Friday, December 2, 2011

Ohio's Top Multi-Sport Athletes

Nigel Hayes-6'7 Junior Toledo Whitmer

As most of you have heard by now, a couple of weeks ago Cincinnati’s Taft’s Aldolphus Washington chose football at Ohio State, over solid D-I basketball offers. Although Washington was a beast on the hardwood, he was even more imposing on the football field. A look at some of Ohio’s top ballers clearly reflects a number of players who possess the skills and/or size to compete in multiple sports at the college level.

Below is Prep Spotlight’s John Stovall’s list of the top 12 players in the Buckeye State that currently play multiple sports, and who have the ability to play those sports at the next level. To make his list, players must meet the following prerequisites: 1) Player must be a "star" in both sports; 2) They should also have D1 interest in both sports; and 3) the list is based on level of college interest in each sport combined.

Alolphus Washington-6'4 Sr. OSU Commit

Top 12 Multi-Sport Athletes:

1. Nigel Hayes 6'7 Jr. Toledo Whitmer - Basketball/Football
2. Adolphus Washington 6'4 Sr. Cincinnati Taft - Football/Basketball - committed to Ohio State football
3. Zach Garber 6'8 Jr. Vanlue - Basketball/Football
4. Reggie McAdams 6'6 Sr. Elida - Basketball/Football - signed with Akron basketball
5. Deshone Kizer 6'5 So. Toledo Central Catholic - Football/Basketball/Baseball
6. Jae'Sean Tate 6'4 So. Pickerington Central - Basketball/Football
7. Jordan Lauf 6'4 Jr. Napolean - Basketball/Soccer
8. Pharoah Brown 6'6 Sr. Lynhurst Brush - Football/Basketball
9. Matt Bingaya 6'4 Sr. Delaware Hayes - Basketball/Football - signed with Morehead State basketball
10. Taylor Decker 6'8 Sr. Vandalia Butler - Football/Basketball - committed to Notre Dame football
11. Leroy Alexander 6'0 Sr. Toledo Whitmer - Football/Basketball
12. Dwayne Stanford 6'5 Sr. Cincinnati Taft - Football/Basketball - committed to Oregon football


  1. Tate isn't getting any D1 interest for football. He doesn't even get any playing time.

  2. Garber also now has interest in track in addition to basketball and football, and was all-league in baseball.

  3. Will see next year lames and he is stop hating.

  4. Zach Beaver from Pickerington Central plays Football, Basketball and Baseball. He has Football and Baseball offers.