Kirk Herbstreit Classic preview

Here is a quick look at the four games airing this weekend as part of the Kirk Herbstreit Classic and which players to pay close attention to.

Sunday games

St. Xavier (Cincinnati) vs. Pickerington Central (Ohio) -- noon ET on ESPNU
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Ranked No. 25 in the country in the Powerade Fab 50 rankings, St. Xavier allowed only 6 yards of offense in its season-opening win. In terms of Division I talent, it is a bit of a down year for St. Xavier, which has only one of its players committed to an FBS school right now. Junior receiver Trey Kilgore is one of the top Class of 2013 prospects in Ohio, though. Pickerington Central also has one of the top Ohio juniors in defensive end Taco Charlton. Pickerington also has a loaded class of seniors as at least five seniors will sign on to play at an FBS school. Defensive tackle Adam Cole is the top uncommitted senior on Central.

Springfield (Ohio) vs. Upper Arlington (Columbus, Ohio) -- 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU
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Springfield was unfortunately on the short end of St. Xavier's defensive dominance last week. Springfield will look to rebound against a team more on its level in the second game of the Herbstreit Classic. Tom Brown is Springfield's top prospect and is talking with a couple of MAC schools. Upper Arlington receiver Frank Epitropoulos will be playing in his soon-to-be home stadium as he'll join the Buckeyes next fall. Offensive lineman James Henry is committed to Toledo and defensive end Grayson Fisher will likely play at an Ivy League school.

Monday games

Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) vs. Glenville (Cleveland) -- noon ET on ESPN
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Ranked No. 48 in the country in the Fab 50, Camden County travels north to play storied Cleveland program Glenville, which is led by coach Ted Ginn. Camden County is hoping to have a little more success than its Southeast brethren had last week when Cocoa (Fla.) traveled to Colerain (Cincinnati) and had its 38-game winning streak ended. Camden's junior quarterback, Brice Ramsey, is already committed to Georgia and leads an offense that last week scored 57 points in the first half. Ramsey will be going against Glenville cornerback De'Van Bogard, an Ohio State commitment. Fellow defensive back Sean Draper is interested in a number of in-state MAC schools.

Cathedral (Indianapolis) vs. Centerville (Dayton, Ohio) -- 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU
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Cathedral might be the best 0-2 team in the country after tough losses to Indianapolis rivals Ben Davis and Warren Central in the season's first two weeks. Senior quarterback Corey Babb and tight end Anthony Corsaro have been in perfect sync with each other early on, despite Babb just transferring to Cathedral for his final season. Centerville boasts Ohio's top player overall, defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo. An ESPNU 150 member, Odenigbo is a physical freak and Cathedral did have to replace three starters on last year's line. Cathedral's Indiana-bound lineman, Jacob Bailey, plays right tackle and Odenigbo usually lines up against the offense's left tackle, but here's hoping they line up against each other at least a few times.

Jared Shanker, a New Jersey native who now lives in Columbus, Ohio, covers Midwest recruiting for ESPN Recruiting. He can be reached at jshankerespn@gmail.com.