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Ohio State recruiting: Elite '15 MVP, 10/23-10/25 - How OSU commits fared in high school football

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Numerous future Buckeyes shined over the weekend, but only one can be the MVP for Week 9. Who's got your vote?

Jashon Cornell
Jashon Cornell
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Thanks to your votes, for the first time since it's creation, Land-Grant Holy Land has a brand new Elite '15 MVP of the Week. With Joe Burrow missing most of last week's game with a knee injury, Cleveland St. Ignatius defensive end Dre'Mont Jones snapped the Athens High quarterback seven week reign as our MVP.

Leading the Wildcats to a huge 34-20 win over Cincinnati Moeller, with six tackles, a sack, and a 49-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown, Jones ran away with 45% of the votes, which was good enough to keep future teammates Justin Hilliard (21%), Jamel Dean (19%), Jashon Cornell (12%), and subsequent decommitment Josh Moore (2%) at bay.

With the season nearing its end, you won't have the chance to vote for the Elite '15 much longer. The future of the Buckeyes were back on the field over the weekend trying to keep their high school squads in contention for state playoff berths. With that being said, it's time to vote for the Week 9 MVP.

Who will win award this week? Let your voice be heard. Here are this weeks nominees:

Joe Burrow

After missing most of his game last week, Burrow bounced back from his knee injury like it never took place. The four-star prospect completed eight of his eleven passing attempts for 257 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Athens Bulldogs to a dominate, 77-14 senior night victory over River Valley on Friday.

Jamel Dean

Just like he has all season long, Dean starred on both sides of the ball for Cocoa (FL) on Friday. In a 45-0 win over Atlanic, the speedster hauled in four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns. From his defensive back spot, he helped the Tigers keep Atlantic to only 21 yards of total offense for the night.

With the win, Dean and Cocoa, who are now 7-1 on the season, secured a spot in the Florida state playoffs.

Jashon Cornell

In what ended up being his last game on the high school level, Cornell went out with a bang against White Bear Lake (MN). The Cretin Derham Hall defensive end finished off his senior season with 18 total tackles (seven for loss) and a forced fumble in the 27-21 first round playoff loss, he told Land-Grant Holy Land.

Jerome Baker

Just days after flipping his verbal commitment from Florida to Ohio State, Baker led Cleveland Benedictine to a share of the North Coast League Blue Division title on Friday. In a 26-7 win over Walsh Jesuit, the future Buckeye lined up at running back, quarterback, and linebacker for Benedictine. While he dominated both ways, Baker's 79 yards and rushing touchdown were keys in the Bengals victory.

Denzel Ward

Ward and Nordonia had little trouble on Friday, defeating Revere by a final score of 34-13. Playing both ways, Ward finished with four catches for 25 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, the senior speedster had four total tackles and a interception, while also starring on the special teams, where he blocked a punt that helped set up a Knights touchdown.