Shamrocks and Irish battle in Indy

The Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) Shamrocks will travel to the NFL's Lucas Oil Stadium to play the Indianapolis Cathedral Irish on Friday night at 8:30 ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

Trinity will be led by senior wide receiver James Quick, who is ranked No. 9 at his position in the ESPN 150. On the Cathedral sideline, linebacker Stu Stanley, a Ball State commit, will try to get into the backfield as much as possible to disrupt the Shamrocks' potent passing attack.


Top Recruit
WR James Quick, Class of 2013
The ESPN 150 receiver is rated the 57th-best overall prospect in the nation and the ninth-best receiver in the country. He's also the top-rated prospect in Kentucky. The undecided prospect told ESPN he plans to take official visits to Louisville, Ohio State and Oregon. The four-star prospect is also considering Kentucky and Cincinnati. Quick's father played football for the Cardinals, but the family has said that won't be a factor in Quick's recruitment. Clearly, Quick is a top priority for Louisville. Head coach Charlie Strong has repeatedly said recruiting nearby areas will be key in the Cardinals' resurgence.

Other Top Recruits
DE Jason Hatcher, Class of 2013
The four-star Hatcher is an ESPN 300 prospect rated the 24th-best defensive end in the country. He committed to Southern California in July over Louisville and Tennessee. When he committed to the Trojans, Hatcher said he was close to committing to both the Cardinals and Volunteers. Then, he visited USC's campus and the decision was made. Hatcher is rated the fourth-best prospect in Kentucky.

CB Ryan White, Class of 2013
White committed to Vanderbilt in July over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville and Michigan. White may not be quite as highly rated as his ESPN 300 teammates but he's certainly no slouch. The four-star prospect is rated the 26th-best cornerback in the nation and the fifth-best prospect in Kentucky.

RB Dalyn Dawkins, Class of 2013
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound tailback isn't the biggest running back in the country, but that doesn't seem to bother college football recruiters. Dawkins has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Colorado State, Illinois, Purdue and Western Kentucky.


Top Recruit
OLB Stu Stanley, Class of 2013
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound, two-star linebacker committed to Ball State back in July over a few FCS offers. Stanley had a chance to learn from 2012 graduate John Turner, a hard-hitting defensive back now at Notre Dame. A sound tackler, Stanley is a leader of a Cathedral defense going through a rebuilding phase. Stanley, No. 21 in Indiana, was a priority for the Cardinals' staff in the 2013 class.

Other Top Recruits

WR Sampson Levingston, Class of 2013
One of Levingston's shining moments came a season ago when Cathedral traveled to play at Cincinnati Moeller. Trailing with just seconds remaining, Levingston hauled in a long reception to set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. The two-star receiver is still waiting for his recruitment to take off on the FBS level. Indiana State has offered and several MAC programs are interested.

QB Connor Rice, Class of 2013
The senior quarterback is in a tough spot after only becoming the starter at the beginning of the season. Rice was behind 2012 graduate Corey Babb a season ago, so he is trying to make a name for himself and get on colleges' radars in just a single season as the varsity starter. Indiana State has offered Rice.

C Colin Sandor, Class of 2013
The anchor of Cathedral's offensive line picked up an offer from Air Force back in June after visiting for a camp, and the 6-foot-2, 265-pound center committed to Air Force a couple months later.