"The linemen in the North Region are a special group led by two of the best we have seen in years," says Bob Lichtenfels, North regional manager for Scout.com. "Henderson is the total package. He has size, athletcism and nastiness and he still has not even come close to reaching his full potential. He is as technically sound as anyone we have seen in the past few years. Norwell is a finisher. He finishes every block and is one of the msot dominant linemen we have seen in the Midwest in a while. He reminds me of former Michigan Wolverine Jake Long."
The region also holds the top wide receiver in the country with Kyle Prater from Proviso West High in Hillside, Illinois.
"Upon first look at Prater one may say this kid is a tight end prospect, that is until you see him play. His speed and athleticism is uncanny for a man of his size and to top it of he is as agile as most receivers who are half his size," says Lichtenfels, who also thinks the top linebacker could potentially come from the region as well. "On film, Hicks may be the best linebacker in the country. He covers sideline to sideline as good as anyone. He reads and reacts and explodes into the backfield often disrupting everything."
Scout.com Pittsburgh combine MVP Jamel Turner also jumped up high in the rankings with his potential at several positions.
"A force at defensive end, but he will likely play linebacker in college. Turner loves getting after the quarterback and he does it as good as anybody. He can also cover and is very stout against the run."
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Monday: Scout National 100
Wednesday: South and West regional rankings
Today: North and Midland regional rankings
Friday: Positional Rankings and Q&A
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