Thursday, September 24, 2009

Top Michigan Recruits

••••• Devin Gardner 6-4, 205, 4.5 Inkster
One of the top two prospects in the state of Michigan, and one of two players in the state with a five-star ranking.
On Film–He's an exceptional athlete with great character, outstanding ball skills, and a very bright future. Perfectly made for the spread offense, he's a tall, super quick leader who possesses excellent field vision and has displayed a nice touch on his deep passes. Very light on his feet, defenses have one heck of a time containing this 205 pounder. A dual-threat, he is able to make plays when there is nothing there, and he will make the big play when it is needed. In fact, his best game came when it was snowing and Devin rushed for 155 yds and made the game winning TD after the snow started falling. He's one of those gifted athletes who seems to do everything effortlessly, but in fact has worked very hard to get where he is today. He shows the ability to get rid of balls quickly and to make strong, accurate throws while on the move. His arm strength is top-notch as is his ability to hit receivers while on the run. I also believe Devin has what it takes to lead a team to a national title. Very few weaknesses in his game, he has the size, arm strength, the foot quickness, and leadership skills to become an All-American.
Stats–Completed 98 of 170 passes for 1,886 yds, 26 TDs, and was picked off 7 seven times. He also carried the ball 115 times for 1,401 yds and 22 TDs.
Other Sports–In basketball he averages 12 pts and 14 rebounds a game as an FW helping lead his team to the state semi-finals and a 25 and 2 record.
Grades–His GPA is 3.1 and he scored a 17 on the ACT. Has a 36" VJ.
Favorite Schools–#7 could be the guy to lead the Wolverines of Michigan back to national prominence.

••••+ Joe Boisture 6-6, 200, 4.87 Saline
He's a transfer from Goodrich.
On Film–Joe proves to be one of the better pro-style QB prospects in the Midwest. He reminds a lot of BC people of Matt Ryan in height, arm strength, and accuracy. This guy can threat the needle, throw the deep out with authority, and although not a runner, he is capable of buying time until his receivers become open. He has a classic delivery, does a good job of locating open receivers, and delivers a nice catchable ball. He reads defenses well, can look off primary targets, and he's a leader who executes the offense to perfection.
Stats–Threw for 1,800 yds and 18 TDs and was picked off just 4 times while also running for 107 yds and 6 TDs. He should have a brilliant future ahead of him if he improves the way he did this past season.
Other Sports–He's also a talented FW in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is 2.9. Benches 205. Has a 30" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

••••+ Robert Bolden 6-4, 205, 4.5 Orchard Lakes St. Mary's Prep
Very similar in size, athletic ability, and poise to Devin Gardner.
On Film–They are similar talents. Robert is also a dual-threat and the type of quarterback who can handle himself in different situations and make something out of nothing. He shows good arm strength, the ability to hit receivers deep, he can throw ropes but also shows a nice touch. Not yet an accomplished passer but he does have the potential to become one. Robert is also very comfortable while throwing the ball on the run and can cause a lot of damage when he decides to tuck and run. Defenses have one heck of a time corralling him. A superior talent who could become a difference maker. For proof just check out the De LaSalle game in which he threw for 250 yds and 3 TDs and completely took over the game in the second half.
Stats–Threw for over 1,000 yds and 7 TDs while also rushing for over 500 yds and 7 TDs. He was picked off just 3 times.
Other Sports–He's been timed in a 23 flat 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.4. Benches 240 and has a 32" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to PENN STATE.

Other Quarterbacks to Watch:
Josh Herbeck 6-3, 180, 4.6 Ann Arbor Richard Catholic
Marty Mitchell 6-2, 185, 4.7 Dearborn Divine Child
Edward Thomas 6-3, 205, 4.6 Detroit Southeastern
Dominick Ens 6-2, 195, 4.6 Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Tarean Jackson 6-2, 180, 4.6 Lansing Sexton

Running Backs
•••• Austin White 6-0, 190, 4.47 Livonia Stevenson
It's a pretty good year for RB prospects in the state of Michigan and my belief is that Austin tops a very talented RB group.
On Film–He shows excellent vision, speed, and power. Not a real big guy but he runs like a 220 pounder. He may not have electrifying speed, but he sure is productive. He's a north/south runner who can break tackles and never seems to go down on initial contact. Austin also shows the kind of home run quickness that college scouts love to see. He can accelerate quickly and has enough burst and lateral speed to get to the outside and cause damage. One of the more athletic offensive players in the state of Michigan. I watched the Plymouth game on tape and was impressed with Austin as both an RB and DB.
Stats–Rushed for 1,800 yds and 30 TDs averaging 8.2 yds per carry and he fumbles just once all season. He also showed some explosiveness as a kick returner.
Other Sports–He's been timed in an 11.1 100 and a 22.6 200 meters in track. Averages 9 pts and 8 rebounds a game as a guard in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is 2.5 and he scored a 19 on the ACT.
Favorite Schools–MI STATE (where two of his brothers play), MI, IOWA, LSU, WI, PURDUE, IL, and IN. His uncle also played at MSU and with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

•••• Nick Hill 5-7, 185, 4.35 Chelsea
When you are as short as Nick you certainly need 4.35 speed and he has it in abundance.
On Film–#32, at least in my opinion, is an exceptional runner. He's fast, quick, has great vision, great hands, is a great blocker, and just does everything well. Forget about his height, this guy can play the came as a certain Division I player. Has tremendous vision and sees the hole open before it actually does and can run through it before the defense knows he's there. Plays much bigger than his 5-7 height would indicate. This first game on his film has him rushing for 320 yds and 4 TDs proving to be a good combination of speed, power, and determination. He does not go down easily, he lowers his pads and makes defenders pay for the tackle. A workhorse who gets stronger as the game progresses. If he signs with the right team and plays in the right offense, Nick will be an impact player at the college level.
Stats–Carried the ball 264 times for 2,290 yds and 29 TDs and did not fumble all season.
Other Sports–He's been timed in a 10.7 100 and a 22 flat 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2. Benches 330 and has a 35" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

•••+ Aaron Bailey 5-9½, 180, 4.4 Brownstown Woodhaven
Similar to Nick Hill in that he has great speed, good balance, and pretty good power.
On Film–Aaron is an elusive back. Tough to knock off his pins because of his outstanding balance, he shows good vision and leg strength. I was impressed with the Gibraltor-Carlson game in which he rushed for 269 yds and 2 TDs showing everyone that was watching his exceptional outside speed. As fast as they come, he doesn’t need many moves to beat the defense but he does have them. He shows the ability to accelerate quickly and turn the corner. He's a potential game breaker who can beat you, at times, running between the tackles.
Stats–Carried the ball 138 times for 1,430 yds and 21 TDs averaging over 10 yds per carry. He also caught 17 passes for 305 yds and 3 scores.
Other Sports–He's been timed in a 10.7 100 and a 21.9 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.4 and he scored a 24 on the ACT. Benches 265.
Favorite Schools–His uncle, John Harris, played at Louisville. Aaron's favorites are MI, CINCY, IL, MI STATE, PURDUE, IN, CENTRAL MI, and TOLEDO.

Other Running Backs to Watch:
Chris Robinson 6-0, 205, 4.5 Ovid-Elsie
Terrance Hartfield 6-1, 185, 4.5 Harper Woods
Ben Brown 6-2, 210, 4.6 Romeo

Wide Receivers
••••+ Jeremy Jackson 6-4, 195, 4.55 Ann Arbor Huron
The son of Michigan assistant head coach Fred Jackson.
On Film–#1 has impressed me each of the past two seasons. He's come down to our U.S. Army combine both years, and both times came out rated as one of the combines top WR prospects. He blends great size with super strong hands, good leaping ability, surprising speed, and confidence. He catches the ball at its highest point and is a natural receiver who shows the concentration and toughness to catch passes in traffic. He makes the difficult catch look easy. Strong enough to avoid jams, he's quick enough to be a long ball threat. The River Rats go-to guy.
Stats–Caught 41 passes for 550 yds and 3 TDs as a sophomore. Last season he earned All-Conference and All-Area honors averaging 18 yds per catch.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2. Benches 270 and has a 33" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN.

•••+ Baquer Sayed 6-2, 190, 4.5 Dearborn Fordson
A rising star among Midwest WR's.
On Film–He's been blessed with long arms, quick feet, leaping ability, and a toughness rarely seen in 190 pound receivers. Not afraid to go over the middle, in fact, he relishes it. He catches the ball away from his body and can quickly turn up field. Last season he played on a run oriented team but still averaged over 20 yds per catch. The scouts like his athletic ability and toughness.
Stats–Caught 26 passes for 531 yds and 11 TDs averaging over 20 yds per catch.
Other Sports–Has been timed in a 24 flat 200 meters and long jumped 21' in track. He averages 21 pts as a shooting guard in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is 3.6.

•••+ Tony Jones 6-1, 180, 4.4 Grand Blanc
A fast rising WR who had no offers as of March and a good number of offers as of July 1st.
On Film–Tony presents pretty good size and outstanding speed to college recruiters. He shows the quickness to separate out of his cuts, he's very elusive, catches the ball with his hands, and shows good leaping ability. He also does a good job of adjusting to passes outside his frame. A potential game breaker with outstanding leaping ability.
Grades–His GPA is 3.6 and he scored a 24 on the ACT.

Other Wide Receivers to Watch:
Mitchell Hackley 5-11, 175, 4.5 Jenison
Darius Jones 5-11, 165, 4.4 Flint Central
Martez Kelly 6-2, 180, 4.5 Warren Mott
Kevonte Martin 6-1, 170, 4.5 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice
Brandon Banks 6-2, 185, 4.55 Detroit Henry Ford

Tight Ends
•••• C.J. Olaniyan 6-5, 230, 4.7 Warren Mott
I like C.J. as a TE but, realistically, he may wind up playing the DE position.
On Film–He could play on either side of the ball and become an All American at the college level. On offense he is a sure-handed receiver, a big target who can catch the ball away from his body, and he shows surprising quickness and moves after the catch. He certainly has the strength and quickness to defeat bump and run coverage and is a strong and defensive player. On defense he is even more impressive. A solidly-built DE, he comes off the corner with good leverage, quickness, and shows very good determination. At times it is like he has been shot out of a cannon when the ball is snapped, and has become one of the more destructive forces in Michigan high school football. He can bend off the edge to a point where it looks like he is almost parallel with the ground.
Stats–Totaled 77 tackles, 14 tackles for losses, and 9 QB sacks in '08 on his way to earning All-Conference and All-Metro honors. His coach says he is one of the best prospects the school has ever had.
Grades–His GPA is over 2.5.

••• Colin Voss 6-7, 230, 4.8 East Grand Rapids
Here is an athlete for you to keep an eye on.
On Film–I was not only impressed with him at TE where he proves to be a big target with strong hands, good leaping ability, and has proven to be a good run blocker but also at LB. Tough to miss, he is the guy normally with his hands up closing in on the QB quicker than most 6-7, 230 pounders should be able to. Has the frame to fill out and could wind up playing DE and possibly even DT in college.
Stats–He earned some All-Grand Rapids area honors at both TE and LB in '08.

Offensive Linemen
•••+ Peter Rigan 6-5, 270, 5.0 Traverse City St. Francis
His brother is a DE at Michigan State but Peter should wind up playing either OT or OG in college.
On Film–He is a hard worker with good determination and he shows a willingness to improve his game. He has very good straight-ahead speed, is strong at the point of attack, and has improved his lateral quickness and ability to pull and trap. Technically sound, he sets up quickly for the pass and does a good job of picking up blitzes. He just seems to do everything effortlessly and smoothly.
Stats–He earned All-City honors for his play at OL.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0.

•••+ Paul Jorgenson 6-7, 260, 5.1 Dewitt
The first thing that stands out about Paul besides being 6-7 are his quick feet.
On Film–He really impresses you with his quickness off the ball the way he can slide and mirror and cut out speed rushers. Blessed with long arms, he is very quick in a limited space, stays lows, gets under the defender, and can drive them out of the play. He takes the game seriously and has really improved by leaps and bounds during the '08 season. He looks thin at 260 and should wind up weighing over 300 pounds in a couple of years.
Favorite Schools–Committed to NORTHWESTERN.

••• Dionte Savage 6-6, 320, 5.3 Flint Southwestern Academy
A surprisingly athletic 320 pounder.
On Film–He shows good work ethic and dominates the point of attack. An exceptional run blocker, he can also run well laterally, and is technically sound with a bright future.
Stats–Graded out at over 80% in his blocking assignments last season and also totaled over 40 tackles at DT on his way to earning All-City honors.
Grades–His GPA is over a 2.0.

••• Greg Martin 6-4, 300, 5.1 Macomb Dakota
The Dakota coach said, "We've have some great ones here, but Greg could wind up being the very best".
On Film–He plays tackle in high school and could wind up playing guard in college. Shows good natural instincts, very good speed for a 300 pounder, explosive out of his stance, he shows excellent footwork, quick hands, and he is known for his open-field blocks. He is a smart player who understands blocking angles and seems to do everything well.
Stats–He earned All-State recognition for his play on offense.

••• James Patrick 6-7, 315, 5.3 Harper Woods
Here is a ball player I did not see in person or on film, but he was brought to my attention during my trip through the Detroit area. Area coaches claim that he is the real thing, a humongous tackle with long arms, deceptive quickness, and a great attitude. A dominating run blocker who is also quick enough to cut off edge blockers.
Stats–Earned 1st Team All-State honors in '08 from his LT position.

Other Offensive Linemen to Watch:
Shawn Kamm 6-6, 250, 4.9 Saginaw Nouvel
Brandon McKay 6-2, 280, 5.2 Southfield Lathrup
Tim Jones 6-7, 270, 5.3 Oak Park
Jarhaur Jackson 6-5, 270, 5.0 Inkster

Defensive Linemen
••••• William Gholston 6-7, 240, 4.7 Detroit South Eastern
You would have a good case if you claimed Too-Tall would rank as the #1 DE prospect in the country.
On Film–The cousin of Vernon Gholston from Ohio State and now a New York Jet standout is all you could ever ask for in a pass-rushing DE. In person, his arms go on forever, he is cut high, and shows exceptional burst off the ball. In fact, running to the ball is what sets him apart from all the other top DE's. Once he gets there he knows what to do showing remarkable body control, quickness, aggressiveness, ability to bend off the edge, and the ability to shed blockers and make plays. He consistently pressures the QB showing big-time agility and coordination. He can change directions in a flash and shows an explosive closing burst. If he doesn't become a dominating pass-rusher in college then something's wrong. He has great character, strength, and drive. A high school super star that should translate to him becoming a college super star.
Stats–Recorded 103 tackles, 16 sacks, and 22 tackles for losses to go with 4 caused fumbles and 7 passes batted down. On offense he caught 8 passes for 135 yds at TE.
Other Sports–He averages 5 pts and 6 rebounds a game as an FW in basketball.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

•••• Johnathan Hankins 6-4, 300, 5.0 Detroit South Eastern
He plays alongside prep superstar William Gholston and more than holds his own.
On Film–This NT shows real good quickness for a 300 pounder, strong hands, and enormous power. He is known for his ability to collapse the pocket and also shows enough quickness and body control to keep the QB honest. An aggressive bull rusher known more for his run-stuffing ability and shows the strength to hold his ground against double teams and can collapse the pocket.
Stats–He recorded 95 tackles, 8 sacks, and 20 tackles for losses on his way to earning All-Conference honors.
Grades–His GPA is around 2.5. Benches 330.
Favorite Schools–MI, MI STATE, FL, WI, AL, IN, IL, OK, and MN.

•••+ Carl Davis 6-5, 290, 5.0 Sterling Heights Utica Stevenson
He is big, athletic, and productive.
On Film–Carl shows very good athletic ability. He has played both DE and DT and can play either position in college. A smooth athlete who moves through traffic with ease, he shows effort and determination. He is consistently hustling and comes off the ball low and hard.
Stats–Earned some All-League honors for his play along the DL.
Other Sports–He is a standout FW in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0. Squats over 500.
Favorite Schools–MI STATE, WI, IOWA, IL, IN, and KS.

••• Dalton Barksdale 6-2, 225, 4.8 Detroit Cass Tech
He is the brother of former PFR All American Joe Barksdale.
On Film–Dalton may be a young pup but he sure is learning quickly. He plays DE at 225 pounds but has the growth potential to wind up weighing around 260-270 pounds. He does a real good job of containing the outside and has proven to be a very good pass rusher. Quick-footed, instinctive with good body control, he shows good natural strength and is able to push the pocket.
Stats–He recorded 32 tackles, 5 sacks, and 5 tackles for losses at DE.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0 and he scored a 23 on the ACT.
Favorite Schools–MI, MI STATE, LSU, and OH STATE.

••• Taylor Calero 6-3, 230, 4.6 Beverly Hills Southfield Christian
An oversized high school LB who will wind up playing either DE or DT in college.
On Film–This guy can run for his size and plays the game with an aggressiveness rarely seen in high school LB's. He is very strong at the point of attack, shows quick hands, and even quicker feet. Tough as nails, he's a physical player who can bend his knees and makes plays from sideline to sideline. I can see what college scouts are impressed with in this big LB with unusual quickness.
Stats–Earned Division 7-8 small school All-State honors in '08.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2 and he scored a 25 on the ACT. Benches 315.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

••• Jordan Sanders 6-3, 275, 4.9 Rochester Adams
Coming on strong, he could wind up getting a lot of Division I attention this fall. He is the son of former NFL All-Pro Charlie Sanders so you know the bloodlines are good.
On Film–He is a very good athletic who can run, shows good quickness, pretty good strength, and the ability to make plays while in pursuit.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.5.

Other Defensive Linemen to Watch:
Chris Eddins 6-4, 255, 4.8 Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day
Steve O'Shell 6-2, 255, 4.9 Warren De LaSalle
Andy Phillips 6-2, 260, 4.9 Lansing-Waverly

••••+ Max Bullough 6-3, 220, 4.7 Traverse City St. Francis
If you want to talk about bloodlines, look no further than Mr. Bullough. Both his father and his grandfather played football at Michigan State while his other grandfather was an All American at Notre Dame and his mother is a Notre Dame grad.
On Film–This guy is a great gamer. He is a field general with a nose for the ball. I interviewed his father in high school when he was coming out of Cincinnati Moeller years ago and, believe me, Max, at this stage, is an even better player. I believe he is better suited to play ILB in college. He consistently produces at the position. A strong, aggressive blitzer, he plays the game with a passion. Able to read and react quickly, he plays low, is excellent when in pursuit and can break down in the open field and make plays. Let's face it, there is not much this young man can't do. If he stays healthy he should have a long, productive, and All American career at Michigan State.
Stats–He earned All State honors for his play at LB in '08.
Grades–His GPA is 3.96.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

•••• Austin Gray 6-2, 225, 4.6 Warren Fitzgerald
After you watch Austin on film you can see he is not too far behind Bullough when it comes to the top LB in the state.
On Film–He shows very good speed, reacts quickly, and can chase down plays from behind. He does a good job of fighting his way through traffic, is smart, understands his responsibilities, and shows enough quickness and body control to effectively drop into the passing lanes. This guy gets to the ball fast, in a hurry, and is known for his hard hitting style of play.
Stats–He totaled over 100 tackles in '08 on his way to earning All-Metro honors at LB.
Other Sports–He is a standout wrestler.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0.
Favorite Schools–Committed to IOWA.

•••• Daniel Easterly 6-5, 195, 4.6 Detroit Cass Tech
Tall, athletic, and rangy is the best way to describe this SS OLB prospect.
On Film–D-East is an aggressive player known for his hard-hitting style of play. He runs exceptionally well for a 195 pounder. He impressed me down in San Antonio, he was the guy I immediately spotted because of his ability to run, change directions, and his quickness. With his range and speed to the ball he certainly can play FS or SS in college; however, at 6'-5" and 195 pounds he should grow to at least 230 pounds. With his natural instincts and aggressive nature he could become a dominating OLB at the next level. Quick and smooth, he can drop deep into pass coverage, shows excellent awareness, and does a good job of avoiding blocks.
Stats–Recorded 78 tackles, 2 picks, 4 caused fumbles, and batted down a team record 15 passes in '08.
Grades–His GPA is 2.7 and he scored a 21 on the ACT. Benches 305.
Favorite Schools–Committed to ILLINOIS.

•••+ Ishmael Thomas 6-4, 205, 4.6 Detroit Renaissance
He is a tall, rangy, athletic two-way player.
On Film–He impresses you at QB on offense showing outstanding running ability and a pretty good arm. On defense he is athletic, quick to the ball, and quick to change directions. A solid open-field tackler who can also play man to man. Shows very good speed when chasing ball carriers in pursuit and shows the frame to weigh 230 pounds in college.
Stats–Totaled over 50 tackles and accumulated close to 2,000 yds in total offense at QB on his way to earning H-M All Detroit honors.
Other Sports–He is a standout FW in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is 2.5.
Favorite Schools–IOWA, IN, MI STATE, VANDY, CO, and PURDUE.

Other Linebackers to Watch:
Matt Rea 6-3, 215, 4.7 Rochester Adams
Joe Stefanski 6-2, 220, 4.6 Rockford
Maurice Davenport 6-1, 215, 4.7 Southfield
Max Bankston 6-3, 210, 4.65 Frankfort
Keontae Hollis 6-3, 250, 4.8 Pontiac Central
Darryl Lynch 6-1, 210, 4.7 Auburn Hills Avondale
Nores Fradi 6-1, 210, 4.7 Dearborn High

Defensive Backs
••••+ Mylan Hicks 5-11, 185, 4.4 Detroit Renaissance
When you watch film on Mylan, you are impressed with him as an RB and even more so as a CB.
On Film–He shows the speed, quickness, elusiveness, and change of direction you look for in a back. Also shows a sure pair of hands, which he also uses on defense. He is a very consistent player with a smooth back pedal, explosive speed, instincts, and range who can cover receivers like a blanket and fills hard and known for his head-knocking hits. He does a good job of reading QB's eyes and is rarely caught out of position. His timing is impeccable as is his anticipation and instincts.
Stats–Carried the ball 101 times for 904 yds and 8 TDs at RB and totaled 58 tackles, 3 picks, broke up 15 passes, and caused 4 fumbles at CB.
Other Sports–He has been timed in a 10.6 100 meters and has long jumped 21' in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0 and he scored a 22 on the ACT. Benches 225 and has a 37" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

••••+ Dior Mathis 5-8, 166, 4.37 Detroit Cass Tech
He is one of the fastest players in the country and a true cover corner.
On Film–Dior doesn't waste much time tackling ball players. He is not the most physical guy in the state, however, when it comes to pass defense there are none better. Dior can turn and run with the best of them, is smooth in transition, exceptionally athletic, and is rarely caught out of position but when he is, his recovery speed more than makes up for it. He is the consummate lock-down corner who can go get the ball. At only 5-8 he is helped immeasurably by his 37" VJ. When I watched the Southeastern game against William Gholston and friends, Dior completely dominated the passing game picking up 2 passes and batting down 5 others and also had a 63 yd TD catch and run in that game.
Stats–For the season he caught 50 passes for close to 1,300 yds and 12 TDs and totaled 53 tackles, picked off 8 passes, batted down 19 others on his way to earning All-State honors.
Grades–His GPA is around 2.5. Benches 245 and has a 37" VJ.
Favorite Schools–MI, MIAMI, MI STATE, OR, FL, FSU, TN, and LSU.

•••+ Tony Lippett 6-3, 185, 4.5 Detroit Crockett
For all I know this young man could be more talented than a three-star plus player.
On Film–All I saw of him was at the QB position and I must admit I was impressed as a sophomore and even more so as a junior. This guy can throw the ball with the best of them and also shows pretty good running skills. A very good athlete who is now being projected to play either WR or FS in college, and I'm sure he'll be using that great athletic ability of his to become a dominating FS. Very instinctive, he has excellent production, very good speed for a 6-3, 185 pounder, and is a physical ball player as shown by his ability to run over would-be tacklers.
Stats–Two years ago he was the leading soph passer in state throwing for 1,881 yds, 13 TDs and completing 65% of his passes. He did even better than that as a junior earning All-State mention.
Grades–His GPA is 3.6. Has a 32" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MICHIGAN STATE.

•••+ Earnest Thomas 6-2, 195, 4.6 Orchard Lake St. Mary's
One of the better run stuffers and cover safeties in the Midwest, this guy can come up and really hit.
On Film–Known for his bone-jarring tackles, he's a tall athlete with a good burst, shows a nose for the ball, excellent range, and great cover skills to go along with his hard-hitting style of play. He also shows the change of direction and smooth backpedal needed to become a dominating FS at the next level.
Stats–Earned All-League honors for his play at DB.
Grades–His GPA is 3.5. Has a 31" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to UCLA.

••• Deon Stegall 6-0, 170, 4.5 Dearborn Heights Robichaud
His coach calls him a phenomenal athlete.
On Film–He shows a lot of natural ability at WR, RB, and DB with fluid moves, good reactions, and outstanding speed.
Stats–He was awarded All-Conference honors on both sides of the ball but he is best suited to play CB in college.

Future All-American
Delontic Hollowall 5-8, 173, 4.39 Detroit Cass Tech
Once Dior Mathis graduates, head coach Tom Wilcher doesn't have to look much further than old #5, Mr. Hollowall.
On Film–Like Mathis, he is super fast with excellent quickness, strong hands, and great anticipation. His film shows him playing both the SS and CB positions. He is a physical 173 pounder but it's his speed and pass defense skills that will allow him to go a long way at the next level.
Stats–He totaled 53 tackles and 6 picks as a soph.

Future All-American
Kishon Wilcher 5-6, 150, 4.39 Detroit Kass Tech
The son of Kass Tech's head coach and former Michigan Wolverine Tom Wilsher, Kishon may be small but this guy plays big.
On Film–Super quick with strong hands, he's a smooth, athletic defender who shows an innate ability to cover fast receivers. Blessed with good field awareness and is very quick to the ball with good leaping ability, timing, and anticipation. Good things are expected of him this fall.
Other Sports–He has been timed in a 22.1 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.5. Benches 235 and has a 35" VJ.

Other Defensive Backs to Watch:
Jason Ray 6-3, 200, 4.6 Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day
Stephen Bell 6-2, 190, 4.5 Detroit Cooley
Aundre Gibson 6-3, 175, 4.5 Flint Central
Justin Ford 6-2, 190, 4.55 Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills

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