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Ohio HS Football '18: Big School Running Backs (Div. I-II)
Key names to know Fridays this fall.
Player, School, Ht, Wt, Graduating Class
Daylin Dower, Lorain, 5-11, 180 (2020)
Second team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio last season after rushing for 1,480 yards and 20 touchdowns on 191 carries. Also caught 11 passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns. Khennedy Scagliozzo, Steele (Amherst), 5-9, 170 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season after rushing for 1,744 yards and 21 touchdowns on 268 carries. Ran for 1,200 yards as a sophomore. Has 39 touchdowns the last two years. Jamir Thomas, Washington (Massillon), 6-1, 210 (2019)
First team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio back last season also doubles as highly touted linebacker prospect. Currently ranked the 10th best prospect regardless of position in Ohio and the 15th best inside linebacker prospect nationally by the 247sports.com composite rankings. 2017 Ohio HS Football Statewide Postseason Brackets
John Branham Jr., Northland (Columbus), 5-10, 218 (2019)2017 Ohio HS Football Statewide Statistics
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Central District last season after registering 2,121 all-purpose yards and 28 total touchdowns. Scored 13 touchdowns as a sophomore (in only five games). Ranked the 36th overall prospect in Ohio regardless of position and the 53rd top running back recruit nationally by the 247sports.com composite rankings. Holds 14 offers including Pitt, Boston College, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Kansas and Kentucky. Jake Rogers, Highland (Medina), 5-10, 165 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season after registering 2,322 all-purpose yards and scoring 24 touchdowns (three on punt returns). Ran for 1,264 yards, had 573 yards receiving and 544 yards on punt returns.
Tyris Dickerson, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), 5-10, 210 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season after running for 1,730 yards and 19 touchdowns for the state champions. Holds three offers (Akron, Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame College). Jarin Curtis, Perry (Massillon), 5-9, 210 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio last season. Rushed for 1,364 yards and 22 TDs. Justus Harris, Lincoln (Gahanna), 5-10, 185 (2019)
Third team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio last season. Rushed for over 1,016 yards, added 383 yards receiving and scored 22 total touchdowns (19 rushing).
2017 Ohio HS Football PicturesJaydon Culp-Bishop, Troy, 5-10, 168 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Southwest District last season. Carried the ball 234 times for 1,549 yards and 11 touchdowns. Malachi Wyse, St. Francis de Sales (Toledo), 6-0, 180 (2019)
Third team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Northwest District last season.Michiah Burton, New Albany, 5-10, 172 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Central District last season. Also a standout linebacker (60 tackles).