2012 Bucknuts Top 50: Nos. 11-15


Taft senior WR Dwayne Stanford II has received offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan State and others.

This week, we have had the first three installments of The Bucknuts
50 for 2012. This is where we track the top 50 football prospects in
Ohio. Today we unleash the next installment…


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. 11-15

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

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

15. Dwayne Stanford, wide receiver, Cincinnati Taft

* The Skinny — Stanford
(6-4, 190) was a first-team All-Ohio pick in Division IV. As a junior,
he had 44 catches for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns. He boasts 4.5-second
speed in the 40-yard dash. He already has offers from Texas Tech,
Purdue, Michigan State, Kentucky, Georgia, Cincinnati, Alabama, Ohio
State, Florida State, Tennessee and others.

* Mark Porter Comment — “Stanford reminds me of the big NFL possession wide receivers like Keyshawn Johnson, Michael Irvin
or Braylon Edwards. It seems that all you have to do is throw the ball
up to him and he will come down with it. He is a total mismatch for high
school defensive backs and that should not change in college.”

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

14. Tom Strobel, defensive end, Mentor

* The Skinny — Strobel
(6-6, 240) was a third-team All-Ohio selection in Division I as a
junior. He had 47 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, seven sacks, 30
pressures, two pass break-ups, one fumble forced and two fumble
recoveries. He already has a wide range of scholarship offers, including
Cincinnati, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Stanford, Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio, Kent State, West
Virginia, Ohio State, Syracuse, Virginia and UCLA.

* Mark Porter Comment — “Every time I see Strobel play,
he dominates the game at key times. He is a very smart player who
understands leverage and schemes. He has the speed to play defensive end
and the frame to carry more weight in college. A few years in a college
weight room will give him the size and strength to dominate in

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

13. Joshua Perry, linebacker, Lewis Center Olentangy

* The Skinny — Perry
(6-3, 240) received an Ohio State offer last summer and committed to
the Buckeyes on June 29. He was an honorable mention all-district pick
as a junior as he played through various injury issues. He boasts
4.58-second speed in the 40. He is also an outstanding student with a
3.7 GPA and a 26 on the ACT.

* Mark Porter Comment — “Perry is an outstanding athlete
and, as he gets bigger and stronger, he has the potential to be a great
one at the next level. Watching Perry run the ball at tailback is all
you need to see to understand his athletic ability. He is just
scratching the surface at this point in regards to his talent. With so
much room to grow into his frame Perry could be one of the biggest
linebackers OSU signs this year.”

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

12. DB Devan Bogard, defensive back, Cleveland Glenville

* The Skinny — Bogard
(6-0, 175) is another strong secondary prospect out of Glenville. He
projects as a safety prospect at the college level. He earned special
mention All-Ohio honors in Division I as a junior. He had over 50
tackles and forced four fumbles as he roamed at middle linebacker. Ohio
State and USC have already come in with offers.

* Mark Porter Comment — “The Glenville secondary was full
last year so Bogard played linebacker because he was the best hitter of
the bunch. He might be the best hitter in the state. It’s a good thing
high school football is not fining players for big hits or Devan Bogard
would be meeting with the commissioner.”

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

11. Kyle Dodson, offensive lineman, Cleveland Heights

* The Skinny — Dodson
(6-6, 310) is a prototype offensive tackle prospect. Dodson has dropped
50 pounds from a high of 365 to make himself a college football
prospect. He reports offers from the likes of Alabama, Cincinnati,
Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, N.C. State and West Virginia. He
said Ohio State is prepared to offer if he posts a qualifying test

* Mark Porter Comment — “At times on film, he looks like
he could go straight to the NFL next season. Then you remember he is
only a junior and has four or five more years to develop. Just a great
athlete who happens to be enormous. He reminds me of the offensive
lineman in the movie ‘The Blind Side.’ ”

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


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