One new 5-star, a couple of new 4-stars, new 3-stars and guys who made significant moves up the board.
A quick note: These rankings are not set in stone just yet. We still have All-Star games, more senior film, etc., so what you see is our staff's changes up to this point. There will be a couple more changes before we lock them in a couple weeks before Signing Day.
Mr. Five-Star Crete-Monee wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was moved to 5-stars after a big senior season. He helped his team to a state title and facing double coverage nearly every week, he still went out and dominated. He has it all: the ball skills, run after the catch ability and he's physical and willing to block. If anyone had questioned his competition level, he answered those questions at The Opening and other summer events where he was his best against the nation's best.
Three new four-stars in Ohio. Cincinnati Moeller linebacker and Michigan State commit Shane Jones, Pickerington Central defensive back and Northwestern commit Godwin Igwebuike and New Albany safety and Ohio State commit Darron Lee joined the ranks.
We have three people on the ground in Ohio and all of them raved about Godwin Igwebuike and Shane Jones, those two were unanimous decisions. Lee was a guy Dave Berk got to see more of than anyone else and he said he was one of the most impressive kids he saw all season.
"Darron Lee has a great physical frame, he's explosive, has untapped potential, and his best football ahead of him," Berk said. "Shane Jones excels going laterally, he's tough, and can move inside or play outside. Godwin Igwebuike is very physical, he's not afraid to come up and hit you and it'll be interesting to see where his future is. I think he's a safety but he can also be a running back. He could be a dominant physical presence at safety."
The thing about all three is that they had big years against great competition as well. Jones and Moeller played a murderer's row of opponents and he came up big each and every week. Lee quarterbacked his team deep into the playoffs and impressed us in a losing effort against Trotwood-Madison, one of the state's most talented teams.
Gareon Conley - CB, Massillon (Ohio)
Jon Reschke - LB, Birmingham (Mich.)
Mitch Trubisky - QB, Mentor (Ohio)
Taco Charlton - DE, Pickerington (Ohio)
Da'Mario Jones - WR, Westland (Mich.)
Tracy Sprinkle - DE, Elyria (Ohio)
Alex Gall - OG, Cincinnati (Ohio)
Jack Keeler - OT, Barrington (Ill.)
Kyle Kempt - QB, Massillon (Ohio)
Josh Jones - S, Walled Lake (Mich.)
Chase Dutra - S, Brownsburg (Ind.)
CB Marcus McShepard (Cleveland Hts., OH) - Northwestern