Rivals.com: 2012 Preseason Rankings for Ohio

Submitted by ken725 on July 14th, 2011 at 6:43 PM



Glad that mgoblog is back and running.  I actually got some work done today.  Anyways Rivals released their rankings for the state of Ohio. 

Obviously #1 is Kyle Kalis

Michigan commits:

#11 Joe Bolden

#14 Tom Strobel

#16 Jarrod Wilson

#17 Pharaoh Brown

#22 Caleb Stacey

#25 Kaleb Ringer

#28 AJ Williams

#29 Allen Gant


Michigan Prospects:

#5 Adolphus Washington

#7 Dwayne Stanford

#8 Brionte Dunn

#21 Chris Wormley

#39 Alden Hill



July 15th, 2011 at 2:38 AM ^

I love to see that we are beatin the tar out of TSIO in recruiting in there own backyard. It really is lovely. I think it funny how they think it is a one year deal like we are going to be successful this year in recruiting in ohio and thats it. Really that is funny we happen to have Greg Mattison on our squad who many have said is the flat out best recruiter in the country period. Now you add hoke and funk and borges you can forget about it. Recruiting is about momentum and we got the momentum now. I could see whats going on in ohio go on for a long long time. I am not sayin we are going to grab the top player every year i just think we will grab 8 9 10 football players out of ohio every year. TSIO just cause your team is about to get grounded like a 16 year girl losin her virginity is going to change the fact that when you guys are in the clear again we will be leaps and bounds ahead of u. Just sayin i get a little excited when i talk aboutTSIO.


July 14th, 2011 at 7:06 PM ^

Possible yes, but that wouldn't be out of the norm. It would be nice if we could clean up more of the top kids but others are doing that as well (Sparty, Nebraska, etc.)

Interesting stats-Rivals has state rankings up from the 2003 class onward. In those 9 classes, Michigan signed 9 top 10 kids from Ohio for an average of 1 per class. OSU signed 51 kids, for an average of 5.67 per class.


July 14th, 2011 at 7:23 PM ^

the pending Biblical Proportions and all. Columbus is in meltdown mode and our Ohio recruiting isn't really out of the norm. Strange that this is what people are calling the best defensive class in a long time and TSIO will miss out on it, and we're rebuilding our defense but someone else could get kids 2-10 instead of us. That said I couldn't be happier with our class this year.


July 14th, 2011 at 7:00 PM ^

I think the top 10 and the schools involved will be an interesting list.  There could possibly be 6 different schools in the top 10 when it is all said and done.

Eat Your Wheatlies

July 14th, 2011 at 7:05 PM ^

I know we'd all love to grab Dunn, but I still kind of wish we had an offer out to William. Seems to be a player and would suit our system. The coaches obvisouly see something I don't. 

I was a little surpised at how low some of our commits were ranked. I guess I figured we'd have 2-3 in the top 10, but Ohio does have plenty of talent. Whatever moron said that the state is thin this year deserves to be roundhouse kicked in the dome.

Mr Mackey

July 14th, 2011 at 8:23 PM ^

I might be reading this wrong, but I highly doubt Mahone will be an easy get. He's one of the top RB's in OH, and has a ton of offers. Not sure if I'm missing something, but what makes you say that..?


July 15th, 2011 at 2:49 AM ^

But all that is next to those kids is a number so many of them are toss ups. I can say watching highlight tape on our commits there has not been one i am not impressed with. I say that cause i can remember watchin Tony Posadas highlight tape last year and wonderin really?? With that said it is very possible we round this class out with 3 in the top ten and 10 in the top 25.


July 14th, 2011 at 7:17 PM ^

I'll take 5 of the top 20 in Ohio anyday of the week. Not to mention these are all kids in major positions of need.

If Coach Hoke can win and really open some eyes I truly believe he can start to really walk into Ohio and take 2 or 3 of the top 10 every year.


July 15th, 2011 at 4:46 AM ^

I will second what you said it is time to get back to the 90s and early 2000s and start pickin the cherries out of ohio. Lets not forget ohio is one of the best states for crops of talent for high school football year in and year out. Some of our best players in the history of wolverine football have came from ohio. Howard, Manningham, Woodson just to name a few and that is defenetly not in any order.

Mr Mackey

July 14th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

Hey now you gotta show some respect, they picked up a Florida kid yesterday!! 

Funniest thing about it in my mind, is that this guy that they're so excited about (Kings) is the #121 WR in the country according to ESPN, and our lowest-ranked recruit (Gant) is ranked as the #115 WR, while we're not even having him play WR.

I know ESPN's evaluations are crap, as evidenced by the fact they have Gant as a WR, but I still thought that was pretty funny


July 14th, 2011 at 7:21 PM ^

I was surprised to see Mahone rated so high.  I guess I feel for all the buckeyes saying that Ball would be the best back in the state for 2012. 


July 14th, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

This recruiting stuff is getting out of hand.  I was watching Bernanke's testimony on C-SPAN 3 Tuesday (oops edit: Wednesday).  When Jim Renacci of Ohio's 16th came up, all I could think of Massilon and Canton-McKinley, good sports schools.  Huh, Wayne Country.  Is that where Huber is?