Does Trotwood boast the most talent in D-II, Region 8?

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Trotwood-Madison Rams

The
Rams missed the playoffs last year (10th in this region) but return
loaded this season. In fact, if it wasn’t for Winton Woods, Trotwood would
arguably have the most talent in Region 8.


Trotwood-Madison
(4-6)

* Players To Watch –
WR A.J. Jordan (6-2, 180, Jr.), TE Justin Favors (6-2, 227, Sr.), CB/FS Jordan
Paschal
(5-11, 180, Sr.), DT Anthony Render (6-3, 301, Sr.), QB Marcus Graham
(6-2, 190, Jr.), SS George “Bam” Bradley (6-2, 190, So.), RB/ATH Antwan Gilbert
(5-11, 174, Jr.), FB Nicholas Grigsby (6-0, 195, Jr.), CB Maurice Blacknail
(5-11, 165, Jr.)

Outlook – The
Rams missed the playoffs last year (10th in this region) but return
loaded this season. In fact, if it wasn’t for Winton Woods, Trotwood would
arguably have the most talent in Region 8.

Jordan is
ranked as the No. 10 junior in the state by Ohio High and has received early
interest from Ohio
State
among others. Last
season, he had 30 receptions for 450 yards and four touchdowns, and was named
first-team all-league (GWOC North).

Favors is ranked as the No. 47 senior in the state by Ohio
High and has offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Colorado, Kent State and Toledo. Graham returns as the starting
quarterback and he is ranked as the No. 19 junior in the state by Mark Porter
of Ohio High. Gilbert is ranked as one of the top 15 junior running backs in
the state and has 4.43 speed in the 40. Grigsby is the top junior fullback in
the state according to Ohio High and he has 4.5 speed in the 40.

Looking at the defensive side of the ball, Paschal is ranked
as one of the top 150 players in the state by Ohio High and has a scholarship
offer from Louisville.
Render is also ranked in the top 150 by Ohio High and he is a hulking presence
in the middle of the line. Bradley is ranked as the No. 3 sophomore in the
state by Porter and is known as a big-hitter.

The Rams and head coach Maurice Douglass should not
only make the playoffs this year, they should be able to do some damage once
getting there.

 

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