A Look at Some Performances That Caught Our Eye From Week One of the Football Season
The following players stood out to us in week one, but there were several huge performances in the area. To have your film featured and information sent out for free, please complete the "On the Radar" form by clicking here. We will feature several players each week in our "Film Room" series. After week three, through signing day, we will release weekly film reviews.
Daniel Tooson - C/O '22
Name: Defensive Lineman
High School: Bishop Hartley
Notes: Tooson continues to improve his technique on the D-line, and turned in a solid performance against a very good Moeller front. Tooson, a great student and high character guy, will be a key to the Hawks success in 2020.
Judah Holtzclaw - C/O '21
High School: Westerville Central
Notes: Already recognized as one of the areas best QBs, Holtzclaw showed improved athleticism, footwork and accuracy in week one. Look for a big 2020 from Holtzclaw and his team.
Kaden Saunders - C/O '22
Name: Wide Receiver
High School: Westerville South
Notes: Arguably the state’s top receiver in his class, Saunders continues to show he is performing on a different level. Last week he scored 3 TDs in limited action, and expects to see double teams all night in this week’s matchup. Just another test for the young receiver, but I like his odds of posting a high score on the "test.”
Jaylen Jennings - C/O '22
Name: Running Back
High School: Harvest Prep
Notes: Statistically, Jennings had one of the best performances in the area. He has been a bit overlooked for not being at a bigger school. That is a huge a mistake in my opinion, as Jennings’ athleticism translates against any level of competition. Look for Jennings to put up big numbers in 2020.
Dijon Jennings - C/O '22
High School: Reynoldsburg
Notes: With offers from Kentucky and Eastern Michigan after only his sophomore season, I wondered what Jennings would do for an encore. He answered with a huge game, accounting for 235 yards and 5 TDs. If Jennings keeps this up, expect that offer list to grow. He is a true dual threat who will cause fits for opposing defenses.
Bryon Threats - C/O '21
High School: Dublin Coffman
Notes: Already committed to the University of Cincinnati, Threats could've easily taken his foot off the gas. Threats had different plans by kicking off 2020 with 195 total yards and 4 TDs. Coach Fickell and his staff found a gem in Threats.
Sonny Styles - C/O '23
High School: Pickerington Central
Notes: The biggest statement in Central Ohio in week one may have been made by Sophomore Sonny Styles. He made huge plays in a nationally televised game and it led to a handful of D1 offers, headlined by Ohio State and Notre Dame. Styles is a special talent who could be a top five player in Ohio for his class.
Stephan Byrd - C/O '22
Name: Running Back
High School: Canal Winchester
Notes: The big, physical back rushed for 145 yards and a TD in week one; but for him, those numbers are pedestrian. Byrd put on muscle in the offseason and improved his speed. Known for being more of a power back, look for Byrd to prove he can be a threat to take any given carry to the house in 2020.