Three sprinters that I am excited about watching are Jaylon Brown (2014) from St Clairsville, Parris Campbell (2014), and Franshon Bickley (2014) both from Akron St Vincent-St Marys. All three are short RB's with a tremendous burst. All three run legs on both the 4X100 and the 4X200.
Martine Perez (2014) from Eastmoor performed well at my combine in March. Fast, tough, and has a good burst. Potentially a very good football prospect as a corner. Martine is running on the relay teams.
The one special guy for me to evaluate tomorrow is from St Clairsville. College coaches believe as of now that he could be one of the very top guys in his Class of 2014. Listed at 6'3-230, he runs well. Michael Ferns should be a top linebacker prospect. College coaches say this, not the recruiting writers on recruiting websites. I am really looking forward to watching him.
QB Maty Mauk (2012) finished second at the State Meet last spring. Leg injuries have limited his jumping almost all season, but he joins a group on nine jumpers who have qualified at 22'0 plus.
The Division 3 shot put event will showcase four very solid football players. Nick Demaline (2014) from Liberty Center plays linebacker in the fall. Listed at 6'1-245 he is powerful and plays with a nasty attitude. Jacob Carrizales (2013) plays DE for Patrick Henry. Probably be a linebacker at the next level. DL David Paliscak (2013) from Rootstown has done well at my combines, but needs to keep getting bigger. One of my favorite football players in the 2013 Class is Ryan Kortokrax. Listed at 6'5-250, he qualified with a put of 53' 04. Coming from Wayne Trace High School, he will have to hit the camp circuit this summer.
For me, alot of the fun in scouting football players who come out of nowhere. At the State Track Meet, I always find more kids who have been under the radar. Looking forward to tomorrow, but it is a long, long day.