Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brynson Barnett Jr. - Detroit Northwestern - WR/FS - Class of 2015 Player Profile


  • High School:
    •  Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern
  • Graduation Year:
    •  2015
  • Primary Position:
    •  WR
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Slot, FS, and CB
  • Height:
    • 5'11"
  • Weight:
    • 169 lbs
  • #1 Most Memorable Game:
    • Southeastern game - I made a crack back so hard I injured him and I had 5 break ups on d and also I had one touchdown
  • Pre-game Traditions:
    • I think about my family and team and pray 
  • Post-game Traditions:
    • Give my all
  • Athlete you try building your game around:
    • Alshon Jeffery - that's my favorite receiver he has a nice game I love his foot work and technique 
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Homicide Detective 
  • Experience:
    • 2 years on varsity 
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Maintaining a 3.8 and then getting a 4.0 
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • I want to have 10 + td's and 7+ int's and 30 + tackles 
  • Stats:
    • Jv - 6 td's and 500 receiving yards 
    • Varsity 3 td's 22 reception 35 tackles 3 int's
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Ball State, Indiana State, Youngstown, Saginaw Valley, Grand Valley, and Eastern Michigan 
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Indiana State, Youngstown, and Saginaw Valley
  • Intangibles:
    • I do everything that's asked from school to the field I'm a hard worker and I get the job done
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart, playmaker, positional receiver, hard hitter 

HUDL Highlights


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

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "Okay."

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

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "To get offered because everyone overlooks my school."

What has been the most memorable part of high school football?

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "I don't know."

What have you been doing since football season ended?

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "Work on speed and footwork and route running."

What are keys to performing at your positions?

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "Footwork, route running, speed, and craft."

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

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "To be all-city and get offered."

If a college coach was interested in having you play on his team and asked you why he should accept you on his team, what would you tell him?

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "I am a coachable kid I have good talent I have good crazy I'm a hard worker and I will play any position they need me at."

Which game stands out the most to you in the 2014 season? 

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "Mumford and King game."

Who is the best player you lined up against on the field?

Brynson Barnett Jr. - "Damon Webb he was a 5 star corner blue chip."



Kevin Merchant Jr. - Detroit Northwestern - OT/DT - Class of 2015 Player Profile


  • High School:
    •  Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern
  • Graduation Year:
    •  2015
  • Primary Position:
    •  LT
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • RT and DT
  • Height:
    • 6'4"
  • Weight:
    • 284 lbs
  • #1 Most Memorable Game:
    • The game against Denby was the most memorable because it was the game where I tore my MCL.
  • Pre-game Traditions:
    • Listen to hype music
  • Post-game Traditions:
    • I pray
  • Athlete you try building your game around:
    • Ndamukong Suh
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Culinary Arts
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of JV
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Maintaining a 3.8 or higher all school year
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Getting stronger and better footwork
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • LSU
    • MSU
    • U of M
    • Alabama
    • Oregon
    • Oregon State
  • Intangibles:
    • My work ethic 
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart and hard hitter


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

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Not good."

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

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Staying focused in the game without any distractions it has been a challenge because I was balancing football school and work."

What has been the most memorable part of high school football?

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Starting my first jv game."

What have you been doing since football season ended?

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Practicing and conditioning."

What are keys to performing at your positions?

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Having heavy hands and fast feet."

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

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "Going all city or higher."

If a college coach was interested in having you play on his team and asked you why he should accept you on his team, what would you tell him?

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "I would tell him that I am a coachable player I am a hardworker and I put in extra work to get better."

Which game stands out the most to you in the 2014 season? 

Kevin Merchant Jr. - "The Denby game."



Je'Lani A. Martin - Detroit Northwestern - LB/SS - Class of 2015 Player Profile


  • High School:
    •  Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern
  • Graduation Year:
    •  2015
  • Primary Position:
    •  LB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • SS
  • Height:
    • 5'10"
  • Weight:
    • 185 lbs
  • #1 Most Memorable Game:
    • My #1 most memorable game, is the first game we won at Northwestern my sophomore year. That's my #1 memorable game, because it took us to lose 4 games and finally get a win.
  • Pre-game Traditions:
    • Before the game I like to clear my mind, and be focused on just executing my job. Also I play music to keep me together, which means I try stray away from all distractions and bury the game in my head. Then we get ready by saying our chants and our lap around the field.
  • Post-game Traditions:
    • After the game I talk and communicate amongst players to see where our heads are at. I tend to find out all I did wrong so that I don't make the same mistakes in the future.  We end the day with cleaning up and saying the Lords prayer. 
  • Athlete you try building your game around:
    • I really look  up to players like; Ray Lewis, Patrick Willis, but the person that inspires me the most is Stephen Tulloch. Stephen Tulloch is only 5'11" but he plays as if he were 6'3", so much fire, heart, and enthusiasm, really makes me work harder everyday. 
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Mortuary Science 
  • Experience:
    • 2 year of Varsity
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Greatest high school achievement for me, was being in the paper that first time, that was such a great feeling, to have my name plastered in the paper, cause I was going hard. 
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • I want to gain weight and increase my speed. I want to be around 205 - 215 going into college, and I want to cut my 40 time down to a 4.4.
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Morgan State University, Grand Valley State University, and Ferris State University. 
  • Intangibles:
    • My height, and my will to be better. 
  • How I play the game:
    • I play coachable, I find out what I'm supposed to do and I go do it. Also I play smart, I play to win no matter what. 

HUDL Highlights


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

Je'Lani A. Martin - "Well no one has really been looking at me."

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

Je'Lani A. Martin - "Really breathing, at times I find myself out of breathe, but I still manage playing through it."

What has been the most memorable part of high school football?

Je'Lani A. Martin - "The fun. The fun you have with your team, fun of playing, fun of winning, and the fun of enjoying something with a passion."

What have you been doing since football season ended?

Je'Lani A. Martin - "Hitting the weights, running to stay in shape and stay loose. Also stretching, stretching really helps out."

What are keys to performing at your positions?

Je'Lani A. Martin - "Stopping the run, and finding the ball. Being able to think quick and play fast."

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

Je'Lani A. Martin - "To make at least 12 tackles a game, and have 2 sacks a game. I also want to make all city this year."

If a college coach was interested in having you play on his team and asked you why he should accept you on his team, what would you tell him?

Je'Lani A. Martin - "Because I bring leadership and energy with me and I'm coachable."

Which game stands out the most to you in the 2014 season? 

Je'Lani A. Martin - "The King High School game, they always have a good team, they get a lot of exposure, but we have equal talent level this year, so I feel as if we can compete with anybody."

Who is the best player you lined up against on the field?

Je'Lani A. Martin - "The best player I have lined up and played against was Mike Weber, well that's what stats say."

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