TROTWOOD – Thanks to the recent commitments of three more players, Trotwood-Madison has elevated its number of college recruits in the Class of 2008 to eight.
Defensive tackle Ike Washington and offensive tackle Robert Green have committed to Jackson State, while Norman Young, a defensive back, is headed to Bowling Green.
Those three join teammates Domonick Britt (Cincinnati), Brandon Moore (Michigan), Michael Shaw (Penn State), Roy Roundtree (Purdue) and Douglass Rippy (Nebraska) as Rams headed to the next level.
In addition, there is an intriguing development with Britt, considered the state’s top quarterback recruit by Ohio High Magazine. Despite the commitment to UC, Britt has been in contact with fellow Big East school South Florida. Britt, who will take the ACT this weekend, is considering taking an official visit to South Florida in the future.
“He has not changed his mind as of yet,” Trotwood coach Maurice Douglass said. “He’s committed to UC, but he may take an official visit to South Florida. Coach (Jim) Leavitt saw film on Domonick and liked it a lot. He had his offensive coordinator contact Domonick that day wanting him to take an official visit. UC’s been in contact on a weekly basis – as much as their allotted to do, but I think Domonick just wants to see what’s down there.”
One Ram who won’t be swaying is Moore. Ranked the state’s top recruit according to ESPN, Moore took an official visit to Michigan two weeks ago for the Purdue game.
“He’s not coming back,” Douglass joked. “He finally broke out all the Michigan gear again last week. It all came out.”
Douglass also expects four other Rams to earn scholarships: Keith-Sean Foster (TE/DE), Cory Byers (DB), Derrick Purdy (DB) and Jamiihr Williams (LB).
Williams already has offers from multiple MAC schools and Cincinnati but may learn today if he has an offer from Michigan State.
“He’ll likely find out about Michigan State soon,” Douglass said. “They told him they were having a recruiting meeting today. But I’ll tell you what, if they do offer, he’s committed to those cats.”
Trotwood (6-3) currently sits at No. 7 in the Division II, Region 8 playoff points and hosts No. 9 Vandalia-Butler this Friday. The Rams are looking for their second straight playoff appearance.