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2012 JJHuddle HS Football Previews
Westerville Central (8-3, Region 3 quarterfinalist)
High School Name: Westerville Central
High School City: Westerville
Coach’s Name: John Magistro
Years at School (Career record): 3, 16-15
Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 8-3. OCC Cardinal co-champs. Div I playlets
Last Winning Season: 6-4 (2006)
*Alfred Colson Sr. RB/DB 5’11-170. 1 INT. 1 fumble recovery. 35 UT 7AT.
*C.J. Naples Sr. OL-DE 5’11-209. Starter going after 3rd letter.
*Mohammed Sankoh Sr. OLB 6’1-220. Only played two years and is being closely watched by many D-I schools.
*John Whitman Sr. OL/DL 6’2-245. Two-year starter who can play all 3 positions on the line and extremely athletic.
*Justin Winrow Sr. OL/DT 6’5-300. First year of FB last season where he played RT. Should be greatly improved this season.
*Jordan Bratton JR. FB/LB 6’2 230.
*Jeremiah Shaw JR. TE/OLB 6’4 210. Both starters last season
*Nick Richardson JR. OL/DL 6’5-285. Blocked at 90% last season and has several D-I offer already.
Potential college prospects: Richardson and Colson
Noteworthy News: Longtime head coach John Magistro (led Bellaire to two state finals) added a feather in his cap last year by leading Westerville Central to its first playoff berth in school history and its first winning season since 2006. For an encore the Warhawks want to win a playoff game. WC received a boost when former Upper Arlington QB Jared Drake transferred in. Drake was second team All-OCC at UA last year. He listed Westerville Central as his home school during Ohio State’s advanced camp in June.
Schedule: Three new teams in Hilliard Bradley, Hilliard Darby and Worthington Kilbourne.
Coach’s Quotes: “After accomplishing a few firsts last season, that’s something we want to use as a team builder and make sure it’s not a one time achievement.”