Midwest: Six for 2017

Jeff Thomas

Freshman Danny Clark recently committed to Ohio State, making him the first Midwestern frosh to make a college choice. It is still early, but here are six other class of 2017 members with a head start on their high school football careers and the recruiting process.


Josh Ross | LB | Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's
Freshman Film
The younger brother of Michigan linebacker James Ross, Josh started for St. Mary's as as a freshman before an injury cut his season short. Michigan State and Oklahoma have already offered the aggressive backer and the Wolverines won't be far behind.

Todd Sibley | RB | Akron (Ohio) Hoban
Freshman Highlights
Sibley stepped right in for Hoban and had a big season. He's already a nicely built back at 5-foot-10, 195-pounds and showed he had explosiveness and breakaway ability. No offers yet, but schools like Ohio State, Alabama and Pittsburgh are already paying close attention.

Jeff Thomas | WR | East St. Louis (Ill.)
Freshman Film
Thomas had a big debut for the Flyers. He had 12 receiving touchdowns and two on returns. Not a big kid, his speed gives him a chance to go the distance any time. Syracuse and Kansas already offered and he has a chance to have many more and be a national recruit by the time he's a senior.

Emani Mason | OL | East English Village Prep (Mich.)
Freshman Film
Mason (6'4, 268) has outstanding technique and feet already for such a young kid. He played tackle this season, but how his body develops will determine exactly where he plays in college. Whether it's inside or out, he's a likely BCS prospect who will get a lot of attention over the next few years.

Josh Myers | OT | Miamisburg (Ohio)
Already 6-foot-5, 255-pounds, Myers has the frame to keep adding weight while keeping the athleticism and footwork that allowed him to not only compete at the varsity level, but do it well. Scout's Dave Berk, who saw him in person believes many offers will come his way throughout the process.


Donovan Peoples-Jones | WR | Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
All offseason we heard he was the next big thing at Cass. Injuries kept him out for the early part of the season, but once he got out there, we saw that the hype was real. He is fast, has explosive leaping ability and has a knack for making big plays. Now that he's healthy, we expect a big offseason and then a big sophomore year from him.


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