Hot 100 - Midwest
Hot 100 - Midwest
Hot 100 - Midwest
Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 2, 2003


The pre-season Midwest “Hot 100” is one of the toughest things I have to do as a Recruiting Analyst. So many factors enter into the equation of naming a Hot 100 - Midwest and so many things can change from February to July. Nike Camps, summer camps, combines and sleepers emerging.

 Hot 100 - Midwest

Once again Ohio dominates the 2003 pre-season Hot 100 - Midwest. Cleveland (Glenville) cornerback Ted Ginn Jr. is one the top prospects in the nation.

 

Toledo (Rogers) wide receiver Fred Davis reminds everyone in the industry of Texas Longhorn wide receiver Roy Williams.

 

Linebacker Marcus Freeman, tight end Chad Hoobler and defensive back SirJoseph Welch are others in the Buckeye State that look tremendous on film and have bright futures ahead of them.

 

In my opinion, Ohio is and always be the crown jewel of Midwestern football, although I’m sure that there can be some argument made for Pennsylvania being top dog.

 

The Keystone State has more overall talent than Ohio this year and that talent is lead by All-America quarterback prospects Chad Henne and Anthony Morelli.

 

Bryan Savage (Wisconsin Commit) and Jordan Steffy are two more Pennsylvania signal callers who are among the best in the Midwest at their position.

 

A.Q. Shipley (Moon), Rory Nicol (Beaver), Greg Harrison (Shenandoah Valley) and Dan Connor four more reasons why Pennsylvania is top dog in 2003.

 

So who is the #1 prospect in the Midwest?

 

After countless hours of watching film and evaluating prospects, I feel that Bolingbrook, Illinois linebacker Kyle Williams is the big prize in the Midwest.

 

Kyle Williams is a once in a lifetime linebacker that will be a difference maker on the next level and has the potential to play football on Sunday.

 

The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder, ran a 4.58 40-yard dash at the (Ann Arbor) Nike Camp and had a 37-inch vertical leap. His athleticism on the football field is what separates him from other linebackers.

 

Williams is fast enough to play outside and strong enough (450 bench) to play inside. His nick-name is “Bone Crusher” and he backs that name up on the football field.

 

Kyle Williams is a tireless worker and he’s never satisfied. He makes everyone around him better and he has the respect of his coaches, teammates and competitors.

 

Iowa, Miami, UCLA, USC, Ohio State and Oklahoma have all offered Williams a scholarship and are the finalists for his services.

 

Now we sit back and wait for the start of the 2003 season, rankings will be changing every month.

 

Some prospects will move up, some down, others will enter the Hot 100 - Midwest for the first time and others will drop out.

 

That’s the beauty of recruiting and that’s what myself and you the fan live for.

 

 



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