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August 18, 2019 at 9:35am
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Watterson

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. 13, Watterson

Qualification

15 players from Watterson have been listed on 37 Ohio State rosters.

LB Jason Bond (2000-03) walk-on who was a special teams standout. He played in 49 of 50 games and had 6 tackles as a senior. Through his hard work, Bond earned a scholarship. Played fullback and linebacker at Watterson and the team made it the quarterfinals his junior year.

LB Craig Fada (2012-16) a walk-on who was a four-year letterman and earned a scholarship in the summer of 2016. He played in 51 games and had 10 tackles and 0.5 TFL as a senior. Fada played linebacker and tight end for Watterson and was the Central District Defensive Player of the Year. The Eagles won the 2010 state championship with the help of the talented linebacker.

Watterson Buckeyes
No. POS PLAYER YEARS OHIO STATE CAREER HS CAREER
5 DB DANIEL SIVINSKI 1970 On the roster for 1 season as a sophomore. Did not see the field. Nothing listed.
15 QB/HB BILL BOYLE 1971-72 Played in 2 games as a QB and completed 1 pass for 9 yards. Played QB at Watterson.
90 DT DONTE BRAUN 1982 On the roster for 1 season and played in 3 games in 1982 and recorded 1 tackle. Nothing listed.
79 DT JOE GARBER 1984-86 Played in 1 game for 1 minute in 1986. Nothing listed.
33 FB MARK ROYER 1985 On the roster for 1 season, did not see the field. Nothing listed.
58, 55 OC TOM SCHOLL 1986-88 On the roster for 3 seasons, did not see the field. Nothing listed.
28 K MIKE PULSFORT 1996 On the roster for 1 season, did not see the field. Nothing listed.
61 LS KEVIN LOADMAN 1996-98 His first game was against Illinois in 1997. 3 varsity letters in football and 1 in wrestling.
68 OT NICK SPIESS 1996-97 Played in 2 games for a total of 2 minutes in 2 seasons. Nothing listed.
44 FB COLLINS HUITGER 1997 On the roster for 1 season, did not see the field. Nothing listed.
50 LB NICK MITCHELL 1999 Walked-on to the team in the spring of 1998, made the roster in 1999, played in 1 game. All-Ohioan as a senior.
91 LB JASON BOND 2000-03 See above. See above.
66 OL ANDREW MOSES 2005-09 Started 1 game at LG against New Mexico State as a senior, 2x Academic All-Big Ten (2008-09) State champion in 2002, All-Ohioan, captain of football and baseball teams, 2004 Dispatch Lineman of the Year.
62 DL JON LORENZ 2009-11 Walked-on and made the roster in 2009. Captain and All-District player who also played basketball.
38 LB CRAIG FADA 2012-16 See above. See above.
Back To School

Watterson is located in Franklin County and is currently in the Central Catholic League. The team competes in Division III, Region 11. The Eagles went 5–5 last year, but finished the season with three-straight wins including a 21-14 victory over DeSales. 2015 was the last time Watterson made the playoffs.

The football program has four state championships. The Eagles won the title in 2010, 2002, 1973 and 1966.

Watterson does not have a football field and rents the field at Columbus North International School for home games.

Notable

Watterson has won 16 state titles.

Golf leads the way with five championships (2004, 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972) football has the four mentioned above, girls' field hockey (2009, 2005, 1995) and baseball (1997, 1991, 1988) have three and boys' basketball (2013) had one.

Famous Alumni

Famous names you may know: PGA golfer Kyle Reifers, MLB umpire Tim Timmons, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Sacha Pfeiffer, jazz vocalist Erin McDougald, Cincinnati Bearcat baseball player Nate Meyer and current Ohio State Linebackers Coach, Al Washington.

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...LOUISVILLE  99...URBANA 98...CAMBRIDGE 97...WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS 96...COLUMBIAN 95...NEWARK CATHOLIC 94...VILLA ANGELA-ST. JOSEPH  93...AVON LAKE 92...DAYTON DUNBAR 91...STRONGSVILLE
90...PORTSMOUTH  89...MASSILLON PERRY 88...LAKEWOOD 87...AMHERST/MARION L. STEELE 86...WAPAKONETA 85...ROGER BACON 84...BEREA 83...WESTLAKE 82...COLDWATER 81...HOOVER
80...HOVER 79...READY 78...LAKE CATHOLIC 77...OLENTANGY 76...GROVE CITY 75...INDEPENDENCE 74...WESTERN RESERVE 73...GARFIELD 72...LAKOTA WEST 71...LOGAN
70...SOUTH 69...NORTHMONT 68...WESTERVILLE CENTRAL 67...MENTOR 66...FREMONT ROSS 65...HOWLAND 64...TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC 63...VALLEY FORGE 62..MEADOWDALE 61...MAUMEE
60...MARION PLEASANT 59...BRUSH 58...MIAMI TRACE 57...KENT ROOSEVELT 56...MARION FRANKLIN 55...LA SALLE 54...PIQUA 53...HAMILTON 52..TROTWOOD-MADISON 51...AKRON CENTRAL-HOWER
50...STEUBENVILLE 49...WALSH JESUIT 48...KENSTON 47...BEECHCROFT 46...MAYFIELD 45...BROOKHAVEN 44...PERKINS 43...ELYRIA 42...WOOSTER 41...ORVILLE
40...EUCLID 39...SANDUSKY 38...SOLON 37...PRINCETON 36...URSULINE 35...DUBLIN SCIOTO 34...BENEDICTINE 33...CARDINAL MOONEY 32...THOMAS WORTHINGTON 31...HILLIARD DAVIDSON
30...IRONTON 29...XENIA 28...ELDER 27...BOARDMAN 26...PICKERINGTON CENTRAL 25...ST. HENRY 24...SHAKER HEIGHTS 23...GLENOAK 22...ARCHBISHOP ALTER 21...LANCASTER
20...GAHANNA 19...COLERAIN 18...ST. XAVIER 17...DeSALES 16...WESTERVILLE SOUTH 15...ST. EDWARD 14...HUBER HEIGHTS WAYNE 13...WATTERSON 12 11
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

2,822 days since Ohio State has not defeated That Team.
104 days until The Game.

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If you like Ohio high school football, or want to read about the best teams of the '50s and '60s, you should check out Tim Raab's book: Powerhouses of Ohio High School Football.

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