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. 81, Hoover
Three players from Hoover have been listed on 11 Ohio State rosters. Running back Jeff Logan was the first and most notable player for the Buckeyes. Logan came to Columbus in 1974 and Ohio State won four Big Ten titles while he was on the team through 1977. Logan was a captain on the '77 team and was also named All-Big Ten, Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten that same season.
Logan had a hard time seeing the field when he was a freshman and sophomore. Those years being Archie Griffin's junior and senior seasons might have been a reason why. After the two-time Heisman winner left, Logan became the starter and had 325 carries for 1,854 yards and 11 touchdowns.
For more on Logan, and other Ohio State players to wear No. 34, go here.
The other Hoover players to make an Ohio State roster were quarterback Scott Powell (1984-88) and running back James Georgiades (2009-11). Powell took a redshirt in 1984 and during his time he took reps at quarterback, tightend and outside linebacker. He also was the holder on kick conversions for three seasons. Powell converted an 11-yard pass against LSU in the 1987 game. At Hoover, Powell threw for 1,580 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. His dad, Tim, played for the Rams and Steelers.
Georgiades saw special teams playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2009 and was known as a scout team workhorse. He did not see varsity playing timee as a junior and entering his senior season, Georgiades was recovering from an injury so his status for contributing on the field was in doubt. At Hoover, he was an All-Ohioan and captain of the team.
Back To School
Hoover is located in Stark County and is a member of the Federal League. The team currently competes in Division II, Region 7. The Vikings last playoff appearance was in 2012. Hoover hosted Canton McKinley in round one, but lost, 29-36. The football program has never won a state title, but made the final in 1985. Running back, Erick Howard, became the second person to earn Ohio's Mr. Football Award twice. Howard accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.
Hoover owns 11 state championships. Eight of the titles belong to the softball team that won it all in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2006, 1999 and 1998. Other Hoover state title teams are girls' basketball (2002), wrestling (1965) and boys' basketball (1939).
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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