Prior to Ohio: Posted an impressive senior season where he was named All-State, All-Conference, All-Area and All-District... Helped his team to the state quarterfinals and a No. 4 final ranking of No. 4 in Class B Football... Played both linebacker and running back... As a senior he rushed for 1,302 yards (7.9 yards per carry) and 18 touchdowns... On the defensive side of the ball, he led the team with 81 tackles... Finished his career with 31 rushing touchdowns and 206 tackles... Strong student in the classroom as he was a two-time All-State and All-Conference Academic honoree.
Defensive Coordinator Jimmy Burrow on Schany: "Jake is a very good athlete, who can play both sides of the ball. He has great physical instincts for the linebacker position. He is very smart and he played on a good team in high school."