When it comes to the game of football, Trotwood-Madison head coach Jeff Graham has experienced it all. A high school standout at Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter High School and Ohio State where he became an All-Big Ten performer and Buckeye team captain, Graham would go on and play 11 seasons in the NFL (1991-2001) for five teams.

In the winter of 2014, Graham took over the Trotwood-Madison football program after the departure of Maurice Douglass.

While the Rams had great success under Douglass, they’ve not missed a beat under Graham as he’s continued to build one of the top programs in Ohio the past five seasons going 55-14 overall and 15-4 in postseason play with a state title in 2017.

This week, Graham used the time college coaches are on the road to evaluate players as an open workout hoping to save some of his players money with college camps opening in a few weeks.

In this one-on-one interview with Graham sponsored by First Star Logistics, the Rams head coach talks about his team working to put the 2018 season behind them along with why the NCAA needs to rethink some of the rules in place when it comes to helping players be evaluated by colleges. Graham also touches on bringing former players back to work with younger players in the program and more.

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Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.

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