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Ohio HS Football '18: Big School Linebackers (Div. I-II)
Key names to know Fridays this fall.
Player, School, Ht, Wt, Graduating Class
Donald Willis, Garfield Heights, 6-2, 186 (2019)
Minnesota commit was first team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio and the Northeast Lakes District Defensive Player of the Year last season. Notched 123 tackles, 11 sacks, 22 tackles-for-loss, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and three defensive touchdowns. Ranked the 35th top senior prospect in Ohio regardless of division and the 57th ranked outside linebacker nationally according to the 247sports.com composite rankings. Thomas Kiessling, St. Xavier (Cincinnati), 6-4, 240 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio and first team All-Greater Catholic League South Division last year. Had 57 tackles, seven TFL, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. Holds 14 offers including Ohio, Miami (OH), Akron, Air Force, Bowling Green, Massachusetts and Ball State. Cannon Blauser, Hilliard Bradley, 6-3, 220 (2019)
Ohio commit was second team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio last year after registering 105 tackles and 16 TFL.Darren Anders, North Olmsted, 6-1, 195 (2019)
Bowling Green commit was second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season after making 74 tackles and 10.5 sacks. Also ran for 1,136 yards and 17 touchdowns on 167 carries. Had 1,820 all-purpose yards and 19 total touchdowns (two via kickoff return). 2017 Ohio HS Football Statewide Postseason Brackets
Jarred Uran, La Salle (Cincinnati), 6-2, 205 (2019)2017 Ohio HS Football Statewide Statistics
Akron commit was second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team GCL South last season after making 109 tackles. Ben Allen, Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse), 6-1, 205 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Northwest District last year after making 118 tackles (17 TFL). Sean Jackson, Euclid, 5-11, 190 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio after registering 83 tackles, 14 TFL and 9.5 sacks.Isaiah Fleming, Lakeside (Ashtabula), 5-11, 175 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season. Had 101 tackles, 22 TFL, six sacks and three forced fumbles.
Kareem Hamdan, Boardman (Youngstown), 5-7, 175 (2019)
Third team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season. Team’s leading tackler (113 tackles and 16 TFL). Darren Davis, Canal Winchester, 5-10, 200 (2019)
First team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season after making 126 tackles, 12 TFL and four sacks. Keon Freeman, Whitehall-Yearling (Whitehall), 6-0, 220 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio last season. Had 120 tackles, 22 TFL and seven sacks.Max Wynn, Centerville, 6-2, 210 (2019)
Akron commit was first team All-Southwest District last season after making 96 tackles and forcing four fumbles. Holds 16 offers including Syracuse, Cincinnati, Ohio, Miami (OH), Toledo and Western Michigan.
2017 Ohio HS Football PicturesGarrett Bledsoe, La Salle (Cincinnati), 6-0, 190 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Southwest District last season. Registered 100 tackles. Jimmy O'Toole, Anderson (Cincinnati), 6-3, 203 (2019)
Second team OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Southwest District last season. Mike Powers, Marysville, 6-1, 225 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-I All-Ohio and first team All-Central District last season. Registered 182 tackles (121 solo) and 13 TFL. Matthew Amison, Green (Uniontown), 6-0, 235 (2019)
Honorable mention OPSWA D-II All-Ohio and first team All-Northeast Inland District. Had 154 tackles.