The D Zone

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Class of 2012 Watch List

Novason Norfolk - Adrian - LB
Anthony Brilla - Allen Park - DL
Michael Bouchard - Brother Rice - LB
DeShaun Young - Chesaning - RB
James Wezensky - Clare
Kyle Tiller - Dearborn Edsel Ford
Yaser Hamdan - Star International Academy, located in Dearborn Heights
Chris Addison - Detroit Central
Edward Remy - Dexter
Mike Mioduszewski - Dexter
David Drummond - East Grand Rapids
Travis Palmer - East Grand Rapids
Chris Perry - Eisenhower
Austin Young - Escanaba
Donovan Jackson - Ferndale
Rayshawn Adams - Finney
Reginold Van Hook - Flint Beecher
Shahid Muhammad - Flint Carman Ainsworth
Luke Jones - Flint Northwestern
Chavoris Russell - Flint Northwestern
Mohamed Berry - Fordson - TE
Travis Lasley - Forest Hills Eastern
Travis Davis - Frankenmuth - LB
Tyler Steele - Garden City
Zach Sweet - Goodrich
Alton Yarbrough - Grand Blanc - WR
Corey Arnouts - Grand Ledge
Brandon Haan - Grand Rapids South Christian
Alex Kish - Groose Ile
Vince Berardi - Grosse Ile
Marty Moesta - Grosse Pointe South
Rob Kish - Grosse Pointe South
Lamarr Marshall - Harrison (Farmington)
Kim Spurlock - Henry Ford (Detroit)
Scott Tackett - Holland
Justin Bouma - Holland Christian
Luke Brower - Holland Christian
Alvin Mingo - King
Lapeer Ramsey - King
Nate Cole - Lahser
Tyler Roth - Lahser - LB
John Gall - Lake Orion
James Bush - Lake Shore
L.J. Wilson - Lansing Eastern - RB
Jaleel Canty - Lansing Everett
Anthony Goodman - Lansing Sexton
Jordan Martin - Lansing Waverly
Roland Rance - Lawton
Brock LaVergne - Lincoln Alcona
Ren Osborne - Lowell
Joe Vieau - Midland
Tyler Kuehne - Midland - DB
Connor Collins - Millington
Mike Zawacki - Monroe
Jake Natario - Monroe
Omar Akins - Mumford
Angelo Corona - Muskegon - LB
Jacob Buddy - Muskegon
Ra'Male Roundtree - Muskegon
John Waller - North Muskegon
Jacob Romeo - Notre Dame Prep
Mike Jocz - Novi
Zach Masserant - Novi
Jake Widmer - Novi Catholic Central
Steven Spears - Onsted
Chris Woolen - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's
Joe Eroyan - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's - LB
Justin Hunter-Smith - Orchard View
Corbin Fuller - Ontonagon 
Justin Mezsets - Ortonville
Dante Curry - Ottawa Hills
Jacob Gewritz - Ovid-Elsie
Austin Maynard - Parma Western
Nicholas Action - Pennfield - QB
Matt Rennell - Parma Western
Jon Conklin - Plainwell
Bill Roberts - Plymouth
Mark McCormack-Reamer - Plymouth
Nelson Smith - Plymouth Christian Academy
Jeffery Johnson - Pontiac
Chris Norrils - Renaissance
Kendall Jackson - Renaissance - DB
Maurice Bostic - River Rouge - DB
Brian Roth - Romeo
Ryan Nicley - Romeo
David McPhearson - Royal Oak
Mason Sauls - Saint Johns - LB
Roland Rance - Saginaw Arthur Hill
Demarcus Lee - Southeastern
James Schmitke - Southfield Christian
Mercedes Williamson - Southeastern
Patrick Allen - South Haven
Bradley Mitchell - South Lake - RB
Marcus Anderson - South Lake
Colin Parks - Southfield Lathrup
Devon Bailey - Stevensville-Lakeshore
Hunter Hurt - Temperance Bedford
Ben Bartnowak - Troy Athens - QB
Josh White - Ubly
David Hughes - U of D Jesuit
K.J. Shultz - Walled Lake Central
Jarin Bryant - Walled Lake Western
Jamel Lockett - Warren Mott - WR
Jalen Campbell - West Bloomfield
Anthony Stout - Whitehall
Jalen Lloyd - Willow Run
Myshaun Marks - Willow Run
DeShawn Gohl - Willow Run
Tyler Dunn - Wyandotte Roosevelt
Dante Barnett - Ypsilanti
Devon Thompston - Ypsilanti
Josh Blanton - Zeeland West


    1. no eisenhower players?

    2. Who do you think should go up?

      I have a few I think should go up but I want to see what you say first, Always can edit this.

    3. Show LO some love

    4. I have 2-3 of them on the top 100.

      Who should I put on here from Lake Orion?

    5. take a look at Andrew Shefkalis DE transfer from rochester, the kids gonna have a monster season in my opinion

    6. He's a senior right? For some reason I thought he was going to be a Jr in 2012.

    7. Who does this list? You have Ryan jones on here because of a showing at a combine? That kid is a combine player. Once he touch the field he will fold like a lawn chair!!! I was hoping that this site would be more open and have an eye for talent! Disappointing!

    8. I can't wait to see how Donte Fox does this season. You continue to over look this kid and many parents in the Canton area can't understand why. Explain if you have seen him play D Zone?

    9. This list is for players WHO DID NOT make the initial top 100. I have him as the #13 player state out of like 45,000+ players.

      That certainly is NOT overlooking him. #13 in the state is HIGH praise. The link for the top 100 is on the top tab here, if you have not seen it.

    10. For Jones his junior highlights are pretty impresive. This only a watch list too.

      I do not go to Combines so idk how they do, Its hard doing research on thousands of kids in the state. I wish my name was Urban Meyer and could scout kids lol.

    11. alfonso vultaggio
      ben schulte
      youseff bujaider
      daniel venditti
      ray shepler
      chris perry

      top 2012 players on eisenhower- watch out for them they will turn some heads

    12. oh no doubt about kicker Gojcaj is best kicker in the MAC now that Selita and Berthet are gone.

      Perry, Vultagglio, Bujaider and Vendetti are obvious MAC Red preseason players. Their really good, Ill edit them in.

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    14. Steve Elmer from Midland is class of 2013 I believe

    15. Yes, good eye. Ill edit that one ASAP! My apologies.

    16. dawgg jeff watch out for ray shepler on ike he is crazy good he hasnt got much recognition but he is one of the smartest football players with football iq in the state and he is a big hiiter & a ball hawk. He will be the leader of the ike defense and plus he was a starter last year too

      and bt man im not an ike fa n just a guy that knows his football


    17. Okay thank you, I'll keep a wider eye on Shepler now that you mention that. Ike is loaded in 2012 thats certain, Week 1 vs Ford is going to be insane.

      Best defense vs best offense in the MAC.

      Ike D is solid and Fords O is solid, I cannot wait.

    18. I'm glad you said something about Jones highlight video,this should be a very good year to watch him run the ball at Canton.

    19. I have been at some of does combines and ( Jones ) ability and speed with the ball was something to watch.

    20. Some people need to start looking at the top 100 list before they start blowing up, Ryan Jones should have been on that list, parents and individual don't grade player's at these camps and combine the coaches do and if they talk about Ryan Jones it must be a reason.So what is the problem Donte Fox is on the list at # 13.

    21. Why would an individual put down another football player anyway they are all player's. Stop just .............STOP

    22. High School and the Pro have camps and combines to grade player's to see where they stand.

    23. Joey Goss (Running Back Clarkston). All OAA Red
      last season. Top 10 in 40 yd and Shuttle at MI Preps combine.

    24. All State all purpose and quarterback Austin Young Escanaba should be in top 100!
      Stats in State are
      2nd Scoring 156 pts. 17.3 pts. per game
      10th Total Offence 2240 total yds. 248.9 yds. per game
      2nd Rushing 1160 total yds. 128.9 yds. per game 6.04 per att.
      23rd Passing 1080 total yards 120.0 yds. per game

    25. Brian Roth from romeo should be on here. He can change the game in one play. Just watch this play against dakota.... its the ninth video in.

    26. It's all about the level of competition that your school play. Do you think by playing a scrub team, that they can judge a person ability.

    27. Ken Allen from Fenton was offered by Oregon State yesterday.

    28. There are alot of good prospects that don't have the luxury of having a solid team around them. One player can't win games!

    29. Adam Clay #77 OT Franklin
      6-4 290 lbs.
      2011 All KLAA All-West first team (Free press)

      Being recuirted by Central,Eastern,Ball State, Grand Valley.

    30. Ryan Jones added a offer from CMU. lol looks like D1 schools see his skills too

    31. Your list shows
      James Bush - South Lake
      he should be listed as James Bush - Lake Shore


    32. Drake Miller was offered by Ball State

    33. Joe Mims and Dylan Dunn from Livonia Stevenson are both solid players

    34. From Allen Treiu " Sturgis (MI) OL Drake Miller offered by #BowlingGreen after camp today. Says next camp will be #MichiganState on the 18th."

    35. Were is Melvin Lewis


    37. Brandon Watkins - Southfield ATH - Offers from Iowa, BGSU, Toledo.

    38. Matt Thorton from Owosso was offered by Eastern Michigan.

    39. Saylor Lavallii has offers from Kent State, Central Michigan and Ohio.

    40. You may not know this but Anderson and Warner of Brother Rice are both D1 players. I believe Anderson already committed to CMU or WMU. Warner has several offers as well. These guys are not top 100 they will be Top 30 at a minimum. Kidd from Rice is not even top 10 @ Rice and you have him #1 players @ Rice.

    41. Anderson committed to CMU about 2-3 weeks after I made this list. When I update it he will be moved up.

      Isn't Warner going to college for Lacrosse?

      And Kidd is at least top 5 at Rice.

      Name 10+ better players, if you have that conclusion.

    42. Warner will be playing football in college. He is attending several camps this summer, look for more offers to come his way.

      Kidd is a very good player but he is undersized for a D1 CB played last year behind Ellwenger and Hendrix, both are returning, and look for Church to get reps at CB as well. At saftey Ferguson will return and look for Deshun Brown to replace Jaddou. He may have a hard time getting reps in that backfield.

      Reschke will replace Hamilton in the middle, Bouchard returns at LB, as well. Warner will replace Hart at DE, Anderson will return to DT and another LAX hero, jr. Sergio Perkovic (6'4'' 200) will play the other DE.

      On offense look for the Anderson brothers, Dylan you know, his brother jr. Griffin (6'6" 250) to shore up the line. TE Warner and Reschke will be tough. O backfield loaded as well, Church, Walker, Brown, Sirosky along with Echols and Marsac at FB. QB is a question mark, this is Rice's achilles heal. Nick Rao is more of a runner, jr Cheyne Lacanaria a passer but way undersized 5'6'' 140/150 lbs. I do not think he could hold up in the CHSL Central, but you never know. We will see who emerges. Roney and Ferguson will be their receivers. As you can see they have a lot of solid players. As for Kidd, he will be a D2 or D3 player at best. Great young man, he is on a very talented team. Rice does not have the big names that DCC FHH CT DLS or OLSM have, but they have a lot of solid players. They have a very tough schedule, and could struggle this year. It should be an interesting year @ Rice.

      As for your 10: Both Anderson's, Church, Warner, Reschke, Brown, Ellwenger, Hendrix, Ferguson, Walker. The first 5 will all be D1 players (have offers) Brown and Walker more than likly D1. Ferguson is a baseball player, Ellwenger Hendrix Kidd D2 or D3. All this is IMHO, except the D1 commits and offers already in hand.

    43. Okay but Ellwanger was getting D1 looks from Indiana and Northwestern I know for sure and would you honestly be surprised if Kidd went D1?

    44. Eric Wilson from Thurston, just got offered from West Virginia, Bowling Green, & Toledo, super fast WR / DB. Also, Grant Wilson from Thurston was a beast last year, he'll end up somewhere as well, he averaged like 9 ypc as a junior last year.

      An Anonymous posted this in the top 100. Talk about a real sleeper prospect.

    45. D-Zone, I gave you 10, Ellewenger NW or Indiana, he might be 170 lbs and 5'8, in the Big Ten? Will I be surprised if Kidd goes D1? In a word yes. Out of the three Hendrix has the best shot at a D1 school. My point was you rated Kidd as the best player at Rice, and he is not.

      Rice's best players this year are Dylan Anderson and Devin Church, along with Ellewenger and Warner, are 3 year starters. Church will get many more offers, and will end up probably Big East, maybe Big Ten. Anderson is on par with a lot of the big names, why he committed so early is a mystery to me. I have heard he is still getting offers not calls but offers. Also heard from a friend @ CMU that Enos and staff love him. Rice people say he is 100% CMU. Who knows maybe his parents are CMU alums. Remember you do not know him because he went to no camps or clinics has no website, just a very plain film. He was very 'under the radar'.

      Point being Rice will depend on him and Church to really step up. The others are very good players but IMHO these two are the keys. Like I said earlier Rice has an extemely tough schedule.

    46. That's what I read on Scout and Rivals earlier this year he was visiting those schools.

      I am not if that's whats holding him back is his height/weight but its certain there was mutual interest from both sides.

      This list was preliminary and I realized a few minor mistakes overtime but just curious why do you think Kidd cannot go D1?

      5'9 - 183lbs

    47. Midland's Andrew Wylie offered by Eastern Michigan

    48. Not trying to bust your ba!!z (well maybe a little), but I hope all the Rice kids go D1. I think Kidd, Ellwenger, Hendrix are undersized and do not have great speed. Chruch is 5'9'' and is bigger than CE or EK and much faster, and 183 seems generous to me.

      Look at the HS All-Star game this weekend, the three CHSL players Keith, D'Agostino, and Jaddou, are all very good HS players. None are D1, all better than the players above. It isn't good enough to be a 'great' player. There is more to it than that and two of the biggest factors are size and speed. However, on the other hand I am surprised at the number of D1 offers that are being made this year. It seems an inordinate number of offers have been made to players from MI, so far. So I guess you never know It is an interesting conversation, that will continue through the season. There is a lot of time between now and Feb 1.

      For your 2013 watchlist I would add:

      Deshun Brown (RB/LB 5'11 190/200)
      Sergio Perkovic (DE/LB 6'4'' 200)
      Griffin Anderson (OT 6'6'' 250/260)

      I hear both Perkovic and Anderson are above 4.0 gpa's. Size and academics pretty good combo.

    49. QB from Mumford Omar Akins 6 ft3 210 with a cannon he's one to watch Also has 4.0 G.P.A

    50. QB Daron Hill (Detroit Cesar Chavez)
      MHSAA records in 2011
      2,791 yards passing (17th best all-time)
      385 attempts (4th best all-time)
      55 attempts vs. Detroit UPrep (15th best all time)
      50 attempts vs. Detroit Old Redford (30th best all-time)

    51. Kavon Frasier of Grand Rapids Christian was offered by central Michigan.

    52. Saylor Lavallii of Mason commits to Central Michigan.

    53. Went to a game at Oct 2010 at 5th 3rd Ball Park in Grand Rapids to watch Rockford and Muskegon. I wanted to see Knox, Keyes, and Braden play. Upon leaving was very impressed with the Weston kid. My understanding from espn that he needs size and weight had him listed at 6' 4 and 195. Called a Rockford contact and they said he is now 6 6 and 245 been working hard off season. Might want to revisit this kid

    54. Yes, tight end last year assuming this year, they may also play him at D end from what I hear. won't know until game 1. Understand Western, Eastern & Bowling Green have interest, my contact is on vacation this week, how dare he.

    55. Basing off what I know I am not surprised those 3 schools are showing interest with his measurable's.

      I seen on he was somewhere on their top 200 list.

    56. Billy Roberts is a Plymouth receiver not from Canton. He has alot MAC, GLIAC interest and Ivy League. He will be a guy to keep a eye on.

    57. Kavon Frazier of Grand Rapids Christian commits to Central Michigan.

    58. Gabe Sanders of Michigan Collegiate was offered by Bowling Green.

    59. WR - Alex Zmolik of PH commits to Toledo over CMU.

    60. WR- Jarin Bryant of Walled Lake Western... Big, strong, fast reciever! Look for him asap!!

    61. K Andrew Fulan of Dearborn Divine Child
      9-11 field goals
      31-31 extra points
      18 Touchbacks
      All State Honorable Mention as a junior
      All Metro 2nd team behind Kyle Brindza

    62. What is james bush of lake shore ranked?