2012 Top 200 Insider: Five more Senior Football Players to Watch this Fall

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A look at some of the state’s top senior high school football players heading into the 2011 season.

Starting Memorial Day weekend we’ll begin releasing our 2012 positional player rankings and that will culminate with the 2012 Top 200 release in our Ohio High School Football Preview.
Today we continue a NEW JJHuddle feature where we’ll introduce
you bi-weekly to some Top 200 players and some trying to make the list…


Starting Memorial Day weekend we’ll begin releasing our 2012 positional player rankings, which will culminate with the 2012 Top 200 release in our Ohio High School Football Preview.
Today we continue a NEW JJHuddle feature where we’ll introduce
you bi-weekly to some Top 200 players and some trying to make the list…

There’s no guarantee these guys will make the Top 200, but there’ a reason you need to know about them. They are that good.

And most – if not all – will be playing on Saturday’s in some form in the future.

Previous Player Releases
Feb. 15

The Next Five…

Frank Epitropoulos, WR/DB, 6-3, 195, Upper Arlington
Talk about a jack-of-all-trades, Epitropoulos is the definition of versatile. A first team OCC Central Division selection on both offense and defense, Epitropoulos accounted for 1,134 all-purpose yards, including 490 receiving (five TDs), 356 on kickoff returns and 162 on punt returns. His 68-yard punt return against Worthington Kilbourne is tied for UA’s longest ever on grass. Defensively, Epitropoulos had 55 tackles, seven pass break-ups and three interceptions, one of which he returned for a TD. He also returned a fumble recovery for a score. As a punter, Epitropoulos averaged 42.2 yards (29 punts). He also blocked two PATs on special teams. Like I said – he’s a jack-of-all-trades. Epitropoulos currently has offers from Kent State and Toledo. He’ll get more.

Mason Monheim, LB, 6-1, 215, Orrville
Some guys have a knack for finding the ball. Monheim is one of them. The reigning Ohio Cardinal Conference Defensive POY, Monheim tallied 190 tackles, including a staggering 36 for-loss, last season. He had 100 tackles as a sophomore. So far, Illinois and Miami (Ohio) have offered.

Nicholas Houston, WR, 5-10, 165, Dayton Ponitz
Last season only five receivers in Ohio had more catches than Houston during the regular season when he averaged 11 yards per reception (hauled in 84 passes for 927 yards and 13 TDs).

Ross Franklin, RB, 6-0, 195, Johnstown-Monroe
Franklin was one of six Ohio RBs to go over 2,000 yards in the regular season last year when he tallied 2,183 yards and 27 TDs on 217 carries.

Kevin Collins, WR, 6-3, 195, New Albany
After catching 25 passes for 457 yards and four TDs as a sophomore, Collins earned second team OCC-Capital Division honors last year after posting similar numbers (20 catches for 423 yards in the regular season). Collins runs a 4.58 40-yard dash and has a vertical leap of 34’.

 

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