As we draw closer to the high school football season we start to dig a little deeper into each class. We are going to start out with the players to watch for in class A. It was difficult to select just three players but listed below are our top three players in class A for this upcoming season.
Starting at number three is one of the toughest offensive lineman I have met, and this guy plays both sides of the ball.
3. Layne Daniel ( Sherman High School c/o 2019)
6’4″ 355 Lbs
I met Layne at the 304 elite camp this summer, he was one of the biggest guys at the camp and in my opinion one of the toughest. He plays on the offensive and defensive lines for the tide. Layne had a solid season last year as a junior with 47 total tackles with 15 of those being solo and assisted on 32, while having 8.5 tackles for loss. Look out for this guy this year and I promise you he will not be hard to miss.
Moving on to our number two player, which I would bet most people have not heard about for a couple reasons. Reason number one is school location, Tyler Consolidated is in Sistersville,Wv which a lot of people do not know where that is. Reason number two would be he was only a sophomore last season. I promise this is one name you do not want to forget. Coming in at number two is
2. Mark Rucker ( Tyler Consolidated High School c/o 2020)
6’0″ 190 Lbs
While we were at the 304 elite camp this summer Mark was one of the first players we noticed. As a running back, you have to have that vision of the field and make the correct cut. Mark as a sophomore has some of the best cuts and vision that we have seen throughout the entire state. He is also a weapon at the wide receiver position with great hands and blazing speed. I promise this will be a house hold name this year.
With one slot left in our rankings it was a tough decision, and the more we thought about it and the more information we gathered we feel good about this player holding the top spot. Coming in at number one is one of the hardest hitting players and smartest players in the entire state. Number one is..
- Luke Jackson (Ravenswood High School c/o 2019)
Luke, who is only listed at 5’9″, plays linebacker for the red devils, and is one of the toughest kids not just in Class A but in the entire state. The work ethic I seen him put in at the 304 elite camp at Parkersburg High was second to none. This is one name you will hear a lot of this season. Luke, an all state linebacker last season, had a huge 2017 campaign with 108 total tackles and 22 for loss.
By Jeremy Thomas
WV Sports News