Three Ohio State signees named Gatorade State Football Winners

The Ohio State football team had quite an excellent early signing period.

Even though the Buckeyes missed out on a few key prospects, Ryan Day was still able to sign a consensus top-ten class.

Among that class is a pretty strong contingency, at least according to the fine people at Gatorade.

Gatorade has been awarding the Gatorade State Player of the Year award since 1985.

 Gatorade states that the award was created to “recognize the nation’s most outstanding high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence,

academic achievement, and exemplary charter.” Past winners have included the likes of Julian Fleming,

Kyle McCord, Gabe Powers, and Joe Burrow among others.

1. Brandon Inniss, Wide Receiver - Florida Gatorade State Player of the Year Athletic Excellence: 71 receptions, 1319 yards, 15 touchdowns Academic Excellence: 3.81 weighted GPA Exemplary Character: Volunteer youth football coach

2. Jason Moore, Defensive Line - Maryland Gatorade State Player of the Year Athletic Excellence: 96 tackles, 13 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles Academic Excellence: Maintained a B average Exemplary Character: Volunteer in multiple community service initiatives

3. Lincoln Kienholz, Quarterback - South Dakota Gatorade State Player of the Year Athletic Excellence: 3422 passing yards, 46 passing touchdowns, 1435 rushing yards, 24 rushing touchdowns