Recruiting is said to be the lifeblood of college football. This series will countdown the top 100 high schools in Ohio that have provided the Buckeyes with football players. The rankings are based on how many times a player from each high school has been listed on Ohio State's roster between 1970 and 2018.
No. 91, Strongsville
Four players from Strongsville have been listed on 11 Ohio State rosters. In 1988, sophomore kicker Bob Hoyt became the first Mustang to be listed on an Ohio State football roster. That was the only time Hoyt's name made the roster. Six years later, DE Craig Tomko made the roster as a junior.
Offensive lineman Josh Kerr was on the roster for five seasons. His senior season (2010), he was behind Mike Adams and Marcus Hall on the depth chart. He played in four games during his junior season. Kerr earned All-Ohio and All-Conference honors at Strongsville.
Scott Sika was also an offensive lineman and began his career as a walk-on during the 2006 season. Was known as a scout team workhorse for the Buckeyes and played in five games as a junior. Sika was named the Most Improved Player twice during his playing days at Strongsville.
Back To School
Strongsville High School is located in Cuyahoga County and is a member of the Greater Cleveland Conference (GVC). The team currently competes in Division I, Region 1. The last time the Mustangs made the playoffs was 2011, they lost to Solon by a score of 7-12 in the first round.
Strongsville has state championships in girls soccer (2011, 2005, 2002 and 1998), baseball (2006) and boys soccer (1997).
Explanation of the Rankings
School "A" had 14 players appear 16 times on Ohio State's roster. School "B" had 11 players appear 20 times on Ohio State's roster. School "B" will have the higher ranking. Why? Even though school "B" has less players, those players played for more years.
If two or more schools have the same number of appearances, the tie will be broken by the school with the highest average of roster appearances per player. If there is a tie in the average, the tie breaker will be the school with the most prominent Ohio State player.
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