- Brad Bournival, RecruitingNation
All have Division I college looks and all played a major role in Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic’s 20-13 Division II state semifinal win over Aurora (Ohio).
“They’re a great group,” Fighting Irish coach Greg Dempsey said. “They set this goal back in January. They responded with a lot of heart and mental toughness.”
That toughness has paid dividends for the likes of Perrin, who has interest from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Michigan State and Nebraska, just to name a few.
Ditto for Edwards, who counts Arkansas, Cincinnati, TCU and West Virginia among his list of suitors.
Throw in Butler -- with interest from North Carolina State, West Virginia and Wisconsin -- as well as Moses, who has offers from Akron and Nebraska, and Central Catholic is filled to the gills with Division I talent.
“With those types of players that’s what has to happen in games like this,” said Dempsey about the semifinal win. “You saw their D-I players step up, you saw our guys stand up. Those are the guys that step up in tough times.”
Some of the names are known. Players like Jayme Thompson, Keith Towbridge and DeShone Kizer are already fixtures in recruiting circles.Thompson is an Ohio State commit, Towbridge a Louisville pledge, while Kizer has interest from nearly everyone.