22 May 2011
I have been throwing a lot of names around recently. Fans are telling me to slow down and give them a list. A list of the players that they can look for coming out of camp who will appear on the radar of the Big Five.
I start with Eric Williams, the quarterback from St. Ignatius. As I said last week this kid is a Big Five talent already. He has the arm. He is mechanically very sound. He moves well. I think schools want to get a look at him up close. They don't know about the level of competition he faced in high school.
Tony Matteo is the one player who I would pick from this list who I think could be the biggest mover this summer. His level of competition is the big question. That will be answered this summer. This kid has all the tools to be a great college lineman. He could project to four positions. Keep in mind this kid is several months away from his 17th birthday.
Arlington McClinton, DE, Midview, is another kid who I think everyone just wants to get a look at. Is he big enough to project to a 4-3 end or is he going to be a 3-4 edge guy? Once that is determined and schools can see if he fits into their scheme, that is when the offers come flooding in for this long, athletic and very fast big.
Tyvus Powell, Athlete, Bedford. It might not take until camp to see this kids offer list include a Big Five offer or two. He is already starting to blow-up. Based on what I am hearing this is a kid who is likely to see more scrutiny than most at Ohio State camp.
Nana Kyeremah, CB, Thomas Worthington. Like with Powell, Kyeremah is starting to appear on the radar and offers are coming in. Boston College offering is a sign that things are going to get interested for a kid who might be the fastest football player in Ohio. He is another I think gets a hard look at the Buckeye camp.
Najee Murray, Ath, Steubenville. Remember the name. His film is very impressive. He could be a corner, a safety or a wide receiver. My choice would be corner.
James Sanford, Safety. Camps will confirm the high opinion many have of Sanford but where he is going to change is life is not with his performance in camps but with his performance on his ACT test. He needs to spend as much time on his grades as he does his times.
Carlutorbantu Zaramo, OL, Brush. There is no consensus on Zaramo. I am going to focus on the positives of his light feet, his wingspan and the fact that he carries his 290 with such ease. He needs a fire lit under him. That is why I list him as an OL. You can light a fire under him. What you cannot do is coach the physical tools that Zaramo brings to the table.
I know fans were wanting no to cut this lengthy list down to something more manageable so that I add a couple of new names says these players are too good to be ignored.
Mark Porter and I have been shaking our heads over how deep this defensive line class is. We have Alabama up here chasing defensive linemen. When the southern powers come north for defensive linemen, nothing more need be said about the quality and depth of the position for 2012. There is yet another potential Big Five caliber defensive lineman to add to the list. Logan's Paul Wesselhoeft reminds me so much of Tom Storobel. He should have something resembling Storobels list after this summer if he gets out to camps and combines. I had not heard about him until I saw this video from ScoutingOhio.com, http://scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=7451 . I see a strong side defensive end who could grow into a three-technique. He is a three down player being just as outstanding versus the run as he is the pass. Film shows a player who is comfortable playing inside or outside. 6-4 250 and a great frame. Non-stop motor. Great closing speed.
I don't know what to do with DeShawn Dowdy. I just know I want him. 6-4 215. the film says it all. http://scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=7696&srid=8060
Maybe he is a receiver. Maybe he is a linebacker. If he is fast enough I see a superstar receiver in Dowdy. I mean no question a national recruit. I think it more likely he is a linebacker and maybe on the way to defensive end. He is a big framed kid with long limbs. I could see him filling out to 250 easily.
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