One of the top position groups on the field were the runningbacks. Several big names impressed, but there were also a few unknowns that distinguished themselves.
Warren Ball:Columbus DeSales. Ball was good in the morning session, and better when they returned for the afternoon. He is the total package at tailback, and should be one of the highest-recruited players in the Ohio 2012 class. Most young backs struggle catching the football, but that isn't the case with this top prospect, as he caught the ball effortlessly, with his hands out in front. He appears to be a prospect without a weakness.
Brionte Dunn:Canton GlenOak. There are questions about Dunn's ability to move laterally, and catch the football, but he might have answered both today. Dunn was quite impressive, and his father stated he now weighs 215-pounds. Ball and Dunn are both going to be heavily recruited tailbacks in the Midwest for 2012.
Keith Byars Jr.:Boca Raton (FLA). Son of former Buckeye star Keith Byars, his head coach at Boca. Byars Jr. also showed the ability to catch the football, and has good size at 5-foot-10, 205-pounds. Byars Jr. showed a nice change of direction, and took a lot of reps, showing a desire to impress.
Derrick Green:Richmond (VA) Heritage. One of the more impressive physical specimens at 5-foot-11, 230-pounds, and only heading into his sophomore season. Green will be a top prospect for 2013, and has the ability to do everything on the football field. He was extremely impressive today.
Deveon Smith:Warren Howland. A freshman starter at Howland, and had a very impressive season. Smith had a great day today, showing great change of direction, and the ability to catch the football. He is one to watch for 2013.
Several defensive backs also stood out in afternoon action.
Gerard Fulton: Boca Raton. Fulton, 5-foot-9, 165-pounds, had an excellent day, grabbing an impressive interception when he jumped a route, and outran the football. This 2012 cornerback prospect also plays for former Buckeye Keith Byars.
Cameron Burrows: Trotwood-Madison. Burrows is a fine cornerback prospect, and is heading into his sophomore season for the Rams. He showed great coverage ability and fine quickness, and will be a fine prospect for 2013.
Bam Bradley: Trotwood-Madison. Bradlet shined in both sessions today, and is going to be one of the top-rated prospects in the Midwest for 2012. Bradley has size, quickness and excellent hip recovery. The sky is the limit for Bradley.
Allen Gant: Sylvania Southview. Gant was very good as a freshman, before suffering through an injury-plagued sophomore season. He is healthy now, and is on par with Bradley as an excellent 2012 prospect. Gant is 205-pounds, and is primed to star in 2010.
Who else stood out?
Tres Barksdale: Solon. Wide Receiver. Barksdale is one of the top receivers in the Ohio 2012 class, and he showed quickness and the ability to catch the football with his hands out in front. He was the class of the wide receiver position, and marked himself as one to watch in the next two years.
James Ross: St. Mary's (MI). Linebacker. Ross continues to impress, and he was as good today as he was last week in Detroit, at Sound Mind Sound Body. Ross might be the top 2012 linebacker in Michigan, and will battle Detroit Cass Tech's Royce Jenkins-Stone for that honor. Ross is a power player, with great quickness in space.
Scout.com will be on hand to cover all the action the next two days, with the juniors performing again tomorrow, and the seniors on Saturday.