The D Zone

Saturday, July 22, 2017

UAW Ford Michigan High School Media Day set for August 4th




On Friday, August 4, 2017, The Sound Mind Sound Body Foundation in conjunction with the Horatio Williams Foundation will host over 200 of the top high school football players in the state of Michigan for a pre-season media day/leadership luncheon.

Over 100 of the students in attendance have received college scholarship offers. These young men represent the best talent of Michigan high school football.

Prior to meeting with media, students will have an opportunity to hear from community, sports and business leaders on the attributes of an effective leader.  Our goal is to inform them that "being a good athlete" is not enough to succeed in life off the playing field.  We want each student to leave knowing that they are more than an athlete.

Guest speakers will discuss: leadership, teamwork, character, “attitude of gratitude” and entitlement.  Following the conclusion of presentations, lunch will be served for students, presenters and media – affording all an opportunity to engage with one another and one-to-one Q & A.

This program is critical to developing holistic leaders both on and off the field.

As in the past, the media share our stories to the masses conveying the uniqueness of our programming. Several media outlets are expected to be in attendance (to name a few):

-      The D Zone
-      D1Freak
-      Sports in the D
-      State Champs
-      Detroit News
-      Free Press
-      Michigan Chronicle
-      CBS
-      WDIV 4
-      WXYZ 7


Media will cover the players in attendance and guest speakers.  This event will provide a great platform for exposing the community to the wealth of talent within the metro Detroit community.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Detroit King 2020 Slot/CB Marshawn Lee Player Profile and Interview





- Most recent update: 7/19/2017
  • High School:
    • Detroit King
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2020
  • Primary Position:
    • Slot
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • CB, SS, and QB
  • Height:
    • 5'5"
  • Weight:
    • 150 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • First year of varsity
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Michigan
    • Alabama 
    • Purdue
    • Oregon
  • Intangibles:
    • I'm a born leader with a dog attitude and ability to take over. I also am able to play any position on the field and perform at a high rate.
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart, hard hitter, playmaker
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • I plan to dominate the high school level of football to make it to the next level.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • My ultimate goal is to be successful on the professional level of football. What ever steps and sacrifices that has to be made to get there I'm willing to take. That mean I will out work anybody that step up to me
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Twitter:  @flashyshawnn
    • Facebook:  marshawn lee

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Saginaw 2020 RB Jamontae York Player Profile and Interview





- Most recent update: 7/19/2017
  • High School:
    • Saginaw
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2020
  • Primary Position:
    • RB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • N/A
  • Height:
    • 5'6"
  • Weight:
    • 142 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of jv
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Olivet 
    • Michigan 
    • Eastern Michigan 
    • Western Michigan
  • Intangibles:
    • What separates me from everyone else is my juke move, hard working and my determination to keep on going.
  • How I play the game:
    • I play smart and I react fast when the play is going on.
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • My goal is to get a full ride scholarship in to a D1 college but any full ride is acceptable. My plan is to work hard while I’m still and school and take my education very seriously. My accomplishments I want to achieve is to make my family proud.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • That would be letting me know I worked hard to get to this level. I would tell the coach I’m a hard worker I can take criticism and better myself from my mistake.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Twitter:  @J_York23 

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Saginaw 2020 QB/WR Chaun Tolbert Player Profile and Interview





- Most recent update: 7/18/2017
  • High School:
    • Saginaw
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2020
  • Primary Position:
    • QB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • WR, CB, FS, and special teams
  • Height:
    • 5'10"
  • Weight:
    • 160 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Undecided
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of jv
  • Stats:
    • Coaches lost the junior varsity game tapes.
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Olivet
    • Western Michigan 
    • Eastern Michigan 
    • Michigan State
  • Intangibles:
    • My vision, I see things other players don't on the field. Also my confidence level is very high.
  • How I play the game:
    • I play smart but also very coachable.
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • My goal is to get into a division 1 college but i will accept anything that is given. My plan is to finish high school very strong academically and athletically. Things I accomplished was making my parents happy 
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • Me playing college football would be amazing because I'm a hard worker, can take constructive criticism and I learn from my mistakes.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    •  

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • N/A

Saginaw 2019 LB/OL Jackson Harris Player Profile and Interview





- Most recent update: 7/18/2017
  • High School:
    • Saginaw
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2019
  • Primary Position:
    • LB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • OL
  • Height:
    • 5'11"
  • Weight:
    • 220 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Graphic arts
  • Experience:
    • 1 year of Varsity
  • Stats:
    • 25 tackles on season for Jv
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Michigan, Kentucky, Oregon, Idaho State, and Washington State
  • Intangibles:
    • My work ethic and dedication. 
  • How I play the game:
    • Smart & make reads towards the opposing side every play
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • All Valley & All State my last years of high school and D1 football on a full ride.
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • It interest me because of the love I have for the game.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • Twitter:  @JackBoy_989 

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • Central Michigan camp - 6/18/2017

Saginaw 2018 OLB/RB Demetress Bryant Jr. Player Profile and Interview





- Most recent update: 7/18/2017
  • High School:
    • Saginaw
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2018
  • Primary Position:
    • OLB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • RB
  • Height:
    • 5'10"
  • Weight:
    • 215 lbs
  • Anticipated Major:
    • Auto engineering 
  • Experience:
    • 2 Years Jv, 2 Years Varsity
  • Stats:
    • 7 Sacks, 10 Solo Tackles, 8 Assist Tackles, Fumble Recovery, Punt Block
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Michigan 
    • Central Michigan 
    • Siena Heights
    • SVSU
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Albion, Alma
  • Intangibles:
    • I'm always ready to work. Willing to help the team as much as possible. I always respect my coaches and what they tell me to do.
  • How I play the game:
    • I play smart and coachable. 
  • Outlook on High School Football and its experiences
    • Get some college offers 
  • Discuss the potential opportunity or the opportunity of playing on the next level
    • It interests me a lot I love football and I'm willing to play at the next level to improve my game.
  • Other accolades and/or awards or miscellaneous
    • All Conference, Second Team
    • Twitter:  @lottoflvcko

HUDL Highlights


RECRUITING TIMELINE:
  • Eastern Michigan camp - 7/23/2017

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