Ohio High Top 105 In Review

Here is the complete list of Ohio's top 105 seniors-to-be in football, led by No. 1 choice Chris Wells. This list is reprinted from the May 2005 edition of Ohio High magazine. It contains links to each player's bio page in the Scout.com database.

Over the past several weeks, we unveiled the top 105 football prospects in the Class of 2006 as ranked by Duane Long in the May edition of Ohio High magazine.

Today, we will provide you the complete top 105 list.

First, though, are comments from Long on this class:

"The first thing I do when I look at a new class is look back. Every class seems to evolve and change as players progress; some come into their own and others just get left behind. None has undergone such a transformation as the Class of 2006.

"There were a larger number of players than usual in this class that made an impact on the varsity level as freshmen. We saw the most impressive receiver class I had ever seen as freshmen, and that continued as they went into their sophomore year. Last year, we saw that sparkling group of receivers start to come apart.

"First, David Lighty of Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph chose to concentrate on basketball. He had been the No. 1 overall player in the class at that point. His last football game was the state championship game after his sophomore year. He did not get a lot of balls thrown his way in that game, but what he did with the ones that he did get his hands on showed what a special athlete he was. I will always believe Lighty made a mistake – not just because I am a football guy, but because 6-6 basketball players are somewhat common, while as a receiver, he could have been unique.

"The 2003 state finals was also the last we saw of Cleveland Benedictine's Lorenzo Hunter. He was taken from this world by the most senseless bit of violence. Sidney receiver JuJuan Jones was the one most people did not know about, but he may have been the most spectacular of the threesome. He is no longer living in Ohio, and he too gave up football. Cleveland Glenville's Daven Jones, who recently committed to Wisconsin, is the only one of the foursome that remains. The receiver class is a shell of its once-spectacular self.

"You would think the class overall had been decimated. Wrong. It is better than ever. Of course, you would love to see all of those young receivers in this class too, but others have stepped up in such a way that the impact is muted.

"We started to see the quarterbacks relatively early. Anytime the name Schlichter comes up, football fans are going to perk up their ears. Miles Schlichter of Washington Court House Miami Trace was the first to emerge, but he was not the last. Springfield South's Brennen Glass has been the most productive of the group. Last summer, with everyone looking for Canton GlenOak receiver Brian Hartline, the name that came out of the Ohio State camp was his younger brother, Mike Hartline.

"When you think of Cleveland St. Ignatius, you think quarterbacks, and the next in line is Rudy Kirbus. Most St. Ignatius quarterbacks do not start until later in their high school careers, so they mature later. He could top this class by November. Bellaire's Nate Davis may be the most gifted of the lot, but it looks like he could play basketball in college. Newark has Aaron Huffman, while Xenia has Josh Cousins.

"All of these kids are Big Ten-caliber quarterbacks, but I would not be surprised to see most end up in the mighty MAC. Too many times, you see the big time programs pass over quality quarterbacks for a player with more raw physical tools. That is one reason why the MAC seems to be putting out more top quarterbacks than the Big Ten, the SEC or any of the leagues that we expect to see developing NFL talent. Long ago, football coaches learned that sprinters are sprinters, not receivers, and that they can't play football. I wonder when they will realize they can't make a quarterback out of a pitcher.

"We have seen the emergence of an offensive line class for the ages. I see at least six linemen in this class that are going to get national attention, and that does not include several others that will at least be regional recruits. There is no lineman like Alex Boone – the Lakewood St. Edward star who was last year's No. 1 player – but as a group, Aaron Brown, Connor Smith, Justin Boren, Lee Tilley, Ryan Palmer, Jacob Ballard and Bryant Browning make this offensive line class for the year 2006 the best single position class I have ever seen in Ohio. Add Bill Nagy from Hudson to the class as an offensive lineman, although I think he is a better defensive lineman, and you have seven offensive linemen in the top 16.

"Overall, this is the best class since the 2002 class that featured – among many others – Bobby Carpenter, A.J. Hawk, E.J. Underwood, Quinn Pitcock, DeShawn Wynn, Justin Zwick, and Maurice Clarett. Speaking of Clarett, I have been saying for a couple of years that Chris Wells of Akron Garfield is the best back from Ohio since Maurice Clarett. If he improves as much from his junior year to his senior year as he did from his sophomore year to his junior year, I will be saying he is better than Clarett."

With a number of combines and camps being conducted this spring and through late June, this list will be updated in the August edition of Ohio High. Subscription orders made between now and July 3 will start with that issue. Click this link for details on Ohio High:

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Here is the list of Ohio's top 105 prospects from the May edition with links, where available, to each player's bio page in the Scout.com database:

1. Chris Wells 6-2 225 RB/LB Akron Garfield (Ohio State verbal)

2. Aaron Brown 6-6 283 OL/DT Cincinnati Princeton

3. Thaddeus Gibson 6-3 205 LB Euclid

4. Connor Smith 6-5 270 OL Cincinnati Colerain

5. Justin Boren 6-4 300 OL Pickerington North (Michigan verbal)

6. Ray Small 6-0 170 WR/CB Cleveland Glenville

7. Robert Rose 6-5 238 DE/OLB Cleveland Glenville

8. Ross Homan 6-1 225 LB Coldwater (Ohio State verbal)

9. Mike Hartline 6-5 ½ 190 QB Canton GlenOak

10. Lee Tilley 6-7 292 OL Springfield South

11. Kurt Coleman 5-11 190 CB/WR Clayton Northmont

12. Jeff Cumberland 6-6 222 TE/DE Columbus Brookhaven

13. Josh Chichester 6-8 200 TE/WR West Chester Lakota West

14. Ryan Palmer 6-6 280 OL Canton GlenOak

15. Bill Nagy 6-5 295 DT/OL Hudson

16. Jacob Ballard 6-7 255 ATH Springboro (Ohio State verbal)

17. John Ryan 6-5 240 DE Cleveland St. Ignatius

18. Kallen Wade 6-5 210 DE Cincinnati Withrow (Notre Dame verbal)

19. Arvelle Nelson 6-4 190 QB Cleveland Glenville

20. Robert L. Williams 5-11 160 CB Cincinnati Withrow

21. Jovani Chappel 5-8 175 CB Trotwood-Madison

22. Daven Jones 6-1 175 WR Cleveland Glenville (Wisconsin verbal)

23. Nate Davis 6-3 220 QB/ATH Bellaire

24. Rudy Kirbus 6-4 190 QB Cleveland St. Ignatius

25. Brennen Glass 6-3 190 QB Springfield South

26. Miles Schlichter 6-1 ½ 185 QB Washington C.H. Miami Trace

27. Cody Blevins 6-2 197 S/LB/CB Miamisburg

28. Delone Carter 5-10 190 RB Copley

29. Lance Smith 5-11 190 RB Warren Howland

30. Bryant Browning 6-3 310 OL Cleveland Glenville

31. Rob Parris 6-4 175 WR Cleveland St. Ignatius

32. Torrence Nicholson 6-2 260 OL Columbus Marion-Franklin

33. Troy Pascley 6-1 180 WR Alliance Marlington

34. Jerome Jones 6-7 220 DE/TE Youngstown Ursuline

35. Royce Adams 6-1 175 DB Cleveland Glenville

36. Reilly Lauer 6-7 225 DE Cleveland St. Ignatius

37. Aaron Huffman 6-3 200 QB Newark

38. Martin Channels 6-1 300 DT Xenia

39. Anthony Echols 6-0 220 LB Cleveland Glenville

40. D. J. Burris 6-4 280 OL Kenton

41. Alex Stewart 6-1 270 DT Columbus DeSales

42. Anthony Elzy 5-10 195 RB Warren JFK

43. Mike McGee 6-1 190 QB/ATH Columbus Brookhaven

44. Josh Cousins 6-1 190 QB Xenia

45. James Allison 6-3 210 LB Lima Senior

46. Peris Edwards 6-3 190 S Toledo Rogers

47. Mark Jackson 6-6 310 OL Columbus Brookhaven

48. Antonio Reed 6-1 294 DT Warren Harding

49. Raymond Fisher 5-10 170 WR/CB Cleveland Glenville

50. Dominic Alford 6-3 310 OL Shaker Heights

51. Joe Underwood 6-2 230 LB Youngstown Ursuline

52. Scott Weber 6-1 215 FB Canal Fulton Northwest

53. Drew Kuhn 6-0 180 WR/CB Louisville

54. Shawn Redd 5-11 210 LB Cincinnati Withrow

55. Zack Pridemore 6-6 225 DT/OL/TE Carrollton

56. Myles Trempe 6-5 195 WR St. Paris Graham

57. Armand Robinson 6-1 190 WR Reynoldsburg

58. Paul Rice 6-2 215 ATH University School

59. Aaron Womack 5-11 170 WR/FS Warren Howland

60. Kris Luschinger 6-4 225 DE Columbus Watterson

61. Cobrani Mixon 6-2 210 LB Cincinnati Colerain

62. Allen V. Price 6-0 190 QB Tallmadge

63. Lamar Mapp 6-3 255 DE/LB Springfield South

64. Brandon Miller 5-11 190 CB Cincinnati Withrow

65. Terrence Sherrer 5-11 190 RB Cincinnati Colerain

66. Carlos Tipton 6-4 245 DE/DT Cincinnati Winton Woods

67. Chris Thomas 5-11 185 CB Columbus DeSales

68. Dustin Winters 6-0 230 FB/LB Gallia Academy

69. Quentin Paulik 6-3 225 ATH Massillon Washington

70. Derrell Johnson 6-2 185 WR Youngstown Mooney

71. Jerel Leak 5-11 180 ATH Trotwood-Madison

72. Joe Thomas 6-4 285 OL Lakewood St. Edward

73. Anton Robinson 6-1 205 RB/FB Gahanna Lincoln

74. Josh Ballard 6-3 225 LB Springboro

75. Mario Russell 6-2 188 ATH Columbus Mifflin

76. Jordan Gafford 6-1 195 ATH Worthington Kilbourne

77. Eric Jones 5-10 175 CB Cincinnati Winton Woods

78. Angelo Babbaro 5-10 180 WR/CB Canfield

79. Steve Allen 5-11 170 DB Trotwood-Madison

80. Jarrod Smith 6-5 255 OL Fairborn

81. Marcus Procter 6-2 285 DT Alliance

82. Jamar Howard 6-4 195 WR Cincinnati Withrow

83. Austin Power 5-10 220 LB Louisville

84. Corey Leggett 6-3 190 ATH Carrollton

85. Zach Haudenschild 6-2 175 QB Rocky River

86. Mike Bartos 6-2 270 DT/OG Youngstown Ursuline

87. Nate Cole 6-3 280 DT Trotwood-Madison

88. Bryant Milligan 6-1 190 WR/CB Cleveland Glenville

89. Brett Huffman 6-5 220 TE/DE Massillon Washington

90. Christen Haywood 5-7 180 RB Hilliard Davidson

91. Bryan Hartrick 6-2 220 FB Newark

92. David Lewis 6-2 185 WR Akron Buchtel

93. Vincent Rivers 6-3 285 OL Cincinnati Princeton

94. Brian Whaley 6-1 195 LB Louisville

95. Jacob Ramsey 5-11 215 RB Columbus Independence

96. Jamel Miller 5-10 185 RB Tallmadge (Miami, Ohio verbal)

97. Armani Johnson 6-0 190 WR Youngstown Boardman

98. Anthony Barkhurst 5-11 170 CB Canal Fulton Northwest

99. Will Armstrong 6-4 225 DE/TE/OL Toledo Rogers

100. Cameron Mobley 5-10 185 RB Trotwood-Madison

101. Seth Price 6-7 235 DE Grove City

102. John Dvoroznak 6-2 200 ATH Lakewood St Edward

103. Jonathan Clinton 6-2 228 FB/LB Akron Buchtel

104. Clark Crum 6-7 270 OL Dublin Scioto

105. C.J. Law 5-9 160 CB Canal Fulton Northwest

More Ohio Seniors To Watch

Name Ht. Wt. Pos. School

Chad Schofield 6-4 310 OL Strongsville

Eric Ornella 6-2 275 OL Cincinnati Colerain

Levi George 6-2 250 OL Youngstown Boardman

Cory Palmer 6-5 305 OL Wooster

Chris Carter 6-6 330 OL Chillicothe

Chris Meenan 6-7 320 OL Wooster

Jered DeWalt 6-5 300 OL Lyndhurst Brush

Yianni Karvounides 6-3 260 OL Tallmadge

Bob Gulley 6-5 275 OL Berea

Bob Fresch 6-5 270 OL Westerville Central

Eric Gohman 6-4 255 OL Dayton Carroll

Mike Armagno 6-2 272 OL Cleveland St. Ignatius

John Paul Makrai 6-3 260 OL Cleveland St. Ignatius

Derrick Jordan 6-3 285 OL Ashtabula Lakeside

Everett Logan 6-1 300 OL Columbus Walnut Ridge

Colton Shope 6-3 275 OL Chillicothe

Nate Durig 6-4 260 OL Warren Howland

Rick Stanzi 6-5 200 QB Mentor Lake Catholic

Matt Bruggeman 6-2 190 QB Dayton Chaminade-Julienne

Josh Cupps 6-0 170 QB St. Paris Graham

Alex Early 6-1 180 QB Huber Heights Wayne

Ryan Kerns 6-5 195 WR Springboro

Jon Dunn 6-3 165 WR Cleveland Benedictine

Anthony Gallas 6-2 200 WR Strongsville

Christian Livingston 6-3 180 WR Newark

Marc Krauss 6-2 200 WR Hamler Patrick Henry

Dartagnan Mitchell 5-10 175 WR Shaker Heights

Bryon Albonni 5-11 185 WR/DBWarren Howland

Keith Marshall 5-10 180 WR/DBSpringfield South

Sean Redwine 6-3 230 TE Cincinnati Moeller

Dominique Smith 6-0 180 RB WCH Miami Trace

Julian Johnson 5-9 165 RB Cincinnati Winton Woods

Cameron Campeau 5-11 200 RB Kettering Fairmont

Bruce Friesen 5-7 160 RB Cleveland Glenville

Alex Knipp 6-1 185 RB Amherst Steele

Houston Brown 5-9 205 RB Westerville Central

Darius Lewis 5-10 180 RB Ironton

Mike Kundla 6-0 202 RB Columbus Watterson

Ron Jordan 5-7 175 RB Westerville Central

Xylon Purkiss 6-1 260 FB Ravenna

Jamie Frasure 6-1 230 FB Ashtabula Lakeside

Ben Stoper 6-0 230 FB Medina

Chad Pepper 5-9 200 FB Westerville Central

Antonio James 6-4 240 DE Massillon Washington

Toby Boeckman 6-7 230 DE St. Henry

Deitrius Baker 6-1 235 DL Ashtabula Lakeside

Chris Harrison 6-3 245 DL Youngstown Liberty

Ralph Patrella 6-2 255 DT Steubenville

Marty Kern 6-0 260 DT Cleveland St. Ignatius

Brian Neff 6-3 230 DL Cleveland St. Ignatius

John Hokavar 6-5 225 DE/TE Perry

Mike Law 6-3 245 DT/OT Perry

Mike Palmer 6-0 210 LB Trotwood-Madison

Darius Smith 6-3 200 LB/DE Euclid

Brad Gossett 6-4 220 LB Perry

Andre Porter 6-3 235 LB/DE Lakewood

Jake Myers 6-3 230 LB Clayton Northmont

Karl Finkes 6-1 200 LB Xenia

Demitrious Toombs 6-1 205 LB/SS Cincinnati Roger Bacon

Donald Laster 6-1 215 LB Shaker Heights

Dan Dowd 6-0 215 LB Cleveland St. Ignatius

Brad Stetler 6-1 220 LB Dublin Scioto

Kenneth Lamendola 6-1 225 LB Lakewood St. Edward

A.J. Clair 6-4 210 LB/DE Shaker Heights

Zack Aloisio 6-2 215 LB Mentor

Keith Dillon 6-1 190 LB/SS Newark

Kenny Owens 6-1 210 LB/FB Shaker Heights

Matt Krystofik 6-3 200 LB Kettering Alter

Mike Palmer 6-0 210 LB Trotwood-Madison

Kelvin Primm 5-10 210 LB/SS Cleveland Glenville

Derrick Smith 6-0 205 LB/SS Cleveland Glenville

Ben Kelly 5-10 180 CB Bedford

Akwasi Owusus-Ansah 6-1 180 CB Columbus Whetstone

Anthony Harris 6-2 193 S Columbus Brookhaven

Chaz Jones 6-0 180 CB Cleveland Heights

Cortez Jones 6-0 190 S Akron Garfield

Nick Secue 5-10 185 DB Cleveland St. Ignatius

Chris Lewis 5-10 175 DB Strongsville

Brandon Stephens 5-10 175 DB Strongsville

Derek Beverly 6-0 170 ATH Chillicothe

Jason Ferrell 6-1 200 ATH Columbus Watterson

Ryan Kopina 6-2 220 ATH Wooster

Kevin Bass 5-7 170 ATH Chillicothe

Alex Math 5-10 180 ATH Shaker Heights

Mark Ison 6-0 190 P/ATH Olentangy


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