Buckeye Scoop 2022 Ohio Prospect Rankings

List compiled and updated by Marc Givler and Bill Green. Last update: July 8, 2020.

1. Tegra Tshabola - Offensive Tackle - Lakota West

"What I like best about him is how darn hard he plays and you can see he's a competitor on the field. Physically speaking, as a sophomore he looked like Thayer Munford did as a senior. Tshabola plays with a mean streak and once e locks onto a defender it's over. The downside is that he plays in an option offense that won't throw the football so you worry about learning pass protection." - Greene


2. Jyaire Brown - Cornerback - Lakota West

"Jyaire has all of the physical tools that you would look for in an ideal cornerback prospect. He is a 6-foot corner with long arms and excellent recovery speed. He also plays the game with an edge, which you have to have at that position." - Givler


3. C.J. Hicks - Linebacker - Kettering Alter

"The sky is the limit for C.J. who reminds me so much of Darron Lee coming out of New Albany back in the 2013 class. He has the potential to be a special player and an every down linebacker that can excel in coverage. He's just scratching the surface of his potential at this position." - Givler


4. Gabe Powers - Linebacker/EDGE - Marysville

"Will he stay at linebacker or put a hand in the dirt? I tend to think he transforms into an edge guy, which would add to his value even more. Great athlete at his size and a guy who plays a tough and smart brand of football. Working hard this off-season on quickness and speed." - Givler


5. Trey Bixby - Defensive Line - Lakewood St. Edward

"Started and impressed as a sophomore defensive end at Lakewood St. Edward and sophomore starters at this school are not the norm. Bixby can pressure the QB and is also strong against the run. I saw him twice last season and the sky is the limit for him because he has the size, quickness, and length college coaches love coming off the edge. Plays against great competition on a weekly basis and that will only aid his development." - Greene


6. Gi'Bran Payne - Running Back - Cincinnati La Salle

"Great balance and the ability to score from anywhere on the field. Is very good in the open field where his speed and elusiveness are best used, but he has the toughness to run the ball between the tackles. Also plays defense which shows his toughness. Can catch the football and I think he ends up a 200-pound running back but he could also be an effective slot receiver and kick returner." - Greene

 
7. Blake Miller - Offensive Line - Strongsville

"This is a guy that impressed as a freshman playing at nose tackle but it was easy to see his future would end up being on the offensive side of the ball. He is a people mover with the feet to be able to be effective in pass protection. Could play right tackle at the college level or move inside to guard. One of the hardest-working players in the state and he is driven to be more flexible and more athletic on the O-line. Miller plays with aggression and loves to knock defenders off the football. Will need to watch his weight going forward." - Greene


8. Derrick Shepard - Defensive Tackle - Kettering Alter

"Great feet at over 300-pounds and starting to figure it out both technically and from a work ethic standpoint. Has dropped some weight and added some muscle this off-season and I think will have a huge junior year. Love the versatility to flip to the O-Line as well." - Givler


9. Kaden Saunders - Wide Receiver - Westerville South

"Elite speed guy who can hit the homerun every time he touches the football. Dangerous in the return game as well. Hard-working kid with no red flags and simply needs to continue working on becoming a complete receiver and evolving his game beyond just being a speed threat." - Givler


10. Stephan Byrd - Running Back - Canal Winchester

"Throwback Big Ten running back. Big, physical, good straight line speed at his size. Must continue working on flexibility, quickness. Really impressive raw talent. Measurables to play linebacker as well." - Givler


11. Drew Allar - Quarterback - Medina

"Only started playing QB as a freshman and was not the starter until late in his sophomore season, but exploded the last couple games of the season. Allar has the size (6-4, 208) and the ability to throw the football with velocity or touch. He will need to get stronger physically and that will also add more velocity to his throws. His dad played college football so he has the bloodlines. Has enough athleticism to be able to extend plays." - Greene


12. Delian Bradley - Safety - Springfield

"Pure safety prospect, not a tweener. Knows exactly what he is at this point, which is very valuable information for his development process. Smooth athlete with good recovery speed and quickness. Rangy guy who should be able to play free safety at the next level in any scheme." - Givler


13. Kentrell Marks - Athlete - Valley Forge

"A similar player to Gi'Bran Payne in that Marks could be either a running back or wide receiver at the college level. Has great cutting ability and can make the first defender miss. Marks plays at a smaller school but his film speaks for itself. I also think he has the ability to play safety at the college level and it will be interesting to see how coaches recruit him going forward. He is the very definition of the "athlete" category and has a lot of upside because of his skill set." - Greene


14. Ryan Miller - Tight End - Kenston

"Watch out for this guy to add a lot more offers going forward and Miller could be the next Joe Royer in the state of Ohio. Has the height at 6-5 and a huge catch radius that allows him to make plays down the field out of the slot. More of an H-back than a traditional tight end, but that could change as he adds bulk and strength. Miller might have the best pair of hands in the state and he knows how to get open against man or zone coverages." - Greene


15. Elijah Brown - Tight End - Huber Heights Wayne

"Part of a very talented 2022 class at Wayne. Brown still looks skinny at 6-foot-5, 230-pounds and could play a couple of different positions at the next level but seems like a pro-type tight end body long term. Plus athleticism for his size. Long term success will hinge largely upon ability to play in-line and block because all of the athleticism is there to be a great player." - Givler