Several 2019 prospects impressed last year as a sophomores in the state of Ohio, and a few of them are vying for the top spot in the Scout rankings in the Buckeye state.
Defensive tackle Jowon Briggs just might be the top overall prospect in Ohio, and college coaches have certainly taken notice. Briggs has the combination of speed and power that schools are looking for.
"I think I'm a player that has a good first step, with explosiveness," Briggs stated. "I also use my hands well, although that can be better. I'm working on using my hands better and getting faster."
With an offer list that is in the teens, Briggs has hit the recruiting radar in a big way. He visited Michigan recently and came away impressed with what he saw.
"College recruiting has gone great and I think I have 13 offers," he explained. "I visited Michigan last Saturday, and that went really well. They gave me a lot of individual attention, and showed me their defensive schemes. For the first time being there, I was impressed."
"When I go on visits I ask myself if I could spend four years at the school, and Michigan is a school I feel that way about," he added. "I will definitely go back for a game next season."
"I was at Michigan State for practice and we left, so I didn't get to see much of the campus," he noted. "The coaches were very intense, and I liked the way they got after it in practice."
"The feel I got from Ohio State was definitely intense, and they lived up to the hype," Briggs said. "I didn't get to talk to their players, and that's what I liked at Michigan. But in terms of being shown around, things were good and I did get to speak with Coach (Urban) Meyer."