Last night I wanted to check on some of the younger prospects on whom I have information. Watched Hilliard Bradley at Olentangy Orange. On the way home to Upper Sandusky, I stopped to watch Dublin Jerome do battle with Delaware Hayes.
Orange High School has some young sophomores who should develop into really good college prospects their senior years.
Hilliard Bradley has some prospects as well. Senior Skylar Hartley has impressed me for two years. Really, really strong. Listed 6'1-300 and plays offensive guard. Really bends well for a big man. Good explosion off the line. I have always wondered if he would be a three technique guy inside. Would be a definite run stopper. May be carrying too much weight, but he moves well for size.
Sophomore Ethan Tucky plays OLB for Delaware Hayes. Although his team had no answer for Dublin Jerome (), he played well at times. When he lined up at the DE, he was fast off the edge. Disrupted plays. Needs to improve change of direction, but will learn to play more under control.
Listed 6'2-212, he ran a 11.0/100 meters last spring. Finishes plays. Also played hard in the fourth quarter with the score 34-0. Should one of the top linebackers in his Class of 2016. Good hips to get into coverage. Now, just concerned with disrupting offenses.
Offensive lineman Collin Wittig, also from Delaware Hayes, has improved much since his sophomore year. Now weighs almost 285 and carries that weight well. Liked his aggressiveness last night. Good bender. Gets off line well. Solid feet on pass protection. Gets out on LB's. Long arms to get separation on defender. As the season goes along, he should be getting more looks from D-1 schools. Right now, a definite D-2 prospect, but a scholarship potential guy.
Most of the players that I watched last night were younger guys. Looking forward to see the improvement of OL guy Jacob Halter from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. CHCA also has a young sophomore lineman who already has college coaches asking me about his potential.