Scout on the Town - Midwest Recap

Here's a recap of Scout on the Town - Midwest recap from this weekend's high school football action that includes games and prospects from Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois.

Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst
Ann Arbor Huron (Mich.) vs Westland John Glenn (Mich.)

Glenn has a senior prospect who is receiving a lot of late BCS attention and I believe, will end up with BCS offers in wide receiver Da'Mario Jones. He's 6-foot-2, 195-pounds and has speed, elusiveness and great ball skills. The weather and the fact that Glenn jumped out to a huge lead limited his touches, but he scored on his first two touches, a long touchdown run where he lined up at tailback and took a pitch and the second on a 36-yard pass. He later had a jump ball in the end zone where he was ruled out, but outjumped the defender and came down with the ball. He has the physical tools you want, and I like what he can do in the open field in addition to what he does when the ball is in the air. I also found him to be a tough kid who blocked well and is also willing to hit on defense. Definitely a sleeper right now, but he's a name to pay attention to for bigger offers as we move towards February.

Dave Berk, Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Dayton (Ohio) Christian vs Dayton (Ohio) Belmont

Dayton Christian's Mr. Everything, Heath Harding (5-foot-10, 170-pounds) did not disappoint showing great versatility playing running back, wide receiver, safety and corner on the night as well as returning kicks. The combination of high end speed makes Harding a player that projects to multiple positions and on this night he helped his team stay unbeaten with three touchdown runs (25, 2, and 5) in a 46-0 victory. Two players from Belmont who could find some interest from lower level programs are senior linemen Kendric Dorsey (6-2, 254) and Markus Houston (6-2, 235). Both players have nice physical builds and show above average athletic ability. Technique work is needed with both players but they do have an upside.

West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West vs Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain
Both teams entered undefeated with the winner taking at least a share of the Greater Miami Conference. With over 900 yards of combined offense Colerain ended up on top 57-44 on the cold rainy night. Leading the way for the Cardinals was senior quarterback Alfred L.A. Ramsey with a combined 388 yards of offense and four touchdowns. Ramsey is not getting a lot of looks due to missing his junior season with a series knee injury but looks fully healed and ready to play at the next level. Junior wide receiver Trevon Hudson showed why many programs including Ohio State are talking early with the 6-foot-4, 200-pound athlete as he pulled down two balls for 92 yards with one being a 52 yard score. Lakota West is not without its own set of top level prospects as junior quarterback Malik Grove (5-foot-11, 170-pounds) is a slippery runner with a strong arm. Grove combined for 324 total offensive yards and was part of five touchdowns on the night. Junior wide receiver Tyler Jones (6-1, 170) shows great hands and runs great routes while having the speed needed to turn short receptions into big time gains.

Beth Long, Midwest Field Reporter
Lincoln Way East (Ill.) vs Joliet West (Ill.)

Lincoln-Way East topped Joliet West 42-0 Friday night in the last weekend of the regular season. Lincoln-Way East was led by Northern Illinois 2013 quarterback commit who scored touchdowns both through the air and on the ground. 2013 wide receiver Justin Corbett also had a big game for the Griffins, seeing time at wide receiver and running back. Another bright spot for Lincoln-Way East was 2014 center Nick Allegretti who dominated the center of the field for the night, fresh off of earning his first offer from Cincinnati.

Simone Scott, Midwest Recruiting Reporter
Grove City (Ohio) vs Lancaster (Ohio)

It was easy to see why junior offensive tackle Kyle Trout has schools across the country coming after him. He was a menace on both sides of the ball with his blocking and tackling. Lancaster has minimal threats on offense, so Trout had his hands full all night during their 12-31 loss.

Leading the way for Grove City was junior Cameron Meece. The running back was always there to make a play for his team whenever Lancaster was close to getting back into the game. With touchdown runs of 55, 56 and 65 yards, Meece alone out-rushed Lancaster's team as a whole. His quickness and elusiveness could help bring in some offers for him.

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