A good Division I football prospect can help carry a high school football team through a season. Medina Highland is lucky enough to have at least three.
Running back/linebacker Chris Snook, linebacker Tyler Houska and kicker Eric Duale have all created plenty of buzz by college recruiters as they head into their senior season.
Snook brings the most notoriety of the group. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound linebacker has already committed to West Virginia. Last year Snook carried the ball 253 times for 1,409 yards and 14 touchdowns. he also recorded 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks last year as a safety. He projects as an outside linebacker at the next level.
Snook also had offers from plenty of Mid-American Conference schools including Bowling Green, Akron, Miami and Ohio as well as a slew of Big Ten schools. Wake Forest, of the AAC, were also strongly pursuing Snook.
Duale is beginning to pick up recruiting steam after performing well throughout summer camps. He was an All-Suburban league and All-County pick last year after he made 19-22 extra point attempts and hit 4-7 field goals. Duale also recorded 20 touchbacks.
He is currently ranked as the 26 best kicker available in the 2009 class by Chrissailerkicking.com and has drawn interest from Kent State, Indiana so far. He even has a recruiting video up on Youtube.
Teammate Tyler Houska is also beginning to generate some recruiting buzz as mostly Mid-American Conference schools are looking him at. Houska is also a standout heavyweight wrestler in the state and could take that route in college.