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Upper Midlands Weekly Recruiting Notebook
This week's weekly recruiting notebook in the Upper Midlands focuses on top uncommitted prospects in each state, as well as some prospects to keep an eye on in the 2016 class. The top three prospects in Oklahoma are all still available in offensive guard Jalin Barnett, offensive guard Josh Wariboko, and safety Will Sunderland. Barnett is thought to be a lean to the Sooners, who lost the commitment of Wariboko a little over a month ago. The four-star Wariboko is now open to a bevy of schools that include Arkansas, Florida, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Penn State, TCU, and Tennessee. He added an Ohio State offer this week. Sunderland is another star the Sooners appear to be in good shape with. He's also expressed interest in Oklahoma State and Ohio State. Two more prospects in the state that have seen considerable interest in the last few months are wide receiver Dahu Green and cornerback Darreyl Patterson. The top uncommitted prospects in Kansas are tight end Josh Moore, offensive tackle Scott Frantz, and offensive tackle Evan Applegate. Olathe (KS) North's Josh Moore's recruitment is still wide open and he added a recent offer from Oklahoma State. The Cowboys should be a threat for his services, along with Ohio State, Auburn, and Florida State who he is high on after receiving scholarships from all three schools. Lawrence (KS) Free State offensive tackle Scott Frantz had a great month of April that saw him collect a handful of offers. Of the schools that have extended him a scholarship, Kansas and Missouri have made the most impact. Nebraska is a school he's very interested in but they have yet to join the mix with an offer. Shawnee (KS) Mill Valley offensive tackle Evan Applegate picked up offers from Oklahoma State and Minnesota to go with his Kansas State offer. The Wildcats appear to be on top for his services. The state of Missouri is home to two of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation in Columbia wideout Alex Ofodile and Jefferson City tight end Hale Hentges. Ofodile's top suitors are Oklahoma, Missouri, and Oregon. The Sooners and Tigers have lead for the majority of his process but the new offer from the Ducks has turned his head some. A few schools in the best shape for Hentges are Ohio State, Auburn, Alabama, and Florida State. Missouri is also making a late run for the four-star. A decision is expected over the summer. Kansas City (MO) Winnteonka safety Marquise Doherty was offered by Northern Illinois this week. He plans on playing football and baseball at the next level. That leaves Nebraska, Kansas State, and Missouri in the best shape for his services. Webb City (MO) cornerback Kiante Hardin collected his first Division I offer from Bowling Green this week. His stock has been on the rise in the last couple weeks. Kirkwood (MO) Vianney defensive end Jordon Hardwick added his first FBS offer of his recruiting process. Ball State extended him a scholarship this week that has him very excited. Two 2016 prospects to watch in the state of Iowa are offensive linemen John Raridon and Jake Heinrich. Raridon is a four-star guard, while Heinrich is unranked at this time but projects on the interior offensive line as well. West Des Moines (IA) Valley lineman John Raridon has already pulled offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, while Urbandale (IA) road grader Jake Heinrich has seen interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, and Oregon.
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