Lawrence Central High School is one of the emerging Division I talent producers in the Indianapolis area. It features several Division I prospects on its roster this fall, including class of 2014 defensive tackle Kevin Willis, who already holds a scholarship offer.
"I have an offer from IU," Willis reported. "That was actually right after their camp. Coach Mark Hagen called my head coach and was talking to him because we didn't have a chance to speak after the camp."
The 6-foot-3, 274-pound Willis was born and raised in the state of Indiana, so he has a strong familiarity with the Hoosier's program and was beyond excited when they offered.
"It was amazing and I couldn't believe it. I still couldn't believe it later that night and my parents were happy for me and excited too," Willis said. "Bloomington, their campus is beautiful and I love it. I would like to go there and that's one of my top schools I would like to go to."
Other schools that have been showing early interest in Willis include N.C. State, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
"When I received a letter from Oklahoma I was really excited because they are a top five team in the country," Willis said. "Also, Florida State, the Florida Gators and Ohio State, I'd like to get some [attention] from them."
The only other camp Willis took part in outside of Indiana's was Cincinnati's, and the junior defensive lineman received positive feedback coming out of there as well.
"They told me and my parents they were really impressed with what they saw and they are going to keep an eye on me during the season," Willis said.
Willis expects to attend a game or two at Indiana this fall, and also has plans to catch an SEC game in October.
"On my birthday [Oct. 20], I think I am going to be going to an Alabama-Tennessee game," Willis said. "My best friend's sister goes to Tennessee and I am a big fan of Alabama, so I'd like to see that."
Lawrence Central opened their season last weekend with a 70-0 win. Willis is playing mostly offensive line this fall because his team needs help there, but expects to see spot duty on defense.