Every year, the Miami Valley is home to a large group of talented football players.
The class of 2021 appears to be no exception as more than a dozen seniors-to-be are already on the radars of talent evaluators and college coaches across the state and beyond.
More are sure to join as the year goes on, but here is a look at some (but not all*) of those players (in alphabetical order):
Markus Allen, WR, Northmont
Kris Artis, WR, Centerville
Jonathan Bruder, LB, Centerville
Josh Bryant, RB, Middletown
Joddi Burton, RB, Belmont
Kamron Cooper, LB, Middletown
Mason DeGennaro, LB, Lebanon
Cam Fancher, QB, Wayne
Evan Fogt, OL, Lehman Catholic
Zack Gaither, DL, Xenia
Kamari Fuller, QB, Middletown
Tavon Hardwick, RB, Belmont
Blake Lamb, WR/DB, Lebanon
Ryan Liams, OL, Springboro
Kevin Johnson, RB/DB, Xenia
Cameron Junior, LB, Middletown
James Keighley, DE, Alter
Tommy Liebold, OL, Alter
Will Linkhart, WR, Centerville
Jayden Mayes, DB, Fairfield
Branden McDonald, RB, Alter
Daylen Morgan, TE/LB, Trotwood-Madison
Rod Moore, DB, Northmont
Eli Newburg, LB, Northmont
Andre Proffitt, OL/DL, Lakota West
Lance Reaves-Hicks, WR, Piqua
Cade Rice, QB, Greenon
Paul Rodriguez, OL, Mason
Kaden Rogers, OL, Ross
Ben Van Noord, WR/DB, Northwestern
Malik Verdon, QB, Hamilton
Silas Walters, WR/DB, Lakota West
A few notes:
- Rodriguez has committed to Kentucky
- Rogers recently tweeted the would like to commit in May or June. His offer list includes Miami University, Kent State, Ohio, Ball State and Army.
- This week Allen posted a top 10 of Indiana, Pitt, Michigan State, Purdue, Cincinnati, Kansas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wake Forest.
- Moore recently added three big offers: Kentucky, Michigan and Notre Dame.
- Bryant’s offers include Miami, Akron Marshall, Toledo, Liberty Kent State, Bowling Green and Youngstown State.
*If you or someone you know is an area player in the 2021 class getting college interest, contact this writer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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