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July 10, 2011

Updating the 2012 Ohio rankings

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The state of Ohio is still deep for the class of 2012 and even though the Buckeye recruiting effort has hit more than a few speed bumps it doesn't mean that there aren't some top players still on the board in the Buckeye state.

In February we rolled out our first rankings for the class of 2012 and now it is time to do an update after seeing most of these players on the camp circuit.

This evening at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) we will be hosting a live chat where we will talk about how we came about these rankings and answer other recruiting questions. Be sure to scroll down and set an alarm so you don't miss this chance to interact live with our rankings experts here on the site.

Without further ado, BuckeyeGrove.com releases the most extensive Ohio rankings out there for the class of 2012.

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2012 Prospect Ranking

BuckeyeGrove 2012 Ohio Rankings - July 2011

View Results on Map Last updated on 7/9/11
Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Kyle KalisOL
Lakewood, OHSt. Edward

One of the top offensive tackles in the nation. Technically sound and plays with a mean streak.

4 stars6'5"302list
#2Greg McMullenDE
Akron, OHHoban

Outstanding inside/outside lineman that is equally adept against both the pass and run.

4 stars6'5"255Nebraska
#3Se'von PittmanDE
Canton, OHMcKinley

Coming off a monster junior season. Continues to improve and get stronger.

4 stars6'5"245Michigan St.
#4Christopher WormleyDE
Toledo, OHWhitmer

High ceiling lineman that could end up as a three-technique at the next level.

3 stars6'4"255list
#5Bri'onte DunnRB
Canton, OHGlenoak

Big, bruising back, early favorite for Mr. Football.

4 stars6'2"215Ohio St.
#6Adolphus WashingtonDE
Cincinnati, OHTaft

Physical specimen that could play either end spot the next level.

4 stars6'4"230list
#7Warren BallRB
Columbus, OHSt. Francis DeSales

Outstanding vision and runs with authority. One of the premier backs in the Midwest.

4 stars6'2"200Ohio St.
#8Joe BoldenLB
Cincinnati, OHColerain

Can play all three linebacker spots. Big, strong, and mean.

4 stars6'2"225Michigan
#9Josh PerryLB
Galena, OHOlentangy

Monster potential with a tremendous work ethic. Arguably the highest ceiling in the class.

4 stars6'4"228Ohio St.
#10Kaleb RingerLB
Clayton, OHNorthmont

Tackling machine that can play sideline to sideline. Could excel in the middle or on the weak side.

3 stars6'0"219Michigan
#11De'van BogardDBCleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus4 stars5'11"172Ohio St.
#12Kyle DodsonOLCleveland, OHCleveland Heights4 stars6'6"315Wisconsin
#13Dwayne StanfordWRCincinnati, OHTaft4 stars6'5"185list
#14Bam BradleyDBTrotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison3 stars6'2"200list
#15Ifeadi OdenigboDECenterville, OHCenterville4 stars6'4"210list
#16William MahoneRB
Austintown, OHAustintown Fitch

Impressive junior film and camp performances moves Mahone up nearly 20 spots.

4 stars5'11"205list
#17Jacoby BorenOLPickerington, OHCentral3 stars6'3"273Ohio St.
#18Jarrod WilsonDBAkron, OHBuchtel4 stars6'2"190Michigan
#19Monty MadarisWRCincinnati, OHMoeller3 stars6'2"190list
#20Frank EpitropoulosWR
Upper Arlington, OHUpper Arlington

Continues to develop into a great route-runner and nobody makes better adjustments with the ball in the air.

3 stars6'3"195Ohio St.
#21Pharaoh BrownDE
Lyndhurst, OHBrush

Virtual unknown until junior film got out. Outstanding length and athleticism makes Brown a big time pass rusher.

4 stars6'6"220Michigan
#22Taylor DeckerOLVandalia, OHButler4 stars6'8"270Notre Dame
#23Tyvis PowellDB
Bedford, OHBedford

Like Brown, Powell wasn't well known until junior film started making the rounds. Rare blend of size and athleticism for a corner.

3 stars6'4"185Ohio St.
#24Allen GantDBSylvania, OHSylvania Southview3 stars6'2"210Michigan
#25Tom StrobelDEMentor, OHMentor4 stars6'6"245Michigan
#26Roger LewisWR
Pickerington, OHCentral

Lewis barely missed the initial top 40 in January. Since that time, he has been a one man wrecking crew on the camp circuit. Huge potential.

6'1"195list
#27Maty MaukQBKenton, OHKenton3 stars6'2"185Missouri
#28Cameron WilsonWRDublin, OHJerome3 stars6'2"190Iowa
#29LaTroy LewisDEAkron, OHHoban3 stars6'4"230list
#30Chris DavisWRAustintown, OHAustintown Fitch3 stars5'9"185list
#31Sam GrantTENorth Royalton, OHSt. Edward3 stars6'6"240Boston Coll.
#32Demitrious DavisATHAustintown, OHAustintown Fitch3 stars5'10"183list
#33Cody QuinnDBMiddletown, OHMiddletown3 stars5'10"175Illinois
#34Tyler O'ConnorQBLima, OHLima Central Catholic3 stars6'3"202Michigan St.
#35Greg KuharDTConcord Township, OHSt. Edward3 stars6'3"265list
#36Benny McGowanOLCenterville, OHCenterville3 stars6'4"290Michigan St.
#37Marcus FosterDBTroy, OHTroy6'1"190Cincinnati
#38V'Angelo BentleyDBCleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus5'10"178list
#39Trae ClarkDTCincinnati, OHColerain3 stars6'4"320list
#40Blake ThomasTEWestlake, OHSt. Ignatius3 stars6'4"240Ohio St.
#41Terry DavisOLCincinnati, OHWyoming3 stars6'4"270list
#42Anthony StankoOLWarren, OHHowland3 stars6'5"302Penn St.
#43Najee MurrayDBSteubenville, OHSteubenville2 stars5'11"172Ohio St.
#44Tyler OrloskyOLLakewood, OHSt. Edward3 stars6'4"290West Virginia
#45Terrell JacksonDEColumbus, OHMarion Franklin6'3"255list
#46Austin ApplebyQBNorth Canton, OHHoover3 stars6'5"228Purdue
#47Zach HigginsOLAlliance, OHMarlington3 stars6'5"305Michigan St.
#48Pat ElfleinOLPickerington, OHPickerington North3 stars6'3"260list
#49Luke RobertsLBLancaster, OHLancaster3 stars6'2"230list
#50Collin MichaelQBLexington, OHLexington3 stars6'5"225list
#51Caleb StaceyOLCincinnati, OHOak Hills3 stars6'4"275Michigan
#52Ryan LeahyDECincinnati, OHLa Salle3 stars6'6"256Cincinnati
#53A.J. WilliamsTECincinnati, OHSycamore3 stars6'6"260Michigan
#54Adam PankeyOLHamilton, OHHamilton3 stars6'5"290list
#55Kenton PlaykoOLLewis Center, OHOlentangy3 stars6'5"270Northwestern
#56Mason MonheimLBOrrville, OHOrrville6'1"215list
#57Alex PaceDECleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus6'0"278list
#58Marcus DavisWRDublin, OHCoffman5'11"167list
#59Alden HillRBAlliance, OHMarlington3 stars6'2"220list
#60Evan JonesTEWest Lafayette, OHRidgewood3 stars6'6"240Michigan St.
#61Tony MatteoOLAkron, OHManchester3 stars6'5"280list
#62Ross MartinKCuyahoga Falls, OHWalsh Jesuit3 stars5'10"185Duke
#63Sebastian SmithDBPickerington, OHCentral3 stars6'2"164list
#64T.C. KlusmanOLCincinnati, OHElder High School3 stars6'4"270Louisville
#65Jeremy GravesWRMaple Heights, OHMaple Heights3 stars6'1"185Cincinnati
#66Darryl RenderDEBrook Park, OHSt. Edward3 stars6'3"240list
#67Jermaine EdmondsonDBCanton, OHMcKinley3 stars6'1"170list
#68Myles HilliardDEBedford, OHBedford3 stars6'6"242Pittsburgh
#69Mike RobertsWRCleveland, OHBenedictine3 stars6'6"240list
#70Kevin MillsOLCanton, OHMcKinley6'5"280list
#71DaShawn HallDBCanton, OHGlenoak6'2"195list
#72Tres BarksdaleWRSolon, OHSolon6'2"180list
#73Jamire WestbrookRBKings, OHKings5'9"185Miami (OH)
#74Josh SmithWRCincinnati, OHWestern Hills6'2"185list
#75Jalen RobinetteWRColumbus, OHBexley6'3"197list







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