2015: Ohio Top 50

The state of Ohio is again heavily recruited in the 2015 class. Here we take a look at the top 50 prospect on Scout in the talented state.

Ohio is strong again. While we do not feel this group is as top heavy as past groups, there is good depth and numerous players we think will move up and earn more offers as we move through the spring and summer.

Justin Hilliard retains the top spot, but Jerome Baker is hot on his tail. Others who are moving upward include Dre'Mont Jones, Alex Stump, Jordan Jones, Nick Conner and others.

As usual, this list is subject to change and was compiled largely by first-hand observations and film work by our Ohio analysts Dave Berk and Bill Greene.


1. Justin Hilliard
OLB | Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier HS | 6'1.5 , 210
2. Jerome Baker
OLB | Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine | 6'1 , 205
3. Shaun Crawford
CB | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 5'9 , 170
4. Nick Conner
OLB | Dublin (Ohio) Dublin Scioto HS | 6'3 , 215
5. L.J. Scott
RB | Hubbard (Ohio) Hubbard HS | 6'1 , 220
6. Eric Glover-Williams
RB | Canton (Ohio) McKinley HS | 5'10 , 165
7. Anthony McKee
OLB | Columbus (Ohio) Walnut Ridge HS | 6'1 , 195
8. David Dowell
WR | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 6'2 , 180
9. Tyree Kinnel
CB | Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne HS | 5'11 , 170
10. C.J. Conrad
TE | LaGrange (Ohio) Keystone HS | 6'5 , 225
11. Darrin Hall
RB | Youngstown (Ohio) Fitch HS | 6'0 , 195
12. Dre'Mont Jones
DE | Cleveland (Ohio) St. Ignatius HS | 6'5 , 250
13. Andrew Dowell
RB | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 6'1 , 200
14. Chris Fobbs
CB | Miamisburg (Ohio) Miamisburg HS | 6'0 , 184
15. Matt Jones
OG | Hubbard (Ohio) Hubbard HS | 6'4 , 295
16. Elijah Taylor
DT | Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller HS | 6'3 , 275
17. Joey Burrow
QB | The Plains (Ohio) Athens HS | 6'4 , 190
18. Alex Stump
WR | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 6'3 , 190
19. Jordan Thompson
DT | Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle HS | 6'3 , 246
20. Reggie Rogers
S | Massillon (Ohio) Washington HS | 6'1 , 185
21. George Brown
OT | Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods HS | 6'6 , 253
22. Christopher Young
S | Miamisburg (Ohio) Miamisburg HS | 6'2 , 185
23. Chris Green
MLB | Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic HS | 6'1 , 222
24. Noah Listermann
OT | Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods HS | 6'7 , 270
25. Ian Leever
OT | Loveland (Ohio) Loveland HS | 6'6 , 280
26. Simon Stepaniak
OG | Hamilton (Ohio) Ross HS | 6'4 , 275
27. Mitch Guadagni
QB | Hudson (Ohio) Hudson HS | 6'2 , 175
28. George Asafo-Adjei
OG | West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West HS | 6'4 , 290
29. Markus Bailey
OLB | Hilliard (Ohio) Hilliard Davidson HS | 6'1 , 205
30. James Daniels
C | Warren (Ohio) Warren G. Harding HS | 6'4 , 270
31. London Cloud
OLB | Bedford (Ohio) Bedford HS | 6'0 , 210
32. Kraig Howe
DT | Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter HS | 6'3 , 255
33. Denzel Ward
CB | Macedonia (Ohio) Nordonia HS | 5'11 , 170
34. Jordan Jones
OLB | Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney | 6'3 , 215
35. Kei Beckham
CB | Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison HS | 5'11 , 172
36. Austin Dorris
TE | Shadyside (Ohio) Shadyside HS | 6'5 , 220
37. Elijah Ball
WR | Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton HS | 6'2 , 170
38. Rob Dowdy
OT | Westerville (Ohio) Westerville-South HS | 6'5 , 260
39. David Long
OLB | Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods HS | 6'0 , 215
40. Hunter Littlejohn
OG | Powell (Ohio) Olentangy Liberty HS | 6'3 , 270
41. Jeffrey Christian
CB | Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain HS | 5'10 , 175
42. Rashod Berry
DE | Lorain (Ohio) Lorain Catholic HS | 6'4 , 215
43. Reagan Williams
MLB | Jackson (Ohio) Jackson HS | 6'3 , 225
44. Troy Henderson
OLB | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 6'1 , 210
45. Nick Coleman
CB | Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter HS | 5'11 , 170
46. Marquise Copeland
OLB | Bedford (Ohio) Bedford HS | 6'3 , 230
47. C.J. Stalker
OLB | West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West HS | 6'2 , 205
48. Brett Kean
QB | Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward HS | 6'2 , 195
49. Trae Williams
RB | The Plains (Ohio) Athens HS | 5'10 , 193
50. Simeon Lane
DT | Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier HS | 6'1 , 300

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