Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst - Midwest
Friday: Hudsonville (Mich.) at Traverse City (Mich.) West at 7 p.m.
West has three FBS caliber juniors on the offensive line. The most highly recruited of the bunch is Thiyo Lukusa, who holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and more. Jake Cerny has offers from Central Michigan and Western Michigan and Tommy Roush has an offer from Central Michigan as well. Hudsonville is led by senior quarterback Mason Opple, who could project to several positions in college.
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Bill Greene, Regional Recruiting Analyst
Thursday: Massillon (Ohio) at Canton (Ohio) GlenOak at 7 p.m.
One of the top matchups in Northeast Ohio over the past decade, featuring two of the state's top programs. GlenOak cornerback Kyle Hall is one of the more underrated 2015 prospects in Ohio, and he currently holds an offer from Indiana State. Senior defensive back J'Mon Wells is close to landing his first offer, and has MAC interest. Massillon sophomore quarterback Danny Clark is an Ohio State commit, and an early four-star recruit. Senior wide receiver Reggie Rogers is uncommitted, and holds several offers.
Friday: Gahanna (Ohio) Lincoln at Westerville (Ohio) South at 7:30 p.m.
Gahanna Lincoln junior defensive end Jonathon Cooper holds several offers and is one of Ohio's top 2016 prospects. South has several speedsters at the skill positions, including senior Abu Daramy, sophomore Marcus Williamson, and freshman Jaelen Gill. Senior offensive tackle Rob Dowdy is committed to Pittsburgh.
Saturday: Akron (Ohio) Hoban at Akron (Ohio) Buchtel at 1 p.m.
Hoban features three of the top players in the state of Ohio in senior offensive tackle Ted Stieber (Minnesota commit), junior wide receiver Jonah Morris (Kentucky offer), and sophomore tailback Todd Sibley. Buchtel junior wide receiver/linebacker Derrick Harvey and sophomore tailback Marquis Sams are both exciting prospects in-state.
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Dave Berk, Ohio Recruiting Analyst
Friday: Centerville (Ohio) at Springboro (Ohio) at 7 p.m.
Both teams are coming off of opening week wins in what should be another hard fought game. For Centerville, senior tight end Clayton Schmerber turned a few heads in the summer and this will be a good chance to see his development in game action after the program changed to a passing offense. Senior running back Damian Popp is always one to watch and Toledo defensive tackle pledge Chad Coeling should have another big game coming off of a four solo tackle game last week. But it’s the young players we want to see from the Elks most as twin defensive backs Xavior and Ilyaas Motley along with linebacker Adam Hensley are on our radar as player to watch in the 2016 class. We also hope to see junior Caleb Anthony who has fought injury on the field. For Springboro it will be our first chance to see junior quarterback Elijah Cunningham and tight end Justin Rigg in game action along with seniors Kevin Earles (LB) and D.L. Knock (WR/DB) who both had big games last week. Earles already holds a few offers and Knock is proving he’s fully capable of playing at the next level after posting eight tackles on defense to go with 61 yards receiving last week.
Saturday: Trotwood (Ohio) Madison at Dayton (Ohio) Thurgood Marshall at 7 p.m.
Trotwood is again loaded with talent and it starts with junior quarterback Messiah deWeaver (Michigan) who is coming off a 9-of-17 for 104 yard performance in week one. Joining deWeaver on offense is junior running back Dontay White who is a new name to watch along with veterans Brice Hinton (offensive line) and receiver Ryan Lucas. On defense the Rams added transfer defensive tackle Lamont Ragland to a group full of talent with Kentucky defensive back pledge Kei Beckham, Bowling Green linebacker pledge Ferrod Gardner and junior linebacker Roland Walder. A new era in Thurgood Marshall football has begun as Vayante Copeland is now at Michigan State and longtime head coach Earl White has taken over a different program in the Dayton Public League. New head coach Robert Brown got his team off on the right foot with an upset victory over Division One program Middletown and much like the Cougars have done over the past few years running the ball was the key. Quarterback Jamahl Manley is not known for his passing, but his ability to run an offense keeps the Cougars in games. Junior Daryl McCleskey is undersized at 5-foot-9 but is capable of having 100-yard games each week. On defense, Mike Mills will look to fill the big shoes left by Copeland.
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Beth Long, Midwest Field Reporter
Friday: Crete-Monee (Ill.) at Evanston (Ill.) at 7:30 p.m.
Crete-Monee is led by senior linebacker/defensive back Omari Stringer. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound prospect is committed to Indiana and was getting looks as a defensive athlete. Evanston is led by a pair of 2016 athletes, defensive lineman Naquan Jones who stands 6-foot-4, 300 pounds and also sees some time as tight end. Jones added offers from Iowa and Illinois during the summer camping circuit and has picked up a lot of interest since then. Also a prospect to watch is quarterback Matt Little who is 6-foot-4 and has plenty of potential.
Saturday: East St. Louis (Ill.) at Montini (Ill.) at 1:30 p.m.
One of the most talented teams in the state, division one prospect wise is East St. Louis. The Flyers are home to the top prospect in Illinois, four-star defensive lineman Terry Beckner who has offers from around the country. The 6-foot-4, 295 pound prospect is one to watch this season. The Flyers also are home to Missouri running back commit Natarece Strong and Ball State defensive line commit Kenny Knight. Montini is a program that made it to the state championship game last season, and won four straight before that. Headlined by Indiana wide receiver commit, Leon Thornton. Senior linebacker Terrell Johnson has received some recruiting attention as well.
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Simone Scott, Midwest Field Reporter
Friday: Dublin (Ohio) Coffman vs. Dublin (Ohio) Scioto at 7:30 p.m.
Scioto is led by four-star senior outside linebacker Nick Conner. Over the summer, Connor made his commitment to Ohio State and will be enrolling in January. Connor will also get help from senior offensive tackle Brenn Sawicki. Sawicki has been hearing from Boston College, Indiana, Toledo and West Virginia. The leader of Scioto is junior quarterback Gunnar Hoak. Hoak already holds an offer from Toledo and has been in touch with Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. He’ll get help from senior offensive guard Sam McCollum, a Miami (Ohio) commit.
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Anna Hickey, Recruiting Reporter - Indiana
Friday: Indianapolis (Ind.) Scecina at Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor at 7 p.m.
Park Tudor, who has started the season 0-2, has still received strong play from its star lineman, four-star defensive tackle Brandon Tiassum. Last week in a loss to Beech Grove, Tiassum registered 11 tackles, five sacks and two batted passes. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound lineman committed to Notre Dame in June. On Saturday, he’ll make the two hour trip north to South Bend to take in the Irish’s game vs. Michigan.
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Josh Newkirk, Go Blue Wolverine
Friday: Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice at Toledo (Ohio) St. Johns at 7 p.m.
Brother Rice is led by four-star Michigan commit Alex Malzone at quarterback along with wide receiver Grant Perry, who holds several MAC offers and may be on the verge of more. Defensive end Jack Dunaway will play on Saturdays as will two-way lineman Marc Miller. For St. Johns, the top prospect is Sean Rattay, a junior offensive lineman who already holds an offer from Toledo.
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Kyle Bogenschutz, Go Blue Wolverine
Friday: Geneva (Ohio) at Perry (Ohio) at 7 p.m.
Perry has one of the top juniors in the Midwest, tight end Luke Farrell, who has offers from Ohio State, Michigan and Illinois.
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Brian Eldridge, Recruiting Analyst - Kentucky
Friday: Hopkinsville (Ky.) vs Calloway County (Ky.) at 7 p.m.
Hopkinsville is led by senior offensive lineman Chad Cessna who has several OVC offers. Calloway has two juniors who are prospects, receiver-running back Rakeem Chambers and linebacker Ben Bealle.
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Rob Howe, Hawkeye Insider
Friday: Dowling Catholic (Ia.) at Urbandale (Ia.) Park Tudor at 7 p.m.
Dowling Catholic has Iowa commit Ryan Boyle, a multi-year starter at quarterback. Urbandale has two of the top junior offensive linemen in the state, Jake Heinrich, who has an offer from Iowa State and Caleb Bright, who is drawing interest from many top schools.
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Allen Trieu, National Recruiting Analyst - Midwest