Northmont seniors Jestin Jacobs (left, Iowa) and Gabe Newburg (Michigan) both signed national letters of intent during the early signing period on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Recruiting: Where do the Dayton area’s top football prospects rank?

With the 2019 football recruiting cycle nearly complete, the Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area has four players who are four-star prospects according to 247Sports Composite rankings

Northmont linebacker Jestin Jacobs is the top-rated player in the area, checking in at No. 6 in the state and No. 257 nationally. The Iowa signee is the No. 16 linebacker in the country. 

Next is Fairfield tight end Erick All, a Michigan signee who is No. 347 nationally and No. 13 among tight ends. He is the No. 10 prospect in the state. 

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Two spots later is Missouri signee Connor Bazelak, a quarterback from Alter. He is the No. 371 prospect overall and the No. 14 pro-style quarterback. 

Rounding out the area’s four-star prospects is Moses Douglass, a safety from Springfield who will continue his football career at Kentucky. 

Douglass is the state’s No. 13 prospect for 2019 and the nation’s No. 29 safety. 

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Area players also making the 247Sports Composite top 50 in Ohio are No. 14 Lakota West defensive tackle Steven Faucheux (Purdue), No. 22 Alter running back John Bivens (undecided), No. 24 defensive lineman Isaiah Gibson (Kentucky), No. 29 Wayne defensive back Justin Harris (Cincinnati), No. 33 Trotwood-Madison tight end Justin Stephens (Toledo), No. 34 Northmont defensive lineman Gabe Newburg (Michigan), No. 38 Dunbar offensive lineman Jonathan Allen (undecided) and No. 50 Springfield receiver Mike Brown-Stephens (Minnesota). 

As for Rivals, Douglass is the top-rated player in the area (No. 7 in the state) followed by Faucheux (10), Jacobs (11), All (15), Bazelak (21), Harris (33), Gibson (34), Newburg (35), Stephens (36), Allen (41) and Bivens (44). 

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