2012 Bucknuts Top 50: Nos. 16-20

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Butler’s Taylor Decker

This week, we have had the first two installments of The Bucknuts 50
for 2012. This is where we track the top 50 football prospects in Ohio. Today’s installment has a distinct Southwest Ohio flavor…


JJHUDDLE’S TOP 200 & POSITIONAL RANKINGS (COMING IN MAY & JUNE)

The annual JJHuddle Top 200 Ohio High School Football Players and positional rankings will be released in June in the 2011 Ohio High School Football Preview.
In May, we will release (over the course of three weeks) extensive
lists of “Players to Watch” at each position. These lists will contain
players that will be included in the Top 200 and many others that will
make headlines in the Fall. Until then, enjoy the Bucknuts Top 50. And
don’t be surprised if the lists differ…

BUCKNUTS TOP 50: Nos. 16-20

This week, we have had the first two installments of The Bucknuts 50
for 2012. This is where we track the top 50 football prospects in Ohio.

These rankings were established by Mark Porter of ScoutingOhio.com and Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.com.

We plan to update the rankings in July as we recap all of the
summer camp and combine developments. Finally, we will update the
rankings in early December after the conclusion of the Ohio high school
season.

20. Kaleb Ringer, linebacker, Clayton Northmont

* The Skinny — Ringer
(6-1, 225) had 72 tackles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions
and two sacks at his middle linebacker spot as a junior.

Ringer, who has 4.45-second speed in the 40, has offers from the
likes of Cincinnati, Toledo, Bowling Green, Miami (Ohio), West Virginia,
Michigan, Syracuse, Kent State, Louisville, Ball State and Buffalo. He
is also interested in Michigan State, Ohio State, USC and West Virginia.

* Mark Porter Comment — “One of the best all around
linebackers in Ohio. He has great speed and athletic ability and can be
very violent at the point of attack. Watching his game film, he did a
great job of running through and around blockers to get to the ball. He
does a good job of striking the ball carrier on impact. He can make
explosive plays with speed.”

* Video Link — Click here for video from Scouting.Ohio com.

19. Bam Bradley, defensive back, Trotwood-Madison

* The Skinny — Bradley
(6-2, 185) was a second-team All-Ohio selection in Division II as a
junior. He had 10 tackles in Trotwood’s D-II state title game loss to
Maple Heights.

Bradley, who boasts 4.4 speed in the 40, has offers from
Kentucky, Northwestern, Tennessee, Michigan State, Illinois, Penn State,
Colorado, Syracuse, Stanford, Pittsburgh, Missouri and Boston College.
He is also interested in Alabama, Cincinnati, Miami (Fla.), North
Carolina and Ohio State.

* Mark Porter Comment — “His name Bam says it all. He
lines up at safety and looks to seek and destroy anything in his path.
He is a big hitter with a big frame that college coaches desire. He
might get looks as a linebacker in college because of his physical
nature.”

* Video Link — Click here for video from Scouting.Ohio com.

18. Taylor Decker, offensive lineman, Vandalia Butler

* The Skinny — Decker
(6-8, 275) had offers from a number of top schools before he ended the
suspense on March 4 by committing to Notre Dame. He also had offers from
the likes of Cincinnati, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Boston College,
Michigan, Louisville and Indiana.

As a junior, Decker was a Special Mention All-Ohio pick in Division II.

* Mark Porter Comment — “He has great feet, long arms and
a nasty attitude. All of those attributes make Decker one of the best
offensive line prospects in Ohio and most likely the country. He has all
the raw skills that college coaches would love to develop. He just
needs to add weight and strength to be a dominant lineman in college.”

* Video Link — Click here for video from Scouting.Ohio com.

17. Pharaoh Brown, defensive end/tight end, Lyndhurst Brush

* The Skinny — Brown
(6-7, 220) is a versatile prospect who could line up at defensive end
or tight end at the college level. He boasts 4.7-second speed in the
40-yard dash. He has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Michigan and
Syracuse and is also interested in Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio
State.

* Mark Porter Comment — “He might have the most upside of
any player in Ohio but is very raw right now. Once he gets in a college
weight room, he could dominate in college. He will be recruited as a
tight end or defensive end in college and needs to learn the game and
develop. He played quarterback last season and showed off his athletic
ability.”

* Video Link — Click here for video from Scouting.Ohio com.

16. Monty Madaris, wide receiver, Cincinnati Moeller

* The Skinny — Madaris
(6-2, 185) enjoyed a fine junior season. He had 50 catches for 719
yards (14.4 average) and seven touchdowns as Moeller went 7-4. He also
had 29 carries for 269 yards and three touchdowns. He boasts 4.4-second
speed in the 40-yard dash.

Madaris has offers from Cincinnati, Boston College, Bowling
Green, Michigan State, Indiana, Kent State, Illinois and Nebraska. He is
also interested in Florida State, Iowa, Ohio State, West Virginia and
Wisconsin, although he seems to be favoring Michigan State early in the
process. He plans to finalize his college choice prior to his senior
year.

* Mark Porter Comment — “He might be the best pure wide
receiver in the Class of 2012. He is a very nice blend of size, speed,
quickness and ball skills. He runs good routes and can make plays in
space with his burst. I’m not sure of his 40-yard time but he plays
fast.”

* Video Link — Click here for video from Scouting.Ohio com.

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