Coldwater’s Brady Hoying earning notoriety


It’s been mentioned that the possibility of Coldwater junior Brody Hoying becoming the best football player that program’s produced is very real. It’s high praise indeed.

The first cousin of former Ohio State University greats Bobby Hoying (St. Henry) and Coldwater’s own Ross Homan, Brody Hoying’s resume is expanding.

In leading the Cavs to a 4-1 start, Hoying (5 feet 11 inches, 180 pounds) has excelled at both quarterback and defensive back, a position that he earned honorable mention All-Ohio last year (60 tackles, six interceptions). This season, Hoying has completed 63-of-115 passes for 800 yards and six touchdowns. He’s carried the ball 79 times for 559 yards and eight touchdowns.

The latest school to inquire about Hoying? Michigan.

How’s that sit with the family?

Bright future: Springfield might be 0-5, but head coach Eric Gillespie has some notable young talent.

Sophomore running back Xavier Garland (5-11, 205) will be one of Ohio’s top Class of 2016 prospects at his position. As for the Class of 2017, the Wildcats have two future stars in wide receiver Daniel Davis (6-2, 170) and defensive lineman Alex King (6-3, 192). Davis doubles as an outstanding point guard prospect in basketball.

The Wildcats start three sophomores on the offensive line.

Stock rising: Undefeated Centerville’s legitimacy certainly increased with its 38-37 double-overtime win at Naples (Fla.) on Friday. Individually, senior offensive lineman Jared Weyler’s popularity is on the upswing, too. Weyler (6-4, 275) is committed to Bowling Green, but don’t be surprised to see him receive a few new offers from BCS schools.

Weyler is a big reason the Elks are averaging 446 yards a game on the ground.

Another? Fellow senior offensive lineman Patrick Osterhage (6-4, 280), who remains uncommitted. Virginia Tech, Ohio, Miami, Ball State and Toledo are among those on his offer sheet.

Keep an eye on: Fairmont junior Kei’vante Tanner is one to watch. A wide receiver/defensive end, Tanner (6-3, 205) is Fairmont’s leading receiver with 15 catches for 261 yards and four touchdowns. He has two 100-yard receiving games and caught three touchdown passes against Springboro. Tanner has also carried the ball seven times and thrown three passes.

RedHawks offer: Ross junior offensive lineman Simon Stepaniak (6-4, 280) picked up an offer from Miami last week. The RedHawks join Toledo, Bowling Green, Indiana and Ohio as invested suitors.


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