There is never a shortage of high school talent for recruiters to pursue in the state of Ohio. The Buckeye State is always one of the country's strongest state's when it comes to college football prospects.
And as long as Jim Tressel is head coach of the Buckeyes, the state of Ohio will be the lifeblood of the Ohio State football program.
So now that the spring recruiting period is over we revisit a series we ran at the beginning of March breaking down the Ohio class of 2009 by position. We look at our current Top 5 prospects at each position, give the position an overall grade and more.
Earlier this week we broke down the defensive and offensive line. Today we have the fullbacks and running backs.
1. Adam Homan – Coldwater
2. Bud Golden – Cincinnati Sycamore
3. Fitzgerald Toussaint – Youngstown Liberty
4. Darrell Mason – Youngstown Ursuline
5. Brad Rogers – Toledo Central Catholic
Overall Grade For The Position: “B-” Homan is an outstanding prospect on either side of the ball, but will play fullback for the Buckeyes. Golden, Toussaint and Mason are solid prospects, but the talent drops off after that.
Most Likely To Break Into The Top 5: Dante Marsh from Warren Howland. Marsh had a fine junior season and may be poised for a super senior year.
Most Likely To Star In The NFL Someday: Right now there is no leading candidate in this category. Any of the top four would have a fairly equal shot at playing professionally as things now stand.
Up Next: Wide receivers and tight ends.