If Bearcat fans want to get an early looks at the future of the football program they can travel to Hershey, Pa. home of the Big 33 Football Classic. Just as in years past Team Ohio will have several future Bearcats looking to play key roles in helping Ohio regain some that's been lost the past two years.
With six future Bearcats helping make up Team Ohio fans can watch as offensive stars D.J. Woods and Isaiah Pead will both help power the offense along with Danny Milligan, Taylor Rice and Nick Truesdell. On defense the lone future Bearcat is Brandon Mills.
Team Ohio will be coached by Olmsted Falls head coach Jim Ryan and he'll have a full arsenal to throw at Team Pa. During the past two years many felt Team Ohio was left behind as the Big 33 game competed with the Ohio North-South game and the Ohio High School Coaches Association kept many of the bigger name players home in Columbus.
That will not be the case this season as Team Ohio was chosen before the players that will take part in the North-South event.
The Big 33 Football Classic is an event that has seen a former player take part in every Super Bowl that's been played. Many of the games top names have played in the game as players spend the week staying with host families as they prepare for the big game. If you're a die-hard football fan and want a look at the next group of college stars this is a trip you'll want to make.