May 10, 2012
Watterson's Gammon to play for Marshall; several get offers
According to Watterson's official athletic site, senior wide receiver Jack Gammon will play for Marshall University.
A 5-11, 170-pounder who had offers from smaller schools such as Mount St. Joseph, Capital and Ohio Northern, Gammon finished with 15 catches last season as the Eagles went 3-7 during a rare down season.
At this point, I'm not aware of any other players from the Eagles' 2012 senior class who will be playing college football, although Craig Fada's ScoutingOhio page lists him as having an offer from Butler.
Watterson missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007 a year after winning the 2010 Division III state championship, but the positive thing for the Eagles is that they lost only 19 seniors. That's a relatively low number for a program like theirs.
The 2011 class included recruited players like T.J. Gilles (Ohio Dominican), Hunter Maynard (Bowling Green), Justin McCarthy (Dayton) and Matt Redfield (preferred walkon at Bowling Green).
*According to ScoutingOhio.com, Hartley junior Alonzo Saxton recently picked up offers from Toledo and Wisconsin to go along with previous offers from Illinois and Purdue.
The Hawks have put together an impressive stable of athletes the last couple years, and the 5-11, 170-pounder has only added to that. He made second-team all-district at defensive back last season but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the mix for more carries out of the backfield in Hartley's run-oriented offense. He saw limited action at running back and wide receiver last fall and had three interceptions on defense.
This spring, Saxton is competing in track for the Hawks.
*Others who have picked up offers over the past few days according to ScoutingOhio are New Albany's Darron Lee (Minnesota), Pickerington Central's Nicholas Walter (Eastern Michigan), Westerville South's Marcus Ball (Boston College) and Dublin Jerome's Donovan Wilson (Boston College).