Scout.com to Invade the Queen City
Devier Posey
Devier Posey
Regional Recruiting Manager
Posted Apr 12, 2007
Bob Lichtenfels, SteelCitySports.com


Despite unseasonably cold weather and a number of other obstacles the Scout.com All-American Combine tour will be headed to Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday. The combine will feature over 150 of the regions top prospects and a number of sleepers that will become better known after the combine and during the May evaluation period.

Quarterback


MarQueis Gray
Two of the Midwest’s top quarterback prospects will test their skills in Cincinnati. Indianaplois standout MarQueis Gray will put his rocket arm on display. The Ben Davis quarterback already holds an offer from Indiana. Another quarterback to keep an eye on will be Trotwood-Madison signal caller Domonick Britt. The long and lanky Britt holds several MAC offers, but could use this combine to vault himself up the charts. A sleeper that could become a household name with a strong showing will be Centerville athlete David Fleming.





Running Back


Michael Shaw
Trotwood-Madison running back Michael Shaw is one of the regions fastest rising prospects and one of the Midwest’s top running backs. Shaw holds a number of offers and could add to that total with a strong performance in Cincinnati. One of Indiana’s top backs will also be in attendance as North Harrison tailback Bryan Schroeder figures to shine. With Will Johnson gone from the Centerville offense the laod could fall squarely on the shoulders of talented back James Cravens. Cravens will be looking to put his name on the national map.





Wide Receiver


Sam Gaymon
The smart money on the combines top receiver would be to pick DeVier Posey. The future Ohio State Buckeye is making a return appearance after taking part in the combines last year. He will be one of the top prospects in attendance, but there are more. Making the trek from Milwaukee, Wisconsin will be a tremendous athlete from Riverside High Shane Covington. Despite an early offer from Illinois, Covington still remains under the radar, but that could change soon. Trotwood-Madison receiver Roy Roundtree and Miamisburg’s Malcolm Fobbs will be looking to cement their status as two of the states top playmakers. Daryl Gooden from Ann Arbor-Huron and Sam Gaymon from Detroit-Renaissance will be representing the state of Michigan. Von Wise of nearby Finneytown is another outstanding athlete who may open some eyes.





Tight End

There’s not a lot of depth at the position, but two of the regions top prospects will be in attendance as potential top 100 athlete Brandon Moore of Trotwood-Madison and Sean Hooey from Hillsdale, Michigan test their skills in front of Scout.com staff.





Offensive Line


Zebrie Sanders
The Midwest is known for its linemen and there will be several talented ones on hand in Cincinnati including Northmont’s Zebrie Sanders. Sanders has several offers from some of the top BCS programs in the country. A pair of linemen with offers from Middletown Blaec Walker and Chip Robinson will represent their home state. Crockett Tech center Donald Mathis will make the trip from Detroit.









Defense


Steven Barnett
Warren Central defensive lineman Steven Barnett tore up two Scout.com combines last season. The Indianapolis native was unblockable and will now come back as a junior. Crockett Tech defensive end Shelton Gaines will display his pass rushing skills as will Huber Heights-Wayne defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. A sleeper to keep an eye on is Northeastern defensive end Jon Ingerman.









Linebacker


Jamiihr Williams
Trotwood-Madison’s Jamiihr Williams and Lynden McKinley’s Doug Rippy are two of the top backers in the state and both will be in attendance in Cincinnati. A pair of talented linebackers from Warren Central in nearby Indianapolis Anthony Weather and Devin Jefferson will also showcase their talents. One of the top sleepers in Ohio B.J. Machan of Hilliard Darby will also be at Stargell Stadium.









Defensive Back

Eugene Clifford’s days at Colerain are over, but that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of talent. Ravelle Sadler is the new sheriff in town at the Cincinnati powerhouse. Sadler is one of the states top cover corners. Big Walnut safety Ethan Wetzel is a heavy hitter who will be looking to display his cover skills.

The Cincinnati Combine was originally scheduled to be held at the Bengals Training Facility, but has been moved to Stargell Stadium at Taft High.



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