Monday, June 29, 2009

The top wideout in 210 class

All spring and then in football camps this summer, I have been trying to identify Ohio's top WR in the 210 class. Last Saturday, at Chris Chambers' football camp in Cleveland, Tyrone Williams (East Cleveland Shaw) made all of the catches, broke down on his patterns, and ran well, cosidering his all of 6'5. Saw him last year against Warrensville Heights drop his first pass, but go on to make three circus catches. Gets into his patterns quickly, but his size and pass catching ability make him special. His GPA is okay, but his test score needs improved.

Another WR with size is Devon Brown (Akron North). Tremendous natural ability. At least 6'5 and runs really well. Excellent basketball player. Needs to realize how good he can be, and then self discipline himself to get there. Qualifying will be hard, but I am more worried about attitude.

Jerald Robinson (Canton South) has already commited to Michigan. Really good hands, but needs to improve burst and break-away speed. Tough competitor. Catches the ball in traffic. If he improves, he should be very good.

Two-way guy Bobby Swigert (Louisville) is smart (3.9GPA) and finds the open area. Love the way he competes and his ability to make plays. Needs to improve 40 speed, but he plays fast. Could be a DB.

Tim O'Connor (Elder) is trying to impress scouts this summer. He makes plays and catches, but must bigger and stronger. Plays fast. I like his ability to make catches, but he must get bigger.

Anthony Shrock (Wadsworth) has the size (6'3) and solid speed, but but he must get better at getting off the LOS. Tremendous acrobatic ball catcher. Tremendous vertical jumper. I would love to see him at one of the inside DB positions . Just does not get the LOS well enough. A state ranked hurdler.

James Hall (Southview) concentrates well and has excellent hands. Best position is as a strong safety. Tough and covers well. Would be a good run stopper. Needs a chance as a wideout, but hopefully goes on defense.

Really needs to improve speed, but Nate Stanley (Lakewood St Ed's) runs excellent routes. Sure hands and more of a possession receiver. Really concerned just how much faster he can get.

Derek Orr (Smithville), Sam Hendricks (Indian Hill), and Antonio Rotissa (Kirtland) are all big WR's, who will have to get bigger and play at TE. All catch the ball well, but do not have the top speed to play outside. Orr is 6'6, Hendricks is 6'5, and Rotissa is 6'5. Like all three alot, but must move inside.

Maybe one of the true sleepers in the 210 class is Heath Jackson (Ada). Solid 6'1 with good ball skills. In a spread offense, and is contiuing to learn the game. Strength may be YAC. Tough runner. Has done well at camps this summer.

There are some other WR's, but will be better on defense. Christian Bryant(Glenville) plays many positions, but looks best as a corner.

Of course, I have missed some prospects, but this is a down year in Ohio for wideouts.

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