The Brownsburg (Ind.) High football program has produced it’s fair share of players over the last few years in Indiana commit Chase Dutra, Florida punter Kyle Christy, Purdue receiver Charles Torwudzo and Bowling Green defensive tackle Chris Jones.
Akinribade impressed the Indiana coaching staff during camp in the summer.
It appears freshman running back Toks Akinribade is on the same Division-I track.
The 5-foot-11, 186-pound bulldozer is already making a name for himself in the state’s largest class. His breakout game came two Fridays ago where he gained 131 yards on 23 carries including three touchdowns in a 42-14 victory over a good Hamilton Southeastern team.
“We certainly didn’t anticipate him being our horse this year,” head coach Brett Comer said. “Let’s put it this way, we’ve known he’s been coming since he was in little league tearing people up. But you never know if a kid that tears people up when he’s an eight-year old or nine-year old, that doesn’t always project to being a varsity player.”
In his first high school game, Akinribade carried 18 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over McCutcheon. He followed it up with 17 carries for 77 yards and a score in a win over Noblesville. Then came the big game against Hamilton Southeastern.
“Toks biggest ability right now is the fact he hits the hole so quickly, and he’s faster now than he was in week one because he’s more comfortable, and simply because he knows what’s coming,” Comer explained. “He’s an athlete. He can easily line up and dot the I in an I-pro offense. He’s going to get bigger. He’s a load. He is going to be a bigger kid.”
Akinribade has already popped up on the radar of the Indiana coaching staff after a strong camp showing during the summer.
“He got enough reps where they’ve already called and said tell me about this freshman,” Comer said. “It’s pretty easy to see it. When you look like that and you’re only a freshman, you’re going to get noticed.”
It won’t be long before more schools are calling Comer.