. (2015)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #160 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9306 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (ILB)
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#32: Austin Roberts (2014)

- College: UCLA
- High school: Carmel (Carmel, IN)
- National ranking: #159 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9308 rating)
- Position ranking: #12 (ATH)
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#31: Montez Robinson (2009)

- College: Georgia
- High school: Avon (Avon, IN)
- National ranking: #156 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9261 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (SDE)
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#30: Luke Schmidt (2006)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Jasper (Jasper, IN)
- National ranking: #152 in 2006 (4 stars, 0.927 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (FB)
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#29: Kris Harley (2011)

- College: Virginia Tech
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #144 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9315 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (DT)
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#28: Zack Martin (2009)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #142 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9319 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (OT)
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#27: Josh Barajas (2015)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Andrean (Merrillville, IN)
- National ranking: #138 in 2015 (4 stars, 0.9382 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (OLB)
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#26: Morgan Newton (2009)

- College: Kentucky
- High school: Carmel (Carmel, IN)
- National ranking: #137 in 2009 (4 stars, 0.9364 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (DUAL)
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#25: Cameron McGrone (2018)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #118 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9481 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (OLB)
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#24: Braxston Cave (2008)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Penn (Mishawaka, IN)
- National ranking: #117 in 2008 (4 stars, 0.9419 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (OC)
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#23: David Bell (2019)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #113 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9495 rating)
- Position ranking: #19 (WR)
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#22: Emil Ekiyor (2018)

- College: Alabama
- High school: Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #113 in 2018 (4 stars, 0.9496 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (OC)
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#21: Sheldon Day (2012)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #111 in 2012 (4 stars, 0.9509 rating)
- Position ranking: #11 (DT)
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#20: J.B. Paxson (2005)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Center Grove (Greenwood, IN)
- National ranking: #110 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9361 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (SDE)
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#19: Blake Lueders (2010)

- College: Stanford
- High school: Zionsville (Zionsville, IN)
- National ranking: #109 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9486 rating)
- Position ranking: #10 (SDE)
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#18: Clayton Richard (2003)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Mccutcheon (Lafayette, IN)
- National ranking: #104 in 2003 (4 stars, 0.9359 rating)
- Position ranking: #7 (PRO)
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#17: Auston Robertson (2016)

- College: Michigan State
- High school: Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #103 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9521 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (WDE)
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#16: Justin Brent (2014)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Speedway (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #95 in 2014 (4 stars, 0.9554 rating)
- Position ranking: #14 (WR)
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#15: Austin Mack (2016)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #72 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9649 rating)
- Position ranking: #9 (WR)
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#14: Kiaro Holts (2011)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #71 in 2011 (4 stars, 0.9636 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (OT)
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#13: Brandon Peters (2016)

- College: Michigan
- High school: Avon (Avon, IN)
- National ranking: #61 in 2016 (4 stars, 0.9684 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (PRO)
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#12: George Karlaftis (2019)

- College: Purdue
- High school: West Lafayette (West Lafayette, IN)
- National ranking: #59 in 2019 (4 stars, 0.9705 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (SDE)
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#11: Elijah Daniel (2013)

- College: Auburn
- High school: Avon (Avon, IN)
- National ranking: #55 in 2013 (4 stars, 0.9746 rating)
- Position ranking: #6 (SDE)
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#10: Blake Fisher (2021)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Avon (Avon, IN)
- National ranking: #54 in 2021 (4 stars, 0.9739 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (OT)
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#9: Selwyn Lymon (2005)

- College: Purdue
- High school: Paul Harding (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #50 in 2005 (4 stars, 0.9787 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (WR)
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#8: Jerimy Finch (2007)

- College: Florida
- High school: Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #49 in 2007 (4 stars, 0.9782 rating)
- Position ranking: #5 (S)
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#7: Rod Smith (2010)

- College: Ohio State
- High school: Paul Harding (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #45 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9762 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (RB)
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#6: James Hurst (2010)

- College: North Carolina
- High school: Plainfield (Plainfield, IN)
- National ranking: #35 in 2010 (4 stars, 0.9816 rating)
- Position ranking: #4 (OT)
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#5: Hunter Johnson (2017)

- College: Clemson
- High school: Brownsburg (Brownsburg, IN)
- National ranking: #30 in 2017 (5 stars, 0.9854 rating)
- Position ranking: #2 (PRO)
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#4: James Banks (2002)

- College: Tennessee
- High school: Ben Davis (Indianapolis, IN)
- National ranking: #29 in 2002 (5 stars, 0.9878 rating)
- Position ranking: #3 (DUAL)
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#3: James Aldridge (2006)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Crown Point (Crown Point, IN)
- National ranking: #27 in 2006 (5 stars, 0.9873 rating)
- Position ranking: #8 (RB)
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#2: Gunner Kiel (2012)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Columbus East (Columbus, IN)
- National ranking: #26 in 2012 (5 stars, 0.9878 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (PRO)
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#1: Jaylon Smith (2013)

- College: Notre Dame
- High school: Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, IN)
- National ranking: #2 in 2013 (5 stars, 0.9987 rating)
- Position ranking: #1 (OLB)
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