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Countdown: 62 Days Until Ohio State Football

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June 30, 2019 at 9:35am
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Meadowdale

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. 62, Meadowdale

Qualification

Five players from Meadowdale have been listed on 14 Ohio State rosters. Defensive tackle Ken Coleman played for the Buckeyes between 1986 and 1990. He earned four varsity letters during his time in Columbus and was thought to be the quickest defensive lineman on the '90 squad. Coleman entered his senior season with 15 career starts, but was ranked second on the depth chart. Coleman was an All-Ohioan at Meadowdale and was ranked as one of the top 100 senior players in the nation as a senior. 

Dante Lee played both receiver and running back for Ohio State. He finished his Buckeye career with 99 carries for 565 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also had 9 receptions for 112 yards. The majority of Lee's production was during his freshman year as he had 83 rushes for 503 yards and 6 touchdowns. 

At Meadowdale, Lee was named the Dayton Area Player of the Year when he ran for 1,228 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior.

DB Sean Fields (1990), WR Jesse Prewitt (1991-92) and RB Ke'von Huguely (2016-17) were all walk-ons at Ohio State. Prewitt was a Meadowdale teammate of Lee and basketball player Jamie Skelton. He also set the Lions' single game record with 11 receptions for 181 yards. Huguely was team captain for football and basketball and earned the Honda/OSU Math Medal Award as the top senior math student at Meadowdale.

Back To School

Meadowdale is located in Montgomery County and is a member of the Dayton City League. The team currently competes in Division IV, Region 16. The Lions had a record of 2-7 in 2018. If the football program made the playoffs it was before 1999.

Notable

Meadowdale does not have a state title in any sport.

Famous Alumni

Famous names you may know: NFL players Peerless Price, Irv Eatman and Sheldon White, Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, MLB player Steve Yeager and General Hospital actor Stephen Nichols

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

2,773 days since Ohio State has not defeated That Team.
153 days until The Game.

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