Buckeyes dominate Ohio recruiting

One of the most talent-rich states in the country, Ohio remains one of the most
heavily recruited states for the nation's top college football teams. In 2011,
30 Division
I teams raided the Buckeye state for players.
Ohio State continues to dominate in-state recruiting, finishing at the top
of the Top 20 Team Recruiting Rankings. The Buckeyes landed
14 prospects appearing in's Top 20 rankings by position.
landed four of's No. 1 prospects by position, four times that
of any other college program.
Huber Heights Wayne quarterback Braxton Miller, Akron St. Vincent-St.
Mary defensive back Doran Grant, Westerville Central tight end Nick Vannett and Centerville defensive lineman Michael Bennett all
signed with Ohio State and were ranked by as the top player
at their respective positions.
With two BCS berths in the past three seasons, Cincinnati has upped its recruiting
profile in the Buckeye state. The Bearcats finished second in Ohio, landing
11 prospects in's Top 20 by position, including No. 1 ranked
running back Akise Teague out of Youngstown Ursuline High School.
Teague also was named Ohio's Mr. Football for 2010.
Michigan continues to work hard in Ohio against their Big Ten rivals. The
Wolverines landed seven of the top players in Ohio.
Rounding out the top 5 were Toledo, with eight of Ohio's Top 20 prospects
by position, and Notre Dame with five of Ohio's top players.
Indiana and Alabama were the only other college programs to land a No. 1 player
from Ohio. Indiana nabbed top wide receiver Cody Latimer of
Dayton Jefferson and Alabama plucked Trey DePriest of
Springfield South, the state's top linebacker, out of Ohio State's grasp.
The Top 20 Team Recruiting Rankings were determined by the
number of prospects each school signed from's Top 20 Rankings
by Position. For each No. 1 prospect signed, the team was awarded 20 points.
Each No. 2 was worth 19 points, all the way down to each No. 20 prospect being
worth 1 point.
Here's a look at the top 20 teams recruiting Ohio:
Key: TOP 20=number of Top 20 prospects signed; POINTS=total points; #1=number
of top-ranked prospects signed.
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the Ohio Varsity Top 20 Rankings by Position Index.
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