2011 HS Football: Hidden Gems and Under the Radar Players (III)

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Springfield Shawnee’s Brad Jarzab

The HS football season is two months away and we’re busy finaling our
2011
Ohio HS Football Preview
, which is due
out in late July. During
our research we’ve uncovered some hidden gems we think you – and
everyone else – should know about. Below is our third installment.


The high school football season is three months away and we’re busy
preparing our 2011
Ohio High School Football Preview
, which will help prepare you
for the season. Our Football Almanac is due out at the beginning of
July, but from now until then we’ll start feeding your hunger for
football by releasing several series on the upcoming season and the
state’s top players and teams.

Below is our first installment.

During
our research we’ve uncovered some hidden gems we think you – and
everyone else – should know about. These guys might not make BCS rosters
(although some could), but they will definitely make headlines this
fall.

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(MORE) NAMES YOU NEED TO KNOW

Tyler Kinchen, Woodsfield Monroe Central, sr., QB, 6-0, 210: A first team All-Ohio selection and All-District Offensive Player of the Year, Kinchen passed and rushed for more than 1,000 yards last year as the Seminoles returned to the D-V playoffs. Kinchen threw for more than 1,200 yards and 16 TDs and rushed for almost 1,100 yards and 10 more scores.

Brad Marsic, Thompson Ledgemont, sr., DB, 6-3, 170:
A talented receiver, Marsic has made an impact since his freshman year when he hauled in 30 receptions for 535 yards. As a sophomore Marsic caught 28 passes for 500 yards and last year he had 25 receptions for 430 yards. He also had 10 INTs.

Dylan Leffingwell, Vincent Warren, jr., QB, 6-2, 212: Returning starter threw for 1,960 yards and 19 TDs last year.

Jordan Travis, Columbus Grove, sr., QB, 6-2, 185:
A four-year starter, Travis is coming off a junior season in which he completed 60-percent of his passes in throwing for 1,942 yards, 24 TDs and just six INTs.

Austin Barbato, Columbiana, sr., QB, 6-0, 180:
The Clippers have a special player in Barbato who is on pace to become the schools all-time leading rusher this season. He gained 998 yards as a sophomore and 1,178 last year, leaving him just 846 yards shy.

Blake Yates, Lucasville Valley, sr., QB, 6-3, 175: Yates completed 84-of-130 passes for 1,337 yards, 22 TDs and no interceptions last year. He also ran for 487 yards and seven TDs on 56 carries and intercepted four passes on defense (returned one for a TD).

D.J. Jones, Ravenna, sr., QB, 5-10, 190: Jones is a special talent whose coming off a season in which he rushed for 1,377 yards and 18 TDs. He scored six TDs on varsity as a sophomore and reached the end zone 37 times on the freshman team. Defensively, Jones had 66 tackles and four INTs last year. 

Riley Shaw, Washington Court House, sr., LB, 6-3, 230: Shaw, who has led the team in tackles the last three years, is a state heavyweight wrestling champion and also finished third at the state track meet in the discus in June. 

Nick Woodyard, Western Brown, sr., QB, 6-1, 185, sr.:
Woodyard, who head coach Evan Dreyer said would make a “great” college WR, stars at QB for WB where he set school records for passing yards in a season (2,256) and game (543) last year. He tossed 26 TD passes and ran for an additional 722 yards and five more TDs.

Tyler Erwin, New Washington Buckeye Central, sr., 6-4, 200, QB/DB:
As a junior, Erwin was named first team All-North Central Conference in football, basketball and baseball. In football he completed 103-of-176 attempts for 1,811 yards, 22 TDs and just three INTs. Ha also ran 109 times for 401 yards and six TDs. On defense, Erwin picked off six passes, caused two fumbles and had 35 tackles.

Jake Schneider, Maumee, sr., QB, 6-0, 175:
In leading the Panthers to the second round of the playoffs last year, Schneider threw for 2,315 yards and ran for 1,206. 

Kyle Nowlin, Harrison, sr., WR, 6-0, 203:
Nowlin was among the Fort Ancient Valley Conference receiving leaders last year in catches (49), yards (833) and TDs (six).

Will Lance, Shelby, sr., RB/LB, 6-1, 210:
Lance has led the Whippets in rushing the last two years combining for 151 carries, 1,746 yards and 22 TDs since 2009.

Brad Jarzab, Springfield Shawnee, sr., QB, 6-0, 195:
The reigning Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Division Player of the Year returns after throwing for 928 yards and seven TDs and rushing for 1,094 yards and 17 TDs.

Drew Ervin, Jackson, sr., RB/LB, 6-0, 217:
Ervin returns after rushing for 1,010 yards and 22 TDs last year. He also had 67 tackles. As a sophomore Ervin ran for 700 yards and 11 TDs and made 64 tackles.

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TEAM
PREVIEWS – NOW!

Beginning today, we’ll start unleashing Team Previews in both our Football and Coaches Office forums.
We’ll key on the top players, strengths,
weaknesses, milestones and more. 

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COACHES OFFICE FORUM – NOW!

Talk to real Ohio High School Football Coaches in our Coaches Office forum.
JJHuddle is now the official media partner of the Ohio High School
Football Coaches Association and a proud sponsor of the organization.
The partnership gives OHSFCA members a place
to engage with and push information out to fans faster than ever before
.
Think of it like an exclusive club for the state’s
most die-hard football fans!

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POSITIONAL RANKINGS – June

In mid-June we’ll begin releasing our 2011 positional listings for
seniors
. Daily, we’ll unveil a new list of the top players at QB,
RB, WR, FB, TE, OL, K, P, DE, DT, ILB, OLB, CB, S and ATH. There’s no
guarantee these guys will make the 2011 Top 200, but plenty will.

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW ISSUE – July

Due out in July, the 2011 Ohio High School Football Preview issue
will include:
PREVIEWS FOR ALL 24 PLAYOFF REGIONS
– PLAYOFF
PREDICTIONS FOR EVERY REGION
– PRESEASON ALL-OHIO TEAMS FOR EACH
DIVISION AND BEST OF THE REST
– THE VAUNTED TOP 200

And
more…including an OHIO STATE PREVIEW by Bucknuts! ORDER
NOW

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JJHUDDLE MUSCLE MILK POWER POLLS – August

You know what they are and we know you want them. They’re coming in
August…Our Preseason State Rankings. Who is No. 1?

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