2015 Buckeye Prospects From Ohio

OSU Football(This is a guest post by Dylan, one of the applicants for the recently open positions on the MotSaG staff.)

2015 should be another great recruiting class for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. With the Buckeyes expected to continue their winning tradition it will always make it easier to get the best of the best, especially from Ohio. Lucky for us there is a lot of great talent in a very top-heavy year. I have accumulated a list of the ten names all Buckeye fans should be aware of.

  1. The big name to look out for is Erick Glover-Williams who is a versatile athlete that can play either side of the ball. He plays QB in high school but I personally like him at wide receiver due to the fact he is so dynamic with the ball in his hands. The Buckeyes are the clear favorite as Williams stated in recent interviews. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  2. Next is a 6-2 225 OLB from Saint Xavier in Cincinnati, Justin Hilliard. He might be one of the most instinctive linebackers to come out of Ohio in the past few years. His game reminds me a lot of current 2014 Buckeye commit Dante Booker in terms of size and athleticism. The Buckeyes are going to have to work very hard to get a commitment from him because he wants to play with his brother CJ Hilliard, who is committed to Iowa. Justin racked up 65 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and also forced a fumble. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  3. Watch out for Larry Scott a sensational running back from Hubbard, Ohio. This kid has all the tools and size at 6’0 205lbs to be a 5 star. Down the road if he goes to camp I have a feeling will end up to be rated as one of the best backs in the country. He put up some ridiculous numbers against good competition racking up 1,648 yards on only 168 carries, a nearly 10 yard per carry average. He tallied 23 rushing touchdowns and also hauled in 14 passes for 209 yards.
    (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  4. Next on my list is a bit of an interesting story, Hjalte Froholdt, a foreign exchange student from Denmark. Currently playing at Warren G. Harding. He is nearly unstoppable at defensive tackle and at 6’4 282 and the Buckeyes have offered early along with Michigan. The real question is whether he will continue to play American football in the States or will return back home. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  5. Arguably the most talented player on the defensive side of the ball is the safety Jerome Baker out of Cleveland Ohio. Jerome was one of the first 2015 recruits to earn a Buckeye offer regardless of being in state or out of state, which is saying something. He also plays QB, which allows him to have a knack for knowing in the air where the ball is headed while playing safety. He currently weights in at 6’1 205 he has the frame to potentially grow into the star position that every Buckeye fan knows about. However, he is just to talented with the ball and I would keep him at Strong Safety. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  6. The 2015 Ohio class does not have a lot of true top talent at the wide receiver position. The only true wide receiver that I feel the staff might offer from the Buckeye State is David Dowell from St. Edwards in Lakewood Ohio, who has received rave reviews at camps from OSU and Michigan State. He is not the tallest or the strongest at 6’1 175lbs, however, he just has a knack for getting separation on every route and is not afraid of going across the middle which most high school receivers don’t do like to do. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  7. Although he has not received an offer yet, it does not mean the staff is not aware of George Brown. Standing at 6’6 253lbs he is extremely athletic for being an offensive tackle from Winton Woods in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has early offers from some of the major SEC schools such as LSU and Georgia. I would look for the Buckeyes to offer him fairly soon to make sure they keep his attention and snag him before he falls in love with the South. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  8. Rashod Berry is my surprise player in the top ten, as he is not rated by most recruiting services, such as 247. He is listed at 6’4 215lbs, which is nearly ideal size for a weak side defensive end as a sophomore in High school. He showed up at back-to-back OSU camps and coach Vrabel came away impressed each time ($). He has a very quick outside rush move but needs to work on his run stopping abilities. I see an offer forthcoming in the near future. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  9. Another kid to keep an eye on is a player at one of Urban Meyers’ favorite positions, Defensive line. His name is Elijah Taylor from Moeller High School in Cincinnati which the same school as current commit Sam Hubbard. He is a bit undersized at 6’3 250lbs but has a nasty bull rush and plays with great instincts, which is rare for a defensive tackle. If he continues to put on weight he will be one of the highest rated DT’s in the country when it is all said and done. Currently he holds offers from Arkansas, Michigan State and West Virginia. I feel the staff will hold off on offering him until middle of his junior year once they see some more tape of him. As a sophomore he had 3.5 sacks, 35 tackles, and 2 forced fumbles. (Hudl highlights can be seen here)
  10. Lastly, is another offensive lineman named Rob Dowdy from Westerville, Ohio. He is a road grader when it comes to run blocking; he lacks a little bend and technique when it comes to pass protection but what highschooler does not? He makes up for that with his aggressiveness and his willingness to never take a play off like most 6’5 277 lbs usually do. He could even add around 20lbs before he steps foot on campus, which would make him even more appealing to college coaches. If he comes to camp he is almost a shoe-in to land the offer most Ohio kids covet, one from the Buckeyes. (Highlights can be seen here)


  1. I really think 2015 will be a huge year and big for Ohio kids as OSUs limited schollies will be over and they will have 3 more schollies to offer. I wouldn’t be surprised to see 7 or 8 of those top 10 in the fold for OSU next year. Erick Glover-Williams is a must get. He will be a 5 star before it is all said and done and is a prototypical Urban Meyer Athlete.

  2. My only question on Eddie would be is he a legit 6″2? he has talent i think his frame might be his only limitation.

  3. Kelly Welke says

    Hjalte Froholdt is from DENMARK not Germany …..

  4. That is a strong looking group of kids. For now, I’ll trust that Urban will get the pick of the litter, but I’d like to see the rest of the B1G step up their game and grab Urban’s table scraps before Kentucky goes on a feeding frenzy.

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