Ohio Scouting: Benedictine Vs. Normandy

Cleveland Benedictine defeated Parma Normandy handily Thursday night in Ohio football action. For Benedictine, super junior Jerome Baker lived up to expectations, but he is certainly not a one-man team. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Layne shined in his first varsity action.

Cleveland Benedictine routed Parma Normandy 45-13 Thursday night, in Ohio high school action. Benedictine's roster was loaded with younger talent, and should have several players hitting the recruiting radar.

Jerome Baker. The four-star junior showed why he has 11 early offers by dominating the contest on both sides of the football. On offense, Baker rushed for 186-yards on 15 carries, and accounted for three touchdowns. Defensively, he starred at middle linebacker. With offers from the likes of Florida, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State, Baker is going to be one of the more sought after prospects in the Midwest for 2015.

Justin Layne. The sophomore wide receiver played in his first varsity game, and he certainly made his mark. He was able to get deep for a touchdown, caught the ball over the middle, and ran well as a Wildcat quarterback. Has the size (6-foot-3, 170-pounds) and speed to be a player to watch in Ohio in the 2016 class, and could end up a high-priority recruit.

Davell Moore-Meeks. Another Benedictine sophomore, Moore-Meeks played outside linebacker and made a ton of plays throughout the game. A traditional run-and-hit linebacker, with the size (6-foot-1, 180-pounds) and speed to also hit the recruiting radar in Ohio for 2016.

Jalen James. Another sophomore linebacker prospect, James fit right in with Baker and Moore-Meeks. Probably projects as a middle linebacker at the next level, and a player to watch in the class of 2016.

Brian Schoeffler. The sophomore quarterback threw the football well, although they didn't need to throw much in this game. Schoeffler has size at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, and impressed last year as a freshman starter.

Matt Merimee. The senior wide receiver/defensive back is committed to Miami of Ohio. While he wasn't needed to do much offensively this game, Merimee is a long athlete and a definite MAC prospect of note.

Cory Lyon. Parma Normandy. Junior. Offensive tackle. Although his team was out-manned, Lyon played hard and created movement on his side of the football. Good size (6-foot-5, 270-pounds) for a 2015 lineman.

Dustin Wylie. Parma Normandy. Linebacker/defensive end. Only a sophomore, Wylie showed well on defense and is a player to watch going forward. Good size at 6-foot-2, 190-pounds.

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