With the June summer camp season now closed, three prospects from Southwest Ohio have found a movement in their ranking becoming three-star prospects.
Here is a quick look at each and why each was deserving of their new status in the 2016 recruiting class.
Messiah deWeaver – Trotwood-Madison High School
deWeaver is not a new name to us here at Scout.com as we've been watching his growth the past two seasons after he earned time as a starter for a Rams team that made it to the state championship game. deWeaver progressed the past season helping the Rams return for another championship game coming up short for the second year in a row.
However, the physical growth shown from the end of his sophomore season to the summer camp season was needed for the now Michigan pledge to earn more offers and a higher ranking. An unfinished product, work is still needed in his mechanics to shorter a sometime long delivery. But we feel the future will continue to be bright over the next two years at the prep level.
Roland Walder – Trotwood-Madison High School
There is never a shortage of talent for the Rams and Walder at 6-foot-2, 225-pounds has the physical size and tools that helped him earn offers from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Pittsburgh and Toledo. Right now Walder is listed as an outside backer. However, after watching him in a couple of camp performances, we feel his future may be more as a middle backer or we could even see him continue to grow and move up to a defensive end position.
Jango Glackin – Lebanon High School
Glackin is the player to really watch for out of the three as he quickly picked up seven scholarship offers including one from Indiana in the month of June. Glackin also turned heads with impressive camp performances at Purdue, Michigan State and Ohio State.
The now 208-pound linebacker and part-time running back went unnoticed during last season by many as he played at 170-pounds. However, a 30-plus pound weight gain did not hurt him athletically as he posted 4.6 forties and 4.1 pro-shuttles to go with a vertical jump as high as 36-inches while also displaying swivel hips during one-on-one drills showing he's a player who can play in space at the next level.
Look for several top programs to take early looks at Glackin once he has some early film from this season to show at his new size.