14 October 2009
There are still so many big names to see. I have not seen Jaret Grace or Eddie Norrils, players that are likely to break the top 20, and possibly the top 10. I have only seen one play from Devin Smith, a player Mark Porter could not be higher on and I have learned to trust his instincts. I have not seen Josh McClain as a junior yet. This list could look different a month from now. Here is my top 20 in the state as it stands right now:
1. Braxton Miller 6-2 185 QB
Not having a junior year to remember but the tools are there.
2. Steve Miller 6-5 220 DE
2. Kenny Hayes 6-6 224 DE
There is little to separate the two so I will rank them together. Miller is a little more
explosive but Hayes is almost as quick and has the better body.
4. Chris Rock 6-5 255 DL St. Francis DeSales
Likely grows into a tackle but right now he is a great looking strong side DE prospect.
5. Trey DePriest 6-2 215 LB
Instincts to spare. Always around the ball. Moving up more than any player in the class.
6. Cole Stoudt 6-3 200 QB
Better than his brother. He would be the talk of the class if not for Miller.
7. Doran Grant 5-11 170 CB
A ball hawk with top drawer speed, great hips and good feet.
8. Ronald Tanner 6-0 180 Ath Eastmoor Academy
Super athlete is starting to garner a lot of attention. Buckeyes are looking.
9. Donovan Clark 6-4 285 Ath
I never will understand why a big kid this athletic is not being considered as a DT.
10. Chase Hounshell 6-4 225 OL
Filling out nicely and still moving great. Packs a punch and likes to play football.
11. Shaq Washington 5-9 175 WR
As explosive as Shane Wynn and bigger.
12. Eilar Hardy 6-0 180 CB 4.67 Pickerington Central
Already has major D-1 offers.
13. Tommy Brown 6-5 300 DT/OL
Really looks the part. Could be the big who shakes up the top ten.
14. Shane Wynn 5-6 150 Ath Glenville
Explosive and talented but Rivals confirmed 5-6 150 this past summer
15. Shaquil Pettaway 6-1 200 LB/
The most underrated player in the class. A bigger version of Brian Rolle.
16. Ray Hamilton 6-3 215 TE
Doesn't have ideal size but looks good catching the ball and is a solid blocker.
17. Jamare Mills 6-4 250 OL
The kind of body and athleticism everyone is looking for. Unlimited upside.
18. Greg Brown 5-10 155 DB/WR
Long arms and plays bigger than his listed size.
Maybe the best ever out of the Trotwood program. Great hands and ball skills.
20. Josh McClain 6-2 225 Ath Clayton Northmont
Will outgrow receiver but still could end up at least a regional caliber recruit.