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Football Recruiting
Ohio State Recruiting: Prep Report
By Tony Gerdeman

The regular season is finally over for each of the Buckeyes' commits, and the playoffs are in full bloom. There are still three commits playing for perfect seasons.

Tyquan Lewis (DE/OLB), Tarboro, NC Tarboro HS
Tarboro (12-0) earned a second-round win with a 48-14 blowout over Kinston in the NCHSAA 2-A playoffs. It was their second defeat of Kinston this season.

Tim Gardner (OL), Indianapolis, IN Lawrence Central HS
Lawrence Central continued their perfect season, moving to 13-0 with a 49-21 win over Pike in a Class 5A regional playoff game. The Bears started the game with an 80-yard touchdown run from Isaiah Townsend. Gardner has helped pave the way for three 1,000-yard rushers for Lawrence Central this season.

Taivon Jacobs (WR), District Heights, MD Suitland HS
Suitland avenged their lone loss of the season with a 21-14 win over DuVal in the Maryland 4A South Semifinals. It was a quiet day for Jacobs because teammate Anthony Squire was busy rushing for 247 yards and two touchdowns. Jacobs did record a game-sealing interception late in the fourth quarter, however.

Michael Hill (DT), Pendleton, SC Pendleton HS
Hill's season is over due to a finger injury.

Darron Lee (ATH), New Albany, OH New Albany HS
Tri-Valley had knocked New Albany out of the playoffs the last two years, but the Eagles (10-2) gained a measure of revenge with a 42-35 win over Tri-Valley Friday night in the Division II regional semifinals. Lee finished with 152 yards rushing on ten carries, including touchdown runs of 86 and 61 yards.

Johnny Townsend (P), Orlando, FL Boone HS
Boone (6-4) got a field goal from Austin Jones with five seconds to play to secure a 13-12 win over Edgewater, giving long-time head coach Phil Ziglar a win in his final game at Boone. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

Joey Bosa (DL), Fort Lauderdale, FL St. Thomas Aquinas
With both teams having already clinched a playoff berth, the game between St. Thomas and Deerfield Beach didn't mean much, but it meant enough to St. Thomas to go out and earn a 45-0 win to improve to 8-2 on the season. Playoffs start this week.

J.T. Barrett (QB), Wichita Falls, TX Rider HS
Barrett's season is over due to a knee injury.

Tracy Sprinkle (DL), Elyria, OH Elyria HS
Sprinkle's season is over. He finished the year with 103 tackles, 19 sacks (which led the state, per the Elyria Chronicle Telegram) and 30 tackles for loss. Sprinkle was named the Ohio Division-I Defensive Player of the Year.

Marcus Baugh (TE), Riverside, CA J.W. North HS
J.W. North (6-5) lost in the playoffs 14-7 to Kaiser, ending their season. Baugh had four catches for 34 yards. Baugh finished the season with 38 receptions for 610 yards and three touchdowns. He also finished with 44 tackles.

Ezekiel Elliott (RB), St. Louis, MO, John Burroughs HS
Burroughs (12-0) stayed unbeaten with a 24-0 quarterfinal win over Park Hills Central. Elliott rushed for 175 yards (171 in the second half) and three touchdowns, including a 59-yarder that made it 17-0. Elliott has now scored 44 touchdowns and rushed for 1,715 yards on the season.

Jayme Thompson (DB), Toledo, OH, Central Catholic HS
Central Catholic (11-1) got a 45-7 win over Madison in a Division II, Region 6 semifinal. Thompson had a fumble recovery in the win.

Evan Lisle (OT), Centerville, OH, Centerville HS
Centerville's season is over. They finished with a 6-4 record.

Eli Woodard (CB), Voorhees, NJ, Eastern HS
Eastern did not play this past week, but will begin the playoffs this weekend.

Billy Price (DL/OL), Youngstown, OH, Austintown Fitch
Fitch finished with a 9-2 record this season..

Jalin Marshall (QB), Middletown, OH, Middletown HS
Middletown's season is over after finishing with a 4-6 record. For the season, Marshall threw for 765 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 1,421 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Cameron Burrows (DB), Trotwood, OH, Trotwood HS
Trotwood (9-2) got a 27-20 overtime win over Winton Woods in the Region 8 semifinals.

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