High School Football: These area football stars have made college commitments 

With the start of summer upon us, more than 20 Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area players in the senior class have Division I football offers or appear in the 247Sports rankings. 

Fourteen members of the 2019 class have already verbally committed. 

Here’s a look at them: 

Erick All -- Michigan 

A three-star tight end prospect, All announced his decision on June 24

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His choice gives Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh five prospects in Ohio for 2019 (read on for more). 

All is ranked No. 19 in the state and the No. 22 tight end in the country. 


Michael Brown-Stephens -- Minnesota 

A three-star receiver at Springfield, Brown-Stephens chose the Golden Gophers in late July

Current area players listed on Minnesota’s roster are senior redshirt and starting center Jared Weyler of Centerville and Alex Reigelsperger, a freshman linebacker from Wayne.

Connor Bazelak — Missouri

The Alter quarterback announced June 18 he plans to attend Missouri after considering numerous offers from schools in the SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big Ten and more.  

He is a three-star prospect and the No. 1-rated quarterback in Ohio. 


Hayden Bullock — Air Force

A lineman from Bellbrook, Bullock made his announcement in early April

He was a second-team All-Southwest District pick last season and will not be alone as a Miami Valley native playing for the Falcons. 

The 2017 Air Force football roster had three area players (Ja’Mel Sanders and C.J. Riazzi of Chaminade Julienne and Jarrod Hardrick of Wayne) and three members of the 2018 class plan to play for the Falcons (Jake Spewiak and Sam Vance of Centerville and Tyler Johnson of Miamisburg). 

Moses Douglass — Kentucky

A defensive back from Springfield, Douglass verbally committed at the end of March

He is a three-star prospect, the No. 12 player in the state and ranked third among area prospects behind Steven Faucheux of Lakota West and John Bivens of Alter. 

He had 65 tackles last season and made the All-Southwest district first team. 

READ MORE: Douglass ready to forge his own path at father’s alma mater

Stephen Faucheux -- Purdue

The top-rated player in the Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area verbally committed to the Boilermakers on July 30

Faucheux is a four-star prospect at Lakota West and the No. 9 player in Ohio according to 247Sports composite rankings

The Boilermakers are set to sign an area player for the second year in a row after inking Mason offensive lineman Eric Miller in the class of 2018. 

Justin Harris — Cincinnati 

Another member of the all-district first team in Division I, Harris had four interceptions last season for at Wayne. 

He verbally committed on June 11

Harris is the No. 28 prospect in Ohio. 

Wayne DB Justin Harris. Trotwood-Madison defeated visiting Wayne 14-7 in a Week 10 GWOC crossover high school football game to complete a 10-0 regular season on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF (MARC PENDLETON / STAFF/MARC PENDLETON / STAFF)

Jestin Jacobs — Iowa 

The Northmont linebacker chose the Hawkeyes on May 11. 

He is a three-star prospect and the No. 20-rated player in Ohio. 

Last season, Jacobs recorded 67 tackles, forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles and intercepted a pass en route to All-Southwest District first-team honors. 

Caden Niekamp -- Ball State 

An offensive tackle from St. Henry, Niekamp committed to the Cardinals on June 19. 

Gabe Newburg — Michigan 

The Northmont defensive end announced he will be a Wolverine on April 2

He is the No. 29 prospect in the state, was third in the GWOC with seven sacks last season and made the all-district first team. 

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J.J. Ross — Cincinnati 

A defensive back from Lakota West, Ross chose the Bearcats on June 10

He had 25 tackles and a pair of interceptions in nine games last season for the Firebirds.

Seth Schmidt -- Ball State 

A tight end from Clinton-Massie, he picked the Cardinals on July 4. 

Schmidt also had an offer from Eastern Michigan. 

Jaison Williams -- Akron

An offensive lineman from Trotwood-Madison, Williams verbally committed to the Zips on June 20. 

He was a first-team All-Southwest District pick last season as the Rams rolled to the state championship.  

Max Wynn -- Akron 

An All-GWOC linebacker from Centerville, Wynn announced his decision June 26

He had more than 10 offers, including Cincinnati, Miami, Syracuse, Ohio and Toledo. 

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