Midwest Rankings Changes

Two new four-stars in the 2016 class and other rankings changes highlight Scout's Midwest updates.

Scout added two new four-star prospects to the 2016 rankings today:

- West Des Moines (Ia.) Valley's John Raridon comes from a football family and is one of the more athletic linemen we've seen in his class in the region. He plays with great base, can bend and move his feet. He is light on his feet but has good explosion and shows good power and strength for a kid who is only 260 pounds. He will only get bigger and stronger and although he is a high school tackle, could be a dominant college guard.

- Cleveland Benedictine (Ohio) wide receiver Justin Layne is a long, athletic kid at 6-foot-3, 170 pounds. He is the definition of long strider and can cover a lot of ground quickly. He is smooth and shows good elusiveness in the open field.

In the 2015 class, no big changes, but a few kids did move their way up.

- After an impressive NFTC, Bolingbrook (Ill.) defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway moved up at his position. He was more athletic than we expected and it was easy to see why he has added new offers recently.

- Ohio analyst Bill Greene had a chance to see Bedford High product Marquise Copeland recently and noted the offseason strides he has made. He's a long, athletic kid whose position seemed up in the air but we currently project him as a middle linebacker and he moved into the top twenty at that position.

- Chicago Raby (Ill.) defensive tackle Jamal Milan is an impressive athlete for his size. We've had a chance to see his workouts this spring and coupled with what he shows on film, he is now rated at his position.

- Toledo commits Chandler Cotterman and Tyler Taafe were both upgraded to three-stars. Cotterman is a kid we felt had the potential to add BCS offers this spring and summer, while Taafe is a violent hitter who can run to the football.

- Miami (Ohio) offensive tackle commit Colton McKivitz was also upgraded to three-stars. He has a great frame and can move that frame around like a smaller guy. He will only add weight and strength come college and we think the Redhawks stole one.

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