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.
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.
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.