The All-Ohio Nike City Series will be storming Ohio this weekend in six different cities.
This is something new and innovative, and it certainly hasn’t been easy to put together.
Last year, All-Ohio started the City Series in Columbus and it was a tremendous event. This year, Jerry Watson and his trusted staff decided to make it a statewide event to see which city has the best players in Ohio.
The local events will get underway this Saturday and conclude on Sunday. Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, and Toledo will be the hosting cities.
The following weekend (October 30 and 31) the 10 best kids in each grade (9-12) from the local sites will meet up in Columbus for the All-Ohio Nike City Series Statewide Championships.
The event is all about bragging rights and exposure for the kids. It’s definitely a unique concept, and after thinking about it this is a tremendous idea to send the kids into their respective high school seasons.
Watson feels extremely comfortable about the Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Toledo sites going off without too many glitches, but is cautiously optimistic about the remaining two.
“Cleveland and Akron doesn’t have as many kids signed up as we would like, but we knew we would get some resistance up that way,” Watson noted. “We don’t have a lot of ties in those areas. We are still confident we will get some players out of those areas even if we have to combine the two sites.”
Columbus- Whitehall Yearling High School
Cincinnati- Taft High School
Dayton- Trotwood-Madison High School
Toledo- Toledo St. John’s High School
Cleveland- Garfield Heights High School
Akron- Central Hower High School
**Kids can sign up the day of the event at the Akron and Cleveland sites.
For more information, in regards to signing up for the open two sites, contact Chris Dennis in Akron and Quentin Rogers (614-404-2513) in Cleveland.
Scouts will be on hand along with NCAA D-II and D-III, and NAIA coaches.
Here is a list of some of the top kids from each site.
Trey Burke, Stevie Taylor, Traevon Jackson, Nate Anderson, Kyle Schriml, Tyler Kelly, Jalen Ragland, Brian Sullivan, Percy Dean, Zach Riddle, Steve Bridgeman, Rian Burrell, Wes Richter, Demarkeo Lyshe, Evan Mills, Clinton James, Jakly Cornley, Malik London, Elijah Macon, Jalen Robinson, Devon Scott, Jordan Potts, Zeke Rogers, Khalid King, Nick Archer, Chad Nelson, Grant Harris, Adam McCall, Eric Weisenbach, AJ Ireland, Ott Elmore, Terry Hopewell, Matt Rhodes, Ke’Chaun Lewis, Kevin Marsh, Nick Neale, Jack Gibbs, Adrian Cook, Brandon Bapst, Antonio Bisutti, Devon Price, Ronnie Williams, Jon Elmore, and Marquis Lawrence.
Travis Trice Jr., Markus Crider, Deontae Hawkins, Gary Akbar, Jaaron Simmons, Evan Bradds, and Zach McCormick.
Aaron Thomas, T-yonte Robertson, Adam Gigax, David Mitchell, Maycio Teague, Kevin Johnson, Dylan Portwood, Joe Cossins, Corey Wise, Dorian Jordan, Mike Thompson, Milton Davis, Colin Smith, Austin Grimes, Sterling Gilmore, Blake Simpson, Vince Edwards, Tyler Bowling, Aaron Oden, Dontonio Wingfield Jr., Trent Donald, Orlando Berry, Jalean Lowe, Jabril Coaston, Femi Thompson, Zack McCorkle, Jared Bryant, Charlie Byers, Dwayne Stanford, Jalen Billups, Kirby Wright, Semaj Christian, Dennis Thomas, Cameron Lee, Tommy Kreyenhagen, Willie Moore, Phillip Cook, Mark Minch, Chris Lowe, Josh Chancellor, Josh Johnson, Brandon Neel, Adolphus Washington, Kairo Cannon, Kadeem Palmer, Marquez Johnson, Josh Lemons, Gene Primus, and Delvin Williams.
Vinay Reddy, Tysean Powell, Terry Moorer, Evan Bailey, and Tyler Herron.
Mark Williams, Tony Farmer, Maurice Ofield, and DeMonte Flannigan.
Marc Loving, Omari Hicks, Anthony Glover, Deshaun Kizer, Nate White, Lamont Stone, Connor McCreary, Jeff Thomas, Ben Hannaway, Dejorr Gibson, Corey Stewart, Louis Gray, Ricardo Smith, Austin Gardner, Tony Kynard, Clemmye Owens, Vitto Brown, Deontae Cole, Devontae Pratt, Jackson Lamb, CJ Bussey, Jordan Lauf, Deiondray Martin, Demetrius Woodley, Isiah Simpson, Dave Brown, Mike Anderson, Domonique King, Gabe Beaber, Tyler White, CJ Getty, Leroy Alexander, Taylon Ford, Kenny Walker, Alex Carter, Julius Turner, Tarvis Malone, Caleb Wallace, Mike Gary, Tyler Coleman, Rob Davis, Chester McFadden, Milan Mabry, Lonacy Utley, Jeff Copeland, Tony Mays, Dareon Jones, JR Rayford, Markeith Douglas, Xavier Brown, Chauncey Orr, Jay Page, Shawndale Walton, Ke-Sean Harris, Dishon Harris, Tim Morehead, Domonique Roundtree, Donte Green, Maurice Taylor, and Delvin Williams.
These are just a few of the names that will be participating. Trust us; Columbus will be the place to be on October 30 and 31. You won’t find a better collection of Ohio talent in one place.
The only question which remains is who will be King of Ohio.