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Ohio Insider: A Look At The Recruiting Classes For Division II Programs In The State


By JD Heilmann and Dylan Hefflinger

Ohio Scouting Director and Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

With the start of the fall signing period upon us, JD Heilmann, the director of scouting for PBR Ohio, breaks down the top recruiting classes based on in-state prospects. We already did a three-part series examining the recruiting hauls of Ohio’s Division I programs. For this one we take a look at the recruiting classes for Division II programs within the state. Beyond the surface, we drill down deeper into immediate impact players, sleepers in the class, and other behind the scenes information that went into a player choosing their college program.

Over the next two weeks, we will also breakdown the in-state recruiting hauls for Division III, NAIA, and JUCO programs.

To view Part 1 for the Division I programs, which includes an in-depth look at Ohio, Dayton, Akron, and Toledo please click here.

To view Part 2, which includes Youngstown State, Xavier, Cincinnati, and Wright State please click here.

To view Part 3, which includes BGSU, Miami (OH), Ohio State, and Kent State please click here.

To take a look at the prospects that headed out of the Buckeye state to Division I programs across the nation please click here.

If you are a senior, it isn't too late. College programs are still looking. Make sure you check out our Unsigned Senior Showcase on December 6th by clicking here.


Once again Ashland and head coach John Schaly is pulling together a solid class, filling their needs of arms and outfielders. The Eagles snagged five out of their six commits from the Unsigned Senior Games at Wright State in August.

Right-handed pitcher Alex Barnes (Strongsville) is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound prospect that came on the recruiting scene early last fall with the Ohio Elite. Equipped with a low-to-mid-80s fastball, Barnes is still learning how to utilize his lower half and figures to have his best days on the mound in front of him.

List of 2015 Commits Headed To Division II Programs

Brad Wilson Ohio Dominican 35
Jett Swetland Florida Southwestern 47
Russell Lamovec Lake Erie 62
Ty Phelps Gannon 70
Kyle Orloff Indianapolis 71
Alex Barnes Ashland 73
Clyde Yoder Malone     80
Alex Harter Findlay 93
Nick Stone Ashland 98
Nate Suntken Saginaw Valley State 104
Sam Rice Ashland 107
Dalton Davis Lake Erie 110
Avery Janning Walsh 111
Andy Marzheuser Florida Tech 115
Joe Caserio Ashland 116
Cameron Murray Alderson Broaddus 118
Chris Slavik Ashland 120
Andrew Huser Seton Hill 133
Derek Burns Bellarmine 143
Mitchell Bault Ohio Dominican 145
Damian Maglione Lake Erie 147
Zach Heming Lincoln Memorial 150
Eric Conner Walsh 157
Brent Solinger Cedarville 159
Clayton Grubb Ohio Dominican 163
Jordan Burns Lake Erie 180
Cameron Roth Ohio Dominican 184
Chris Sackett Ohio Dominican 202
Michael Cook Tiffin 210
Nic Varda Ashland 245

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