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Countdown: 87 Days Until Ohio State Football

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June 5, 2019 at 8:15am
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Amherst Steele

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. 87, Amherst/Marion L. Steele

Qualification

Three players from Amherst Steele have been listed on 11 Ohio State rosters. The first Comet to make Ohio State's roster was Tony Moore. The defensive tackle was in Columbus between 1986 and 1990. Next up, was WR Matt Jacobs who was on the team for the 1993, '94 and '95 seasons. The final player from Marion L. Steele was OG Jason Kozar who was also on the team for three years. None of the three made a significant impact the program, but they put Steele on the Ohio State roster for 11 seasons. 

Back To School

Amherst Steele is located in Lorain County and is a member of the Southwestern Conference. The team currently competes in Division II, Region 5.  Of late, the Rangers have been a very bad team. It's been over a decade since the Comets have madea  playoff appearance. They lost to Twinsburg, 20-11 in the first round of the 2008 playoffs. The football program has never won a state title.

Notable

Marion L. Steele has 3 state championships, but none of them are for football. The boys' cross country team has two (1977, 1962) and the girls' cross country team has one (1991). The team mascot is called "Comet Man".

Famous Alumni

Some names you may know: None that I could find.

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. 

Top 100 Ohio High Schools
100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91
90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81
80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71
70 69 68 67 66 65 64 63 62 61
60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51
50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43 42 41
40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31
30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2,748 days since Ohio State has not defeated That Team.
177 days until The Game.

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