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Walsh's Ross Martin named to USA Today first team

By mdyer Published: December 22, 2011

The national recognition continues this week for Walsh Jesuit senior kicker Ross Martin. On Thursday, Martin was named to the USA Today All-USA first-team.

Martin, 5-foot-10 and 183 pounds, was named to the Sports Illustrated All-America second-team list earlier this week.

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Cincinnati Princeton recruit excited about new Zips head coach Terry Bowden

By mdyer Published: December 22, 2011

A Cincinnati-area football recruit from the 2012 class says he’s ecstatic about the University of Akron hiring Terry Bowden as its next head football coach today.

Cincinnati Princeton senior outside linebacker/defensive end Daryan Martin told the Cincinnati Enquirer today that Bowden’s hiring reaffirms his verbal commitment to the Zips. He plans to take an official visit to Akron the weekend of Jan. 21.

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Walsh kicker Ross Martin named to All-American team

By mdyer Published: December 20, 2011

Walsh Jesuit senior kicker Ross Martin was named to the Sports Illustrated All-America second-team list on Monday.

Martin, who is verbally committed to Duke, was a first-team all-Beacon Journal selection this past season.

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Kent State reportedly adds Glenville DB/WR

By mdyer Published: December 20, 2011

Cleveland Glenville senior wide receiver/defensive back Denzell Burton has reportedly made a verbal commitment to play at Kent State, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Burton, who is 6 feet 1 and 205 pounds, also reportedly had offers from Mount Union, Findlay, Baldwin-Wallace and Prairie View.

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GlenOak's Brionte Dunn sticking with OSU commitment

By mdyer Published: December 19, 2011

GlenOak senior running back Brionte Dunn reportedly remained verbally committed to Ohio State after considering a visit to Michigan, according to CBSSports.com.

Dunn had an in-home visit by new Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer last week, according to multiple reports.

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Akron offers scholarship to Walnut Hills center

By mdyer Published: December 19, 2011

The University of Akron men’s basketball program has offered a scholarship to Cincinnati Walnut Hills junior center Isaiah Johnson, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Johnson, who is 6 feet 9 and 275 pounds, was offered Dec. 15. He averages 15.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists for the Eagles, who are a Division I program just north of downtown Cincinnati. Walnut Hills (2-2) plays in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.

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Hudson's Rachel Speakman set to dive for Brown

By mikeb Published: December 16, 2011

Hudson coach Matt Davis announced that senior diver Rachel Speakman has been accepted and signed to attend and compete at Brown University.

Speakman placed eighth last season at the Division I state 1-meter diving meet.

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Canton McKinley's Se'Von Pittman pledges to Ohio State

By mikeb Published: December 16, 2011

We had this note a couple of days in the Akron Beacon Journal and here it is for the blog:

Canton McKinley senior defensive end Se'Von Pittman is headed to Ohio State University to play football and continue his academic career.

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Area standouts featured in All-American Bowl

By mdyer Published: December 14, 2011

Multiple area football standouts are on the roster for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Dec. 29 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The West roster includes Buchtel free safety Jarrod Wilson (Michigan commit), Canton McKinley defensive end Se’Von Pittman (Ohio State), Canton McKinley cornerback Jermaine Edmondson (Michigan State) and GlenOak running back Brionte Dunn (Ohio State).

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St. V-M's Matt Perry headed to Harvard

By mdyer Published: December 14, 2011

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior defensive tackle Matt Perry has reportedly made a commitment to play football at Harvard, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Perry, who is 6 feet 3 and 255 pounds, also had offers from Air Force and Dartmouth, according to the website.

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North's Dowdy is Cincinnati bound according to reports

By mikeb Published: December 9, 2011

North High School senior De'Shawn Dowdy has committed to continue his academic and football careers at the University of Cincinnati on scholarship, according to several media outlets.

Dowdy was a standout player for the Vikings as a tight end and defensive end. Dowdy, 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, previously made an oral commitment to Maryland, but changed his mind.

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Hudson linebacker Ben Gedeon gets Stanford offer

By mdyer Published: December 6, 2011

Hudson junior linebacker Ben Gedeon has reportedly added an offer from Stanford, according to ScoutingOhio.com. The offer was also noted by ESPN.com.

Gedeon, one of the top players in Ohio’s 2013 class, also has offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Boston College, Michigan State and Purdue.

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Tallmadge lineman Cipa reportedly adds offer

By mdyer Published: December 6, 2011

Tallmadge senior offensive lineman Jon Cipa has reportedly been offered by Robert Morris, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Cipa has also had offers from Akron, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Lake Erie, Ashland and Tiffin.

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Orrville's Mason Monheim has 'good' visit to Toledo

By mdyer Published: December 5, 2011

Orrville senior linebacker Mason Monheim had a good visit to Toledo last week, according to Orrville coach Doug Davault. Monheim, who was multiple scholarship offers and was first-team all-Beacon Journal this season, doesn't have any other visits scheduled at this point, Davault said.

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C.J. Chatman of Copley reportedly adds Walsh offer

By mdyer Published: December 1, 2011

Copley senior wide receiver/defensive back C.J. Chatman has reportedly added an offer from Walsh University, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Chatman, who is 5 feet 10 and 170 pounds, also has an offer from Notre Dame College (Ohio).

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