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Preseason is now Postseason



In the preseason I listed 125 of the top college prospects in the Ohio Class of 2018. Listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Because height/weight are so inaccurate, they are not listed. GPA’s are not updated here. This list will be updated during the season.

I am not expert enough to rank prospects, but I do not like to miss anyone. What players have I missed in the Ohio Class of 2018?


Name School Positio MSR Comments
Aeneas Hawkins Cincinnati Moeller DL Good quickness. Plays fast. Needs to get bigger/stronger
Alex Reigelsperger Dayton Wayne DE Good frame. Like toughness. Get bigger/stronger. Improve
Alex Williams Pickerington North OL/DE Long. Good get off. Good feet. Get bigger/stronger. Like on OL.
Allen Smith Westerville Central RB Good vision. Like quickness/speed. Size may hurt.
Andrew White Canton Glen Oak TE Athletic. Like toughness. Good balance. Possible OL. Could go track
Antonio Smith Westerville South TE/DE Athletic. Quick off edge. Needs to get bigger/stronger/quicker.
Antwaun Johnson Dayton Wayne ILB Athletic. Smart. Run better. Improve change of direction.
Arquon Bush Euclid WR/DB Athletic. Fast. Improve hips. Like toughness. Improve recovery speed
Ashton Gilkey Westerville Central WR/DB Good size. Improve hips. Good hands.
Austin   Beier Toledo St Johns OL Athletic. Long. Improve bending. Good feet. Top 6 MSR – OL.
Blaine Scott Scioto Community School OL Like toughness. Strong. Needs to run better. Improve bending.
Blake Bacevich Cincinnati St Xavier TE/DE Athletic. Smart. Tough. Run better. Plays DE. Possible LB/DL
Brandon Derrow Columbus DeSales DE Athletic. Plays hard. Get bigger/faster/stronger. Improve quickness.
Brenden Bates Cincinnati Moeller TE Athletic. Good hands. Improve size/strength. Gets downfield.
Brennan Armstrong Shelby QB Strong arm. Smart. Vision. Runs-passes equally well. MSR top 6 QB
Brian Asamoah Columbus DeSales RB/LB Good frame. Get bigger/stronger/faster. Must make more plays.
Bryce Houston Olentangy Orange LB Strong. Runs downhill. Needs to improve hips/change of direction.
Bryson Gilmore Westerville Central CB Fast. Good hips. Anticipates well. Size may hurt. Like toughness.
Caleb Johnson Springfield WR/DB Continues to get bigger/stronger/faster. Good hands. Competes hard.
Cecil Fletcher Chesapeake DB Long. Good speed, but must get bigger/faster/stronger.
Cecil Singleton Cincinnati Walnut Hills WR Long. Good hands. Like on either side of ball. Deceptive speed.
Chase Kline Chardon DE Frame to add weight. Improve speed. Aggressive. Will put hand down
Chase Wolf Cincinnati St Xavier QB Athletic. Run/pass. Smart. Get bigger/faster/stronger. MSR top 6 QB
Chris Julian Warren Howland LB Aggressive. Plays downhill. Improve hips. Get bigger/faster/stronger.
Chris Oates Cincinnati Winton Woods OLB Long. Athletic. Runs well. Can play in space. Get bigger/stronger
Colin Woodside Fairfield Union OL/DL Athletic. Physical. Good feet. Improve bending. Really like potential
Cory Taylor Hilliard Bradley WR Long. Good hands. Deceptive speed. Tough. Add weight/strength
Daeshon Martin Akron Hoban DL Toughness. Athletic. Good quickness. Get bigger/stronger.
Daishawn Brimage Akron East WR/FS Fast. Athletic. Good burst. Get bigger/stronger. Could play either side
Dallas Fields Toledo Central Catholic RB/LB Getting bigger/quicker. Improve hips. Aggressive. LB on next level
Dallas Gant Toledo St Johns OLB/DE Athletic. Long. Make more plays. Eventual rush end . MSR top 6 OLB
Dalton Tomilson Eastern (Beaver) OL Good frame. Athletic. Continue to get bigger/stronger/quicker.
Dan Bolden Cincinnati Colerain LB Getting really big. Improve speed and hips. May be a fullback.
Darian Kinnard Cleveland St Ignatius OL Huge. Improve athleticism. Improve feet on pass pro. MSR top 6 OL
Darnell Shields Lakewood St Edward DB Fast. Tough. Good closing speed. Change direction. Size hurts some
Dawson Martin Dayton Belmont DB Plays fast. Competes. Athletic. Size hurts some. Underrated.
Devanier Floyd Akron East RB Good quickness between tackles. Good balance. Vision. Size ?
Dominhc Jennings Boardman RB/DB Physical. Burst. Need to see more. Transfer from Valley Christian
Dylan Drummond Cuyahoga Heights WR Long. Good hands. Athletic. Can separate. Improve speed/strength
Dylan O’Quinn Millbury Lake OL Athletic.. Good feet. Uses hands well. Moves well for size.
Edward Warinner Olentangy Liberty LB Smart. Tough. Plays downhill. Shoulders square. Improve hips/burst.
Elijah Ratliff Reynoldsburg DL Strong. Quick. Big motor. Strong. Likes defense, but can play OL
Griffin Hoak Dublin Coffman RB/LB Tough. Plays downhill. Finishes. Needs to get faster/better hips.
Hayden Makad Perry DE Much depends on health. Strong. Physical. Better prospect on OL
Isaiah Bowser Sidney RB/DB Play either side of ball. Possible OLB. Plays fast. Athletic. Burst.
Isaiah Mullens Columbus Harvest Prep DE Big frame. Good feet. Long. Athletic. Likes DE. Ideal left tackle.
Ja’don Rucker Furlow Dayton Belmont DB 2nd year player. Athletic. Burst. Catches.Good vertical. Needs reps
Ja’von Hicks Cincinnati Colerain WR Athletic. Good burst. Tough on either side of ball. Aggressive.
Jack Carman Fairfield OL Athletic. Almost too heavy. Physical. Good feet. Best OL guy in Ohio.
Jack Cravaak Cincinnati Maderia TE Continues to get bigger/stronger. Good hands.
Jaelen Gill Westerville South RB/WR Fast. Tough. Leader. Stay healthy. MSR top recruit in 2018 Class
Jalen Hooks Warren Harding WR/CB Good size. Good closing. Get faster/stronger. Improve hips.
Jamel Hamm Cleveland Glenville FS Long. Athletic. Play a number of positions. Get bigger/stronger/faster
James Parker Trotwood Madison LB Physical. Run stopper inside. Get faster. Change direction. Height ?
Jaret Pallota Massillon Jackson QB Tall. Add strength. Like throwing motion. Improve feet. MSR top 6 QB
Javez Alexander Sandusky ATH Athletic. Solid QB, but recruited as WR. Like him as a FS. Tough.
Javon Banks Akron North RB/LB Athletic. Good speed.
Javon Henderson Centerville DE Strong. Good balance. Uses hands. Should move inside. Toughness
Jayden Cunningham Cleveland University   Sc QB Needs to get bigger. Like toughness. Throws well. Strong arm.
Jayden Rodgers Olentangy Orange DB Good burst. Fast. Improve hips. Closes on the ball. Like toughness
Jaylin Garner Cleveland Shaker Height LB Get bigger/stronger/faster. Plays down hill. May put hand down.
Jeremiah Wood Pickerington Central DB Physical player. Excellent closing speed. Continue to get faster.
Jerome Hall Akron East WR Good hands. Long. Solid speed. Improve separation and burst
Jeslord Boateng Dublin Coffman DE Athletic. Runs well. Good hips. . Maybe LB
Jimmy McKenna Avon OL Good feet pass pro . Needs to get bigger/stronger. Improve run block
Jimmy Weirick Pickerington North ATH Wants QB, but limited size. Like him as a FS. Quick. Like toughness
John Dirksen Marion Local OL Coming off knee surgery. Tough. Smash mouth. Improve bending.
Jornell Manns Mansfield Senior DB Fast. Burst. Tough. Good hands. Ideal slot rec. Needs ball in hands
Joseph Boggs Reynoldsburg OL Tough. Athletic. Good explosion. Wants DE. Believe he is an OL
Joseph Scates Dayton Dunbar WR Continues to get better. Good hands. Good burst. Improve hips.
Josh Chandler Canton McKinley LB Shoulders square to LOS. Plays downhill. Improve quickness/speed
Josh Peroni Cleveland NDCL WR/DB Like toughness. Anticipates well. Good break on ball. Ht may hurt
Josh Wylie Cincinnati LaSalle TE Get bigger/faster/stronger. Runs well. Excellent skills. MSR top 6 TE
Keith Williams Cleveland Benedictine DB Like his toughness. Good burst. Plays fast. GPA may hurt.
Kenny Wilkins Bedford RB/DB Fast. Good on run support. Like toughness. Good burst.
Kevin Brewer Bedford DB Good speed/quickness. Athletic. Good on run support. Toughness
Keye Thompson Barberton MLB Runs well. Plays downhill. Smart. Shoulders square. Short, but tough.
Khalil Jones Thomas Worthington RB Size hurts, but fast. Avoids tackles. Good burst.
Kylen McCracken Cleveland Heights OL/DL Still developing. Strong. Good pop off LOS. Needs to watch weight.
L’Christian Smith Dayton Wayne WR Disciplined route runner. Excellent hands.Improve burst. MSR topWR
Leonard Taylor Springfield OL Tall. Long. Really athletic. Good feet. Wants DE. An MSR top 6 OL
Lyle Clark Claymont TE/DE Good size. Athletic. Good hands. Bends well. Also a DE
Malik Vann Fairfield DE Tough. Athletic. Needs to watch weight. Good feet. Physical.
Mark Primer Madison TE/DE Really like his potential. Athletic. Get bigger/stronger/faster
Markel Toney Cleveland Brush WR Long. Can separate. Deceptive speed. Academics could hurt
Meechi Harris Xenia WR/DB Excellent athlete. Athletic. Like as FS. Get bigger/stronger/faster
Michael Dowell Lakewood St Edward WR/FS Physical. Good size. Plays hard. Improve hips. An MSR top 6 OLB
Michael Rose Brecksville LB Athletic. Aggressive. May out grow LB position
Nate Bauer Akron Hoban WR/DB Fast. Good hips. Physical. More of an inside DB
Nathan Lawler Tri-Valley OLB Like potential, because of size. Needs to get bigger/sronger.
Quinton Wilson Cincinnati Walnut Hills OL Athletic. Physical. Too heavy. Good initial quickness.
R J Simmons Canton McKinley DE Athletic. Stays on feet. Needs get bigger/stronger. Inside guy. OL?
Raveion Hargrove Trotwood Madison RB Playmaker. Excellent initial burst. Good vision. Height hurts him
RJ Kelly Akron Hoban OL Move to center helps. Tough. Get stronger. Improve quickness.
Roman Fields Akron East OL Athletic. Bends. Runs okay. Way too heavy. Weight loss important.
Ryan Montgomery Franklin ATH Physical runner. Good balance. Gets north/south. Improve speed.
Ryan Wichman Cincinnati Hills Chris Acad OL Good feet. Good balance. Bender. Must get bigger/stronger/quicker
Sammy Backenstoe Hilliard Davidson OL Tough. Athletic. Bends. Height hurts. Improve pass blocking.
Sean Blue Toledo Central Catholic WR/DB Athletic. Fast. Good burst. Good hips. Must improve academics
Tadas Tatarunas Mentor QB Good size. Good vision. Good feet. Improve arm strength.
Taj Ward Solon WR/FS Fast. Good hips. Recovers well. Good size. An MSR top CB
Tariq Stewart Warrensville Heights OL/DL Liked him early. Overweight, but quick. Needs to play well early.
Tavion Thomas Dayton Dunbar RB/LB Big RB. Good vision. Needs to get stronger/better change of direction
Thomas Rush Marysville RB/LB Switching to OLB. Runs well. 6’3-210. Athletic. Fast. Improve hips.
Tim Williams Cincinnati Aiken QB/CB Good athlete. Fast. Good hips. Burst.
Trenton Gillison Pickerington Central TE/OLB Good sized TE. Good hands. Improve run blocking. MSR-Top TE
Treshone Goley Akron Buchtel DB Fast. Good hips. Good cover guy. Long.
Tristian Ballard Youngstown Ursuline WR/DB Like potential. Runs well. Athletic Good hands. Get bigger/stronger
Ty Scott Newark Catholic CB Fast. Good hips. Good burst. Good on run support
Ty Van Fossen Columbus DeSales LB Plays fast. Runs downhill. Grow into an OLB. Like toughness.
Tye Evans Nordonia RB Solid RB. Gets north/south. Breaks tackles.
Tyler “Red”Potts Pickerington North DB Physical. Good hips. Good closing speed. Good range.
Tyler Bentley Lakota West DL Athletic. Pad under pad .Good feet. Get stronger/quicker. Top DL guy
Tyler Johnson Miamisburg WR/FS A defensive player. Good speed. Faster-FS. Bigger-OLB. Athletic
Tyler Leroux Gilmour Academy OL Good feet. Getting too heavy. Bends. Like toughness.
Tyler Long Springfield (Holland) OL Solid OLineman. Runs well. Athletic. Keep getting stronger
Tyrke Smith Cleveland Heights TE/DE Fast off the edge. Stays on feet. Could grow into- DT. An MSR topDL
Will Collier Akron East ATH Excellent athlete. Good burst. Plays fast. Like toughness. Either side
Xavier Henderson Pickerington Central DB Good hips. Anticipates well. Good closing speed. Get stronger.
Xavier Johnson CincinnatiSummitCtry Day WR Good hands. Good separation. Needs to get bigger/stronger
Xavier Peters Lakota West LB Athletic. Plays fast. Improve hips. Physical.Improve change of directio
Zach Slade Olentangy DL Physical player. Good initial quickness. Maybe better on OL
Zaid Hamdan Mason DL Tough physical. Strong. Needs to improve quickness. Height hurts
Zaire Webb Cleveland Heights DB Needs reps. Fast. Good on run support. Tough. Improve hips.
Zion Cross Lorain SLT Fast. Good burst. Backpedals. Like toughness. Improve hands.


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