We begin our survey of Ohio’s top prospects for 2010 with this look at players ranked Nos. 16-25. This story includes video links for all 10 players.
Stay tuned as we unveil the rest of this group.
We used to say that the days after national signing day was the first day to begin the push toward the following year’s class.
Today, we will begin our look at the top prospects in Ohio for 2010. Mark Porter of ScoutingOhio.com and Recruiting Analyst Bill Kurelic have collaborated on this list.
We will start today with our top 25 countdown of Ohio’s top prospects with players ranked 25th down to 16th. We also have a list of players also considered for the top 25.
We will follow with lists of players ranked 11-15, 6-10 and finally the top five.
These bios contain comments video links for many of these players from ScoutingOhio.com.
16. Jerald Robinson, wide receiver, Canton South – Robinson (6-2, 180, 4.55) had over 500 receiving yards during his sophomore season. He caught 48 passes for close to 600 yards through 10 regular season games his junior season. Cincinnati, Ohio State and other Big Ten schools are watching closely.
17. Latwan Anderson, safety, Lakewood St. Edward – Anderson (5-11, 185, 4.4) played safety, wide receiver and returned punts and kickoffs during his junior season. He had 50 tackles, intercepted five passes, forced four fumbles and scored six touchdowns as a junior. He reportedly has early offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati and Virginia. He is also interested in Ohio State.
18. Justin Favors, tight end, Trotwood-Madison – Favors (6-2, 227, 4.61) is a transfer from Dayton Meadowdale. His stock has been quickly on the rise this off-season.
19. Deron Brown, athlete prospect, Akron North – Brown (6-3, 185) has played defensive end at North, but could in a number of directions at the college level.
20. Dwight Macon, quarterback, Steubenville – Macon (6-0, 190, 4.5) has already started two seasons for the storied Steubenville program. He rushed for 1,290 yards and 12 touchdowns and also threw for 1,666 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore. This past year, he rushed for 837 yards and 12 touchdowns and also threw for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns against four interceptions. The Big Red reached the Division IV state title game. His list of school preferences includes most of the Big Ten, including OSU.
21. Josh Davis, defensive tackle, Plain City Jonathan Alder – Davis (6-6, 270, 5.5) moved to Ohio from Indiana prior to his junior year. He has attended junior day events at Notre Dame and Indiana and also lists Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State and others.
22. Antonio Kinnard, linebacker, Youngstown Liberty – Kinnard (6-4, 210) displays good speed and gets upfield quickly to make plays. He also played fullback on defense.
23. Anthony Schrock, wide receiver, Wadsworth – Schrock (6-3, 175, 4.52) caught 32 passes for 738 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season. Akron has offered. He is also looking at OSU and Pittsburgh.
24. Taylor Miller, offensive lineman, Trenton Edgewood – Miller (6-5, 300, 5.2) was a varsity starter at nose tackle his freshman season. He started at offensive left guard his sophomore season. He has offers from Western Michigan, Ohio U. and Akron. He also lists Ohio State, Cincinnati, Illinois and Purdue.
25. Zac Rosenbauer, linebacker, Lima Shawnee – Rosenbauer (6-2, 235, 4.6) was a starter at inside linebacker his sophomore season when he made 117 tackles including 16 for loss. He broke his right collar bone during the first scrimmage before his junior season, then broke it again on the first play of game six, and with the exception of that one play, missed his entire junior season. Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Northwestern and Cincinnati are among the schools Rosenbauer has visited.
More Players To Watch
Here are 20 more Ohio prospects who were considered for top-25 spots:
Clint Shepherd, OL, Eaton
Skyler Schofner, OL, Washington C.H.
Courtney Avery, CB, Lexington.
Brendan Carozzoni, TE, Cleveland St. Ignatius
Bryant Ausperk, OL, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
Leveon Bell, RB, Groveport Madison
Brad Ferguson, OL/DL, Beloit West Branch
Davion Rogers, LB, Warren Harding
Mike Dorsey, ATH, Warren Harding
Braylon Heard, ATH, Youngstown Mooney
Matt Rotheram, OL, North Olmstead
Josh Russ, WR/OLB, Elyria Catholic
Kurtis Drummond, WR/DB, Hubbard
Eric Franklin, OL, Youngstown Mooney
Dominique Brown, QB, Cincinnati Winton Woods
Dan Schneider, TE, Avon Lake
Jon Ballard, QB, Austintown Fitch
Dominic Flewellyn, OL, Maple Heights
Kyle Widder, TE, New Philadelphia
Tyler Brause, QB, Bucyrus Wynford