Marshall Flaig (5) is among the Badin defenders eyeing Alter running back John Bivens (3) during Friday night's game at Hamilton's Virgil Schwarm Stadium. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

College football recruiting: Highest-rated area players for next season

With the school year winding down, the class of 2019 is almost ready to drop the last two words from “senior-to-be.” 

That also means the summer evaluation period is near for college prospects across the country. 

Before that gets started and players start moving up and down the board, here is a look at the top 10 area prospects in 247Sports Composite rankings

Name (overall rank), School 

1. Steven Faucheux (9), Lakota West défensive lineman 

2. John Bivens (12), Alter running back 

3. Moses Douglass (13), Springfield defensive back (Committed to Kentucky) 

4. Jonathan Allen (17), Dunbar offensive lineman 

5. Jestin Jacobs (20), Northmont linebacker 

6. Justin Stephens (21), Trotwood-Madison tight end 

7. Andre Gordon (22), Sidney quarterback (Has announced he plans to play basketball in college and will play his senior season at Huntington Prep in West Virginia

8. Justin Harris (27), Wayne defensive back 

9. Gabe Newburg (28), Northmont defensive lineman (Committed to Michigan)

10. Connor Bazelak (31), Alter quarterback 

Others in the state’s top 100: Erick All, Fairfield tight end; Isaiah Gibson, Springfield lineman; Max Wynn, Centerville linebacker; Jeremiah Ross, Lakota West defensive back; RaHeim Moss, Springfield athlete; Mike Brown-Stephens, Springfield receiver. 

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