Friday, March 6, 2015

Ahmad Mitchell - Mumford - DB/WR - Class of 2016 Player Profile

  • High School:
    •  Mumford
  • Graduation Year:
    •  2016
  • Primary Position:
    •  DB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • WR and RB
  • Height:
    • 5'10"
  • Weight:
    • 175 lbs
  • #1 Most Memorable Game:
    • Harper Woods. I had 2 INTS and a touchdown and 150 return yards.
  • Athlete you try building your game around:
    • Vontae Davis
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Sports Medicine
  • Experience:
    • 2 years of Varsity 
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • All conference
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Become bigger, faster, and stronger.
  • Stats:
    • 6 INTS 28 solo tackles 9 TDS 
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Indiana, Pittsburgh, Akron, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Michigan St., Ball State 
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Indiana, Pittsburgh, Akron, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Michigan St., Ball State 
  • Intangibles:
    • I am willing to do whatever to win
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart, coachable


The D Zone - How has recruiting been going so far for you this season?

Ahmad Mitchell - "Its been very good. I have been getting a lot interest that first offer looks to be coming before the season."

What has been your biggest challenge in High School football so far?

Ahmad Mitchell - "Becoming a leader."

What are keys to performing at your positions?

Ahmad Mitchell - "Great footwork and great technique."

What are some personal goals you have set for this upcoming season?

Ahmad Mitchell - "City championship and State championship."

What would you want a college coach to know about you, if he was interested in recruiting you?

Ahmad Mitchell - "That I would do what it takes to better the team."

What are things you have learned from Upperclassmen and try to apply to your work ethic or routine?

Ahmad Mitchell - "I try to work hard."

What is a team your school looks forward to playing and why?

Ahmad Mitchell - "King and Cass. Two teams with excellent talents."

Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous? 
  • All Conference DB of the year

  • Indiana visit - 3/7

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chelsea WR Bailey Edwards likes what he hears from BGSU, following offer

Chelsea 2016 WR Bailey Edwards is the younger brother of former Michigan Wolverine, Braylon Edwards and current Minnesota Golden Gopher RB Berkley Edwards.   Coming from the family turns a lot of heads his way but Edwards has continued to keep the heads kept his way, which is the tough part.  The speed blistering receiver is now up to 5 offers following Bowling Green State who offered today.

BGSU wasn't a school who has been in contact with Edwards through the process but following the offer, Edwards likes what he heard from the Falcons during the conversation when they offered, "I'm not really familiar with them," said Edwards.  "So I hope to visit soon to get a better understanding of the school. While on the phone with Coach Kim McCloud he explained a little bit how their offense is ran and liked what I heard."

As for where Edwards is in his recruiting process he said, "right now I'm weighing my options seeing what I like about a school."  As for the things he will be looking for in a school, Edwards explained, "Factors would be what football program will help me develop most as a receiver, where I can get the best education, and where I can call home for the next 4 years."

With 5 offers under his belt since the season ended and a camp slate ahead this summer, you will be hearing Bailey Edwards name quite a bit more.

- BIO / Highlights

Canton's Cochran inching closer to Michigan State offer

By Evan Paputa

Recruiting Editor

Canton linebacker/defensive end Jalen Cochran (81) is a strong offer candidate for Michigan State.           /Michael Vasilnek
Jalen Cochran, a 2016 linebacker/defensive end from Canton High School, has kept a relatively low profile this offseason while earning five offers. Last night, for the third time this offseason, Cochran visited Michigan State for their basketball game against Purdue.

“Great, I had a wonderful time,” Cochran, 6-foot-4, 230-pounds, said. “It was my third time being there so there wasn’t anything different other than building a relationship with the coaches and fellow recruits at the game."

The visit gave Cochran a chance to take in the atmosphere of a big game from the student section with two other Michigan high school recruits.

“It was senior night so the intensity was high and it was an overall great game. I got to be with Donnie Corley from King and Alaric Jackson from Renaissance,” Cochran said. “We went to the student section and had a great time with the fans and some players.”

At Canton Cochran plays both outside linebacker and defensive end. The Michigan State coaching staff views him as a perfect fit for defensive end which has been arguably the most success positions in Mark Dantonio’s tenure.

“Coach Dantonio said he sees me more of a defensive end,” Cochran said. “My relationship with him and the other coaches is slowly getting better. But I have no problems with them so I would say great.”

Cochran holds offers from Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Miami of Ohio, and Toledo.

Michigan State has not offered yet, but they are getting closer by each visit with Cochran.

“The coaches want to see my grades improve and me to come down to some camps and a spring practice. But they said I am one of the guys in the run for an offer pretty soon.”