Linebacker Gets First Offer

A couple of years ago Wayne High School produced one of the countries top linebackes in Marcus Freeman. This year, the Warriors are headed to the second round of the playoffs due in part to a prospect who's playing the position for the first time. Late last week one school made the call and gave an official offer.

Jeff Cleveland of Huber Heights Wayne (Ohio) first hit the recruiting scene at the Scout.com combine when he ran a 4.5 40 time. The 6'1 220 lb. linebacker followed that up with an impressive showing at both the Miami and Cincinnati camps the following month.

While his recruiting started slow, Cleveland is now starting to see schools take notice as senior tapes start hitting coaches desk around the Midwest. One school who's pulled the trigger and offered Cleveland is Miami of Ohio. The Redhawks have been impressed with Jeff since his camp performance and made an official offer last week.

Wayne, who will play rival Centerville in the second round of the Division One, Region Four playoffs at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday has reaped the benefits in Cleveland's first season playing the linebacker position.

Look for more information on Jeff Cleveland in the coming days.


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