OFS Rankings -- #11-#15

The new issue of OFS is slated to be mailed by within days, and we are giving out the top players early to club subscribers. We will take you through Duane Long's rankings of the top 15 players as well as his analysis, starting today with players 11-15.

(Note... the OFS top players list has changed somewhat since the chat with Duane Long last week.)

11. **** Anthony Turner   6-3   205   QB   Dayton Chaminade-Julienne

Anthony Turner is a special quarterback prospect in his own right. He has a fine arm and is a superb athlete. He is actually further along than Hoyer as a quarterback. Turner is a field general; he's really in charge out there. I think that is so important for a quarterback. Every unit needs leaders on the field, and on offense, you want it to be your quarterback.

Turner showed toughness, fearlessness and poise in the Chaminade-Julienne state championship win where he fumbled four times due to a broken right hand that happened very early in the game. He never changed the way he went about the business of running the game and playing the game. He never showed caution or fear and kept throwing the ball. He never allowed the defense to take advantage of the fact that he was hurt. It was a remarkable performance.

Turner is technically sound and has beautiful mechanics, but he needs to be more consistent. If he does that, he could be the top quarterback in this outstanding class. He is considering Kentucky, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue.

12.  **** Chase Clowser     6-8   320     OL     LaGrange Keystone

Orlando Pace was the biggest person I have ever seen. I have not seen Clowser up close yet, but on film, he looks like he may become the official biggest person I have ever seen. The kid is just massive. He moves very well for his size but is still very raw. He is not the best offensive lineman in this class, but with some work in the weight room under his belt and simply some time to get more comfortable with this massive body, he could be the best three years from now. Chase needs work on his technique, and he needs work on his run blocking; but he is already looking good as a pass blocker. He plays right tackle in high school, and though left tackle is not out of the question, I suspect he will be a right tackle in college. He does a good job at defensive tackle and also plays center on the basketball team (he can dunk a basketball).

13.  **** Gary Russell     5-11  210   RB Columbus Walnut Ridge

Russell had 1,800 yards rushing last year for Gary Carter's Columbus City League champions. He has great, quick feet, is very strong, and his balance is something to marvel at. He is very difficult to get off his feet. He is quick and fearless to the hole. He runs with good power, but is very good at not letting opponents get a clean shot at him, which makes a powerful back like Russell very difficult to deal with. He is tough enough to play defensive tackle for the Scots when needed. With their numbers down and a few injuries, he was called on in the playoffs to play DT, and I never saw him blocked effectively while he was in the game. In this back-rich class, you are not hearing as much about Russell, but he doesn't have to take a backseat to anyone. In build and in style, he reminds me of Miami Dolphin RB Ricky Williams.

14. ****  Miles Williams     6-2  190     WR/DB     Austintown-Fitch

Last year, Miles was used as a wingback in a run-dominated offense, switching from his natural wide receiver spot; but this is a go to receiver. As a sophomore, he was the player Fitch went to when it needed a play. He runs solid routes and shows great hands. After the catch, Williams is as dangerous as any receiver in the state. He uses his body well to shield off defenders. He reminds me of former Bengal Isaac Curtis.

Miles is another great character kid. I mention defensive back only because he showed skills and tenacity playing in the defensive backfield in several games last year, so some might like him there. I say WR all the way. Miles is getting mail from a lot of schools, but the main ones are Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia, Colorado, Boston College, Michigan, Illinois, Syracuse, and Anthony Turner  \r\n6-3  \r\n205   QB  \r\nDayton Chaminade-Julienne

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Anthony\r\nTurner is a special quarterback prospect in his own right. He has a fine arm and\r\nis a superb athlete. He is actually further along than Hoyer as a quarterback.\r\nTurner is a field general; he's really in charge out there. I think that is so\r\nimportant for a quarterback. Every unit needs leaders on the field, and on\r\noffense, you want it to be your quarterback.\r\n\r\n

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Turner showed toughness,\r\nfearlessness and poise in the Chaminade-Julienne state championship win where he\r\nfumbled four times due to a broken right hand that happened very early in the\r\ngame. He never changed the way he went about the business of running the game\r\nand playing the game. He never showed caution or fear and kept throwing the\r\nball. He never allowed the defense to take advantage of the fact that he was\r\nhurt. It was a remarkable performance.\r\n\r\n

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Turner is technically sound and\r\nhas beautiful mechanics, but he needs to be more consistent. If he does that, he\r\ncould be the top quarterback in this outstanding class. He is considering\r\nKentucky, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue.\r\n\r\n

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12.  ****\r\nChase Clowser     6-8   320    \r\nOL     LaGrange Keystone
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\r\nOrlando\r\nPace was the biggest person I have ever seen. I have not seen Clowser up close\r\nyet, but on film, he looks like he may become the official biggest person I have\r\never seen. The kid is just massive. He moves very well for his size but is still\r\nvery raw. He is not the best offensive lineman in this class, but with some work\r\nin the weight room under his belt and simply some time to get more comfortable\r\nwith this massive body, he could be the best three years from now. Chase needs\r\nwork on his technique, and he needs work on his run blocking; but he is already\r\nlooking good as a pass blocker. He plays right tackle in high school, and though\r\nleft tackle is not out of the question, I suspect he will be a right tackle in\r\ncollege. He does a good job at defensive tackle and also plays center on the\r\nbasketball team (he can dunk a basketball).\r\n\r\n

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13.  **** Gary Russell    \r\n5-11  210  \r\nRB Columbus Walnut Ridge\r\n\r\n

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Russell had 1,800 yards rushing last year for Gary Carter's Columbus\r\nCity League champions. He has great, quick feet, is very strong, and his balance\r\nis something to marvel at. He is very difficult to get off his feet. He is quick\r\nand fearless to the hole. He runs with good power, but is very good at not\r\nletting opponents get a clean shot at him, which makes a powerful back like\r\nRussell very difficult to deal with. He is tough enough to play defensive tackle\r\nfor the Scots when needed. With their numbers down and a few injuries, he was\r\ncalled on in the playoffs to play DT, and I never saw him blocked effectively\r\nwhile he was in the game. In this back-rich class, you are not hearing as much\r\nabout Russell, but he doesn't have to take a backseat to anyone. In build and\r\nin style, he reminds me of Miami Dolphin RB Ricky Williams. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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14. **** \r\nMiles Williams     6-2  190    \r\nWR/DB     Austintown-Fitch\r\n\r\n

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Last year, Miles was used as a wingback in a run-dominated offense,\r\nswitching from his natural wide receiver spot; but this is a go to receiver. As\r\na sophomore, he was the player Fitch went to when it needed a play. He runs\r\nsolid routes and shows great hands. After the catch, Williams is as dangerous as\r\nany receiver in the state. He uses his body well to shield off defenders. He\r\nreminds me of former Bengal Isaac Curtis. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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Miles is another great character kid. I mention defensive back only\r\nbecause he showed skills and tenacity playing in the defensive backfield in\r\nseveral games last year, so some might like him there. I say WR all the way.\r\nMiles is getting mail from a lot of schools, but the main ones are Penn\r\nState, Virginia, West Virginia, Colorado, Boston College, Michigan, Illinois,\r\nSyracuse, and