Recently, the Indianapolis Star announced their preseason Super Team for 2018. The list is composed of 35 football players from Central Indiana. While football is undeniably a team sport, it’s a nice to see some of these Indiana kids working so hard getting recognized for what they’re doing.
It’s even nicer considering two current 2019 Indiana football commits made the list. Their names? Beau Robbins and Larry Tracy.
Robbins is a 6-foot-5, 4-star in-state commit from Carmel, Ind. He’s ranked the fifth best player in the state and the No. 27 defensive end in the country. Robbins totaled 58 tackles last season with six of them coming for a loss. Additionally, he put up 11 sacks in 13 games last year.
His stats all support the decision to give Robbins the nod. However, what’s most impressive about his game is not the tackle he’s able to deliver to knock the ball loose. Rather, it’s how he puts himself in position to make that hit. His vision and ability to read a play as it develops are outstanding.
Tracy is a 5-foot-11, 175 pound cornerback who committed on June 17 this past Summer. He’s a 3-star recruit currently attending Decatur Central in Indianapolis, Ind. Ranked as the sixth best player in the state, Larry recently climbed from the No. 68 best player in the country to 61. Though it isn’t a huge jump, it’s undoubtedly a good sign.
Hopefully, Tracy continues to rise through the rankings during his senior year. Through three high school seasons already, he’s managed to tally 228 tackles (22 for a loss). Additionally, he added 14 passes broken up, five forced fumbles, five fumbles recovered, and five interceptions.
Additionally, David Bell, a current Indiana University target, also was named to IndyStar’s preseason Super Team. Attending Warren Central, Bell is a 6-foot-4, 190 pound wide receiver. According to the IndyStar, David is one of a small number of players currently being considered for Indiana’s Mr. Football. Bell is currently considering Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Iowa.