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.
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.
Today we have the quarterbacks.
1. Devontae Payne – Cleveland South
2. Pat Nicely – Willoughby South
3. Terrence Owens – Cleveland Glenville
4. Ryan O'Rourke – Avon
5. Jack Dawson – North Lima South Range
Overall Grade For The Position: “D+” MAC offers are as high as it gets for any of the Ohio quarterbacks at this point. And there are not even many MAC offers out there. Payne has one and Nicely a few.
Most Likely To Break Into The Top 5: Andrew Holland helped Cleveland St. Ignatius finish the regular season with an 8-2 record and qualify for the state playoffs. He threw for 1000 yards and rushed for 300.
Most Likely To Star In The NFL Someday: It would be a bit surprising to see any of Ohio's class of 2009 QB's make it in the NFL. But if any of them do Payne seems most likely at this point because of his size and athletic ability.
Up Next: Linebackers