Midwest Recruiting Notebook
Andre McDonald
Andre McDonald
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Aug 17, 2011


The high school season is about to start, so we checked in with some of the Midwest's best to see if there are any recruiting developments.

News and Notes
  • All is quiet with two of the Midwest's top uncommitted receivers. Minnetonka (Minn.) Hopkins' Andre McDonald and Cincinnati (Ohio) Moeller's Monty Madaris both told Scout this week that there are no new developments in their recruitment. Both say they are concentrating on their high school seasons and neither have set any official visits. McDonald is considering Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and others, while Madaris is looking at Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan, Florida State and others.

  • Midland (Mich.) class of 2013 offensive tackle Steven Elmer is set to visit Notre Dame this weekend. He will also be in South Bend for their tilts against Michigan State and USC. He will also visit Michigan on September 10th for their clash with the Fighting Irish. He also plans to see Madison again when Wisconsin takes on Nebraska. One interesting development with Elmer, he has been tried at defense recently by the Midland coaches. By all accounts, he has caught on quickly and made some big plays in practices. He's still likely to be an offensive lineman (and a good one) in college, but you can add defensive tackle to his repertoire now. Also, Stanford recently requested transcripts and could be the next to offer the 4.33 student.

  • Lemont (Ill.) product Ethan Pocic, another top 2013 prospect on the offensive line, told us yesterday that he expects to visit Wisconsin for the Nebraska game and Notre Dame for the USC game as well. He also said visiting Michigan State and Illinois, where his brother Graham plays, are likely fall destinations. He has offers from all of those schools.

  • Another of the Midwest's top class of 2013 linemen, Kyle Bosch, reports Purdue is the latest to offer. He holds others from West Virginia, Michigan State, Iowa, Stanford, Indiana, Illinois and Arizona.

  • Wyoming (Ohio) guard Terry Davis has set an official visit to North Carolina State for September 3rd.

  • Thomas Worthington (Ohio) cornerback Nana Kyeremeh says he will wait until after the season to make his college decision. He also says he will wait until then to take any official visits. He has offers from West Virginia, Northwestern, Boston College, Toledo and others.

  • Avon (Ohio) 2013 cornerback Ross Douglas, one of the Midwest's best in that class, says he has not scheduled all of his fall visits yet, but knows for certain he will be visiting Tennessee for at least one game. The Volunteers have already offered along with Connecticut and Minnesota.


    Commitment Breakdowns

  • Ball State picked up Avon (Ind.) offensive lineman Josh Smith this week, a three-star center. Smith is a fine player who held several offers until an injury kept him from working out this summer and will keep him from playing the first half of this season. That said, we think he's a steal for the Cardinals. Provided he comes back healthy, he's a tough, strong kid who finishes blocks and plays with good leverage. He played guard last year, but will play center this year, and could project to either at the next level.


    Sleeper of the Week

  • Cincinnati Anderson's Ronzell Foster is a kid we've been high on since seeing him last year and although he went through the summer without an offer, there are several schools paying attention to what he does this year. Nearly 6'3 and 205-lbs, he can play safety or grow into an outside linebacker at the next level.


    Underclassman of the Week
    Breckenridge (Mich.) has an offensive tackle prospect in the 2014 class that appears to be a big time athlete. Curtis Doyle played three varsity sports as a freshman (basketball and baseball) and won MVP at an NUC camp this summer. At nearly 6'6, 270-lbs, he already has great size and is a player we will be watching this season.



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