One of the top high school football programs in the state of Indiana, Warren Central (Indianapolis) has produced some quality talent in recent years. Current Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans is one of those talented products and he was on hand at Saturday’s camp to support current Warren Central standouts.
Highlighting coach Steve Tutsie’s group were four rising juniors, including defensive tackle Kris Harley , offensive tackle Kiaro Holts, receiver Robert Hollins and cornerback/receiver Eric Robinson.
“Our four juniors are great players, I think,” Tutsie said.
“I know Eric ran a 4.26 and Robert Hollins ran a 4.34 [on Saturday]. Holts didn’t run very well, but he is real light on his feet. He and Harley did a real nice job in the afternoon workouts.”
Harley, a 6-1, 265-pound defensive tackle, had been offered verbally by Iowa and Stanford prior to the Tech camp. Though Harley didn’t garner an offer at the camp, Coach Tutsie thinks he and Kiaro Holts will eventually get offers from the Tech staff.
“He runs very well and his first step is very quick,” Tutsie said of Harley, who finished third in the state in the shotput as a sophomore.
Of the 6-4, 270-pound Holts, who played on Warren Central’s junior varsity squad last season, Coach Tutsie said, “He was a sophomore last year for us, played defense, but he is tall and his arms are so long… I mean he’s an offensive tackle,” Tutsie said. “He is very light on his feet. Coach Newsome came up to me and said Kiaro had the best feet there. I don’t know what his reach is, but he’s very long. The thing about him is he has never played offensive line and he has improved so much. He has been a defensive guy since middle school. We’ve only had seven spring practices and he has done a great job for us. He is getting stronger.”
Hollins primarily will be an offensive player as a slot receiver, while the 6-0, 179-pound Robinson will be on the field for most, if not all, of every game.
“It’s hard to coach speed, man,” Tutsie said. “Eric’s going to be a returner for us. He’s going to play offense, defense. He played cornerback last season. He and Hollins are two state competitors in the 100-meter runners.”
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