Greater Cincinnati All-Area Football

Updated: August 25, 2008, 5:37 PM ET
ESPNRISE.com

Here's a preseason look at the players to watch in the greater Cincinnati area:

OFFENSE
[POSITION] NAME SCHOOL HT/WT YEAR
[QB] Braxton Miller Wayne 6-2/180 Sophomore
[QB] Spencer Ware Princeton 5-11/205 Junior
[RB] Bud Golden Sycamore 6-0/190 Senior
[WR] Jeff Duckworth Princeton 6-0/195 Senior
[WR] Steve Hull Sycamore 6-2/180 Senior
[WR] Josh Jones Elder 6-2/200 Senior
[TE] Jacob Green Wyoming 6-3/230 Senior
[OL] Austen Bujnoch Elder 6-5/265 Senior
[OL] Chris Freeman Trotwood-Madison 6-8/320 Senior
[OL] Matt James St. Xavier 6-7/300 Junior
[OL] Sam Longo Bellbrook 6-5/260 Senior

DEFENSE
POSITION/NAME SCHOOL HT/WT YEAR
[DL] Cornelius Carradine Taft 6-5/205 Senior
[DL] Sean McClellan Moeller 6-3/250 Senior
[DL] Pat Muldoon St. Xavier 6-4/255 Senior
[DL] Adam Replogle Centerville 6-2/260 Senior
[LB] Denicos Allen Hamilton 6-0/190 Senior
[LB] Maalik Bomar Winton Woods 6-1/190 Senior
[LB] Luke Kuechly St. Xavier 6-3/220 Senior
[DB] C.J. Barnett Northmont 6-1/186 Senior
[DB] Everett Horne North College Hill 5-11/175 Senior
[DB] Deejay Hunter Middletown 6-0/190 Senior
[DB] Chris Williams Winton Woods 5-11/185 Senior

OTHER TOP PLAYERS
NAME SCHOOL POSITION YEAR
Jelani Alford Withrow RB Sr.
John Anevski Elder OL Sr.
Antonio Banks Middletown RB Jr.
Ted Bolser Indian Hill WR Sr.
Austin Collinsworth Highlands DB Jr.
Josh Conner Highlands RB Sr.
Bo Cordell Indian Hill QB Sr.
Tyon Dixon Colerain LB Jr.
Tim Edmond La Salle RB Sr.
Jake Feldmeyer Centerville OL Sr.
Erik Finklea Woodward RB Sr.
Nick Galvin Moeller LB Jr.
Erique Geiger Wayne RB Sr.
Nick Gramke Elder RB Sr.
Danny Gress Northmont LB Sr.
Tony Guidugli Highlands QB Sr.
Kurt Hess Chaminade-Julienne QB Sr.
Jordan Hicks Lakota West LB Jr.
Dominic Mainello Beechwood OL Sr.
Luke Massa St. Xavier QB Jr.
Adam Moser Colerain DL Sr.
Andrew Norwell Anderson OL Jr.
Jake Odom Lakota West DL Sr.
Jake Proctor Oak Hills DB Sr.
Leonard Riston Indian Hill RB Sr.
Allen Roberts Middletown TE Sr.
Daniel Rod Anderson QB Sr.
Nick Schirmann Anderson OL Sr.
Ricky Steele La Salle DB Sr.
Brian Wozniak Loveland TE Sr.

PRIME-TIME PLAYERS

BUD GOLDEN
Sycamore lost in the regional quarterfinals last year but looks poised for a better finish this year thanks to the return of Golden. Last season, he ran for 1,129 yards and 14 touchdowns.

PAT MULDOON
Muldoon was an integral component in St. Xavier's run to the Division I state crown last season. Considered one of the nation's top recruits, Muldoon racked up 16 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 2007.

C.J. BARNETT
Rated the nation's No. 16 defensive back in the ESPNU 150, this Ohio State commit can completely shut down his side of the field. Barnett tallied 48 tackles and three interceptions last year.

DEEJAY HUNTER
Hunter possesses the skills to help out in both run and pass coverage. A Tennessee verbal, Hunter recorded 108 tackles and three sacks last season and added a kickoff return for a touchdown.

COACH'S TAKE

AN AREA COACH ON SPENCER WARE:
"He's one of the best athletes to come around here in a while. You're not going to find a more complete player. He's just a freak. He's fun to watch. He makes a lot of plays. I love that kid. He's a tremendous player."