Welcome Class of 2009!

I know I can speak for most of us here at Thunder Treats when I say Welcome Class of 2009!

Wednesday we welcomed in a new class of Buckeyes, 25 in total with 14 coming from the buckeye state. We didn’t have the one big name recruit like last year but players like Jamaal Berry, Dorian Bell, Duron Carter and Youngstown’s own John Simon and Corey Linsley more then make up for it. The buckeyes recruiting class is #4 in the country and these players are to thank for that. Jamaal Berry is the #3 ranked RB in this class, with us losing the black and decker helmet wrecker to the NFL draft Jamaal is a huge pick up that I’m sure will be called upon this season. Another player I looked forward to watching on Saturdays is John Simon, this kid is a freak. Simon (6-3,285, 4.7 forty) was a standout at the Army All-American game in San Antonio. Simon has NFL combine strength right now, as of today his max on bench is 445 pounds, also he has done 48 reps of 225. It’s been a few years since Ohio State has had a DT that can clog up the middle, Simon just might be the answer. I can’t wait to watch this class prosper on the field, hats off to Jimmy T and his staff for another great recruiting class.

Jaamal Berry RB 5-11 185 Miami Palmetto H.S. (FL),
Dorian Bell OLB 6-0 220 Gateway Senior H.S. (PA)
C.J. Barnett CB 6-1 175 Northmont Senior H.S. (OH)
Jamie Wood S 6-2 185 Pickerington Central H.S. (OH)
Melvin Fellows DE 6-4 245 Garfield Heights H.S. (OH)
Jack Mewhort OC 6-6 285 Saint John’s H.S. (OH)
Duron Carter WR 6-3 183 Saint Thomas Aquinas School (FL)
Marcus Hall OT 6-5 290 Glenville H.S. (OH)
Corey Brown ATH 6-1 180 Gateway Senior H.S. (PA)
John Simon DT 6-3 274 Cardinal Mooney H.S. (OH)
Corey Linsley OG 6-4 275 Boardman H.S. (OH)
James Jackson WR 5-11 175 Grand Ledge H.S. (MI)
Carlos Hyde RB 6-1 230 Naples H.S. (FL)
Chris Fields WR 6-0 181 Thomas W. Harvey H.S. (OH)
Adam Bellamy DT 6-4 275 Aurora H.S. (OH)
Sam Longo OG 6-5 260 Bellbrook H.S. (OH)
Jordan Hall RB 5-9 180 Jeannette H.S. (PA)
Adam Homan ILB 6-2 223 Coldwater H.S. (OH)
Storm Klein ATH 6-2 220 Licking Valley H.S. (OH)
Jordan Whiting ILB 6-0230 Trinity H.S. For Boys (KY)
Jonathan Newsome DE 6-2 221 Glenville H.S. (OH)DE
Kenneth Guiton QB 6-2178 Aldine H.S. (TX)
Reid Fragel TE 6-8 251 South H.S. (MI)
Dominic Clarke CB 5-10 178 Tuscarora H.S. (MD)
Zach Boren FB 6-1 240 Pickerington Central H.S. (OH)

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