The state of Ohio is one of the top talent-producing states in the country and the Class of 2013 features several prospects whose stocks are rising and who entered the Top247 on Thursday.
Evan Lisle is one of the better tackle prospects in the Midwest that we've seen on film.
The Buckeye State now has 15 representatives in the 2013 Top247. Below are the five prospects that moved in.
Evan Lisle, OT, Dayton (Ohio) Centerville
Lisle is a 6-foot-5, 260-pound tackle that is tremendously athletic and gets good leverage on potential defenders. We had him within striking distance as a four-star with an overall grade of 90 and made the call to move him up when we re-ranked the state of Ohio. He debuts at No. 142 overall. Lisle is committed to Ohio State.
Ben Gedeon, LB, Hudson (Ohio)
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Gedeon is a violent football player with excellent speed and strength that jumps out at you on film. We are told several colleges actually preferred him over some of the prospects that were more highly-regarded in our rankings prior to the state of Ohio re-rank. The Michigan commit checks in the Top247 at No. 171 overall.
DeVeon Smith, RB, Warren (Ohio) Howland
Our evaluators have always loved the naturally ability that Smith has at running back. He has good vision and an ability to break tackles. Our concern was his speed, but after receiving some additional feedback in that department, we made the call to move Smith to No. 230 overall in the Top247.
Gareon Conley, CB, Massillon (Ohio) Washington
Conley is one of two sleeper prospects at the cornerback position nationally that I discuss in the next video segment of Bleacher Report’s Full Ride. The Michigan commit has it all in terms of size, speed, athleticism and ball skills and after sitting down and comparing him to some cornerbacks nationally we had ranked ahead of him, we could not justify not moving him up. He makes his debut as the nation’s No. 236 overall prospect after the Ohio re-rank.
Mitch Trubisky, DQB, Mentor (Ohio)
Trubisky threw for 3,845 yards last year and rushed for another 611. When you watch him on film, you can see that his speed and athleticism is legitimate and a quick release and good velocity on his passes gives him ability in the passing game as well. Ohio State has offered and Alabama, Tennessee and a host of other schools are in the mix as well. He checks in at No. 244 overall after the Ohio re-rank.
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