Throughout Ohio, high school football season is over until next fall. However, for some of the area's top senior prospects, the journey is only just beginning.

Several football players from Northeast Ohio have dazzled college recruiters enough to earn Division I scholarships next season. From the MAC to the Big Ten, they will all have a chance to showcase their talents on one of the biggest sports stages in America.

With that in mind, here's a list of some of the regions top football recruits for 2018, along with where they will be continuing their careers. Their national ratings come from, with the highlight films via Hudl.

Tyreke Smith - DE, Cleveland Heights

Rivals ratings: 4 stars, 5th best DE, 60th best prospect overall

The quick and powerful lineman is the crown jewel among this year's area class, but he has also yet to make up his mind. He has narrowed down his search to Alabama, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, and USC, and will make his decision Jan. 4 at the U.S. Army High School All-America Game in Orlando.

Chase Kline - OLB, Chardon

Rivals ratings: 4 stars, 27th best OLB

After being courted by much of the Big Ten, Kline (who often seems life he's everywhere at once on the field) has given his verbal commitment to Michigan State, where head coach Mark Dantonio has made a living taking "overlooked" Ohio recruits.

Michael Dowell - CB, St. Edward

Rivals ratings: 3 stars, 41st best CB

The St. Ed star is known for his 1-on-1 coverage abilities. He will be joining Kline at Michigan State, where his brothers Andrew and David also play.

Darian Kinnard - OT, St. Ignatius

Rivals ratings: 3 stars, 33rd best OT

Kinnard was versatile with effortless run and pass blocking with the Wildcats. He will be taking his talents to the SEC, joining Mark Stoops at Kentucky.

Josh Chandler - ILB, Canton McKinley

Rivals ratings: 3 stars, 29th best ILB

The McKinley product is extremely well-rounded, with quick feet, hard hits, and solid pass coverage. Chandler won't be going far from Ohio, verbally committing to Dana Holgorsen's West Virginia Mountaineers.

Arquon Bush - CB, Euclid

Rivals ratings: 3 stars, 51st best DB

Despite being just 5-foot-11 and weighing 165 pounds, Bush can ball hawk with the best of them, and has also had great success returning kicks. He will be heading to the southern part of the state, joining Luke Fickell at Cincinnati.

Other notable area recruits:

Jimmy McKenna - OT, Avon

3 stars, Committed to Purdue

Daeshon Martin - DE Archbishop Hoban

3 stars, Committed to Cincinnati

Davion Johnson - WR, Bedford

2 stars, Choosing between Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Syracuse, and Toledo

Nate Bauer - ATH, Archbishop Hoban

3 stars, Committed to Toledo

William Collier - RB, Archbishop Hoban

3 stars, Offers from Minnesota, Toledo, and Youngstown State

Taj Ward - CB, Solon

3 stars, Committed to Cincinnati

Darnell Shields - S, St. Edward

3 stars, Committed to Cincinnati