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Rivals.com Ohio top 50 2008

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Rank Name Pos Location Stars Ht Wt School
#1Mike AdamsOL
Dublin, OHCoffman

Some call Adams the best offensive lineman to come out of Ohio in years.

5 stars6'7"308Ohio St.
#2Kyle RudolphTE
Cincinnati, OHElder

Will stretch the field in Charlie Weis' offense at Notre Dame.

5 stars6'6"229Notre Dame
#3DeVier PoseyWR
Cincinnati, OHLa Salle

Uncle Clint Hasterlig played for Michigan, the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers.

5 stars6'2"190Ohio St.
#4Devoe TorrenceATH
Massillon, OHWashington

Stood out at the Offense-Defense Bowl.

4 stars6'2"210list
#5Brandon BeachumLB
Youngstown, OHCardinal Mooney

Rushed for 1,800 yards and made 110 tackles as a senior.

4 stars5'11"216Penn St.
#6Michael ShawRB
Trotwood, OHMadison

Rushed for 1,250 yards as a senior.

4 stars6'0"185Michigan
#7Jake StoneburnerTE
Dublin, OHCoffman

Stoneburner caught 74 passes for 1,271 yards as a senior.

4 stars6'6"223Ohio St.
#8Zebrie SandersOL
Clayton, OHNorthmont

Massive tackle has plenty of room to add weight.

4 stars6'5"273Florida St.
#9Mike ZordichLB
Youngstown, OHCardinal Mooney

Zordich led his team to the state championship game in his senior season.

4 stars6'1"220Penn St.
#10Kevin KogerTE
Toledo, OHWhitmer

Had 483 yards receiving and 8 scores as a senior.

4 stars6'4"235Michigan
#11Nathan WilliamsDE
Washington Court House, OHMiami Trace

Had 38 tackles for a loss as a senior.

4 stars6'5"245Ohio St.
#12Dan McCarthyDB
Youngstown, OHCardinal Mooney

Had 137 tackles and 9 sacks as a senior.

4 stars6'2"190Notre Dame
#13Brandon MooreTE
Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison

Caught passes for 518 yards and 4 touchdowns as a senior.

4 stars6'6"243Michigan
#14Elliott MealerOL
Wauseon, OHWauseon

Played tight end in high school, but he projects as an offensive tackle at Michigan.

4 stars6'6"280Michigan
#15Cordale ScottWR
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Had 31 catches for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns as a senior.

4 stars6'3"200Illinois
#16Taylor HillLB
Youngstown, OHCardinal Mooney

Had more than 90 tackles as a senior.

4 stars6'2"205Michigan
#17Roy RoundtreeWR
Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison

Had 48 receptions for 851 yards as a junior.

4 stars6'0"154Michigan
#18Zack StoudtQB
Dublin, OHCoffman

Threw for 3,547 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2007.

3 stars6'4"210Louisville
#19Isaiah PeadRB
Columbus, OHEastmoor

Rushed for 2,204 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2007.

3 stars5'10"184Cincinnati
#20Darius AshleyRB
Cincinnati, OHSt. Xavier

Led team to state championship game in 2007.

3 stars5'8"185Louisville
#21D.J. WoodsWR
Strongsville, OHStrongsville

Made a final commitment to Cincinnati in late January.

3 stars6'0"169Cincinnati
#22Justin StaplesLB
Lakewood, OHSt. Edward

Hard-hitting linebacker had more than 50 tackles each of last two seasons.

3 stars6'4"215Illinois
#23Johnny AdamsDB
Akron, OHBuchtel

Played quarterback in 2007, but projects as a cornerback.

3 stars5'11"157Michigan St.
#24B.J. MachenLB
Hilliard, OHDarby

Machen finished his senior year with 170 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles.

3 stars6'0"221Georgia Tech
#25Fred CraigLB
Cincinnati, OHSt. Xavier

Played a huge role in helping team win state title in 2007.

3 stars6'2"210Stanford
#26Dawawn WhitnerDT
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Beefy d-tackle has great motor.

3 stars6'3"285list
#27Harold CoatesOL
Youngstown, OHUrsuline

Helped team reach state championship game in 2007.

3 stars6'3"305
#28Trey FairchildATH
Dublin, OHCoffman

Do-it-all athlete for Dublin Coffman as a senior.

3 stars6'1"175Syracuse
#29Nic DiLilloTE
Madison, OHMadison High School

Should flourish at Ohio State because of tough and smart play.

3 stars6'5"219Ohio St.
#30Jerel WorthyDT
Huber Heights, OHWayne High School

Explosive defensive tackle with great first step.

3 stars6'2"288Michigan St.
#31Doug RippyLB
Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison

Will project as an Will linebacker at Colorado.

3 stars6'2"218Colorado
#32Matt MihalikOL
Cleveland, OHGilmour Academy

Committed to UVa back on Sept. 6, 2006.

3 stars6'6"268Virginia
#33Donnie FletcherDB
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Earned all-area honors in 2007.

3 stars6'0"169Boston Coll.
#34Zac DysertQB
Ada, OHAda

Led his team to a 38-6 record the last two seasons.

3 stars6'3"180Miami (OH)
#35Zach DomiconeATH
Xenia, OHBeavercreek

Rushed for 1,111 yards and had 572 yards passing in 2007.

3 stars6'3"215Ohio St.
#36Briggs OrsbonWR
Convoy, OHCrestview

Rushed for 1,771 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2007.

3 stars6'0"178Ball St.
#37Kenny AnunikeTE
Lewis Center, OHOlentangy

Has a 3.5 grade-point average and is heading to Duke.

3 stars6'5"230Duke
#38Ben BuchananK
Westerville, OHWesterville Central

Ranked as the nation’s No. 3 kicker.

3 stars5'10"191Ohio St.
#39Whitney MercilusDE
Akron, OHGarfield High School

Earned all-city honors in 2007.

3 stars6'3"225Illinois
#40Shawntel RowellDT
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Continues the pipeline of Glenville kids to Columbus.

3 stars6'4"325Ohio St.
#41Dominick BrittQB
Trotwood, OHTrotwood-Madison

Was originally committed to Cincinnati.

3 stars6'3"175Jackson St.
#42Chad HounshellOL
Mentor, OHLake Catholic

Earned second team All-Northeast Lakes District honors as a senior.

3 stars6'5"302UCF
#43Jake CurrentOL
Troy, OHTroy

Pledged to Wisconsin in mid-June.

3 stars6'3"270Wisconsin
#44Will FlemingDB
Akron, OHHoban

Father Jim Fleming is Akron's defensive coordinator.

3 stars6'4"196Akron
#45Nick TruesdellWR
Cincinnati, OHAnderson

Had a record-breaking state championship performance as a senior.

3 stars6'7"215Cincinnati
#46Jermil MartinRB
Cleveland, OHGlenville Academic Campus

Hard-working fullback picked up Ohio State offer late in process.

3 stars6'1"230Ohio St.
#47Steve GardinerLB
Dublin, OHCoffman

Under-sized linebacker plays with a ton of heart and smarts.

3 stars6'1"205Michigan St.
#48David RolfLB
Piqua, OHPiqua

Had 117 tackles and 28 tackles for a loss in 2007.

3 stars6'3"220Michigan St.
#49Steve GreerLB
Solon, OHSolon

Racked up around 150 tackles as a senior.

3 stars6'2"218Virginia
#50Josh RichardsonLB
Dublin, OHScioto

Brother Jay is playing in the NFL.

3 stars6'4"195Kansas

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