ScoutingOhio.com sent its 2013 prospect box set to colleges recently – who was in it? Who has Ohio’s top offer sheet? Will Alabama and Ohio State offer Ohio OL? Solon’s Hicks has who No. 2? Columbus WR a sleeper?…that and more inside.
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Ohio’s 2013 class has how many D-I prospects?: ScoutingOhio.com is the premier football scouting service in Ohio and by far the best state-specific recruiting service in the country. There isn’t even a close second.
The question is: Are you on it? If you’re a high school football player in Ohio – you should be.
ScoutingOhio.com recently produced its 2013 box set to send to colleges. The box set includes DVDs of Ohio prospects and a guide detailing stats, vitals, academic prowess and other material. It’s a bible for college coaches.
So far 1,417 Ohio juniors have created profiles on ScoutingOhio. Of those, 244 made their way into the box set.
According to ScoutingOhio.com’s Mark Porter, there were 44 “A” prospects (major players for top 25 programs), 53 “B” prospects (major Division 1 prospects), 65 “C” prospects (Division 1 prospects) and 88 “CC” prospects (Division 1 camp evaluations) featured.
Missed the boat? Don’t worry. ScoutingOhio.com will send out an update package to colleges in 30 days. The update is for any prospects that sign up on the site between then and now. (Click here to register/create a profile).
Also, ScoutingOhio.com profiles and video will play a large part in our infamous JJHuddle Top 200 and positional rankings, which will unveil this spring.
Ohio State, Alabama after Centerville OL?: Ohio State has not offered a scholarship to Centerville junior offensive lineman Evan Lisle, nor has Alabama. It will be interesting to see what happens with those two schools and whether or not both offer, and if they do which one offers first.
The 6-foot-5 and 260-pound Lisle has approximately a dozen scholarship offers including Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan, Miami and West Virginia. Lisle has spoken to Alabama and thinks the Crimson Tide might be on the verge of offering. The Buckeyes are definitely interested too.
In fact, one source told us “things might be heating up with Lisle.” Why? The national scene for offensive linemen is not great. And the aforementioned offers Lisle does have has caught the staff’s eye, at least enough to take another hard look at him. From what we are told if the second look proves positive, the offer could come quickly.
Lisle is going to try to go to Ohio State’s spring game and try to visit Alabama during the spring too. It will be worth watching to see if Lisle has an offer from either or both schools before then, or perhaps receives one when he visits either or both.
Ohio’s most impressive offer sheet: Class of 2013 defensive tackle Donovan Munger from Shaker Heights might have the most impressive offer list of any in-state player in his class (Auburn, Penn State, Tennessee, among others) but is missing an Ohio State offer. Munger absolutely dominated competition last season but does not seem to be in the plans for OSU right now.
What could be the hold up? Well, it’s very simple: The OSU staff is not totally sold on Munger yet and would like to work him out in camp.
“He is streaky,” a source said. “He will make some plays and then not show up for 2-3 quarters.”
Ohio State wants to make sure they are getting a player who is consistent and not a flash in the pan. With the depth at DT among 2013 recruits, as well as the solid depth on OSU’s current roster, there is no hurry to make a quick decision on Munger. Stay tuned.
Another Moeller star to Michigan State?: Cincinnati Moeller junior offensive tackle Alex Gall will visit Michigan state this weekend. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Gall holds early offers from Kentucky, Bowling Green, Toledo and Ohio. Gall may still have to camp at MSU to earn an offer, but it’s a positive sign for the Spartans to get another Moeller prospect on campus. MSU has had success with Moe guys: see Greg Jones and Marcus Rush.
Hicks has surprising No. 2 – for now: Yesterday we had a feature story on Solon defensive back Darian Hicks. Hicks has scholarship offers from Michigan State, Boston College, Penn State, Illinois, Cincinnati, West Virginia and Louisville, and says the Spartans are his favorite.
Hicks has been to junior days at Michigan State and Ohio State and attended two games at Michigan last fall. He plans to visit the Wolverines again during the spring. Ironically, though, it is not Michigan or the home-state Buckeyes that is running next in line after Michigan State.
Said Hicks: “Illinois is probably my second choice right now.”
Cincinnati 2013 sleeper: Cincinnati Northwest junior LB Rasheen Jones is one of the top junior linebacker prospects in Southwest Ohio. The 6-foot-3 and 215-pound Jones has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Bowling Green. He is drawing interest from many other schools. Jones attended a junior day at Ohio State on Feb. 12. Michigan State also wants Jones to visit. Stay tuned..
Columbus 2013 Sleeper: Gregg Miller was the coach at Columbus Brookhaven when Terry Glenn was there. Glenn of course went on to become an outstanding wide receiver for Ohio State and played for over 10 years in the NFL.
Well, Miller is now the coach at Columbus Mifflin and feels one of his juniors might be flying a bit under the radar. According to Miller, wide receiver Kamaron Green is as fast as Glenn and has the potential to be the same type of player at the next level.
And as a bonus, while Glenn’s academics limited his recruitment when he was coming out of Brookhaven, Green’s GPA is close to the 4.0 mark. Wisconsin and Nebraska have been in to check on the 5-foot-9 and 165-pound Green and others are certain to follow.
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