2018 College Commitments: NAIA Colleges

High School

Posted On: 05/30/18 6:31 PM

The class of 2018 is finishing up here with really only a few names left out in the open but with the vast majority of the class already committed, we decided to take a look back at each level and those committed to see how the class has shaken out.

Prospect Height Position High School College
Cam Chadd 6’2 SG Southmont Bethel College
Damon Craig 6’5 PF Brownsburg Bethel College
Jared DeHart 6’1 SG Indian Creek Bethel College
Max Raker 6’0 PG Greenwood Bethel College
Spencer Petit 6’5 SF Covington Bethel College
Jalyn Curry 6’1 SG Beech Grove Bethel College
Asher Blum 6’7 PF Fort Wayne South Grace College
Eddie Gill 6’1 PG Carmel Grace College
Cody Albin 6’6 C Bishop Chatard Holy Cross (IN)
Demetrius Young Jr. 6’5 SF Broad Ripple Holy Cross (IN)
Caleb Pack 5’10 PG North Central Holy Cross (IN)
Spencer Ballinger 6’6 SF Oak Hill Huntington University
David Arens 6’7 PF Oak Hill Huntington University
Caleb Middlesworth 6’8 PF Oak Hill Huntington University
Peyton West 6’0 PG Wapahani Huntington University
Jeremy Davison 6’1″ PG Leo Indiana Tech
Lucas Lehrman 6’8 PF Bishop Dwenger Indiana Tech
Cory McKinney 6’0 PG South Bend Washington Indiana Tech
Logan Kruse 6’3 SG DeKalb Indiana Welseyan
Luke Stephens 6’1 PG Fairfield Indiana Wesleyan
Garrett Silcott 6’1 SG Connersville IU-East
Donald Lee 6’5 SF North Central IU-East
Ethan Helton 6’2 SG Eastern Greene IU-East
Steve Miller 6’5 PF Indianapolis Pike IU-East
Darian Porch 6’6 PF Indianapolis Pike IU-Kokomo
Jaylen Gilbert 6’5 SF Rensselaer Central IU-Kokomo
Trajan Deckard 6’0 PG Kokomo IU-Kokomo
Miles Tracy 6’6 SF Cardinal Ritter IU-South Bend
Will O’Connor 6’5 SF Greenfield-Central IU-South Bend
Brady Powers 5’11 PG South Bend St. Jospeh IU-South Bend
Kenny Washington 6’0 PG Beech Grove IU-South Bend
Stephen Cook 6’6 PF Christian Academy IU-Southeast
Cortney Shorter 6’5 SF Fort Wayne South Marian
Hayden Langkabel 6’1 PG Morristown Marian
Luke Gohmann 6’5 SF Floyd Central Marian
Tyler Watson 6’0 PG Tri-West Marian
Christian Harvey 6’0 PG Richmond Marian University
Alex Gross 6’8 C Hauser Olivet Nazarene
Chandler Pitts 6’0 PG Maconaquah Rochester College
Brandan Johnson 6’1 SG Fort Wayne North Saint Francis (IN)
Jalan Mull 6’0 PG Blackhawk Christian Saint Francis (IN)
Jeffrey Reynolds 6’6 PF Greenwood Saint Francis (IN)
Josh Pack 5’10 PG North Central Saint Francis (IN)
Quinn Moffit 6’1 SG Triton Central Siena Heights
Kegan Owen 6’0 PG Greenwood Christian Taylor
Zach Lattimer 6’2 SG Mishawaka Marian UM-Deaborn

Breakdown: As of today, there are 46 prospects committed to NAIA schools. Of those 44, only 4 are to out of state schools. This isn’t a big surprise as the strength of the in-state schools is so strong.  They usually load up on talent and take big classes every year so a school like Bethel College who has 6 commits or Saint Francis (IN) that has four, is fairly typical.

Of those schools that have good classes coming in, I think Marian University has the best. Hayden Langkabel was stellar at the end of the season, Tyler Watson was one of the more under-the-radar players in the class, and Luke Gohman seemed to put things together in his final year at Floyd Central. Along with them, Saint Francis (IN) and their class of Brandan Johnson, Jalan Mull, and Jeff Reynolds is really strong.  IU-South Bend had one of their better in-state classes landing Miles Tracy, Will O’Connor, and Brady Powers.

Maybe of the better recruiting jobs this season was with Huntington University who landed 3 players from Oak Hill (IN) alone, among them standout Caleb Middlesworth. IU-East should get a cap tip as well after landing a four-man class of Garrett Silcott, Donald Lee, Ethan Helton, and Steve Miller.

Overall, this group in 2018 has given a few programs like Huntington, Grace, IU-East, IU-South Bend, and Marian guys that will be impact players from the start.