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A nice list for sure, Caleb from Warsaw made it too... Allot of very good all around athlete's listed from the NLC. Specifically baseball players, Reinhard and Drudge..  Some are locks to play in the all star game if they so choose.. Poindexter, Drudge, NR boys.. Though some may not choose to play for many reasons...

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Jacob Lafree and Katie Hickman made the squad along with Drudge from Plymouth. Lafree has a serious leg.. Katie congrats too!!! Great kids..

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Wish they could figure out a way to have this game in March/April. The best players in each region don't play because of summer college commitments. Lucas Oil is pretty low key during this time and the Colts have always been very gracious and giving to Indians high school football.

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Next month (March) is when the North team will be chosen from among the Region All Stars.

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Glad you know it all I will let you know

Fickert (the best "qualifying" prospect) signed with NAIA Marian. Ridenour and Miller to NAIA St. Francis. Didn't see where the other D2 prospects signed?

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I can't speak specifically about the question your asking, but I do know at least two very good NLC football players did decide not to pursue football on the next level. Yes, both were offered scholarships ranging from the D2 thru NAIA level.

Their choice and no one else's. Have to respect that IMHO....

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Fickert (the best "qualifying" prospect) signed with NAIA Marian. Ridenour and Miller to NAIA St. Francis. Didn't see where the other D2 prospects signed?

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My guess is Drudge from Plymouth will be playing baseball somewhere or maybe still figuring out options, he was the best player I saw this year in the NLC...  Playing small college football is one tough road to hoe..... Seems like more and more decide not to play football on that level...

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So did anyone see the tweet from Fox 28 that Tim Dawson has retired? Can't say I'm extremely shocked, but didn't think Coach Dawson would retire for at least a few more seasons. Best of wishes to him!

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So did anyone see the tweet from Fox 28 that Tim Dawson has retired? Can't say I'm extremely shocked, but didn't think Coach Dawson would retire for at least a few more seasons. Best of wishes to him!

Concord football seems to be on a downward slope loss of coach Dawson is huge

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A few thoughts now that the dust has settled on the regular season:

 

I hope this isn't the Concord team that retires Coach Dawson. Not a lot of joy in Dunlap these days.

 

 

 

One of the few times I was right all season . . . . and I sure wish I wasn't.

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Fickert (the best "qualifying" prospect) signed with NAIA Marian. Ridenour and Miller to NAIA St. Francis. Didn't see where the other D2 prospects signed?

FYI , there were 2   D2 offers from what I was told but neither was as beneficial financially  as the NAIA offers ,  My statement earlier was that there were several D 2 coaches visiting NR, and they  were talking with the same 4 boys,  one of them isn't eligible due to academics, the other has decided not to pursue football in college but is pursuing another sport,  Anyone close to NR and knows the boys referred to as the trio  knows what sport that is.  I say congrats to them all and  I hope they all enjoy their college years, they will be missed for sure.  Choosing not to play or playing at  smaller schools is their decision to make, but if them not signing on feb 4th gives you a chubby , then enjoy it .  

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Hopefully they were smart and planned for this. They have a good thing going over there at Concord. I'd hate to see what they've built take a step back.

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Hopefully they were smart and planned for this. They have a good thing going over there at Concord. I'd hate to see what they've built take a step back.

Agreed

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http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/tag/_/name/jason-spriggs

 

Indiana's Jason Spriggs growing into one of B1G's top left tackles

Jason Spriggs never got a chance to ease into his college career.

Indiana opened the 2012 season with Spriggs as its starting left tackle. Never mind that the true freshmen weighed a listed 268 pounds and had played tight end the year before in high school. Welcome to the show, kid.

Five weeks into that season, the Hoosiers played Michigan State and Ohio State in back-to-back weeks. Spriggs' assignment was to contain the Spartans' William Gholston and the Buckeyes' John Simon, both of whom would go in the fourth round of the NFL draft the following spring.

"To go and do that as an 18-year-old, and to have some success, that was pretty impressive," Indiana offensive line coach Greg Frey said.

Spriggs not only survived that baptism by fire, he more than proved himself in the process. And now, entering his senior season with the Hoosiers, he's one of the most experienced and dependable offensive linemen in the Big Ten.

He has started 34 out of a possible 35 games at left tackle during his career, and he's now listed at a sturdier 305 pounds on his 6-foot-7 frame. Asked how far he's come since those freshman days, Spriggs says simply, "leaps and bounds."

According to Indiana, Spriggs allowed just two sacks in 689 snaps in 2014. The team's normally potent passing game fell off a cliff after quarterback Nate Sudfeld's midseason shoulder injury, but Spriggs and the offensive line helped pave the way for Tevin Coleman's school-record 2,036-yard campaign.

"In hindsight for Jason, it's going to be a blessing," Frey said of the run-heavy attack. "His strong suit was always pass protection, and we had to take him and say, 'OK, let's get you into run blocking.' So this spring, what you're seeing from him is a little bit lower pad level and more confidence. It's been fun to watch."

Coleman eventually earned national accolades for his performance last year, but few people outside of Bloomington noticed the job that the IU offensive line -- which has been one of the Big Ten's most underrated units for a while now -- did in opening some daylight. Spriggs doesn't mind.

"Tevin gave us our due, and it's nothing that we expect," he said. "We don't really look for recognition."

The Elkhart, Indiana native didn't draw major recognition on the recruiting trail. Most of his offers came from MAC schools, though he said Penn State showed some interest before he committed to Indiana the summer before his senior year. Frey and the Hoosiers prefer lean, athletic linemen who can keep pace in their no-huddle spread offense, and they saw in Spriggs who excelled in basketball, lacrosse and track and field as well as football.

That athleticism hasn't gone away as Spriggs has gotten bigger and stronger. Check out these workout numbers that head coach Kevin Wilson tweeted out last week:

Frey said Spriggs compares favorably to former Michigan All-America left tackle Taylor Lewan, whom Frey coached early in Lewan's career. Last year alone, Spriggs squared off with such pass-rushing behemoths as Missouri's Shane Ray, Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun. And he continued to stand his ground against the best the opposition had to offer.

"He's been able to hold down that position and do some really nice things here," Frey said. "And I still think there's a lot ahead of him as he matures. He's still got some development left, so that's the encouraging part."

Spriggs is excited to have Sudfeld back at quarterback and for the Hoosiers to rev up their passing game once more. He and guard Dan Feeney -- who also started as a true freshman back in 2012 -- are leading an offensive line that is working in a couple of redshirt freshmen (Tim Gardner and Wes Martin) into the mix this spring.

Another solid season could make Spriggs an intriguing NFL prospect. But he's more interested right now in helping get Indiana to a bowl game for the first time in his four years.

"I'm on bettering myself as much as I can, tying off my career here and getting as far as we can this season," he said.

He's already come a long way himself.

 

Congratulations to Spriggs - Great representation of the NLC at this level.

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http://espn.go.com/blog/bigten/tag/_/name/jason-spriggs

Indiana's Jason Spriggs growing into one of B1G's top left tackles

Jason Spriggs never got a chance to ease into his college career.

Indiana opened the 2012 season with Spriggs as its starting left tackle. Never mind that the true freshmen weighed a listed 268 pounds and had played tight end the year before in high school. Welcome to the show, kid.

Five weeks into that season, the Hoosiers played Michigan State and Ohio State in back-to-back weeks. Spriggs' assignment was to contain the Spartans' William Gholston and the Buckeyes' John Simon, both of whom would go in the fourth round of the NFL draft the following spring.

"To go and do that as an 18-year-old, and to have some success, that was pretty impressive," Indiana offensive line coach Greg Frey said.

Spriggs not only survived that baptism by fire, he more than proved himself in the process. And now, entering his senior season with the Hoosiers, he's one of the most experienced and dependable offensive linemen in the Big Ten.

He has started 34 out of a possible 35 games at left tackle during his career, and he's now listed at a sturdier 305 pounds on his 6-foot-7 frame. Asked how far he's come since those freshman days, Spriggs says simply, "leaps and bounds."

According to Indiana, Spriggs allowed just two sacks in 689 snaps in 2014. The team's normally potent passing game fell off a cliff after quarterback Nate Sudfeld's midseason shoulder injury, but Spriggs and the offensive line helped pave the way for Tevin Coleman's school-record 2,036-yard campaign.

"In hindsight for Jason, it's going to be a blessing," Frey said of the run-heavy attack. "His strong suit was always pass protection, and we had to take him and say, 'OK, let's get you into run blocking.' So this spring, what you're seeing from him is a little bit lower pad level and more confidence. It's been fun to watch."

Coleman eventually earned national accolades for his performance last year, but few people outside of Bloomington noticed the job that the IU offensive line -- which has been one of the Big Ten's most underrated units for a while now -- did in opening some daylight. Spriggs doesn't mind.

"Tevin gave us our due, and it's nothing that we expect," he said. "We don't really look for recognition."

The Elkhart, Indiana native didn't draw major recognition on the recruiting trail. Most of his offers came from MAC schools, though he said Penn State showed some interest before he committed to Indiana the summer before his senior year. Frey and the Hoosiers prefer lean, athletic linemen who can keep pace in their no-huddle spread offense, and they saw in Spriggs who excelled in basketball, lacrosse and track and field as well as football.

That athleticism hasn't gone away as Spriggs has gotten bigger and stronger. Check out these workout numbers that head coach Kevin Wilson tweeted out last week:

Frey said Spriggs compares favorably to former Michigan All-America left tackle Taylor Lewan, whom Frey coached early in Lewan's career. Last year alone, Spriggs squared off with such pass-rushing behemoths as Missouri's Shane Ray, Ohio State's Joey Bosa and Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun. And he continued to stand his ground against the best the opposition had to offer.

"He's been able to hold down that position and do some really nice things here," Frey said. "And I still think there's a lot ahead of him as he matures. He's still got some development left, so that's the encouraging part."

Spriggs is excited to have Sudfeld back at quarterback and for the Hoosiers to rev up their passing game once more. He and guard Dan Feeney -- who also started as a true freshman back in 2012 -- are leading an offensive line that is working in a couple of redshirt freshmen (Tim Gardner and Wes Martin) into the mix this spring.

Another solid season could make Spriggs an intriguing NFL prospect. But he's more interested right now in helping get Indiana to a bowl game for the first time in his four years.

"I'm on bettering myself as much as I can, tying off my career here and getting as far as we can this season," he said.

He's already come a long way himself.

Congratulations to Spriggs - Great representation of the NLC at this level.

absolute monster while at concord

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