The critical part of the off season is upon us in Central Ohio. Every prospect hoping to play big time football will have to work hard this off season to get noticed. I will detail five rising Juniors who right…
The critical part of the off season is upon us in Central Ohio. Every prospect hoping to play big time football will have to work hard this off season to get noticed. I will detail five rising Juniors who right now are under the radar in Central Ohio.
Jake Nier QB (2024) – Jake is only a sophomore and is part of a 2024 dynamic offensive duo for Big Walnut. He is going to be a stud in Central Ohio and command a lot of attention. Strong armed and athletic. Can make a variety of throws deep and intermediate. He throws with timing and has a quick release. He makes plays with his legs and can score when he pulls the ball down and runs. Keep a serious eye on him all year long.
Brendan Keener Brendan Keener 6'2" | OL Hilliard Darby | 2024 State OH , OL (2024) – Brendan is an outstanding OL who comes off the ball with loads of aggression. Plays in a run oriented offense and really gets after it. He does a good job of moving defenders backward and gets to the LB’s quickly. He is a force on the inside and can pull and trap well. Dip, rips and runs well laterally and covers up defenders. Keep a good eye on his progression as he gets bigger.
Trey Robinson RB/DB (2024) – Stud of a football player on both sides of the ball. Very athletic and electric with the ball in his hands with good wiggle. He is plays a variety of DB positions and possesses great technique with playmaking ability. Was really impressed with his tenacity as a tackler. Smaller frame right now but hits much bigger and is aggressive.
Landan McDonald Landan McDonald 5'11" | DL Upper Arlington | 2024 OH NG (2024) – Landan is a good DL with physicality, technique and drive. He has a motor which doesn’t quit and does a good job of coming off the ball low and hard and exploding into the LOS. He moves people backward and drives his feet well. He possesses a good pass rush with some advanced moves for his age. Is going to be a very good one for years to come.
Troy Martin Troy Martin 6'2" | WR Reynoldsburg | 2024 State OH , Athlete (2024) – Troy is a very talented rising star in the class of 2024. He can play QB, RB, Slot, and Outside receiver. He is very fast and athletic. He is extremely quick and has great twitch. He is the kind of player who can score everytime he touches the ball. I am really impressed with his special teams ability and will be a huge contributor going forward.