Prep All-American Attends Opener

Number of key prospects attend OSU's season opener.

There was a who's who of high school football prospects on hand for Saturday night's season opener with Washington at Ohio Stadium.

As had been rumored, Colorado prep All-American lineman Jeff Byers was in attendance, although it was unclear whether Byers was on an official visit.

Most of Ohio's top prospects were in attendance as well, including Cleveland Glenville defensive back Ted Ginn Jr., Huber Heights Wayne linebacker Marcus Freeman and Toledo Rogers wide receiver Fred Davis.

Verbals attending the game included Antonio Pittman, Shaun Lane, Chad Hoobler, Steve Rehring, Brandon Underwood, Erik Haw and Jamario O'Neal, a junior who is transferring to Cleveland Glenville.

Others in attendance included Cleveland Glenville junior DB Freddie Lennix, Warren Harding WR Mario Manningham, Akron Garfield junior DB Marcus Council, Cleveland Glenville junior LB Curtis Smith, Canton McKinley junior RB Ryan Brinson, Clayton Northmont senior DL Nii Adjei Oninku, Dublin Coffman DL Alex Barrow, Lyndhurst Brush DT Alfred Martin, Euclid LB Brandon Smith, Washington C.H. Miami Trace sophomore QB Miles Schlichter, Grafton Midview senior TE Dave DiFranco, Canton GlenOak senior DL Nick Smith and junior LB Brandon Long.

Basketball verbal commitments Jamar Butler and Matt Terwilliger were also in attendance. They will return next week, when prep All-American Malik Hairston makes an official visit. Hairston is primarily looking at OSU and UCLA, where he will make an official visit Sept. 13.

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