There are currently 34 Midwest prospects -- 15 from Ohio -- within the ESPN Junior 300. Not a single one of them has pledged an allegiance to a school as of yet.
That means the dogfight is already on, as Big Ten schools and others around the country prepare for an 18-month battle for some of the best.
As is usually the case, the Midwest will bring some interesting storylines over the next few years as the focus will shift to the heartland for some of the biggest names at the high school level.
In keeping with Tuesday’s theme, here are the top 11 prospects out of the Midwest and where they’re at in the process.