Here's a preseason look at the players to watch in the greater Cincinnati area:
Sycamore lost in the regional quarterfinals last
year but looks poised for a better finish this year
thanks to the return of Golden. Last season, he
ran for 1,129 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Muldoon was an integral component in St. Xavier's
run to the Division I state crown last season.
Considered one of the nation's top recruits, Muldoon
racked up 16 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in 2007.
Rated the nation's No. 16 defensive back in the
ESPNU 150, this Ohio State commit can completely
shut down his side of the field. Barnett tallied
48 tackles and three interceptions last year.
Hunter possesses the skills to help out in both run
and pass coverage. A Tennessee verbal, Hunter
recorded 108 tackles and three sacks last season
and added a kickoff return for a touchdown.
AN AREA COACH ON SPENCER WARE:
"He's one of the best athletes to come around
here in a while. You're not going to find a more
complete player. He's just a freak. He's fun to
watch. He makes a lot of plays. I love that kid.
He's a tremendous player."