NCF On The Trail: 071013 tales from the road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The top picks in the WolverineNation all-time draft all had a few characteristics in common: They were tremendous players at Michigan; they had high goals and worked hard to achieve them; and they, for the most part, avoided serious injuries. And in the time since they left the maize and blue, they still seem recent in fans’ memories.

So it’s not hard to imagine that in 20 years, when a new set of writers are drafting an all-time team, there might be a member of the 2014 class going early, gracing himself among the one-named fames of Michigan football -- Harmon, Desmond, Woodson, Long, Braylon and maybe ... Peppers?


If we were to pick an all-time Buckeyes roster in a decade or two, who from the recruiting class of 2014 has the potential to make it?

Jamarco Jones could be a fixture on the Buckeyes' line, and the school has a storied tradition at linebacker, where athletes such as Dante Booker, Kyle Berger and Sam Hubbard will play.

But the one with the biggest potential is probably cornerback Damon Webb (Detroit/Cass Tech).


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MISSION VIEJO, Calif. -- A bead of sweat rolled off Nathan Tilford’s eyebrow in between games as the sun broke through the thick marine layer. While most of the Upland (Calif.) High School varsity team members took a break from the summer’s grueling 7-on-7 circuit, the prodigy who landed a USC scholarship offer just over a month ago got some work in at the annual Mission Viejo passing tournament.

For Tilford, who has since added an offer from Arizona State, every weekend matters.


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