Midwest 150
Seantrel Henderson
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Feb 2, 2010


The Midwest is loaded with talent this year. Several of the nation's top players, including the number one prospect in the country hail from the region. We take a final sweep through the states in this final update.

Another Lineman at the Top
The top player in the country is from the Midwest. That has not happened in awhile. The top player in the country is from Minnesota. That also has not happened in a while. However, a lineman topping the Midwest rankings is status quo.

The last three years, the top players in the region have been offensive tackles Josh Oglesby (Wisconsin) and Mike Adams (Ohio State), followed by defensive tackle William Campbell (Michigan). Oglesby started for the Badgers last year, Adams has struggled some with injuries, but has seen time on the field. Campbell appeared in every game as a freshman for the Wolverines.

Cretin-Derham, a school with a long, prestigious football history, has produced Chris Weinke and Joe Mauer, who topped certain charts in the years they were recruited.

Midwest State Rankings:
 
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin
  • Instant Impact!
    Not all players on this list will get to play as freshmen, but several do have opportunities to do so. Depending on where he signs, Henderson has a chance. I would look at guys filling spots of need for their teams though.

    Roderick Smith could find some carries in Ohio State's backfield. I also see Robert Bolden pushing for the starting quarterback job at Penn State and Mylan Hicks helping out the Michigan State secondary. Physically, I felt William Gholston and C.J. Fiedorowicz were two of the most college ready players in the region. Gholston, off to Michigan State, should see the field. His versatility is a key in that and I think he'll be used as a blitzer and edge rusher while he learns the defensive end position. With Tony Moeaki graduating, Fiedorowicz has a chance to step in and fill that void. He must pick up his blocking, but he'll be a dangerous target in the passing game.


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