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Three gridders hailing from the Buckeye State have been named All-Americans by USA Today. On offense, Cincinnati Elder TE Kyle Rudolph and Dublin Coffman OL Mike Adams have garnered national recognition while Westerville Central P/K Ben Buchanan takes home honors on special teams.
All three players will also participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 5.
A Happy End-ing
On the season, Rudolph had 37 catches for 673 yards and 11 touchdowns as well as a 37-yard punt average leading Elder to a 7-4 record. In the Panthers marquee 41-34 win over Charlotte (N.C.) Independence this season ending its 109-game winning streak in the Ohio vs. USA Challenge , Rudolph had four catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard scoring reception in the second quarter pulling Elder within a touchdown.
A Notre Dame recruit, Rudolph also had a 36-yard reception on fourth down late in the game to keep Elder alive.
Rudolph (6-7, 235) is rated as the No. 6 top prospect in the class of 2008 by Ohio High magazine, No. 7 TE in the nation and No. 105 prospect in the country and by ESPN.com.
Putting it on the Line
Adams is rated as the top player in the class of 2009, according to Ohio High magazine and ESPN.com ranks Adams as the No. 6 OT in the country and No. 89 overall prospect.
On a roster riddled with top football talent, Adams anchored the Coffman offensive line this season as the Shamrocks boasted their best season in school history with a perfect 10-0 regular season and final 13-1 record.
An Ohio State recruit, Adams (6-8, 305) was a first team All-Ohio selection not allowing a single sack this season or his entire high school career.
Getting His Kicks
Buchanan (6-1, 185) nailed 14 field goals this season for 73 points as Westerville Central finished a dismal 3-7.
In Week 5 against Sunbury Big Walnut, Buchanan made five field goals, which tied a 21-year-old OHSAA state record for most field goals in a game. He connected from 57, 46, 44, 41 and 29 yards and his five field goals set a new state record for total yards kicked in a single game. Buchanan's 57-yard field goal is the longest in Central Ohio history and fourth longest all-time in the state of Ohio.
He averaged 30.6 yards per punt this season and 41 yards for his career.
The Ohio State recruit was named to the All-Ohio first team for the second straight season.
Buchanan is rated as the No. 83 top prospect in the state by Ohio High magazine and ESPN.com ranks Buchanan as the No. 8 kicker in the country.
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Stay tuned to JJHuddle.com next week for full coverage from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as we track the players representing the Buckeye State on the national scene.
Ohio Players set to participate:
Cincinnati Elder TE Kyle Rudolph
Dublin Coffman OL Mike Adams
Westerville Central P/K Ben Buchanan
Dublin Coffman WR/TE Jake Stoneburner
Cincinnati LaSalle WR DeVier Posey
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