Every high school football team has a few good players that stand above the rest and lead their teams to whatever success they can achieve.  One website that attempts to identify these athletes is 247sports.com, which ranks players across the country. Below are the ranked players from Massillon and those from the teams the Tigers will or may face this year.  The ranking numbers correspond to Ohio’s composite list, without regard to playing position:

Massillon

  • No. 26, Class of 2023 – Ardell Banks – wide receiver, 6′-4″, 180
  • No. 35,  Class of 2023 – Willtrell Hartson – running back, 5′-9″, 200
  • Not ranked, Class of 2025 – Jalen Slaughter – quarterback (ranked by cleveland.com)

Avon

  • No. 3 Class of 2024 – Luke Hamilton – offensive tackle, 6′-5″, 290

Cincinnati Moeller

  • No. 32, Class of 2023 – Tennel Bryan – wide receiver, 5′-10″, 162
  • No. 87, Class of 2023 – Isaiah Summerlin – safety, 6′-3″, 186
  • No. 103, Class of 2023 – Mattew Seliga – safety, 5′-11″, 180
  • No. 107, Class of 2023 – Peyton Wilp – defensive lieman, 6′-2″, 275
  • No. 115, Class of 2023 – Joe Ginnotti – linebacker, 6′-2″, 225
  • No. 3, Class of 2024 – Jordon Marshall – running back, 5′-10″, 105
  • No. 27, Class of 2024 – Karson Hobbs – cornerback, 6′-1″, 180

GlenOak

  • None

Mansfield

  • No. 88, Class of 2023 – Mekhi Bradley – linebacker, 6′-0″, 225

Warren Harding

  • No. 22, Class of 2024 – Ryan Powell – running back, 6′-1″, 215

Lakewood St. Edward

  • No. 22, Class of 2023 – Michael Kilbane – edge rusher, 6′-4″, 240
  • No. 43, Class of 2023 – Wyatt Gedeon – linebacker, 6′-1″, 235
  • No. 9 – Class of 2024 – Ben Roebuck – offensive tackle, 6′-7″, 320

Austintown Fitch

  • No. 41, Class of 2023 – Cam Smith – athlete, 5′-11″, 184
  • No. 101, Class of 2023 – Jamell James – running back, 5′-11″, 215
  • No. 10, Class of 2024 – Brian Robinson – edge rusher, 6′-4″, 230

Middletown, Delaware

  • None ranked in Delaware

Canisius, New York

  • None ranked in New York

Canton McKinley

  • None

Big Walnut

  • No. 8, Class of 2024 – Garett Stover – athlete, 6′-2″, 195

Cincinnati Winton Woods

  • No. 10, Class of 2023 – Jermaine Mathews – athlete, 6′-0″, 175
  • No. 15, Class of 2023 – Cameron Calhoun – cornerback, 6′-2″, 175
  • No. 43, Class of 2023 – Trey Cornist – running back, 5′-11, 209
  • No. 88, Class of 2023 – KC Spears – athlete, 5′-10″, 190
  • No. 104, Class of 2023 – Lorenzo Hudson – safety, 6′-3″, 170
  • No. 110, Class of 2023 – James Minor – running back, 5′-10″, 200
  • Not ranked, Class of 2025 – Raphael Green – offensive lineman (cleveland.com)

Toledo Central

  • No. 45, Class of 2023 – Braden Awis – athlete, 6′-0″, 180

Akron Hoban

  • No. 20, Class of 2024 – Jackai Long – quarterback, 6′-2″, 195
  • Not ranked, Class of 2025 – Micah Rice – safety
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