Scout.com releases their 2009 Mid-west Hot 100
One thing that doesn’t surprise you
when you see the list is that all of Ohio
State’s 8 current commits
from the class of 2009 are on the list. Johnny Simon is number 3, CJ Barnett is
7, Jordan Whiting is 12, Storm Klein is 15, Chris Fields is 17, Jack Mewhort is
25, Jamie Wood is 29, and Adam Homan is 82. This is a great start to the 2009
class. So far everyone is either from Ohio or
(aka Whiting). Add in a dozen top of the list out-of-state recruits to a large
2009 class, and Ohio State can finish in the top 5 nationally once again.
on the cake is the others that could be in the class that are also on the list.
Marcus Hall, the Cleveland Glenville offensive tackle, is number 1 on the list.
Melvin Fellows, the Garfield Heights Ohio Illinois commit that the Ohio State
coaches have been working on hard, is number 11, Chris Watt is 19, and JT
Turner, the cornerback out of Painesville Ohio Harvey that is favoring Ohio
State, is number 20. Add is those four prospects and Ohio dominates the top of this list.
The one big
surprise in the list is Michigan
State. Coach Dantonio and
his staff are being very aggressive this year in recruiting. They aren’t
getting into Ohio so much, but in Michigan they are taking
the best and laughing at Rich Rodriguez and his virgin crew. They already have
two top 6 running backs in Edwin Baker and Larry Caper. They picked up number
18 linebacker Chris Norman from Detroit Renaissance. And they have two good
prospects in wide receiver Donald Spencer and quarterback Andrew Maxwell.