Midwest short on skill players

After Cam Burrows, Laquon Treadwell talent at the skill positions is lacking

Originally Published: January 18, 2013
By Jared Shanker | ESPN RecruitingNation

Cam Burrows is ready to earn the respect of his new teammates in Columbus. The Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) product is already enrolled at Ohio State and is eager to prove to a group coming off a 12-0 season that he belongs.

It's a familiar feeling for the four-star cornerback -- one he experienced earlier this month. Burrows was forced to do the same a week before he left for Ohio State. As one of only five skill players from the Midwest participating in the Under Armour All-America Game in Florida, Burrows was not just representing himself, but an entire region -- one battered by the belief the Midwest pales in comparison to the rest of the country in producing elite football talent at the skill positions.

Is the Midwest really behind the other regions when it comes to skill players, or is it starting to catch up? Become an Insider and find out.

Jared Shanker

Florida State/ACC reporter