The class includes eight different positions including 11 players that will play on either the offensive or defensive line. The group also includes players form eight different states including 15 from Ohio. In the last six years, Ohio has . . .
Sean Beadle | OL | 6-5 | 308 | Fr. | Murrysville, Pa. | Franklin Regional
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 26 pancake blocks at offensive tackle as a senior at Franklin Regional High School. Graded out at 80% during his career and recorded 52 overall pancake blocks. Named First Team All Conference, MSA Sports Kennywood All-Star, Top 100 Player in Pennsylvania, Named Most Valuable Underclassman by team in 2014, served as team captain in 2015 leading team to a 9-3 record and advancing to state semifinals.
Dylan Conner | LB | 5-11 | 203 | Fr. | Fort Wayne, Ind. | Carroll
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 78 solo tackles as a senior including 12 tackles for loss, two sacks and a fumble return as a team captain at Carroll High School. Recorded 245 tackles during his career including 45 tackles for loss and six sacks. Also had three fumble recoveries including one he returned for a touchdown. Scored eight total touchdowns during high school career. Named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Area, IFCA First Team All-State, AP All-State Honorable Mention, Team MVP and Team Defensive MVP as a senior.
Austin Conrad | TE | 6-2 | 228 | Fr. | Grafton, Ohio | Keystone
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 1,215 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a wide receiver and running back at Keystone High School. Also had eight catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Recorded 91 tackles and 11 tackles for loss as a linebacker. Named First Team All-Patriot Athletic Conference, Team Defensive MVP, First Team All-Lorain County, First Team All-Great Lakes District and All-State Honorable Mention. Served as team captain as a senior. Also lettered in basketball.
Andrew Cree II | DL | 6-2 | 209 | Fr. | Warren, Ohio | LaBrae
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 230 career tackles and set records with 59 tackles for loss and 24 sacks at LaBrae High School playing linebacker and defensive end. Logged 106 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, five sacks, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2015. Was named First Team All-County three times. Named First Team All-Conference twice, Second Team All-Conference, First Team All-District and All-Ohio. Helped lead his team to a 9-3 record advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Also lettered three years in track and field.
Jared Dorsa | LB | 6-1 | 215 | Fr. | Kings Mills, Ohio | Kings
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 396 total tackles including 166 solo hits and 25 tackles for loss in three seasons as a varsity starter at Kings High School. Also had 10 pass breakups, eight fumble recoveries, six forced fumbles, three interceptions and two sacks while also scoring one defensive touchdowns and six offensive touchdowns. Recorded 142 tackles as a senior including 61 solo stops and nine tackles for loss. Also had two sacks, three pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-City, Second Team All-State and First Team All-Tri State while also being named Team Defensive MVP. Led Kings to a 11-2 record as a senior advancing to the regional finals as team captain.
William Evans | DL | 6-2 | 242 | Fr. | Augusta, Ga. | Aquinas
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 225 total tackles including 85 solo stops, 35.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a defensive end and linebacker at Aquinas High School where he led his team to the 2013 State Championship, 2014 Semifinal appearance and state runner up this past season. As a senior logged 55 tackles eight sacks, a forced fumble and recovery while also serving as team captian. Named to 2016 Dream 16 Team, High School MVP, 7A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Named All-Area, All-Region and All-State as a junior. Also lettered in track and basketball.
Felipe Fernandez | OL | 6-4 | 309 | Fr. | Tampa, Fla. | H.B. Plant
Prior to Ohio – Helped anchor H.B. Plant High School to a 9-3 season and an appearance in the Florida state regional semifinals. Was named Second Team All-State, First Team All-County and was named the Jimbo Kynes Outstanding Lineman Award, which is the best offensive lineman in Hillsborough County.
Robbie Fusner | LB | 5-11 | 234 | Fr. | Grove City, Ohio | Central Crossing
Prior to Ohio – Played linebacker and fullback at Central Crossing High School. Recorded 311 tackles and 10 touchdowns his freshman through junior season before missing his senior year due to an injury. Was named Second Team All-League and Honorable Mention All-District as a sophomore and was named First Team All-League and Second Team All-District as a junior. Led team to a 7-4 record as a junior and served as team captain for one year. Also earned three letters as a wrestler and was a two-time state qualifier and won the district championship as a senior.
Keevon Harris | WR | 6-3 | 200 | Fr. | Warren, Ohio | LaBrae
Prior to Ohio – Played running back and wide receiver at LaBrae High School where he set single season records with 22 rushing touchdowns, 28 total touchdowns, 1,620 rushing yards and 2,180 all purpose yards as a senior. Amassed 2,337 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns during his career while also picking up 996 receiving yards with 14 receiving touchdowns. Named All-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year, three time First Team All-Conference selection, three time All-County, two time All-District, two time All-Ohio and served as team captain as a senior. Helped lead his team to a 9-3 record advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Also had two letters in track and field and one letter in basketball in high school. Was a state qualifier in the 300m hurdles as a junior.
Kevin Houchins Jr. | S | 5-11 | 195 | R-Sr. | Cleveland, Ohio | University of Louisville
Prior to Ohio – Transfer from Louisville where he graduated in three and a half years with a degree in sports administration. Played 16 career games at Louisville making eight total tackles. Three star recruit coming out of high school ranked the 43rd best recruit in Ohio and 59th best corner back by Scout.com. Ran 10.8 in 100 yd dash and 4.5 in 40 yd dash. Had 22 tackles as a senior and returned a kick 95-yards for a touchdown at Brush High School before being sidelined with an injury. Recorded 50 tackles as a junior while also returning a 92-yard kick for a touchdown.
Bryan Long Jr. | WR | 5-8 | 165 | Fr. | Marietta, Ga. | Hillgrove
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 61 catches for 633 yards and three touchdowns as a senior at Hillgrove High School. Caught 99 total passes for 1,853 during his high school career and scored 19 touchdowns. Also had five career interceptions and a punt return touchdown. Named Second Team All-Region as a senior. Led team to 2014 regional championship and runner up to regional championship in 2015.
Amir Miller | DL | 6-4 | 244 | Fr. | Cleveland, Ohio | Worcester Academy (MA)
Prior to Ohio – Led his team in sacks and quarterback hurries while serving as team captain at Worcester Academy. Played defensive end, defensive tackle, tight end, offensive tackle and offensive guard during his high school career. Team finished third in their conference with a 5-3 record. Also was the captain of the track and field team.
London Miller | CB | 5-11 | 174 | R-Jr. | Menifee, Calif. | Mt. San Jacinto College
Prior to Ohio – Played one season at Mt. San Jacinto College where he recorded 41 total tackles including 23 solo, seven pass breakups and two interceptions while serving as team captain. He was named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-California. Played corner at Paloma Valley High School recording 50 tackles including 25 solo stops, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns. Was named Defensive Back of the Year by his high school coaching staff. Named All-Sunbelt league in 2012. Named SL Player of the Week after making six tackles and returning a fumble for a touchdown in a 44-13 win over Sultana High School.
Ilyaas Motley | CB | 5-11 | 165 | Fr. | Centerville, Ohio | Centerville
Prior to Ohio – Played weak safety and cornerback at Centerville High School recorded 78 tackles 15 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick as a senior. Named First Team All-Conference and All-Area Honorable Mention. Led team to a 10-0 finish as a junior and a 6-4 season as a senior. Also had four letters in track and field.
Xavior Motley | CB | 5-11 | 165 | Fr. | Centerville, Ohio | Centerville
Prior to Ohio – Recorded 43 tackles, 23 pass breakups, three blocked kicks and a forced fumble playing cornerback as a senior at Centerville High School. Was named All-Tristate and First Team All-Conference as a senior and Second Team All-Conference as a junior. Led team to a 10-0 finish as a junior and a 6-4 season as a senior. Also had four letters in track and field.
Scean Mustin-Sherman | DL | 6-1 | 312 | Fr. | Fontana, Calif. | Orange Lutheran
Prior to Ohio – recorded 89 career tackles including 29 as a senior at Orange Lutheran High School. Also recorded 21 career sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception during his career. Helped lead his team to a 6-6 record as a senior and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
Desmond Noel | OL | 6-4 | 297 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio | Colerain
Prior to Ohio – Played offensive and defensive tackles at Colerain High School in Cincinnati. Recorded over 300 knockdowns in his career. Named All-GMC, All-District, Second Team All-District, All-Tri State, Senior Fall All-Star. Helped lead his team to a 12-2 overall record his senior season advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs and a national No. 3 ranking. Current Ohio player Mayne Williams is a former high school teammate.
Adam Notestine | OL | 6-3 | 318 | Fr. | Pickerington, Ohio | Pickerington North
Prior to Ohio – Played offensive tackle, guard, defensive tackle and nose guard at Pickerington North. Recorded 11.5 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in final three high school game. Named Preseason All-State Second team and Second Team All-League while serving as team captain as a senior. Team advanced to the Ohio state finals in 2012 and regional quarterfinals in 2013. Member of National Honor Society. Also competed in wrestling and won a state championship in track & field.
Cameron Odom | WR | 6-1 | 171 | Fr. | Bedford Heights, Ohio | Bedford
Prior to Ohio – Played wide receiver and quarterback for Bedford High School. Named All-Conference and wide receiver MVP as a senior. Served as team captain last two seasons. Also lettered for two years in track & field.
Aidan O’Neill | K/P | 6-1 | 182 | Fr. | New Paltz, N.Y. | New Paltz
Prior to Ohio – Averaged 43.3 yards per punt and drained 25/26 PATs while also hitting a season-long 57-yard field goal attempt and served as team captain at New Paltz High School. Also had 33 touchbacks on kickoffs. Named Section 9 Exceptional Senior, All-New York State, NUC All-American, NUC North vs. South All-American Bowl Game MVP.
Eric Popp | LB | 6-0 | 206 | Fr. | Loveland, Ohio | Loveland
Prior to Ohio – Logged tackles, 16 tackles for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries his senior season at Loveland High School playing linebacker. During his career he had 210 tackles, 13 sacks, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles two interceptions and a touchdown. Named Loveland Defensive Skill Player of the Year, First Team ECC, First Team SWOFCA All-City, Second Team Preseason All-State by JJ Huddle, Second Team All-District, Second Team All-Tri State, Ohio Division Two Football All-Star and Blue-Grey All-American. Helped lead his team to a 15-0 season in 2015 including the Division Two State Championship.
Nick Sink | OL | 6-2 | 301 | Fr. | Fishers, Ind. | Hamilton Southeastern
Prior to Ohio – Played center and guard at Hamilton Southeastern High School where he served as team captain and led his high school team to a conference championship and No. 3 6A ranking as a senior advancing to the state playoffs.
Tom Strobel | DL | 6-5 | 283 | Mentor, Ohio | University of Michigan
Prior to Ohio – Fifth year transfer from University of Michigan. Appeared in 18 games during his three years at Michigan playing defensive end, defensive tackle, offensive guard and tight end. Made six tackles including five solo stops. Named 2015 Academic All-Big Ten. Prepped at Mentor High School where he was First Team All-State and recorded 55 tackles, 11.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 33 quarterback hurries as a senior and was a four-star recruit coming out. Recorded 37 tackles, including five for a loss, two sacks and recovered two fumbles as a junior. Lake and Geauga Defensive Player of the Year, invited to Army All-America Bowl, Under Armour All-America Bowl, Big 33 Bowl and played in the North-South Game. Also lettered twice in basketball.
Taeshon Trotter | OL | 6-5 | 300 | Fr. | Detroit, Mich. | Cass Tech
Prior to Ohio – Played offensive line for Cass Tech High School leading the team to a 10-3 record his senior season. He was named All-Metro, All-Detroit and Most Improved Lineman of the Year.
Tyler Tupa | S | 6-0 | 194 | Fr. | Brecksville, Ohio | Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Prior to Ohio – Played wide receiver, safety and punter at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and logged 60 total tackles, five pass breakups and a quarterback sack as a safety. He also had 768 yards on 37 catches and 54 rushing yards. He holds the school record in catches (174), receiving yards (2,885) and touchdowns (38). He also recorded the second-highest single game tackle total with 20. He was named Esmark All-American, Honorable Mention All-State, Cleveland All-Star Team, First Team All-District twice, First Team All-Conference three times, was named team MVP twice and served as team captain for two years. He led his team to a 10-2 finish as a sophomore and a trip to the regional quarterfinals and a conference championship, 8-3 his junior year and 7-3 as a senior. Also lettered two years in basketball.