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National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Nov 19, 2012


An early look at some of the top prospects who will be in Detroit for the event.

When: December 1, 10:30am-2:30pm

Where: Pontiac Silverdome

Awards by will be given by position and class (2014, 2015, 2016). Categories for the awards are: Fastest Man (40-yard dash), Mr. Explosive (short shuttle), Strongest Man (medicine ball), Most Hops (vertical), 1 vs 1 Champ and Overall MVP.

POSITIONAL PREVIEW

Quarterbacks

This is going to be a very good group, which includes two early Scout 300 guys in Drew Barker (Hebron Conner, Ky.) and DeShone Kizer (Toledo, Ohio). In addition, Wisconsin commit Chance Stewart (Sturgis, Mich.), Tyler Wiegers (Detroit, Mich.), Cody Callaway (Midview, Ohio) all currently hold Division-1 offers. Travis Smith (Ithaca, Mich.) is one who appears close to some offers, and Jalen Brady (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Ricardo Johnson (Minneapolis, Minn.), Sean Scullen (Rochester, Mich.), Antonio Ragland (Detroit, Mich.) and Jalen Ewing (Detroit, Mich.) are other juniors to watch as well.

In the younger classes, Jayru Campbell (Detroit, Mich.), Jake Johnson (Dewitt, Mich.) and Anton Curtis (Detroit, Mich.) lead the way for the 2015 class. While Justin Berry (Chicago, Ill.), Joshua Jackson (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and other freshmen will look to put their names on the map.

Running Backs

Leading the way in the junior class are Brian Walker (Birmingham, Mich.) and Lorenzo Collins (Farmington, Mich.), both of whom have Division-1 interest. Cass Tech's speedy Sean Perry, Berkley's Alec Sanom and University Prep's Trenell Whitworth are among the other juniors who will attend.

The sophomore group is very strong, lead by Cass Tech's Mike Weber, Oak Park's John Kelly, and Western's Romello Ross, all three of whom are Division-1 prospects. One of the very best sophomores in Ohio, Eric Glover, is coming in after a big 2012 season. Denby's Dejuan Westberry, Mumford's Anthony Warner, and Consortium's Cameron Lewis are other sophomores who will be on hand.

Among the top freshmen will be East English Village Prep's Nathaniel Boulware and Malik Lewis.

Wide Receivers

Galion (Ohio) junior Dareian Watkins can play several positions, including quarterback and defensive back, but we imagine we'll see him some at wideout as well. From Michigan, Avonte Maddox (Detroit King), Aaron Thompson (Robichaud), Brandon Carr (Grand Blanc), Jordan Billingslea (Southfield), Joshua Flye (Brother Rice), Brandon Sowards (Wyandotte Roosevelt) and Brent Morris (Warren De La Salle) are among the other top juniors.

The sophomores are lead by Ray Buford (Southfield), Keshawn Gilmore (Cass Tech), Jamar Antwine (St. Mary's), and Caldin Rogers (South Lake). Detroit Cass Tech freshman Demetric Vance is playing varsity this year and already making some noise.

The top tight end in attendance will be Darryl Long (Westerville, Ohio), who holds several BCS offers. Jacob Betschel, another Ohio product, is receiving interest from a number of Division-1 schools

Offensive Line

Yale (Mich.) guard prospect Derek Brown and Ohio product Cole Pettit are the top junior linemen scheduled to attend. Pettit holds several BCS offers. Sophomore Brennan Bosch will come from Illinois and holds an Illinois offer already. Keyonta Stallworth from South Lake is a big sophomore who appears headed for high Division-1 attention.

Defensive Line

On the defensive line, Malik McDowell of Detroit Loyola is not only the top prospect scheduled to attend, but is currently the top overall prospect in the Midwest. Southfield defensive end Lawrence Marshall has several Division-1 offers as does Shaker Heights (Ohio) product Jamarez Bowen. Cass Tech's Brian Sanders is a lengthy junior end prospect to watch. Coming in from Ohio is Buckeye Valley defensive tackle Logan Dziak, who is receiving Division-1 attention.

In the 2015 class, Cass Tech's Joshua Alabi and Oak Park's dynamic duo of Shahid Bellamy and Ricardo Smith all have the look of future Division-1 prospects. East English's Kalan Clark, Henry Ford's Dante Hollis and Westwood New Tech's JaJuan Rogers are all also scheduled to attend.

Linebackers

Three of Ohio's best, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's Dante Booker, Canton McKinley's Jamaal Davis, and Cincinnati Sycamore's Tinashe Bere will attend. Michigan is loaded with linebackers in the junior class and many are slated to attend: Gary Hosey (Cass Tech), William White (Cass Tech), Carl Fuller (King), Jared Wangler (De La Salle), Deon Drake (Cass Tech), Jordan Cry (Southfield) and Jalen Dingle (South Lake).

There will also be many talented underclassmen in attendance, including Detroit Consortium's Eddie Rhodes, an excellent athlete who did very well at last summer's Sound Mind, Sound Body camp.

Defensive Back

A good group of defensive backs are scheduled to attend. Damon Webb of Cass Tech is one of the top overall prospects slated to be at the camp. Jalen Watts-Jackson (St. Mary's), Dillon Dixon (U of D Jesuit), Tim Cason (Clarkston), Phillip Parham (Cass Tech), and Devonte Malcom (Romulus) are among the top junior DBs coming from in-state.

Ohio is sending a very good group of DBs, including Darius West (Lima Central Catholic), Massillon Washington's Marcus Whitfield, and Columbus Bishop Hartley's Alonzo Saxton, all three of whom hold offers.

Among the top young prospects will be Grand Blanc's Trevon Avery, Orchard Lake St. Mary's Tyson Smith, Warren De La Salle's Damon King.


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