What's happening in Ohio?

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There aren't a lot of knockout players in Ohio, not as many as usual, but it is a strong year in the northeastern part of the state, including Cleveland, Canton and Akron. Cleveland's Glenville, coach Ted Ginn's school, once again is producing as much or more talent than any high school in the nation.

The best player in Ohio, as I've mentioned earlier, is quarterback Braxton Miller or Huber Heights, a 6-2, 200-pounder who is one of the leading three or four quarterbacks in the country.

Glenville has five big-time prospects--6-6, 340-pound offensive lineman Andrey Walker, 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver/cornerback Shane Wynn, 6-5, 227-pound quarterback Cordale Jones, 6-3, 260-pound defensive tackle Antwan Crutcher and 6-3, 260-pound defensive end Andre Sturdivant.

Walker is the best offensive lineman in Ohio and the Midwest. He is a national recruit who has been offered by Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, USC and Indiana. Wynn, who runs 100 meters in 10.5 seconds, has offers from Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, USC and UCLA. Jones, the No. 2 quarterback in the state, has been offered by Iowa, West Virginia and Cincinnati but is a budding star and will receive many more offers. Crutcher has been offered by Illinois. Sturdivant has been offered by Illinois, Ohio State, Michigan State, Iowa and Indiana.

Four players who have committed to Ohio State are 6-5, 300-pound offensive lineman Tommy Brown of Akron, 6-4, 235-pound defensive end Steve Miller of Canton McKinley, 6-3, 295-pound offensive lineman Antonio Underwood of Shaker Heights and 6-5, 250-pound tight end/defensive end Chase Farris of Elyria.

The best linebacker in Ohio is 6-2, 220-pound Trey DePriest of Springfield, who has offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Notre Dame.

Michigan State has received a commitment from 6-3, 200-pound quarterback Connor Cook of Akron. He is one of the top three quarterbacks in the state.

Notre Dame has a commitment from 6-5, 260-pound defensive lineman Brad Carrico of Dublin Coffman, Brady Quinn's alma mater. Curiously, Carrico wasn't offered by Ohio State. Carrico's hometown is near Columbus.

Illinois, Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke and Iowa State have offered 5-9, 165-pound quarterback/wide receiver/athlete Shaq Washington of Maple Heights.

Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma and Colorado have offered 6-5, 230-pound tight end/linebacker Ray Hamilton of Strongsville.

Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Boston College have offered 6-2, 180-pound wide receiver Devin Smith of Massillon Washington, wno has 10.6 speed for 100 meters and averaged 20 yards per reception last season.

Illinois, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State have offered 5-10, 180-pound Doran Grant of Akron, who is the best cornerback in Ohio.

Others who are attracting interest and scholarship offers from Big 10 and MAC schools are 6-5, 290-pound offensive lineman Geoff Mogus of Lakewood, 6-4, 200-pound wide receiver Justin Olack of Massillon Washington, 6-3, 220-pound linebacker Zack Shaw of Coshocton, 6-6, 260-pound defensive end Chase Hounshell of Mentor and 6-2, 232-pound linebacker Anthony Smith of Zanesville.

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DANIEL DAVIE FROM BEATRICE HIGH SCHOOL IN NEBRASKA, SHATTERED THE SCHOOL RECORD IN THE 100 YESTERDAY, WITH A TIME OF 10.38 IN THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA!
DAVIE WAS ALSO OFFERED ANOTHER FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP BY OHIO UNIVERSITY AND DEFENSIVE COACH, JIM BURROW, THIS IS DAVIE'S SECOND OFFER, THE JUNIOR WITH 4.4 SPEED IS ON THE RADAR, HE WILL ATTEND TWO CAMPS, KU, AND NEBRASKA LATER THIS SUMMER!
DAVIE WON'T BE 17 UNTIL AUGUST 4TH!
LOOK AT HIS FILM ON RIVALS.COM AND YOU TUBE!
CONGRATS TO DANIEL DAVIE, DAVIE ALSO WON THE 200 WITH A TIME OF 21.9!

Congrats to Daniel for being fast on the track. If only that translated to the football field where it usually doesn't. The notion that track speed and 40 times are crucial in determining how good a football player will be is down right ridiculous and misleading. A fast kid can't do much if he's tackled in the back field or can't catch or hold onto the football. Not saying this is a problem with Davie but the hyping of track speed and 40 times needs to stop.

HEY STEVE,
YOU DIDN'T LOOK AT THE FILM, THE FILM DOESN'T LIE!
THIS YOUNG MAN IS EXPLOSIVE AND VERY TALENTED, P.S. THIS IS HIS FIRST YEAR RUNNING TRACK!
YOU CAN'T TEACH SPEED OR HEIGHT!
CONGRATS TO DANIEL DAVIE ON SHATTERING THE SCHOOL RECORD IN THE 100!
DISTRICTS ARE THIS THURSDAY AND THEN STATE!
STEVE, NO COLLEGE WILL OFFER A SCHOLARSHIP TO A SLOW PERSON!
DAVIE IS THE FASTEST FOOTBALL PLAYER IN THE STATE OF NEBRASKA!

Phil,

High light film does lie since it's a highly edited marketing tool to show only the best of that player.

My response is in no way a criticism or comment at all about Daniel Davie.

My comment was focused squarely on the fact that track speed means squat in football. There are many who are very fast but have no football skills. And the move to high school to college is a huge jump that many can not adjust to. One does not need to be a recruiting expert to know this.

Daniel will hopefully get many offers and get a free ride to the college of his choice. I wish him the best and hope he keeps a level head in the recruiting process.

STEVE,
DID YOU LOOK AT THE FILM ON DAVIE?
HE JUST TIED A RECORD THAT WAS SET IN 1963 AT THE DISTRICT TRACK & FIELD MEET, 21.5 IN THE 200, FASTEST IN THE STATE FOR THE YEAR IN THE 200!
HE WILL RUN THE 100 AND 200 IN THE STATE MEET NEXT WEEK, AS WELL AS THE 400 RELAY!
GREAT ARTICLES ON DANIEL DAVIE IN THE BEATRICE DAILY SUN AND THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR!
DANIEL DAVIE, 6'2", 190, WITH 4.4 SPEED FROM BEATRICE NEBRASKA!

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