DE 6-6 225 LIMA SENIOR
COLLEGE: WAKE FOREST
Made 119 tackles, including 4.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss, as a senior …
also had a 52-yard touchdown reception … was named Northwest District Division
I defensive player of the year … a first-team all-Ohio pick as a junior and a
senior … a 2001 Parade All-American … also first-team all-district pick as a
junior … high school coach – Matt Kemper.
#7 TRUMAINE BANKS
DB 6-0 180 COLUMBUS EASTMOOR ACADEMY
A standout defensive back and wide receiver … had 27 catches for 652 yards and
six touchdowns on offense and eight interceptions for 210 yards on defense …
career totals include 89 catches for 1,625 yards and 16 touchdowns and 21
interceptions for 615 yards and four TDs … also return punts and kickoffs …
named team MVP as both a junior and senior … will also play in the Big 33 game
… high school coach – Ronnie Brown.
OL 6-5 275 WASHINGTON
A first-team all-Ohio pick in Division III … also a first-team all-Southwest
District pick and the district's Division III defensive player of the year …
made 75 solo tackles, 26 assists and 22 tackles for loss as a senior … won the
Division II state champion in the shot put as a junior … also hold the school
record in the shot put with a throw of 57 feet, 1 inch … high school coach –
LB 6-3 240 LANCASTER
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
One of the most sought after linebacker prospects in the Midwest … won
first-team All-Ohio honors from the Associated Press as a senior …
finished his senior season with 104 solo tackles and 39 assists, including 12
tackles for loss … had career totals of 1,232 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns
… career defensive numbers of 234 solo tackles,, 157 assists, 20 sacks, four
interceptions and nine fumbles recovered … was a first-team all-Ohio pick as a
senior and was named the Division I defensive player of the year … made the
all-American teams of both SuperPrep and Prep Star … rated by Rivals.com
as the 13th best outside linebacker in the country … his father,
Rob, played for Miami of Ohio as well as in the NFL and now is the head football
coach at Lancaster … high school coach – Rob Carpenter.
TE 6-6 235 WESTERVILLE
COLLEGE: GEORGIA TECH
As a senior, had 20 catches for 420 yards and a touchdown … also made 65
tackles and eight sacks on defense … career totals of 62 receptions, 1,060
yards, 12 sacks, 90 tackles and one interception … his father, George Sr.,
played running back at Ohio State and in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins and
Green Bay Packers … was named Ohio Capital Conference player of the year as a
senior … high school coach – Bob Cavin.
OL 6-4 300 DAYTON
COLLEGE: MICHIGAN STATE
Made 69 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack as a senior … allowed just two
sacks as a junior … rated out at 94 percent as a senior, when he was a
first-team all-Greater Catholic League pick, a first team all-Southwest District
pick and an honorable mention all-Ohio selection … also served as a team
captain and was names his team's most valuable lineman as a junior and senior
… high school coach – Jim Place.
QB 6-3 186 CINCINNATI
Threw for 3,850 yards and 45 touchdowns his senior year, when he also had 500
yards rushing and seven TDs … career totals of 8,600 yards passing, 93 TDs and
a 60 percent completion rate … holds nine school records … high school coach
– John Rodenberg.
OL 6-1 270 DAYTON
COLLEGE: OHIO U. (walk-on)
Had 61 solo tackles and 109 assists as a senior with six sacks … named team
MVP, first-team all-Mid-Miami League and first-team all-Southest District as a
senior … also named honorable all-Ohio … started 33 straight game at Carroll
… also named to the first team all-Dayton Daily News team … high
school coach – Steve Bartlett.
OL 6-4 260 IRONTON
A first-team all-Southeaster District pick and a second-team all-Ohio selection
as a senior … rated the No. 47 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Rivals.com
… high school coach – Bob Lutz.
#3 KENNY HARPER
K 6-1 170 HAMILTON
Made 9 of 18 field goals as senior and 9 of 16 field goals as a junior … hit a
career-long 55-yard field goal as a senior … a first-team all-Southwestern
District pick and a second-team all-Ohio selection as a junior … was his
team's punter and kicker for three years … holds every punting and kicking
school record … former Minnesota all-American kicker Thomas Hamner was a 1995
product of Hamilton … Minnesota coach Glen Mason said he expects Harper to
challenge for playing time as a freshman … high school coach – Ed Mignery.
LB 6-2 230 CENTERVILLE
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
Missed much of his senior year due to injury, but still finished the campaign
with 82 tackles … had a school-record 578 career tackles, including a
school-record 192 as a sophomore … twice made 31 tackles in a game …
first-team all-XXX XXX League all four years and defensive player of the year in
the league twice … named team MVP as a junior and senior … rated as the
nation's 30th best outside linebacker by Rivals.com … also
averaged over 40 yards as a punter his senior year … high school coach – Ron
OL 6-4 255 NEWARK
GREAT LAKES MARITIME ACADEMY
A first-team Buckeye Athletic Conference and All-Central District pick as a
senior … recorded 23 solo tackles, 24 assists, a sack and two fumble
recoveries as a senior … high school coach – Randy Baughman.
WR 6-0 170 GAHANNA
COLLEGE: BOWLING GREEN
Had 1,100 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards and scored 16 touchdowns as a
senior … Career totals of 2,000 rushing yards, 800 receiving yards and 30
touchdowns … a first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference pick as a senior and a
second-team all-Central District pick as a junior and senior … scored 31
career touchdowns … high school teammate of South teammate Quentin White Jr.
… high school coach – Mike Lanza.
QB 5-11 188 SHADYSIDE
COLLEGE: MOUNT UNION
Threw for 2,982 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior … also had 658 rushing
yards and 11 touchdowns his senior year … led Shadyside to the state
semifinals as a senior … career stats of 5,809 yards passing and 65
touchdowns, and 1,203 yards rushing and 30 TDs … a first-team all-Eastern
District pick as a junior and a senior and the Eastern District offensive player
of the year as a senior … high school coach – Ty Fleming.
OL 6-2 230 MARION
Had 83 tackles and six sacks as a senior … a first-team all-Northwest District
pick … was also named the district's lineman of the year … first-team
all-MAC as both a junior and a senior.
RB 5-10 195 TECUMSEH
Rushed for 1,976 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior … career totals of 3,811
yards and 51 TDs … scored 310 points in his career and totaled more than 4,800
all-purpose yards … named Clark County offensive player of the year as a
senior … also a second-team all-Ohio selection as a senior … also a
wrestling and track standout … high school coach – Bob Delong.
RB 5-10 180 DOVER
COLLEGE: YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Rushed for 840 yards on 119 carries with seven touchdowns as a senior … also
had 24 receptions for 404 yards and four TDs … also returned punts and
kickoffs … named ECOL player of the year as a senior … a second-team
all-Ohio pick in Division II as a senior … named Region 11 player of the year
as a senior … a first-team all-Eastern District pick as a senior and Eastern
District offensive player of the year … high school coach – Don Ifft.
DE 6-5 255 VAN WERT
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team all-Ohio selection and the co-Division III co defensive player of
the year (which he shared with North player Mike Kudla) … also named as the
recipient of the 2001 Art Teynor Award, presented annually by the Ohio High
School Coaches Association to its selection as player of the year … finished
his senior year with 119 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and eight sacks
… had 11 sacks and 138 tackles as a junior … career totals of 325 tackles,
22 sacks and 35 tackles for loss … a member of the National Honor Society …
high school coach - Jeff Hood.
RB 5-9 210 WYOMING
Rushed for 2,230 yards and 36 TDs as a senior … also caught 11 passes for 266
yards and returned two interceptions for TDs as a senior … Southwest District
Division IV player of the year and Division IV co-player of the year … rushed
for 1,691 yards and 19 TDs as a junior … career stats of 599 carries, 4,528
yards and 62 TDs … also a standout baseball player … high school coach –
OL 6-4 280 CINCINNATI
Ranked the No. 8 offensive guard prospect in the nation by Rivals.com … ranked
No. 17 offensive lineman in the country by The Sporting News … named his
team's best offensive lineman and the best offensive lineman in the Greater
Catholic League … a first-team all-Southwest District and a first-team
all-Ohio pick as a senior … high school coach – Steve Rasso.
DE 6-5 245 DUBLIN
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division I all-Ohio selection … had 85 tackles, eight sacks and
30 tackles for loss as a senior … also had six catches for 109 yards and five
touchdowns … recorded 75 tackles and 17 tackles for loss as a junior …
ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's 32nd best defensive end
prospect … also a first-team all-Central District and all-Ohio Capital
Conference selection … also plays basketball … high school coach - Karl
DE 6-5 250 UPPER
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection in 2001 …
regarded as one of the Midwest's top defensive ends … had 60 tackles and nine
sacks as a senior … career totals of 140 tackles, 19 sacks and 20 blocked
passes … helped lead Upper Arlington to the Division I state title as a junior
… a first-team all-Central District pick and a first-team all-Ohio pick as a
senior … served as co-captain as a senior … Rivals.com rates him as
the nation's 12th best defensive end … SuperPrep has him
as the 16th best defensive lineman nationally … high school coach -
TB 6-0 190 ZANESVILLE
Rushed for more than 2,500 yards and in his career … made 52 tackles,
including 12 for loss, as a senior … also made five interceptions as a senior
… a first-team all-district pick as a senior … named to ESPN All-American
team … high school coach – John Lucas.
QB 6-4 182 CHILLICOTHE
Passed for 4,474 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior … a second-team all-Ohio
and first-team all-Central District in Division I as a senior … a team captain
as both a junior and senior … during his sophomore year, he lead Chillicothe
to the school's first playoff win … high school coach – Bill Dennis.
DB 6-2 180 SARAHSVILLE SHENANDOAH
Played quarterback, safety, punter and kicker at Shenandoah, while also
returning punts and kickoffs … a first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior when he
was named the Division V offensive player of the year … as a senior, he
completed 90 of 172 passes for 1,207 yards and 12 touchdowns … also had 176
rushing attempts for 1392 yards … on defense, he had 37 tackles and seven
interceptions … also an outstanding basketball and baseball player … holds
school records for yards passing in a season (1,639 as a junior), most TD passes
in a season (15 as a junior), punting average (41 yards) and total TDs (76) …
also led his school to their first league title, first playoff appearance, first
playoff win and first regional semifinal appearance … also a standout
basketball player … was named co-player of the year in Division III this year
when averaged 25.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5 assists per game … high school
coach – Dan Wesson.
#66 TONY THOMPSON
DL 6-3 280 CINCINNATI
As a senior, made 31 solo tackles, 21 assists, four sacks and 10 tackles for
loss … a first-team all-Ohio selection, a first-team all-Southwest District,
and first-team all-GMC as a senior … also named GMC defensive player of the
year … high school coach – Kerry Combs.
WR 5-9 175 STEUBENVILLE
High school coach – Reno Saccoccia.
DB 6-1 175 HAMILTON
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection this past
season … considered one of the top two defensive backs in the state of Ohio
and one of the best cover corner prospects in the country … in on 63 tackles
as a senior … had 11 career interceptions … also a standout kick returner
… had 70 tackles as a junior … rated as the nation's 19th best
cornerback prospect by Rivals.com … also runs track and plays
basketball … high school coach - Ed Mignery.
#71 AL WASHINGTON
DL 6-0 271 COLUMBUS WATTERSON
COLLEGE: BOSTON COLLEGE
A first-team Division III all-Ohio and all-Northwest District selection … also
named defensive player of the year on the all-Ohio and all-district teams …
made 120 tackles and 14 sacks as a senior … career totals of 300 tackles, 22
sacks and 27 tackles for loss … high school coach – Mike Golden.
DB 6-0 170 HUBER
COLLEGE: MICHIGAN STATE
High school coach – Jay Minton.
DB 6-2 195 GAHANNA
Played both quarterback and defensive back at Gahanna, but will concentrate on
defense at Minnesota … Career totals of 2,538 yards rushing and 1,200 yards
passing … also accounted for 28 career touchdowns … First-team all-Ohio
Capital Conference selection as a senior and a two-time all-Central District
pick … Named to the ThisWeek Newspapers Top 25 all-star team as a senior …
Also a track standout … qualified for Division I state track meet as a junior
in the 300-meter high hurdles … played with South teammate Brandon Jones at
Gahanna … high school coach – Mark Lanza.
WR 6-0 205 NEWARK CATHOLIC
Rushed for 1,637 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, 1,950 yards and 25 TDs as
a junior and 600 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore … a first-team
Division IV all-Ohio pick as a junior and a senior … a two-time Division IV
all-Central District player of the year … a first-team all-Central Catholic
League pick as a junior and a senior … high school coach – Jeff Buchanan.
RB 6-1 220 CINCINNATI
Consensus All-America honors …Named to Parade All-America Team…National
Bluechips ranked him No. 1 in the nation in its ‘speed running back'
category…Named to PrepStar's Dream Team and that publication ranked him among
the nation's top 12 running backs …Named to SuperPrep's All-America Team and
that publication ranked him among the country's top 15 running backs…Ranked
among the nation's top four running backs by rivals.com…Ran for 2,000 yards in
three of his four high school seasons and also registered at least 30 rushing
TDs in three of four seasons…As a senior rushed for 2,283 yards and 30 TDs
…High school coach – Ken Minor.
LB 6-0 200 WELLSTON
An outstanding linebacker and running back … as a senior, had 231 carries for
2,046 yards and 32 TDs .. also returned three kickoffs and one punt for a TD …
career totals of 5,749 yards and 92 total TDs … a first-team all-Ohio picks as
a junior and a senior … named Tri-Valley offensive player of the year as a
senior after leading Wellston to 8-2 record and league championship … also
named offensive player of year for Southeast District as a junior … also
earned four letters in track, three in basketball and one in baseball … high
school coach – Dave Lucas.
K 5-11 186 MASSILLON
A first-team all-Ohio pick as a junior and senior … also a first-team
all-Northeast Ohio pick as a junior and a senior … made 15 of 23 field goals
and 60 of 61 extra points as a senior … also put 70 percent of his kickoffs in
the end zone as a senior … made 34 field goals and 171 extra points in his
career … holds the state record for most points in a career (272) … also
holds school records for field goals in a season, field goals in a career and
longest field goal (56 yards) … high school coach Rick Shepas.
WR 6-0 170 MCCOMB
Had 79 receptions for 1,132 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior … also made
five interceptions, 12 solo tackles and 41 assists as a senior … made 20
interceptions during his career … set a state record with 30 straight games
with a reception … made 44 touchdown receptions during his career … a
first-team all-Ohio pick as a wide receiver … as a junior, had 85 catches for
1,281 yards and 21 touchdowns … high school coach – Kris Alge.
LB 6-3 225 MARION
Named to the Division I All-Ohio second team … A first-team pick on the
Central District and Ohio Heartland Conference teams … Made 93 tackles as a
senior, including 57 solo stops and three sacks … Career numbers include 225
tackles (119 solo, 106 assists), five sacks and three interceptions … was also
a three-time state qualifier in wrestling … high school coach – Tim Hinton.
TE 6-1 225 AKRON
Had 15 receptions for 200 yards and one TD as a senior … career totals of 22
catches for 275 yards … also played defense, where he recorded 125 tackles and
eight sacks as a senior and career totals of 300 tackles and 11 sacks … a
first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior … a first-team Plain Dealer tri-county
pick as a senior … also named all-Summit County and all-Akron by the Beacon
Journal … high school coach – Ralph Orsini.
WR 5-10 180 SHERWOOD
Had career totals of 72 receptions for 697 yards and 12 touchdowns … also made
102 tackles, including 58 solos, with three interceptions as a defensive back
… scored 17 total TDs during high school career … named first-team all-GMC
as both a wide receiver and defensive back as a senior … named first-team
all-Toledo Blade on offense … also a first-team all-Ohio pick and team MVP …
high school coach – Bob Olwin.
OL 6-5 265 CLEVELAND
A SuperPrep All-Midwest Region ... Second-team all-state defensive end in 2001
... Also earned first-team All-Lake Erie League and first-team all-district
honors ... Registered 84 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and six pass
deflections his senior season ... Also an all-league and honorable mention
all-district basketball player (11 ppg, 8 rpg, 5 apg) ... Lettered in baseball
and track as well ... Owns an 11.75 100-meter time ... high school coach –
TE 6-1 280 POLAND
A first-team all-Ohio and all-Inland District pick as a senior … a first-team
all-league pick as a junior and a senior and his league's defensive player of
the year as a senior … high school coach – Paul Hulea.
OL 6-6 317 MANSFIELD
A two-time Northwest District lineman of year selection for Division I …a
first-team all-Ohio Heartland Conference selection as a junior and senior …
also a two-teim North Central Ohio Football Coaches Association selection and
the NCFCO lineman of the year as a senior …. made 80 tackles as a senior and
150 in his career …. high school coach – Stan Jefferson.
OL 6-5 280 CANTON GLENOAK
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
Was a first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection this past
season … has tremendous strength (bench presses over 355 pounds) and
exceptional pass blocking technique … has been a varsity starter since his
sophomore season … played tackle in high school but could also play guard in
college … from the same high school as Ohio State sophomore Dustin Fox …
played both offensive line and defensive line in high school … had more than
210 pancake blocks as a junior and senior … named to SuperPrep
all-America team … a first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior … a two-time
all-league, all-Stark County and all-Northeast Ohio district selection … is
the son of (former Michigan All-America and NFL standout) Walt Downing, who
played seven years for the San Francisco 49ers … high school coach - Jack
DB 6-1 185 CANTON
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division I all-Ohio selection as a senior … played both running
back and defensive back in high school, but will play defensive back at Ohio
State … rushed for over 1,300 yards as a junior … had 70 tackles as a senior
… rushed for 296 yards on 22 carries as a senior … a first-team all-Stark
County selection and a first-team all-Northeast Inland District pick … joins
former McKinley stars Kenny Peterson and Michael Doss on this year's OSU
football team … high school coach - John Miller.
#22 TONY FRANKLIN
TB 5-11 185 BEDFORD CHANEL
Had 3,400 yards and 43 touchdowns on 309 carries as a senior … career totals
of 4,800 yards and 63 touchdowns … a two-time first-team all-Ohio pick and the
Division V offensive player of the year … led Chanel to the Division V state
championship as a senior when he rushed for 393 yards in the state championship
game … recipient of the Courage Award presented by the Greater Cleveland
Sports Commission … his father, Glenn, passed away on Nov. 21, 2001 during the
state playoffs and was buried the day after Chanel won the state championship
RB 5-10 195 TOLEDO
Rushed for 2,409 yards and 32 touchdowns in leading his team to the Division II
tate championship as a senior … career totals of 5,000 yards rushing, 1,500
yards receiving and 52 touchdowns … the Division II offensive player of the
year and first-team all-Ohio pick … high school pick – Dick Cromwell.
LB 5-9 180 MENTOR
Made 245 tackles as a senior and 140 tackles as a junior … also played
fullback … named co-defensive player of the year on the Division III all-Ohio
team …. Northeast District and Lake County Touchdown Club player of the year
… a first-team all-league pick as a senior … son of Lakewood St. Edward's
and North coach John Gibbons and son-in-law of North assistant Tom Lombardo, who
was also Mike's coach at Mentor Lake Catholic.
QB 6-1 200 CANTON
Completed 104 of 205 passes for 1,634 yards and 12 touchdowns with just three
interceptions as a senior … also had 169 carries for 1,117 yards and 13 TDs as
a senior … career totals of 3,547 yards passing and 23 TDs, 2,749 yards
rushing and 31 TDS … accounted for 6,433 yards and 59 TDs in three years …
was named Northeast District offensive player of the year as a senior … led
his team to the state championship as a junior and was named MVP of the final ..
his cousins, Nick Cochran (1989) and Jim Elseser (1993) also played in the Ohio
All-Star Classic … high school coach – Lowell Klinefelter.
DE 6-4 215 AKRON
Recorded 147 tackles as a senior, including 62 solos and 85 assists … career
numbers include 330 tackles (123 solos, 210 assists) … also made three career
interceptions … a first-team Division IV all-Ohio pick as a senior …
Northeast Inland District defensive player of the year as a senior … a
first-team Principal's Athletic League pick … also named to all-Summit
County team and the Akron Beacon Journal's all-star team … high
school coach – James France.
WR 6-3 210 BRUSH
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division I Associated Press All-Ohio selection … rated by PrepStar
as the top wide receiver in Ohio and one of the best in the Midwest …SuperPrep
rated Hall the seventh best receiver in the Midwest and the 12th best
in the nation … hauled in 62 receptions for 702 yards and seven touchdowns as
a senior … career totals include 141 catches for 2,008 yards and 25 touchdowns
… a first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior, a two-time first-team all-Northeast
District pick and a three-time all-league selection … … caught 42 passes as
a sophomore, but then missed four games as a junior and was limited to 17
catches while battling a sprained ankle … also recruited by a number of
schools to play basketball … high school coach - Eric Mitchell.
OL 6-2 280 LAKEWOOD
A first-team all-Ohio pick as a junior and a senior … a two-time all-district
and all-Cuyahoga County all-star, and Plain Dealer seven-county all-star …
received the scholar-athlete award from the northeastern Ohio chapter of the
National Football Foundation … high school coach – John Gibbons.
OL 6-5 248 LAKEWOOD
Made 75 tackles, 10 sacks and one interception as a senior … a first-team
all-Ohio, first-team all-district, first-team all-Cuyahoga County and a member
of the Cleveland Plain Dealer all-star team as a senior … high school coach
– John Gibbons.
RB 5-9 195 TIFFIN
Rushed for 1,146 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior … also returned 3 of 4
kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior … scored school-record 60 career TDs and
scored a school-record 362 points … a first-team Northern Ohio League pick as
a senior and … three-year letterwinner … a two-time Northwest District
offensive player of the year and a two-time all-Ohio pick … high school coach
– Steve Gilbert.
DE 6-3 235 MEDINA HIGHLAND
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
The Division III co-defensive player of the year as a senior … also a
first-team All-Ohio pick as a junior and a senior … defensive player of the
year for the Inland District as a senior … named to USA Today's Top 125
all-American team … also named to ESPN Top 125 team … named football MVP of
Medina county by the Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Medina
County Gazette … had 210 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and six sacks
… also had an interception … finished career with 502 total tackles,
including 170 as a junior and 115 as a sophomore… rated by Rivals.com
as the nation's 18th best defensive end prospect … high school
coach - John Hopkins.
TE 6-4 265 LIBERTY
Had 18 catches for 350 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … also made 54
tackles and eight sacks … a first-team all-Ohio pick as an offensive lineman
and first-team all-district pick as a defensive lineman … was named the
Northwest District's lineman of the year … high school coach – Rex
OL 6-1 260 YOUNGSTOWN
Led Ursuline to a Divison IV state championship as a junior … was team captain
as a junior and senior – the first two-time captain in Ursuline history …
was a first-team all-Northeast Ohio as a senior … named first-team all-Steel
Valley Conference as a junior and a senior … high school coach – James Vivo.
DB 6-2 185 FREMONT
Had five interceptions as a senior … rushed for 264 yards on 70 carries and
had five receptions for 85 yards as a senior … also returned kick offs and
punts … a first-team all-Northwest District selection as a defensive back …
a second-team all-Ohio pick … named defensive back of the year in the Great
Lakes League … high school coach – Mike Wetzel.
DL 6-2 295 ELYRIA
JOLLIET, ILL., JUNIOR COLLEGE
A first-team on the Lake Erie League and Lorain County teams and second-team
all-Northeast Ohio … … was named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's
first-team all-scholastic team … made 80 tackles, including 39 solos and 10
sacks, as a senior … high school coach – Dick Kerschbaum.
TB 5-9 195
second-team all-Ohio pick in Division II … a two-time all-Lake Erie League
selection and the Lake Erie League player of the year as a senior … rush for
1,854 yards on 202 carries with 27 total TDs as a senior … career stats of 443
carries, 3,394 yards and 47 total TDs … also caught 31 passes for 452 yards
during his career … the son of former Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders
running back Gregg Pruitt … also a first-team all-districkt, all-Cuyahoga
County and all Plain Dealer seven-county all-star … high school coach –
RB 6-1 210 MASSILLON
Rushed for 1,009 yards and 16 TDs on 217 carries as a senior … career totals
of 3,226 yards and 37 touchdowns on 419 yards in his career … also played
defense, where he compiled 105 tackles (15 for loss) as a senior and 441 tackles
(80 for loss) during his career … a first-team all-Federal League choice as a
senior and the Federal League MVP … a first-team all Northeast Inland District
defensive player of the year as a junior and senior … also a two-time
first-team all-Ohio selection … is Jackson's all-time leader in rushing
yards, points scored and tackles … high school coach – Phil Mauro.
OL 6-4 290 MACEDONIA NORDONIA
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
A first-team Division II Associated Press All-Ohio selection … one of
the top offensive linemen in the state of Ohio … a three-year regular,
starting at guard as a sophomore and junior, before making a seamless transition
to tackle this past year … also played defensive end at Nordonia …a
first-team All-Ohio pick as a senior and a first-team all-Western Reserve
Conference and All-Northeast Ohio district pick as a junior and a senior …
graded out at 90 percent blocking with 60 knockdowns as a senior … on defense
as a senior, he made 26 solo tackles and 15 assists with six sacks … rated as
Ohio's 17th best prospect by the Ohio Football Recruiting News
… has also been a three-year starter on the basketball team and is a standout
in track in the shot and discus … his father, Mickey Sims, played defensive
tackle with the Cleveland Browns … high school coach - Rob Rardin.
RB 6-2 175 HUBBARD
Rushed for 1,787 yards and scored 27 TDs his senior year … career totals
include 4,174 yards rushing and 59 TDs … also had six interceptions as a
senior and 14 in his career … A first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior and a
three-time first-team all-conference and all-Trumbull County pick … also a
standout basketball player … high school coach – Jeff Bayuk.
RB 5-10 170 DEFIANCE
COLLEGE: MIAMI OF OHIO (TRACK)
Rushed for 3,562 yards on 652 carries during his career … a special-mention
all-Ohio pick as a senior … a two-time all-league pick and a first-team
all-district pick as a senior … holds the school's career rushing record …
also a track standout and will attend Miami on a track scholarship … school
record holder in the 800 (1:55.6) and the 400 (50.2) … high school coach –
TB 5-9 185 LAKEWOOD
COLLEGE: BOWLING GREEN
Had 2,400 rushing yards, 250 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior …
career totals include 3,700 rushing yards, 500 receiving yards and 54 TDs …
named Plain Dealer player of the year … finished third in the voting for Mr.
Football in Ohio … a second-team all-Northeast Ohio pick and an all-Ohio pick
as a senior … high school coach – John Gibbons.
QB 6-3 215 CLEVELAND
Passed for a school-record 3,639 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns as a
senior … was named his team's offensive back of the year … guided St.
Ignatius to the Division I state championship as a SENIOR …a first-team pick
on the Plain Dealer's all-metro and all-Cuyahoga County teams … will also
play in the Big 33 game … named to the all-Ohio and all-Northeast District
teams in Division I as a senior … high school coach – Chuck Kyle.
OL 6-3 285 YOUNGSTOWN
COLLEGE: WAKE FOREST
A first-team all-Steel Valley Conference pick and a first-team all-Northeast
Ohio District pick in Division I as a senior … was named offensive MVP after
his senior season … will play at Wake Forest with Bryan Andrews of the South
Squad … will also play in the Big 33 game … as a junior, finished third in
discus at the Division I state track meet and qualified for the Division I state
wrestling tournament … high school coach – Garry Smith.
#5 MARK WATSON
WR 5-11 175 MENTOR LAKE CATHOLIC
COLLEGE: MOUNT UNION
High School coach – Tom Lombardo.
QB 6-4 215 MASSILLON WASHINGTON
COLLEGE: OHIO STATE
First-team all-Ohio as a junior and a senior and the Division I co-offensive
player of the year as a senior … Parade All-American … threw for
10,500 yards and 112 touchdowns during his high school career, completing 737 of
1,368 (54%) passes during four years as a starter … led Massillon to a 12-2
record as a senior, throwing for 3,200 yards and 40 touchdowns … played his
first two years at Orrville, throwing for 4,759 of his yards and 49 of his TDs
as a freshman and sophomore … led Orrville to the state title as a freshman
… ranked as the nation's third best pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com …
high school coach - Rick Shepas.