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Signing Day 2014-Ohio

February 5, 2014


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Kent Berger
Freshman
DE | 6-4 | 249
Mentor, Ohio | Mentor High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year varsity letterwinner... Served as the team captain during his senior year... Helped guide Mentor High School to Ohio State Playoffs in each of the last three seasons... Also helped propel Mentor to state runner-up honors in 2013 and 2011... Earned First Team All State honors... Was selected as the Northeast Ohio Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013... Received Special Mention All-State honors in 2012... Two-time First Team All-District honoree... Selected as the 2013 Lake County Touchdown Club Co-Defensive Player of the Year... Was named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer All Stars First Team following the 2013 campaign... Also played on the Mentor basketball team, earned two varsity letters.... Helped the basketball team to a 25-5 record and an Ohio State Championship title in 2012.

Personal: Born May 19, 1995... Son of Kevin and Cammie Berger... Has two older sisters Kelsey and Kara... His sister Kelsey played college basketball at Air Force and Saint Joseph's... His other sister Kara played volleyball at Mount Union for two seasons... Lists Kobe Bryant as his favorite athlete and the New England Patriots as his favorite team... Excelled in the classroom, earning the Principal's Award, which is given to student athletes who have grade point average of 3.5 or higher... Involved in the community... Served a member of National Honors Society.

Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on Berger: "Kent is a First Team All-State football player that played at one of the best programs in the state. He's smart, tough and has a very high football IQ."

Brennan Boland
Junior
TE | 6-5 | 250
Overland Park, Kan. | Blue Valley Northwest High School (Highland CC)

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the Blue Valley Northwest High School team... Helped Blue Valley Northwest High School to the 2009 District Championship... Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors in 2011... Played both tight end and defensive end at Blue Valley Northwest High School... Also played basketball and baseball at Blue Valley Northwest High School... Played the last two seasons at Highland Community College... Finished the 2013 campaign at Highland CC with 17 catches for 275 yards and two touchdowns... Guided Highland CC to the 2013 Jayhawk Conference Playoffs... Earned Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week honors after he hauled in seven receptions for 107 yards a two touchdowns against Fort Scott... Earned Second Team All-Jayhawk Conference honors as a tight end.

Personal: Born Sept. 28, 1993... Son of Bob and Sue Boland... Has two older siblings (Spencer and Carey)... His grandfather Dallas Dunn played basketball on the 1948 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team... Lists his favorite athlete as Rob Gronkowski and the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals as his favorite teams... Expects to double major in Sports Management and Sales.

Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Tim Albin on Boland: "Brennan has great length and is very versatile. He's very good out in space. We think that Brennan will be able to block well out in space and we feel like he'll be able to help us early in the offensive process."

Mitch Bonnstetter
Junior
P | 5-11 | 188
West Bend, Iowa | West Bend-Mallard High School
(Iowa Central CC)

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the West Bend-Mallard High School... Earned three varsity letters... Served as the team captain as a senior... Three-time All-State honoree... Also a three-time All-District honoree... Helped guide West Bend-Mallard High School to the Iowa State Playoffs in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons... Also competed on the varsity basketball, baseball and track teams at West Bend-Mallard High School... Played two seasons at Iowa Central CC... Earned All-America honors following the 2012 and 2013 campaigns... Posted a 45.6 average during the 2013 season... Helped Iowa Central CC to a pair of bowl games.

Personal: Born May 8, 1993... Son of Pam and Jeff Bonnstetter... Has two sisters Tiffany and Kylee... Enjoys hunting, boating and being around water... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite athlete and the Indianapolis Colts as his favorite team... Excelled in the classroom as he was named to the honor roll in high school and was a member of the National Honor Society... Received Academic All-America honors... Intends to double major in Sports Management and Psychology.

Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Brian Haines on Bonnstetter: "Mitch is a great addition because he is such a great punter. After talking to his high school coach, we really came away with a good feeling about his athleticism."

Connor Brown
Freshman
TE | 6-6 | 250
Miamisburg, Ohio | Miamisburg High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letterwinner... Served as team captain during his senior year... Helped guide Miamisburg to the Ohio State Playoffs during his senior year... Earned Second Team All-Conference honors as a senior... Also excels on the basketball court, serving as the team captain... Owns the Miamisburg High School record for blocks... Averaging 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game as a senior... Former Ohio linebacker Matt Muncy served as one of his coaches in high school.

Personal: Born 14, 1996... Son of Kristi and Dave Brown... Has two brothers - Ryan and Jake... His father Dave played college football at the University of Findlay... His brother Ryan attends Ohio University... Lists the Cleveland Browns as his favorite football team and tight end Jordan Cameron as his favorite professional athlete... Intends to major in Sports Management.

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach Jimmy Burrow on Brown: "Connor is a very athletic tight end with great size. He's one of the better basketball players in the Dayton area. His brother goes to school here, so it was a great fit for Connor and the Bobcats."

Jarred Brumfield
Freshman
LB | 6-3 | 219
Dayton, Ohio | Stebbins High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year varsity letterwinner... Served as the team's senior captain... Earned 2013 Tri-State Honorable Mention accolades... Named to the 2013 All-Southwest District Team... Picked up All-Area honors... Received 2013 First Team All-Central Buckeye Conference accolades... Awarded as the 2013 Stebbins High School Defensive Most Valuable Player... Fox News 45 selected Brumfield as a Top 22 Area Player... Excelled on offense, defense and special teams... Finished his senior year with 996 all-purpose yards and nine total touchdowns... Tallied 154 tackles and 6.5 sacks in his final two seasons at Stebbins High School... Also earned one varsity letter on the boy's basketball team.

Personal: Born April 15, 1995... Son of Karen and Chaun Edwards... Has two younger siblings - Chaun (brother) and Morgan (sister)... Lists Eric Dickerson, Ray Lewis, Alden Smith and Patrick Willis as his favorite athletes... Active in his local community, volunteering at the soup kitchen and the homeless shelter... Expects to major in Sports Medicine.

Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Safeties coach Jimmy Burrow on Brumfield: "Jarred was a guy that we saw at two different summer camps. He's got great size and athletic ability. He also was a really good running back. We have a great relationship with Stebbins High School because of Ian Wells, who played there."

Herman Brunis
Freshman
WR | 6-0 | 170
Fairfield, Ohio | Fairfield High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letter winner... Finished his high school career in 2013 on a high note as he hauled in 44 receptions for 839 yards (76.3 yards per game) and five touchdowns... Finished his career with 79 receptions for 1,434 yards and 11 touchdowns... Helped guide Fairfield High School to the 2013 Ohio State Playoffs as a senior... Navigated Fairfield to an undefeated record at home... Helped Fairfield earn the league's No. 1 passing offense during the 2013 season... Two-time All-League honoree... Earned First Team All-City honors following the 2013 campaign... Named Second Team All-District in 2012... Also played two years on the varsity basketball team.

Personal: Born July 25, 1996... Son of Michelle Oliver and Herman Brunis III... Has three older siblings - Kerry, Tenisha and Cherelle... His cousin Spencer Ware played football at LSU and his other cousin Ryan Shazier played football at Ohio State... Enjoys playing Xbox... Lists the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New England Patriots as his favorite teams... Expects to major in Marketing.

Wide Receiver coach Dwayne Dixon on Brunis: "Herman is a guy that we saw play basketball. Once we got his film we really thought we had someone like LaVon Brazill. We feel like he'll be able to put on the weight we ask him to. He loves to compete yet he's very humble. He's a quiet guy that can shock you."

Curtis Brunson
Freshman
CB | 5-10 | 160
Franklin, Mich. | Farmington High School

Prior to Ohio: Listed as a three star recruit according to Scout.com... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Served as team captain during his senior year... Three-year starter... Earned Second Team All-State honors... Earned All-Area honors... Selected to play in the Michigan-Ohio All-Star game... Earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2014 Adidas Invitational... Concluded his high school career with 300 plus tackles, 10 interceptions, 600-plus receiving yards and 20 touchdowns... Averaged 19.5 yards per punt return.

Personal: Born May 2, 1996... Son of Curtis Brunson Sr., Lisa Pointer (mother) and Jeanine Brunson (step mother)... Has one younger brother Kyle... Lists Ohio University and the Oklahoma City Thunder as his favorite teams... Excelled in the classroom as he earned a 3.0 or higher in each trimester... Intends to major in aeronautical engineering or aviation with the hopes of becoming a licensed commercial pilot.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Brunson: "First of all, he is a tremendous competitor and a very diverse athlete. He has great speed and great ball skills. He also is a great tackler. He comes from a great family and is good academically."

Bryan DiCillo
Freshman
LB | 6-2 | 212
Broadview Heights, Ohio | Walsh Jesuit High School

Prior to Ohio: Received three varsity letters... Served as the team captain during his senior year... Helped Walsh Jesuit to the 2011 and 2013 North Coast League Football Championship... Rated as one of the Top 50 players in Northeast Ohio... Earned All-Ohio Third Team honors... Two-time All-Northeast Ohio Inland District honoree... Selected as Walsh Jesuit's Player of the Year, Linebacker of the Year and Running Back of the year... Took part in the 2013 Summit County Football Thanksgiving Game and was selected as the Defensive Captain... Finished his senior season with 99 tackles (40 solo), seven tackles for loss and four sacks... Also posted 108 carries for 584 yards and nine touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball... Also earned two varsity letters on the basketball and track and field teams.

Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1995... Son of Paula and David DiCillo... Has two siblings - Derek and Serena... His father David competed in football and track at John Carroll from 1984-88... Lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and the Miami Heat as his favorite team... Enjoys movies and video games... Volunteers in his local community... Expects to major in Exercise Physiology.

Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on DiCillo: "Bryan is a two-way player, who has great speed and range. He's a very good tackler. He's a guy that fits our defensive scheme. His grandfather John DiCillo coached Frank Solich in high school at Holy Name."

Joey Duckworth
Freshman
QB | 6-3 | 210
Louisville, Ohio | Louisville High School

Prior to Ohio: Three star recruit according to ESPN.com... Three-year varsity letterwinner... Selected as a team captain during his senior season... Threw for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns in just five games during the 2012 season... Also rushed for 320 yards on the ground... Passed for 1,050 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2011... Played on the Louisville High School football team that went 10-1 and won the Northeast Buckeye Conference Championship... Also was a three-year letterwinner of the varsity baseball team and earned one varsity letter on the boy's basketball team.

Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1995... Son of Andy and Caryn Duckworth... Has two older siblings (Christian and Caitlin)... Enjoys football, baseball, working out and hanging out with friends... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite athlete and the Cleveland Browns as his favorite professional football team... Earned Scholar Athlete honors as a junior and senior... Was a member of the CHAMPS Leadership program... Expects to major in Business.

Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Brian Haines on Duckworth: "Even with his bad luck with injury, he never lost his competitive edge. He is a proven leader and we look forward to having him on campus."

Brennan Dudziak
Freshman
OL | 6-5 | 270
Pickerington, Ohio | Pickerington Central High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letterwinner... Earned First Team All-District and All-League honors following his senior season... Received Special Mention Honors in the 2012 OCC Coaches Poll... Helped Pickerington Central to a four-year record of 37-10... In league play, Pickerington Central posted a mark of 26-2 during Dudziak's career... Guided Pickerington Central to four straight appearances in to the Ohio State Playoffs... Also earned three varsity letters in track and field.

Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1995... Son of Doug and Kelly Dudziak... Has one older brother - Brian... Enjoys weightlifting and Frisbee golf... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite athlete and Ohio University as his favorite team... Also excelled in the classroom as he was named to the honor roll in each of his four years in high school... Expects to major in Exercise Physiology.

Linebackers coach Ron Collins on Dudziak: "Brennan is going to come into our program and fit in well. He is a very hard worker, who comes from a great family. He ended the year at 250 pounds and is already over 270. He has a big up side."

Jalen Fox
Freshman
CB | 5-11 | 176
Cincinnati, Ohio | Wyoming High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letterwinner... Concluded his senior season on a high note as he earned First Team All-State and First Team All-District accolades... Also picked up All-Conference honors... Helped his team to the 2013 League Championship... Led the team with 28.3 yards per kickoff return as a senior... Also, totaled 33 tackles and one interception which he returned for a touchdown... Started in 10 games as a junior and recorded 67 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups... Also excelled on the track, receiving four varsity letters... Three-time league champion in the 100-meter dash.

Personal: Born March 22, 1996... Has two younger brothers Jamal and Jared... Enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and family and playing video games... Lists Cam Newton as his favorite athlete and the Cincinnati Bengals as his favorite team... Intends to major in Sports Psychology.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Fox: "Jalen is a high energy, very enthusiastic kid, who has great size. Has great ball skills, good size and play making ability. He also comes from a great family."

Maleek Irons
Freshman
RB | 6-0 | 211
Chilliwack, British Columbia (Canada) |
WJ Mouat Secondary

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the WJ Mouat Secondary football team... Earned Provincial Most Valuable Player honors following the 2012 and 2013 campaigns... Three-time Athlete of the Year... Selected as the Most Valuable Player in the Northwest Elite Camp... Finished his high school career with 7,944 yards rushing and 98 rushing touchdowns... Tallied 120 career tackles and 10 interceptions on the defensive side of the ball... Rushed for a Provincial single-season record 3,204 yards and 45 touchdowns in 2012... Also rushed for a single game school record 498 yards... Played on Team British Columbia in the 2012 and 2013 International Bowl in Texas... Played on the Team Canada squad that defeated Team USA in the International Bowl... Competed on the track and field team for four years... Inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Wall of Fame.

Personal: Born June 29, 1996... Son of Jolene and Shawn McDivitt... Has three younger sisters - Kiara, Isabella and Julianna... Enjoys working out, hanging out with friends and sports... Lists his favorite athlete as Adrian Peterson and the Seattle Seahawks as his favorite team... Would like to get into coaching or become a fire fighter following graduation.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Irons: "He comes from a great family. Has been one of the most productive players in Canadian football history. He's a big running back with speed and toughness."

Tyler Jones
Freshman
WR | 6-1 | 180
West Chester, Ohio | Lakota West High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letterwinner... Helped guide his team to the GMC Championship... Selected as the 2013 Tristate Player of the Year... Earned All-League honors following his senior season... Earned Most Valuable Player honors following Lakota West's game against Winton Woods.

Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1995... Has two brothers (Tyson and Ty) and two sisters (Tyra and Tyla)... His cousin played football and basketball at Miami (Ohio)... Lists his favorite athlete as A.J. Green and his favorite team as the Pittsburgh Steelers... Intends to major in Sports Broadcasting.

Wide Receiver coach Dwayne Dixon on Jones: "Tyler is a very strong young man, who is very physical. He's tough to bring down after the catch. He's got great speed and he's only going to get better. We really like what he brings to the table."

Kyle Kuhar
Freshman
DL | 6-5 | 272
Avon Lake, Ohio | Avon Lake High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the Avon Lake football team... Three-year letterwinner... Earned All-Ohio honors as a defensive end... Selected to the All-Lorain County Team as a junior and senior... Received the 2013 Lorain County Lombardi Defensive Award... Two-time all-conference honoree... Helped guide Avon Lake to a pair of SWC titles and two trips to the Ohio State Playoffs... Guided Avon Lake to a 24-8 record over the past three years... Also played four years on the Avon Lake baseball team where he earned four varsity letters.

Personal: Born March 20, 1996... Son of Brian and Laurie Kuhar... Has one younger brother (Jaret) and one older sister (Taylor)... Excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Ohio honors... Named to the honor roll all four years in high school ... Received the Principal's Academic Excellence Award all four years in high school... Expects to major in Business... Lists J.J. Watt as his favorite athlete... Lists his favorite teams as the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on Kuhar: "Kyle was our first commit, who also plays baseball. He's got great size and athletic ability. He has a frame that is going to grow as he gets older. He also is a smart tough football player."

Brett Layton
Junior
CB | 5-11 | 195
Redlands, Calif. | Redlands High School (Mt. San Jacinto JC)

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the varsity football team... Earned all league at defensive back following his senior season at Redlands High School... Played two seasons at Mt. San Jacinto Junior College... In his two seasons in junior college, he tallied 60 tackles, nine interceptions and 15 pass deflections... Two-time all-conference honoree at Mt. San Jacinto... Earned All State honors in 2012.

Personal: Born July 22, 1994... Son of Michelle and Brian Layton... Has two brothers (Ivory and Deon) and one sister (Toni)... Enjoys watching ESPN and going to the gym... Lists Kyrie Irving as his favorite athlete and the Pittsburgh Steelers as his favorite team... Expects to major Biology.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Layton: "Brett is a junior college transfer with great speed. He is a very technically sound football player, who is great in playing man-to-man defense."

Stephen Langenkamp
Freshman
OL | 6-5 | 285
Liberty Township, Ohio | Moeller High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year varsity letterwinner... Served as the team captain during his senior year... Earned All-Southwest Ohio District honors... Named to the First Team All-GCL... Participated in the Ohio North/South All-Star game... Named First Team Division I Cincinnati Enquirer Sports All-Star team... Helped Moeller High School to back-to-back Division I Ohio State Championships... Was recognized at the Ohio State Capitol as a captain on the Division I State Championship team... Guided Moeller High School to the GCL Championship... Also played baseball as a freshman.

Personal: Born May 16, 1996... Son of Steve and Carman Langenkamp... Has one younger brother (Seth) and two older sisters (Cymone and Noelle)... Father Steve and Uncle Max both played football at Ohio State... His sister Noelle plays volleyball at Western Kentucky... His cousin Craig Stammen is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals... Enjoys playing baseball, basketball, fishing and reading... Lists the Cincinnati Bengals as his favorite football team and Allen Iverson as his favorite athlete... Four-year honor roll student.

Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Brian Haines on Langenkamp: "Stephen comes from a state championship program. He has tremendous leadership ability. As far as his offensive line play is concerned, he is a great finisher. He also comes from a very athletic family."

Joe Lowery
Freshman
OL | 6-6 | 285
Tallmadge, Ohio | Tallmadge High School

Prior to Ohio: Three star recruit according to ESPN.com... Four-year member of the Tallmadge High School football team... Earned two varsity letters... Served as the team captain during his senior season... Named All-State in each of the last two seasons... Two-time All-District recipient... Two-time First Team All-League honoree... Selected as the Tallmadge High School Offensive Player of the Year... Helped guide his squad to winning season in both his junior and senior campaigns... As a junior, he helped guide Tallmadge High School to the league championship.

Personal: Born May 20, 1996... Son of Erica Kelly Mitchely... Has one older brother (Jamie) and one younger sister (Sam)... Lists the Cleveland Browns as his favorite team... Spent time as a senior mentor and volunteered with Dunbar Reads... Excelled in the classroom as he was named to the Honor Roll in each of his four years in high school... Intends to major in Nursing.

Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on Lowery: "Joe is one of the most impressive left tackles that you can find with his size and movement ability. His ability to block all three levels allows him to be a big time prospect. He had offers from several other schools. He's got big time ability and he's a great finisher."

Jared McCray
Freshman
OL | 6-5 | 320
Minford, Ohio | Minford High School

Prior to Ohio: Three star recruit according to ESPN.com... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Served as team captain as both a junior and senior... 2013 Wendy's High School Heisman Recipient... Participated in the Ohio North/South All-Star game... Two-time All-State honoree... Two-time All-District recipient... Earned All-Conference honors in 2012 and 2013... Also excelled in basketball, baseball and track... Earned a total of 10 varsity letters during his high school career... Helped the basketball team to the 2013 conference title... Served as the team captain of the basketball team as both a junior and senior... Led his team to the conference championship in 2013.

Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1995... Son of Lisa and Shaun McCray... Has one younger brother (Jones)... Enjoys traveling and sports... Lists the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds as his favorite teams... Lists Orlando Pace as his favorite athlete... Member of the National Honor Society... Earned Academic All-Ohio honors... Junior class vice president... Holds a 3.611 grade point average in the classroom...Expects to major in Exercise Physiology.

Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Brian Haines on McCray: "We love his athletic ability. He has tremendous feet and he is an even better finisher, who stays on his blocks. We look forward to him adding depth to our offensive line."

Andrew Meyer
Freshman
WR | 6-0 | 172
Canal Winchester, Ohio | Pickerington Central High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year letterwinner on the varsity football team... Served as team captain as a senior... Help guide Pickerington Central to four-straight league championships throughout his prep career... Earned All-League honors following his senior season... Also competed in track and field where he earned one varsity letter.

Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1995... Son of Jeff and Melissa Meyer... Has one older sister Kaitlyn... His father Jeff played college soccer a Capital University... Enjoys working out and watching movies... Lists the Cincinnati Bengals as his favorite professional team... Three-time honor roll student... Intends on majoring in Finance.

Linebackers coach Ron Collins on Meyer: "Andrew is an all-conference wide receiver from a great high school football program. He comes from a great family. He was injured for most of the 2013 season and came back for the last third of the season, which showed great toughness on his part."

Kylan Nelson
Freshman
CB | 5-10 | 180
Lexington, Ky. | Lafayette High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year letterwinner of the Lafayette High School football team... Served as the team captain as a senior... Played both offense and defense... Registered 2,000-plus all-purpose yards in both his junior and senior seasons... Scored 18 touchdowns in both his junior and senior seasons... Tallied 65 tackles as a senior... Selected as the squad's Special Team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior... Tallied 430 all-purpose yards against Bryan Station... Rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns against Henry Clay... Helped guide his team to the third round of the playoffs during his freshman season... Also excelled on the Lafayette High School baseball team as he was a three-year letterwinner... Named captain of the baseball team as a junior.

Personal: Born Feb. 24, 1996... Son of MacArther and Sheresa Nelson... Has one younger sister Kennedie... Lists Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as his favorite football player... Lists the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies as his teams... Enjoys Math, Science and playing sports... Very active in his local community, serving as an active member at the Main Street Baptist Church and in the Black Men Working Academy (BMW)... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)... Also excelled in the classroom as he posted the football team's top grade point average in each of his four years in high school... A member of the Beta Club... Intends to major in Human Exercise Physiology.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Nelson: "He is a tremendous person and comes from a great family. He is a great returner with great speed. He has the mental and physical make-up to play early."

Jake Pruehs
Freshman
OL | 6-2 | 277
North Olmsted, Ohio | St. Edward High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year member of the St. Edward High School football team... Two-time letterwinner... Helped guide St. Edward to back-to-back 11-win seasons in 2012 and 2013... His team advanced to the Ohio State Regional Final in 2012 and the Semifinals in 2013... Earned 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio Special Mention honors... Was named to the 2013 Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star Team (Offense)... Named First Team All-District Northeast Lakes following the 2013 season... Ranked as the 30th-best center by Scout.com and as the 45th-best center by 247Sports... Helped anchor an offensive line that allowed just four sacks in 2013... Totaled a career-high nine pancake blocks versus Austintown Fitch as a senior... Named to the 2014 North-South All-Star Classic... Also played two years on the St. Edward baseball team and earned one varsity letter.

Personal: Born April 18, 1996... Son of Jeff and Linda Pruehs... His cousin Kaitlyn Smith plays on the Baldwin Wallace basketball team... Nominated for the National Football Federation Scholar-Athlete Award... Member of the National Honor Society... Posted a 3.5 grade point average or higher in each of his four years in high school... Lists Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack as his favorite athlete... Enjoys robotics, weightlifting, computers and working with computers... Intends to major in mechanical/biomedical engineering with the goal of one day owning his own engineering firm.

Defensive Line coach Jesse Williams on Pruehs: "Jake also comes from a great program. He plays in one of the best programs in the state. He's very strong and one of the best finishers around. He plays the game angry."

Robbie Walker
Freshman
WR | 5-9 | 175
Reston, Va. | Gonzaga College High School

Prior to Ohio: Listed as a three star recruit according to ESPN.com... Ranked as the No. 8 player in the Washington D.C. area by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com... Three-year varsity letterwinner... Served as the team captain during his senior season... Finished his career with 32 touchdowns and 3,108 all-purpose yards... Three-time All-Conference honoree... Earned All-Metropolitan honorable mention accolades following the 2013 season... Helped guide his team to the WCAC Playoffs in each of the past three season... Competed in the sixth toughest high school conference according to USA Today... Was nominated for the Gatorade Player of the Year... Competed two seasons in track and field.

Personal: Born April 12, 1995... Son of Rob and Darlene Walker... Has two sisters - Alisha and Erin... Enjoys Art... Lists Steve Smith as his favorite athlete... Lists his future career plans as becoming a fire marshall.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Walker: "Robbie comes from a great family with great support. He is a very diverse football player. As a junior he rushed for 1,800 yards. He is a tremendous receiver with great quickness, who can get in and out of his breaks. He played in a football conference that had 22 Division I scholarship offers. He stayed with Ohio all the way even though he was being recruited by a bunch of power conference schools."

Chek Washington
Freshman
CB | 6-0 | 190
Mansfield, Ohio | Mansfield High School

Prior to Ohio: Three-year member of the varsity football team... Served as the team captain during his senior season... Helped guide Mansfield High School to a perfect regular season in 2013... Mansfield High School's undefeated regular season was its first perfect season in program history (118 years)... Helped Mansfield finish the 2013 season as the No. 4-ranked team in the state... Guided Mansfield to back-to-back Ohio Cardinal Conference Championships... Earned First Team All-Ohio honors following his senior season as he hauled in 67 catches for 1,190 yards (17.8) and 10 touchdowns... Finished his career with a school record 1,884 receiving yards... Was selected as the Northwest District Offensive Player of the Year... Also starred on the defensive side of the ball as he registered 55 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions as a senior... Selected to play in the Big 33 All Star Game... Selected to play in the 2014 Ohio State All Star game... Also played two seasons on the varsity basketball team.

Personal: Born July 30, 1996... Son of LaTrease Whack... Lists LeBron James as his favorite athlete and the Miami Heat as his favorite team... Enjoys reading and watching movies... Intends to major in Business Management.

Linebackers coach Ron Collins on Washington: "Chek was the undisputed leader of his team that finished the year undefeated. He is a hard worker, two sport athlete and I'm excited to get him here."

Papi White
Freshman
RB | 5-9 | 166
Seminole, Okla. | Seminole High School

Prior to Ohio: Four-year varsity letterwinner... Selected as team captain... Helped guide Seminole High School to three straight District Championships and back-to-back Regional Championships... Named to the 2013 All-District Team following the 2013... Selected as the team's Offensive Player of the Year... Rushed for a school record 3,133 yards and scored a team-best 41 touchdowns as a senior... Led the state with 241.0 yards per game... Also starred at defensive back as he intercepted eight passes following his senior campaign... Named Week Nine Player of the Week by Friday Night Blitz.

Personal: Born July 19, 1996... Son of Titania and Amari White... Has two younger sisters Deja and Malayja'... His father Amari competed in football and track at Haskell Indian Nations University... Enjoys playing Xbox and working out... Lists his favorite team as the Philadelphia Eagles and his favorite athlete as Tavon Austin... Was named to the Principal Honor Roll in each of his four years in high school... Expects to major in Sports Journalism.

Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach Tim Albin on White: "We are very excited about Papi coming to Ohio. He has a great burst and can be used out of the backfield. He shows great patience, vision and knows when to hit the gas and go."

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April 9, 2014
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April 8, 2014
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April 5, 2014
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April 5, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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April 4, 2014
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