Game preview: Trotwood vs. Wayne
Cameron Burrows of Trotwood-Madison
Cameron Burrows of Trotwood-Madison
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 5, 2012

FOX Sports Ohio heads to the Miami Valley for a major Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover battle between Trotwood (Ohio) Madison and Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne. Two programs loaded with future college talent. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Ohio with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. EST.

Fans of college football will have a blast checking out this week’s FOX Sports Ohio Thursday game of the week as the Trotwood-Madison Rams, under the direction of Maurice Douglass have four players pledged to Big Ten programs led by Ohio State defensive back pledge Cameron Burrows.

Michigan is also represented in this game with linebacker pledge Michael McCray. Two other Rams have given first year Illinois head coach Tim Beckman pledges as defensive back Reon Dawson will be joined by defensive tackle Jarrod Clements next fall in Champaign, Illinois.

Clements is expected to miss this game as he continues rehabbing his knee from surgery earlier this year.

Defensive end Tre Williams-Brown holds offers from several Mid American Conference programs and Arizona while senior running back Israel Green is still looking for his first offer after rushing for over 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns last season.

If that wasn’t enough, Douglass also has four juniors holding early offers in running back Ashton Jackson (Cincinnati, Illinois, Purdue, Toledo), wide receiver Kendric Mallory (Illinois), defensive tackle Ryan Reese (Illinois) and defensive end Verondtae Wilkinson (Buffalo, Illinois, Ohio, Toledo), the nephew of former Ohio State All-American and overall NFL first round pick Dan “Big Daddy” Wilkinson.

Wayne head coach Jay Minton has his own future college players to call upon led by quarterback Javon Harrison who has pledged to Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones as a safety.

He’s joined by senior wide receiver Jesse Bray who holds an offer from Ohio and defensive tackle Lovell Peterson whose been offered by West Virginia, Illinois and Ohio.

Senior offensive lineman Cole Newsome is hearing from several programs while junior linebacker Dorian Hendrix has been offered by Illinois, Toledo, Bowling Green and Buffalo.

Each team enters with 1-1 records with Trotwood coming off a 63-0 victory over Dayton (Ohio) Dunbar while Wayne fell to Canton (Ohio) McKinley 17-14 in a game stopped early in the second quarter and delayed for three hours and 51 minutes before play restarted at 11:23 p.m., with officials keeping time on the field.

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