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Friday, March 24, 2017

Whitehall 2018 RT/DE Brandon Rake Player Profile and Interview



  • High School:
    • Whitehall
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2018
  • Primary Position:
    • RT
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • DE
  • Height:
    • 6'6"
  • Weight:
    • 235 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • 1 Varsity,  2 JV
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Michigan
    • Michigan State
    • MAC Schools
    • Ferris State
    • Grand Valley State
    • Saginaw Valley State
  • Intangibles:
    • Team player.  I want team success over individual success.  
    • Smart (3.96 GPA)
    • Size
    • Speed and quickness
    • Hard worker
    • Very good at in game adjustments and anticipation
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart
    • Coachable
    • Intensity
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • I love high school football.  As a JV player we went 8-1 our freshman year.  8-0-1 our Sophomore year.  6-3 as Juniors.
    • My class wins a lot.  In basketball we went 17-3 our Freshman year on JV.  19-1 as sophomores and 19-3 as Juniors on varsity.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • It is a goal of mine to play college football at a high level.  I'm shooting for D1 but all options are open.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Honorable Mention All Conference Football
    • 2nd Team All Area Football
    • 1st Team All Conference Basketball
    • 2nd Team All Area Basketball
    •  

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

De La Salle 2019 DE/OG Mike McGinnity Player Profile and Interview



  • High School:
    • De La Salle
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2019
  • Primary Position:
    • DE
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • OG
  • Height:
    • 6'
  • Weight:
    • 225 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Dental 
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of Freshman, 1 year of JV, & Varsity for Playoffs 
  • Stats:
    • JV: 
      • Tackles: 41 
      • QB Hurries: 18 
      • Sacks:9 
      • Fumble Recoveries: 1
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Ferries State
    • Wayne State 
    • Central Michigan 
    • Western Michigan 
    • Michigan
  • Intangibles:
    • What separates me from everyone else on the field is that I never take a play off. I always make sure that I play fast and at my full potential for every play. 
  • How I play the game:
    • I am a very coachable player, if needed, I will switch positions for the good of the team and I will learn that position to the best of my ability. Also, I am very good at play recognition. When I watch the  opponents film I will remember the play in my head and take that onto the field on Friday night and put myself in the best position to make a play. 
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • High School football has been a blast so far. I look forward to my last 2 years as a Pilot. 
    • Nothing would be more special to me, then to bring home a State Championship Trophy for our school and our community.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • Being able to play College Football has been a dream of mine my whole life, but I also know there are 100s of kids just like me out there. So I look at that as a challenge and tell myself every day that I am going to work harder than anyone around me, whether it's in the classroom, on the football field, or in the weight room. Playing College football would give me an opportunity to continue to grow as a man and be a better student in the class room. Being able to strap on the pads and helmet, for 4 more years would be awesome.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • JV:  Captain 
    • Freshman: Captain
    •  

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Ecorse 2020 DE Mike Sessoms Player Profile and Interview








  • High School:
    • Ecorse
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2020
  • Primary Position:
    • DE
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • N/A
  • Height:
    • 6'2"
  • Weight:
    • 255 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of varsity
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Ball State, Alabama, and Michigan State
  • How I play the game:
    • I play the game of football with the mindset that my team is down the whole game which helps me push myself over the limit.
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • That's in the past now I'm only worried about what's next.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • I would love to play football on the next level, I've been playing football all my life I love the game and everything about it.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • On my pal team I got man of the hour, defensive MVP, and rookie of the year. 

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • Central Michigan visit - 3/24/2017
  • Western Michigan visit - 3/24/2017
  • Ferris State visit - 3/24/2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Southfield A&T 2019 WR/FS Ian Brocks Player Profile and Interview



  • High School:
    • Southfield A&T
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2019
  • Primary Position:
    • WR
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • FS
  • Height:
    • 6'1"
  • Weight:
    • 170 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Experience:
    • 1 year Freshman, 1 year Jv, moved up to varsity for playoffs
  • Stats:
    • Jv Stats: 
      • 9 sacks
      • 43 tackles
      • 3 forced fumbles
      • 2 fumble recoveries 
      • 2 Receiving TDs
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Ball State
    • BGSU
    • MSU
    • UM
    • WMU
    • EMU
  • Intangibles:
    • I am very athletic, mentally tough, and a uplifting teammate. Will do whatever I can to help my team win the game every week.
  • How I play the game:
    • I am a very versatile type of player. I could play various types of positions for different formations. I am extremely coachable and have an High IQ which helps myself separate different formations quickly.
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • So far in high school football I've loved everything about it. I feel like football has helped me mature. Before my high school career is over I want to win a State Championship.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • I would love to have the chance the play college football. I want the chance to show the world my talents on the next level and make a name for myself.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Team Captain
    • Team leader in sacks
    • Twitter:  @Ianbrocks14
    •  

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Ann Arbor Skyline 2019 RB/DB Xavier Payne Player Profile and Interview






  • High School:
    • Ann Arbor Skyline
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2019
  • Primary Position:
    • RB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • DB
  • Height:
    • 5'9"
  • Weight:

  • Anticipated Major:
    • Finance
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of Varsity
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Florida State
    • Michigan 
    • Georgia 
    • USC
    • LSU
  • Intangibles:
    • Work ethic and my ambition. Nobody on the field matches my intensity and the drive I have to play the game, when I step on the field it's all jokes aside I'm about all business. 
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart, coachable, explosive, and aggressive
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • My season goal is 30 TDs and 2000 yards period
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • This is all I think about I wanna show everybody just how great I am!
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    •  

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Lapeer 2020 LB/RB Darien Baker Player Profile and Interview



  • High School:
    • Lapeer
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2020
  • Primary Position:
    • LB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • RB
  • Height:
    • 5'10"
  • Weight:
    • 180 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • 1 Year jv/varsity
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Grand Valley State, Saginaw Valley State, Tiffin, Northwood, Ferris State.
  • Intangibles:
    • I am very detailed and have a very high motor,I love to make plays and will do anything coaches need me to do to win ball games.
  • How I play the game:
    • I'm a smart,coachable player.I do anything the team needs and fly all around the field making plays.
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • I look forward to moving onto the varsity level and doing anything I can to help win football games as well as furthering myself as a student athlete.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • If given the opportunity to play at the next level I would be very interested football is my passion and I would want to tell a coach that every day he would be getting my everything and that anyway I can help the team I am interested in.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Twitter:  @darien_b_123 

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

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