Posted On: 11/23/20 3:39 PM

It takes more than speed and quickness to be a great return specialist. The best returners must exude confidence along with being instinctive in their cuts while accelerating downfield. A big return can change the momentum of the game and demoralize the opposition. Here is a list of some of the top returners in the state this past season.

Lorenzo StylesLorenzoStyles6'1" | WRPickerington Central | 2021StateOH Jr     6’1” 180     Pickerington Central     2021

One of the absolute best skilled athletes in the country, Styles is an explosive player at multiple positions. He plans on taking his talents to Notre Dame upon graduation and he will see the field quickly due to his speed, quickness, and big play making abilities. As a punt and kickoff returner, Styles is a natural, showing no hesitation in fielding the football. He possesses both speed and acceleration often running by or through defenders in the openfield.

Markez Gillam     5’5” 135     Reynoldsburg     2022

Markez is barely big enough to ride the roller coaster but there is little doubt, he shows up in a huge way on the football field. Gillam kicks it into another gear when he has the football under his arm. He is elusive as a return specialist,

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