|Seth Wilson, Mechie Johnson, Skyler Schmidt & Chris Livingston|
We recently stumbled on national player rankings for the classes for 2022 and 2021, and discovered that 4 Ohio players were featured. The Runna Report lists Seth Wilson (#20), Meechie Johnson (#33) and Skyler Schmidt (#35) among their top 40 players in the class of 2021. In addition, Chris Livingston (#14) is the lone Buckeye to crack the report’s top 32. Of course we’ve seen each of these players perform since the 4th grade, so it comes as no surprise that they are receiving national recognition. It should also be noted that each of the 4 players recently participated in the UA Next Combine in Chicago, IL and more than held their own! In fact, Johnson was widely considered the best performer there, while Livingston, one of only two 7th graders, made a big time impact!
We are, however, surprised at a couple of omissions, as we believe that another handful of Ohio players could have made this list. Moreover, each of the 4 listed players have been perianal all-stars and Top 5 Award winners at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases. In fact, each of them was a participant in our prestigious Ohio North vs South All-Star Game last September. Congrats the each player and their parents for this great recognition. On another note, we also noted several other Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase alumni represented on the list. Zion Harmon (#1), Jalen Blackmon (#12), Ryan Conway (#19), Furst (#23), Pierre Brooks II (#36) and Carter Whit (#38) all made the 2021 list.