Josh Jones - WR
Being overshadowed last season by a bigger name prospect didn't hurt Josh Jones as he went out and enjoyed a great season. A big physical wide receiver (6-foot-2, 210-pounds) Jones pulled in 32 passes for 543 yards and 6 touchdowns as a junior, Jones will be a major threat in the right system that uses thick physical receivers.
Derrick Harris - WR
Derrick Harris is a name many may not have heard of before but is one to remember. A 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver with great physical abilities Harris is a name many are just hearing about as he focused more on basketball until his junior season. Put the ball in Derrick Harris hands and something good is about to happen. That is why Kings head coach Andy Olds will be moving Harris to quarterback this fall. "We're going to be running some of the stuff you see from West Virginia. Derrick is going to be our Pat White."
Henry Conway - OL
Shaker Heights HS
A lot of people are talking about Chris Freeman of Trotwood-Madison High School as they should. But right now Henry Conway is better developed than Freeman and a better prospect as he's seen more battles on the field and has shown he's got the work ethic to go with it. Conway has worked hard and looked trimmed at the Cleveland Combine having dropped 10-pounds since the end of the football season. He's got great bend and can move his feet extremely well for a big guy and does a great job in pass pro.
Corey Linsley - OL
While Marcus Hall has received all the early press its Linsley who may be the hottest offensive line prospect at this time. While Hall is a beast, Linsley has all the tools to be a great one at the college level. Linsley does a great job on reach blocks and explodes off the line. What many really like is his style of play as he comes hard on every snap. Projected as a guard for many programs those who use a spread system will look to keep him a tackle.
Ryan Cheek - MLB
I heard about Cheek and then saw tape and was blown away from what I saw. Not only is Cheek intense when he's on the field he's also very athletic. A linebacker with great physical skills Cheek will be a name that will continue to climb up the charts in Ohio. What I really like about Cheek is his ability to drop in pass coverage without losing a step.
Luke Kuechly - LB
St Xavier HS
When I look at Luke Kuechly I see a bigger version of Fred Craig who was a key figure in last season's St. Xavier team that won the state championship. Kuechly has a frame that still has room to fill out and he's extremely athletic with great skill. Look for his stock to continue to rise in the coming weeks as his tape is just starting to make the rounds.
Dan Fox - LB
St Ignatius HS
Watching Fox it's easy to see why his stock will continue to rise in the coming weeks. Built with a great frame the Ignatius product is the next in line to see programs from across the country take notice and fill up his offer sheet. Plays physical but stays within himself at all times.
Terence Davis - WR / TE?
Fremont Ross HS
Bill talked about Underwood and Walker but Davis doesn't take a backseat to either of them. A legit big-size receiver some programs that use a flex tight end may look to move him to the position. His high school coach feels his future will be on the outside but at a legit 6-foot-4, 205-pounds with a frame able to add more weight Davis may be caught in the middle.
Bradley McDougald - CB
Dublin Scioto HS
McDougald may be the fastest rising prospect in Ohio as college programs continue to offer. A two-way player for Dublin Scioto, McDougald has seen Big Ten, Big East and MAC schools jump in early with offers. Keep an eye on this prospect as the spring and summer season approach.
Tim Edmund - LB / FB
Not much has been written about Edmund but he's got great physical size and ability. His senior season will be the one he'll have a real chance to shine as he'll be the main ball carrier of LaSalle. But while he be looked at as a possible fullback at the next level many feel he'll end up as a linebacker before everything is over. Several big programs have shown early interest.
Jake Brandt - OL
Here is a sleeper prospect along the offensive line who has great upside. Brandt is underdeveloped in his lower body but that is more from playing basketball than his lack of work. Tall and rangy with great athletic potential Bryant shows great hand snap at the point of attack and should find a program willing to take the time to bring him along with a redshirt year.
Erique Geiger - S / RB
Each year Wayne High School has at least one prospect to keep an eye on and this year's main target will be Geiger. The stocky built Geiger has legit speed in the 4.4 range and showed it several times last season by returning kicks for touchdowns. This fall he'll have his first chance to be the main ball carrier for the Warriors as head coach Jay Minton said he'll be giving Geiger the ball 20-30 times a game. As for the next level we'll have to see if college coaches look to keep him on offense or move him over to safety. He plays linebacker at the high school level but is not afraid to hit and at his height would be more fitted as a safety.