2018 Ohio Football Signing Class

Signees

Roster

Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
O'Shann Allison full bio O'Shann Allison Pos.: RB Ht.: 5-10 Wt.: 195 Hometown/Previous School: Malvern, Pa. / Malvern Prep
Antrez Baker full bio Antrez Baker Pos.: DL Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 235 Hometown/Previous School: Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg
Cole Baker full bio Cole Baker Pos.: DL Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 275 Hometown/Previous School: Pinson, Ala. / East Mississippi Community College
Justin Birchette full bio Justin Birchette Pos.: CB Ht.: 5-11 Wt.: 175 Hometown/Previous School: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. / Dwyer
Jerome Buckner full bio Jerome Buckner Pos.: WR Ht.: 5-9 Wt.: 165 Hometown/Previous School: Columbus, Ohio / Gahanna Lincoln High School
Zach Burks full bio Zach Burks Pos.: DL Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 290 Hometown/Previous School: Olathe, Kansas / Coffeyville Community College
Alec Burton full bio Alec Burton Pos.: TE Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 215 Hometown/Previous School: Danville, Ind. / Danville
Jamison Collier full bio Jamison Collier Pos.: S Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 185 Hometown/Previous School: Snellville, Ga. / Brookwood
Kurt Danneker full bio Kurt Danneker Pos.: OL Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 330 Hometown/Previous School: Linden, Pa. / Williamsport Area
Patrick Gilliland full bio Patrick Gilliland Pos.: OL Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 315 Hometown/Previous School: Gahanna, Ohio / Bishop Hartley High School
Darfnell Gouin full bio Darfnell Gouin Pos.: WR Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 205 Hometown/Previous School: Fort Myers, Fla. / South Fort Myers
John Gregory full bio John Gregory Pos.: CB Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 190 Hometown/Previous School: Indian Land, S.C. / Indian Land
Shane Hooks full bio Shane Hooks Pos.: WR Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 175 Hometown/Previous School: Orlando, Fla. / Olympia
Bryce Houston full bio Bryce Houston Pos.: LB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 215 Hometown/Previous School: Lewis Center, Ohio / Olentangy Orange
Kylen McCracken full bio Kylen McCracken Pos.: DL Ht.: 6-4 Wt.: 285 Hometown/Previous School: Cleveland Heights, Ohio / Cleveland Heights
Jack McCrory full bio Jack McCrory Pos.: LB Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 220 Hometown/Previous School: Springfield, Ohio / Springfield Shawnee
Joe Mischler full bio Joe Mischler Pos.: QB Ht.: 5-11 Wt.: 180 Hometown/Previous School: Erie, Pa. / Cathedral Prep
Bryce Ramer full bio Bryce Ramer Pos.: OL Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 315 Hometown/Previous School: Beaver, Pa. / Beaver Area
Bryce Stai full bio Bryce Stai Pos.: DL Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 230 Hometown/Previous School: Lincoln, Neb. / Norris
Keye Thompson full bio Keye Thompson Pos.: LB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 205 Hometown/Previous School: Barberton, Ohio / Barberton
Jeremiah Wood full bio Jeremiah Wood Pos.: S Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 200 Hometown/Previous School: Pickerington, Ohio / Pickerington Central High School

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Biographies

O’Shaan Allison | RB | 5-10 | 195 | Malvern, Pa. | Malvern Prep School 

Prior to Ohio: Racked up 1,004 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Malvern Prep High School while earning First Team All-Conference honors. No. 3 ranked running back in Pennsylvania after putting up 3,000 career rushing yards and 35 touchdowns. 

Personal: Son of Omar and Trina Allison. Born Sept. 25, 1999. Planning on majoring in education. Also had two letters in basketball.

Antrez Baker | DL | 6-3 | 235 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Brownsburg High School

Prior to Ohio: Had 52 total tackles with five sacks, an interception and four pass deflections as a senior at Brownsburg High School. Finished with 102 total tackles and 10 sacks during his career while also recording three receiving touchdowns at tight end. Two-time All-State and All-Conference while also being named to the Super Team and was D-Lineman of the Year. Served as team captain for two seasons. Had five letters in football.

Personal: Son of Dana Baker. Born Sept. 3, 1999. Also had five letters in basketball.

Cole Baker | DL | 6-3 | 275 | Pinson, Ala. | East Mississippi Community College

Prior to Ohio: Won a NJCAA National Championship with East Mississippi Community College in 2017 while earning Second Team All-State honors. Had 42 tackles, four sacks and nine tackles for loss in 2017. Recorded 12.5 sacks at Clay-Chalkville High School...started for one season at Delta State on the defensive line as a freshman. 

Personal: Son of Lisa and Don Baker. Born May 20, 1998. Plans on majoring in exercise science at Ohio.

Justin Birchette | CB | 5-11 | 175 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | Dwyer High School

Prior to Ohio: Recorded 30 pass breakups, 50 tackles and six interceptions as a senior at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Was a member of the All-Star Team while leading his team to a No. 7 state of Florida ranking and No. 2 in 7A as a captain in 2017 with a 9-2 record.

Personal: Son of Karen and Anthony Birchette. Born May 4, 2000. Plans to major in exercise therapy at Ohio.

Jerome Buckner | WR | 5-9 | 165 | Columbus, Ohio | Gahanna Lincoln High School

Prior to Ohio: Racked up 4,642 receiving yards during his high school career while scoring 44 touchdowns. Had 1,127 yards as a senior with 14 touchdowns averaging 11.6 yards per catch. Was a three-time All-State and All-Metro selection and four-time All-League and All-District honoree. Was named Offensive Player of the Year once and team MVP three times. Also lettered four times in track and field. Was named Academic All-Ohio twice. 

Personal: Son of Otis J. Buckner and LaToyia D. Rose. Birthday is August 29, 2000. Interested in majoring in sports management. Nickname is Buck. Also lettered in track four years. three-time State Champion in track, two-time national runner-up in open 400.

Zach Burks | DL | 6-2 | 290 | Olathe, Kan. | Coffeyville Community College 

Prior to Ohio: Played one season at Coffeyville Community college where he had 47 total tackles and eight tackles for loss. Played at Olathe North High School where he earned Second Team All-Conference honors and was recognized as one of the top 100 players in Kansas as a senior. 

Personal: Son of Alvin Burks. Born Dec. 8, 1997.  

Alec Burton | TE | 6-4 | 215 | Danville, Ind. | Danville High School 

Prior to Ohio:  Had 700 yards on 46 receptions and 15 touchdowns as a senior tight end leading Danviille Community High School to an undefeated regular season and conference, sectional and regional championships and a No. 1 overall ranking. Was named Mr. Football in the State of Indiana as the best tight end following senior year. Named All-State. Also had three rushing touchdowns and six sacks. Recorded 1,600 career receiving yards and 21 touchdowns during his four-year career while serving as team captain his last two seasons. 

Personal: Son of Dennis and Ronda Burton. Born Aug. 7, 1999. Plans on majoring in sports management. Also earned three letters in basketball.

Jamison Collier | S | 6-2 | 185 | Snellville, Ga. | Brookwood High School

Prior to Ohio: Had 96 tackles, five pass deflections and three interceptions as a senior at Brookwood High School. Named All-Region and All-County following the 2017 season. Had 267 tackles, 18 pass deflections, four sacks, four interceptions during his career while also recording 30 receptions with six touchdowns. 

Personal: Son of James and Carmelita Collier. Born Dec. 4, 1999. Plans on majoring in sports management.

Kurt Danneker | OL | 6-3 | 330 | Linden, Pa. | Williamsport Area High School

Prior to Ohio: Played offensive and defensive line at Williamsport Area High School where he was named 2016 6A All-American and was named as a Blue-Grey All-American. Led his team to a 6A District Championship and a Conference Championship as a junior with a 12-2 record. Served as team captain for three seasons. 

Personal: Son of Dave and Sue Danneker. Born Jan 19, 2000. Plans to major in business at Ohio.

Patrick Gilliland | OL | 6-6 | 315 | Columbus, Ohio | Bishop Hartley High School

Prior to Ohio: Played offensive line at Bishop Hartley High School where he earned All-State, All-Central District and All-Metro. Was nominated to play in the Ohio Coaches North/South All-Star game. Led his team to two state championships in Division 4 and was regional runner-up his senior season. 

Personal: Son of Mary and Vince Gilliland. Born Dec. 21, 1999. Plans on majoring in sports management at Ohio.

Darfnell Gouin | WR | 6-2 | 205 | Fort Myers, Fla. | South Fort Myers High School 

Prior to Ohio: Had 215 receiving yards on 15 catches with two touchdowns playing wide receiver at South Fort Myers High School. Also had 45 total tackles on defense, two pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. Was an Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete and served as team captain his senior year. 

Personal: Son of Damien Naylor and Darien Naylor. Born June 9, 1998. Plans on majoring in exercise science at Ohio. Also had four letters in track and field.

John Gregory | CB | 6-2 | 190 | Indian Land, S.C. | Indian Land High School

Prior to Ohio: Played cornerback and wide receiver at Indian Land High School where he recorded 41 tackles, 14 pass breakups, five tackles for loss and a sack on defense and 713 receiving yards on 53 catches for seven touchdowns on offense. Named All-Conference and voted Tri-County Player of the Week and Best Defensive Back. Also was All-Region in track and field.

Personal: Son of James Sr. and Krisma Gregory. Born Nov. 12, 1999. Plans to major in psychology at Ohio. Also lettered four years in track and once in basketball.

Shane Hooks | WR | 6-4 | 175 | Orlando, Fla. | Olympia High School

Prior to Ohio: Played wide receiver at Olympia High School where he had 24 catches as a senior for 515 yards and seven touchdowns. Received three football letters during his career.

Personal: Son of Karen Mingo. Born July 15, 1999. Was named MVP of his high school basketball team as a junior. Also had two letters in basketball.

Bryce Houston  | LB | 6-0 | 215 | Lewis Center, Ohio | Olentangy Orange High School

Prior to Ohio: Had 81 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions as a senior at Olentangy Orange High School. Named All-Metro and All-OCC Defensive Player of the Year while being named All-State, All-District and All Super 25 Team following leading his team to a 9-2 record his senior year. Also named All-State, All-OCC, All-District and Super 25 Team as a junior. Also earned All-State honors as a wrestler in 2016 while placing at the state meet. Racked up 215 tackles, 151 solo, with 10 sacks and two career interceptions during his high school campaign while also serving as a team captain for last two seasons.

Personal: Son of Tony and Dana Houston. Born June 16, 1999. Plans to major in economics at Ohio. Also had three letters in wrestling in high school.

Kylen McCracken | DL | 6-4 | 285 | Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cleveland Heights High School

Prior to Ohio: Played offensive and defensive line at Cleveland Heights High School. Also wrestled and served as team captain for three seasons.

Personal: Son of Kimberly Geeter. Born Oct. 8, 1999. 

Jack McCrory | LB | 6-2 | 220 | Springfield, Ohio | Springfield Shawnee High School

Prior to Ohio: Racked up 101 tackles, one interception and two sacks as a LB at Springfield Shawnee High School his senior year. Finished his career with 252 total tackles, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. Was named First Team All-State, All-Southwest District, All-Conference and Conference Defensive player of the year.

Personal: Son of Tony and Phyllis McCrory. Born March 9, 2000. Plans to study sociology and criminology at Ohio.

Joe Mischler | QB | 5-11 | 180 | Erie, Pa. | Cathedral Prep

Prior to Ohio: Passed for 3,255 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior at Cathedral Prep High School. Also had six rushing touchdowns as a senior. Racked up 7,719 passing yards and 98 touchdowns during his high school career. Also rushed for 12 touchdowns and had a 60.2-percent completion percentage. Was a two-time state champion and was named PIAA AAAA Player of the Year twice while also being named All-State as a junior and senior. Recorded a 35-2 record as a starter and is the District 10 all-time passing leader in yards and touchdowns. Led team to a 14-0 record as a senior and served as team captain for three seasons.

Personal: Son of Michael and Mary Mischler. Born July 29, 1999. Plans on majoring in business at Ohio.

 

Bryce Ramer | OL | 6-5 | 315 |  Beaver, Pa. | Beaver Area High School

Prior to Ohio: Only allowed one sack in three years at Beaver Area High School earning All-Section honors as an offense and defensive lineman. Named All-Conference for two years and named Best-of-The-Batch and nominated for Mr. Pennsylvania as a junior in 2016. Led his team to second-round playoff berths and 10-3 records as a sophomore and senior. Named All-State following his senior year.

Personal: Son of Melissa and Ron Ramer. Born Feb. 29, 2000. Plans to major in exercise physiology at Ohio. Also earned two letters in baseball and two in basketball.

Bryce Stai | DL | 6-3 | 230 | Lincoln, Neb. | Norris High School 

Prior to Ohio: Played tight end, defensive end, wide receiver, long snapper and linebacker at Norris High School in Lincoln, Neb. Had 160 career tackles, 14 pass breakups, 13 sacks and three blocked kicks. Also had 434 career receiving yards and six touchdowns. Was named All-State Class B, All-State honorable mention, All-Conference, All-District and Super State Second Team.

Personal: Son of Jennifer and Brenden Stai. Born Nov. 24, 1999. Also lettered four years in track and field, two years in basketball and one year in wrestling. Plans to study broadcasting and journalism at Ohio ...his Dad played football at Nebraska, and was on staff with Coach Solich and spent eight years in the NFL including five with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Keye Thompson Jr. | LB | 6-0 | 205 | Akron, Ohio | Barberton High School

Prior to Ohio: recorded 144 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and 18 touchdowns during his senior year at Barberton High School. Named All-State and was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year. Led his team to a 12-1 record as a senior and a regional championship runner-up. Served as a team captain for his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Born April 22, 2000. Son of Tim and Shelby Robertson.

Jeremiah Wood | S | 6-0 | 200 | Pickerington, Ohio | Pickerington Central High School

Prior to Ohio: Racked up 60 solo tackles, 100 total tackles, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions as a senior at Pickerington Central High School where he led his team to the Division I State Championship and a No. 23 national ranking. Served as team captain as a senior. Was a four-year letterman and earned First Team All-Conference his last three years. Was a two-time All-District and All-State selection. 

Personal: Born January 6, 2000. Son of Jamie and Tricia Wood. Planning on studying engineering at Ohio. Was a four-time Distinguished Honor Roll selection.