Monday, December 31, 2012

Carleton Airport Jets 2013 Football Schedule

Carleton Airport finished 2012 with a 6-4 record.  The Jets were eliminated by Milan who also beat Carleton Airport in week 8. Carleton Airport has reached the playoffs the past 14 seasons.


* Represents non Huron League game


August 30th - Adrian*
September 6th - Monroe Jefferson
September 13th - Riverview
September 20th - Flat Rock
September 27th - Monroe Saint Mary Catholic Central
October 4th - Grosse Ile
October 11th - New Boston Huron
October 18th - Milan
October 25th - Tecumseh*


For more info on teams, please visit Michigan-football.com

Sunday, December 30, 2012

LSU Players in 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl

  • #1 Rob Bolden - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's - QB - Junior (more)
  • #63 Branch Kampe - Shrine - LB - RS Freshman (more)

Tulsa Players in 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl

  • #16 Blake Blackwell - Cass Tech - WR - RS Freshman (more)

Vanderbilt Players in 2012 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl


  • #95 Conor Hart - Brother Rice - DT - RS Freshman (more)

Most Popular Posts in 2012

Thank you for your support.  Below are the highest viewed posts from 2012.


  1. Way Too Early Class of 2013 Watchlist, February  (Link)
  2. Class of 2013 Michigan High School Football Commits, July (Link)
  3. Early Class of 2015 Watchlist, February (Link)
  4. Class of 2012 Southeastern Football Signee's, March (Link)
  5. Week 6 Michigan High School Football Rankings, October (Link)
  6. Week 3 Michigan High School Football Rankings, September (Link)
  7. Way Too Early Southeastern Michigan Preseason Top 30, April (Link)
  8. Early Class of 2014 Watchlist, February (Link)
  9. Week 8 Michigan High School Football Rankings, October (Link)
  10. 2012 Football Previews, July (Link)
  11. Week 7 Michigan High School Football Rankings, October (Link)
  12. Michigan High School Football Playoff Scores for Week 10, October (Link)
  13. Week 2 Michigan High School Football Rankings, September (Link)
  14. Cass Tech Technicians 2012 Football Schedule, May (Link)
  15. Week 10 Michigan High School Football Rankings, October (Link)


As for the most with the most traffic:
  1. October
  2. September
  3. August
  4. December
  5. November
  6. May
  7. July
  8. April
  9. June
  10. March
  11. February
  12. January

Angello Proulx Showcase Player Profile

Angello Proulx #7 - Warren Mott




  • High School:
    • Warren Mott
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2014
  • Primary Position:
    • Safety
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Wide Receiver
  • Height:
    • 6'1"
  • Weight:
    • 180
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 2012-2013 season, Junior year
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Making All-County second team 
    • All-Area first team 
    • Defensive player of the year (school) 
    • All-State honorable mention
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • I want to improve on my footwork 
    • Getting stronger and faster 
    • Better tackle form
    • Becoming more agile
  • Varsity Stats:
    • Junior year: 
      • 39 solo tackles
      • 105 assisted tackles 
      • 3 interceptions 
      • 5 forced fumbles 
      • 2 fumble recoveries
      • 14 receptions for 197 yards
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • MAC schools 
    • Big Ten
    • Any Division 1 schools in Michigan 
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Central Michigan 
    • Ferris State 
    • Wayne State 
    • Saginaw Valley State
  • Intangibles:
    • Hard working 
    • Ability to predict 
    • Work ethic 
    • Teamwork and cooperation
    • Dedication
  • How I play the game:
    • I love hitting people
    • I can read plays quick 
    • I come down hill to fill holes 
    • I love the game and give my 100% best every play

Na'Kin Scott Showcase Player Profile




  • High School:
    • Highland Park
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2014
  • Primary Position:
    • Outside Linebacker
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Tight End
  • Height:
    • 6'2"
  • Weight:
    • 185
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 3
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • All Conference
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Get faster 
    • Get stronger
    • Get better with my foot work
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Bowling Green
    • Indiana
    • Florida
    • Texas A&M
    • Michigan
    • UNLV
    • Notre Dame
    • Alabama
    • Oklahoma
    • Clemson
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Northern Michigan
    • Tiffin
  • Intangibles:
    • Keeping my team calm and focused on and off the field.
    • Making sure my team works hard in offseason.
    • Giving motivational speeches before every game and practice.
  • How I play the game:
    • I am a very focused player, always using my eyes and watching the ball. 
    • Using my eyes and technique sets me free every time.

Ray Buford II Showcase Player Profile

Ray Buford II #15 - Southfield


  • High School:
    • Southfield
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2015
  • Primary Position:
    • WR
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • DB
  • Height:
    • 6'0"
  • Weight:
    • 160
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 2 years
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Making it to the State playoffs. 
    • Starting on Varsity as a Freshman.
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Route Running 
    • Speed 
    • Strength 
    • I'm looking to drop my 100m time into the mid 10 range & my 40 to 4.4  
    • Also want to get my bench press & squat as high as possible. 
    • With enhanced speed & strength I will be able to raise my game, hopefully helping my team to a state championship. Also to help towards my recruitment. 
  • Varsity Stats:
    • Sophomore year: 
      • 4 TDS 
      • 500 receiving yards 
      • 45 Catches  
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Michigan 
    • Michigan State 
    • Ohio State 
    • West Virginia 
    • Cincinnati
    • Tennessee 
    • Nebraska 
    • Penn State
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Michigan - invite to Northwestern game
    • Michigan State 
    • Cincinnati - invite to USF game
    • Ohio State - invite to elite underclassman camp
    • Nebraska - camp invite
  • Intangibles:
    • My willingness to work hard & lead by example. 
    • Also my understanding of the game helps me play the game at a faster pace.
    • Height
    • Route running 
    • Blocking
    • Confident catcher
    • Team player
  • How I play the game:
    • I play the game fast & with awareness


Chuckie Voorhees of Warren Woods Tower Commits to Defiance

This week Defiance landed their commit of the Class of 2013 from Warren Woods Tower SS, Chuckie Voorhees.  Voorhees led a young defense that was much improved from 2011 and the Warren Woods Tower Titans also concluded the 2012 season with 4 straight wins.



Position (s): Strong Safety
Height & Weight: 6'2 185
First Game Started: Sophomore year
#1 Most Memorable Game: The overtime win against New Haven which started our 4 game win streak to end the season.
Pre-game Traditions: I always like to be left alone before the games. I just sit in a corner and zone out to some music and get my head in the right place.
Post-game Traditions: Don't really have any.
Athlete you try building your game around: I'm a big Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis fan. I'm always trying to play with as much passion and energy as they do.



The D Zone - How does it feel committing to Defiance?

Chuckie Voorhees - "It's a blessing to have the opportunity to continue playing football."



The D Zone - What stands out the most about Defiance?

Chuckie Voorhees - "Defiance is a small school but huge on football. There philosophies are kind of the same that Coach Mahar taught us. I just felt at home there."



The D Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?

Chuckie Voorhees - "The respect I received and the excitement around the program."



The D Zone - What do the Defiance coaches like about the way you play?

Chuckie Voorhees - "My speed and intensity."



The D Zone - When the Defiance coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Chuckie Voorhees - "They said they were fired up to have me join the Defiance family and that I would fit in good."



The D Zone - Have you had a chance to meet with anyone from the Class of 2013 and any players you are trying to pull with you to Defiance?

Chuckie Voorhees - "No."



The D Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?

Chuckie Voorhees  - "I'm gonna work as hard as I can to be able to have a good future and career at Defiance."



The D Zone - Any closing comments you have?

Chuckie Voorhees  - "I wouldn't be here without the support of my Mom and family. And of course I wouldn't be anywhere without the help from Coach Mahar and the rest of the coaching staff. A big shout out to my team for all the love and for pushing me to the best I could be."


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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Open Spots for B-Fit Detroit Combine in February!!!

Calling all of Michigan's top 2014, 2015 and 2016 football players.  Submit yourself or someone you know to be considered for the 1 day pro combine at B-Fit Detroit.  Below are the fliers for the event, which will contain all the needed info as well as contact info.  The form is also attached, for you to submit yourself.  Overall 40 players will be selected.  The deadline to submit will be January 13th.  Or by clicking on this link.







Anthony Gunn Showcase Player Profile

Anthony Gunn #2 - Notre Dame Prep


  • High School:
    • Notre Dame Prep
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2015
  • Primary Position:
    • WR
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Safety, Kicker
  • Height:
    • 6'1"
  • Weight:
    • 185
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 2 years. First year was Freshmen year.
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • All Flint-Metro league Freshmen year. 
    • All AA Catholic League Sophomore year. 
    • All County Honorable mention.
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • I want to get faster and become better with my breaks off of the ball.
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • All Division 1 schools.
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • I'm not sure for football but for baseball I have letters from: 
      • Ohio University  
      • Vanderbilt.
  • Intangibles:
    • I can help on and off the field with any kind of problems.
  • How I play the game:
    • I'm always flying around trying to get to the play. 


Michigan State Players in 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl



  • #2 William Gholston - Southeastern - DE - Junior (more)
  • #3 Mike Sadler - Forest Hills Northern - P - Sophomore (more)
  • #5 DeAnthony Arnett - Saginaw - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #6 Mylan Hicks - Renaissance - CB - Sophomore (more)
  • #8 Lawrence Thomas - Renaissance - FB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #9 Evan Fischer - Holt - K - Freshman (more)
  • #10 Andrew Maxwell - Midland - QB - Junior (more)
  • #10 Chris Norman - Renaissance - LB - Senior (more)
  • #11 Jamal Lyles - Southfield-Lathrup - LB - Freshman (more)
  • #13 Bennie Fowler - Country Day - WR - Junior (more)
  • #14 Tony Lippett - Crockett - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #16 Aaron Burbridge - Harrison - WR - Freshman (more)
  • #16 Tommy Vento - Harrison - QB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #17 Kevin Muma - Troy - K - Junior (more)
  • #19 Danny Folino - East Lansing - LB - Junior (more)
  • #20 Nick Hill - Chelsea - RB - Sophomore (more)
  • #22 Larry Caper - Battle Creek Central - RB - Senior (more)
  • #25 Kyle Artinian - Grand Blanc - S - RS Freshman (more)
  • #28 Tony Fant - Loyola - RB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #29 Spencer Elliot - Forest Hills Eastern - WR - RS Freshman (more)
  • #30 Riley Bullough - Traverse City St. Francis - LB - Freshman (more)
  • #30 Kevin Cronin - Traverse City West - K - Freshman (more)
  • #32 Mitch White - Livonia Stevenson - CB - Senior (more)
  • #33 Jeremy Langford - Westland John Glenn - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #34 Taiwan Jones - Anchor Bay - LB - Sophomore (more)
  • #35 Chris Laneaux - Portage Northern - S - RS Freshman (more)
  • #38 Gabe Augustin - Nouvel - CB - Freshman (more)
  • #38 Niko Palazeti - Detroit Catholic Central - FB - Sophomore (more)
  • #40 Max Bullough - Traverse City St. Francis - LB - Junior (more)
  • #41 Kyler Elsworth - Goodrich - LB - Junior (more)
  • #43 Ed Davis - Southeastern - LB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #47 Jeremy Gainer - Clarenceville - DE - Junior (more)
  • #48 Ty Hamilton - Fenton - LB - Sophomore (more)
  • #52 Taybor Pepper - Saline - SN - Freshman (more)
  • #53 Kyle Lints - Traverse City St. Francis - C - RS Freshman (more)
  • #53 Steve Moore - Pinconning - SN - Junior (more)
  • #54 Connor Kruse - Lowell - OG - Sophomore (more)
  • #60 Micajah Reynolds - Sexton - DT - Junior (more)
  • #62 Chris McDonald - Henry Ford II - OG - Senior (more)
  • #64 Blake Treadwell - East Lansing - OG - Junior (more)
  • #68 Ethan Ruhland - Lake Orion - OG - Senior (more)
  • #69 Shawn Kamm - Nouvel - OT - Sophomore  (more)
  • #71 Leland Ewing - Lumen Christi - SN - Freshman (more)
  • #74 Jack Conklin - Plainwell - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #79 Kodi Kieler - Gibraltar Carlson - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #80 Dion Sims - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's - TE - Junior (more)
  • #86 Matt Macksood - Lansing Catholic Central - WR - Freshman (more)
  • #89 John Jakubik - Detroit Catholic Central - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #91 Tyler Hoover - Novi - DT - Senior (more)
  • #92 Andrew Gleichert - Ann Arbor Huron - TE - Sophomore (more)
  • #93 Damon Knox - Muskegon - DT - RS Freshman (more)
  • #98 Anthony Rashad White - Battle Creek Central - NT - Senior (more)

Navy Players in 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

  • #21 Tyler Goble - Plymouth - LB - Freshman (more)
  • #43 Justin Haan - South Christian - P - Junior (more)

Syracuse Players in 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl






  • #52 Eric Crume - Detroit Central - NT - Sophomore (more)
  • #76 Kyle Knapp - Portage Central - OT - Freshman (more)
  • #80 Ron Thompson - Southfield - TE - Freshman (more)
  • #87 Kyle Foster - Pioneer - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #97 Macauley Hill - Port Huron Northern - WR - Sophomore (more)

Air Force and Rice Players in 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl



Air Force:
  • #15 Marques Stevenson - Lake Orion - RB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #88 Nate Dreslinski - Clinton - TE - Sophomore (more)

Rice:
  • #4 Garrett Fuhrman - Lansing Eastern - S - Freshman (more)










Friday, December 28, 2012

Ben Bedard of Grand Ledge Commits to Yale

Another Michigan athlete has committed to play football at Yale. A few weeks ago, it was Bryan Holmes of West Ottawa. Now, it's Ben Bedard of Grand Ledge. Bedard will become a big part of the Harvard vs. Yale rivalry, between two Ivy league schools. The Grand Ledge Comets finished 7-3 overall and 6-1 in CAAC Blue conference play, including a shutout victory 27-0 over conference rival Holt in week 9 of the regular season. In the first round of the playoffs, the Comets traveled to West Ottawa to take on Bedard's future Yale teammate, kicker Bryan Holmes. A 14-21 loss for Grand Ledge would end their season, and leave Bedard looking toward the future. Two players from that first round playoff game will now be off to Yale after their senior years to play for the Yale Bulldogs in Holmes and Bedard.

Position(s): DL
Height & Weight: 6'4'', 258 lbs.
First Game Started: Against Grandville 2010
#1 Most Memorable Game: Shutting out Holt in my final game at Grand Ledge
Pregame Traditions: Eat a plate of eggs while reading the news
Postgame Traditions: Go to the Log Jam with the team for a meal
Player you want to build your game around: J.J. Watt
 





The D Zone (Zach Harig) - How does it feel committing to Yale?

Ben Bedard: "I'm very proud to commit to such a prestigious university."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What stands out most about Yale?

Ben Bedard: "The strong feeling of community and the overall commitment the faculty has for players and students."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What have you enjoyed most in your visit to Yale?

Ben Bedard: "Once again, mainly the feeling of community. "

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What do the Yale coaches like most about how you play?

Ben Bedard: "They've said they like my ability to take on multiple blockers and be able to shed them to make the play."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - When the coaches found out you committed, what was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Ben Bedard: "Well they were at my kitchen table and were pretty excited. They said they were glad to have me on board. "

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - Are you familiar to any players currently on the Yale roster?

Ben Bedard: "Yes, I became close with a few on my visit."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What kind of impact did distance have on your decision?

Ben Bedard: "It really didn't have as much of an impact as I thought it would. I really had an urge to get out of the area for a little but it really didn't effect it that much."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - Have you met any other Yale commits yet?

Ben Bedard: "I met a receiver named Miles from Florida. He was a very nice guy and is easy to get along with. I have also played against the kicker from West Ottawa (Bryan Holmes) who I believe is also committing to Yale and he's a good guy too."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - How does it feel knowing that a few other Michigan kids are also going to Yale?

Ben Bedard: "It definitely brings a little bit more comfort into the situation. I'll already have something in common with them which will be nice."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - How will it feel being a part of the Yale/Harvard rivalry?

Ben Bedard: "I'm very excited to apart of something that's been such a big part of college football. "

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What is in store for you leading up to signing day?

Ben Bedard: "Really just focusing on school and continuing physical development."

Trevor Lutke of McBain Commits to Northwood

Despite winning the final two games of the season, it was a disappointing season for the McBain Ramblers. The Ramblers finished 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the Highland conference. However, one bright spot for them was offensive and defensive lineman, Trevor Lutke committing to Northwood following the season. Lutke was a force on the offensive line for McBain this season, and that hard work paid off with a football scholarship to play at Northwood. Lutke had been under the radar for the Timberwolves ever since the winter of his junior year at McBain.

Position(s): OL/DL
Height & Weight: 6'3'', 260 lbs.
First Game Started: Freshman year on varsity against Boyne City (Win)
#1 Most Memorable Game: Loss to Iron Mountain which was memorable because we lost on the last play in the third overtime, we actually won the game in regulation but a terrible call blew it for us.
Pregame Traditions: Chill by myself to focus.
Postgame Traditions: Play and jump around with the team in the locker room.


The D Zone (Zach Harig) - How does it feel committing to Northwood?

Trevor Lutke: "Great, I'm really happy to see all of my work pay off."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What stands out to you most about Northwood?

Trevor Lutke: "The atmosphere of the team as well as the college."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What have you enjoyed most about your visits on campus?

Trevor Lutke: "Getting to see the staff and the campus again."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What do the Northwood coaches like about the way you play?

Trevor Lutke: "They liked my speed, footwork, and the determination I bring to the field."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - When the coaches found out you committed what was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Trevor Lutke: "They were very excited to hear that I committed since they have been recruiting me since winter of my junior year and they were happy to hear that I was going to become a Timberwolf!"

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - Have you met any recruits in the Northwood class going there with you?

Trevor Lutke: "Really haven't met any new recruits yet."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - Are you familiar with any current Northwood players on the roster?

Trevor Lutke: "I do know some of the players on the current roster and I get along with them very well."

The D Zone (Zach Harig) - What's in store for you leading up to signing day?

Trevor Lutke: "Before signing day, I'm just going to relax and play basketball for my school. I'll be doing that and for the most part I'll be enjoying my last high school year."

Minnesota Players in 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas



  • #28 Kenny Watkins - Brother Rice - DB - Junior (more)
  • #35 Dominic Schultz - Port Huron - LB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #90 Jackson Miller - Okemos - DE - Freshman (more)

Ohio Players in 2012 Advocare v100 Independence Bowl

  • #32 Joe Stefanski - Rockford - LB - RS Sophomore (more)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Trent Grimes Showcase Player Profile



  • High School:
    • Flint Powers
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2014
  • Primary Position:
    • Runningback
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Athlete 
    • Linebacker 
    • Slot Receiver 
    • Safety
  • Height:
    • 6'0"
  • Weight:
    • 200
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 2 year starter 
    • 3 year varsity letter winner
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Flint Metro All League Running Back
    • Varsity Football Captain
    • 2012 & 2011 League Champs 
    • Twice Flint Area Athlete of the Week once as sophomore and once as junior
    • 2012 Max Prep Player of the Week
    • 2011 Div 2 District Champs 
    • Member of Varsity Track All League 400 Meter Relay 
    • Member of Michigan Rivals 1st Team combine Class 2014
    • School Record 4 touchdowns in a single game (as a sophomore)
    • Member of Michigan Elite 7x7 Travel Team
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Maintain 4.4 speed while adding muscle
  • Varsity Stats:
    • Junior Stats: 
      • 13 TDs 
      • Rushing Yards 875 on 117 attempts 
      • Receiving Yards 319 on 22 catches
    • Sophomore Stats: 
      • 7 TDs 
      • 29 Rec 9.4 YD/R 
      • 22 Carries 6.3/Carry
    • 40 Yard Dash 4.4 sec (2012 Toledo Combine)
    • 100 meter Varsity Track 10.8
    • Bench 225x 12 Squat Max 450
    • Pro Shuttle 4.16 sec/Vertical Jump 36
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Toledo 
    • Ball State 
    • Florida State 
    • Texas 
    • Grand Valley 
    • Ferris State
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Toledo 5 visits 
    • Ball State 3 visits 
    • Nebraska
    • Missouri 
    • Grand Valley 
    • Ferris State
  • Intangibles:
    • Voted team captain for 2013 season
    • VOLUNTEER WORK
    • Captains Club-Group of athletes who organize and conduct sport activities with disabled children at local Elementary Schools
    • Football Leadership Committee Members (1 of 4 members) helped start Fenton Wounded Warrior Project a Football Game and jersey exchange which has raised over $50,000 for injured veterans since 2010.
  • How I play the game:
    • I usually get nervous before every game but I remind myself that if I do my job to my best ability and everyone else does the same I will be alright and so will my team.


Duke and Cincinnati Players in 2012 Belk Bowl

Duke:
  • #15 Mackenzie Sovereign - Traverse City Central - QB - Sophomore (more)

Cincinnati:
  • #11 Brendon  Kay - Marine City - QB - RS Senior (more)
  • #20 Leviticus Payne - Southfield - WR - RS Freshman (more
  • #21 Camerron Cheatham - Kalamazoo Central - DB - RS Senior (more)
  • #32 George Winn - University of Detroit Jesuit - RB  - RS Senior (more)
  • #77 Sean Hooey - Hillsdale - OL - Senior (more)
  • #78 Parker Ehinger - Rockford - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #85 Bruce Horner - Farmington Hills Harrison - WR - RS Senior (more)

Bowling Green Players in 2012 Military Bowl

  • #7 D.J. Lynch - Avondale - LB - RS Sophomore (more)
  • #11 Gabe Martin - Grand Blanc - LB - RS Sophomore (more)
  • #22 Josh Pettus - Southwestern - DB - Junior (more)
  • #23 Aaron Foster - West Bloomfield - DB - Junior (more)
  • #31 Austin Collier - Standish-Sterling - DB - RS Junior (more)
  • #39 Justin Ford - Kenowa Hills - DB - RS Sophomore (more)
  • #46 Charlie Walker - Sterling Heights Stevenson - DL - RS Sophomore (more)
  • #62 Spencer Cairo - Rochester Adams - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #72 Ben Steward - Holt - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #74 Christian Piazza - Ann Arbor Huron - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #80 James White - Crockett - WR - Freshman (more)
  • #87 Jermal Hosley - Highland Park - WR - RS Freshman (more)
  • #96 Ronnie Gobles - Plymouth - DE - RS Junior (more)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

David Mann of Loy Norrix Commits to Ferris State

After getting major commits all across the skilled position board, Ferris State is starting to add more and more quality players for the Class of 2013.  To protect the skill position players, it requires quality and depth on the offensive line.  Ferris State did just that by getting offensive lineman, David Mann from Loy Norrix to join the Class of 2013.



Position (s): Left tackle
Height & Weight: 6'6" 260
First Game Started: First game of the 2011 season
#1 Most Memorable Game: Beating Kalamazoo Central my Senior year, 2012. We won 22-9 against our cross town rivals. It was the best feeling ever to best them. Especially since it was the second year in a row that we beat them on the varsity level.
Pre-game Traditions: Before every game I'd go eat the pre-game meal with the team and then I would go sit in the training room and put on my headphones. I would tune everyone else out for about an hour or two and then sometimes I would go in the locker room and slowly get dressed, piece by piece. In the process of getting dressed, I would come in and out of the training room and joke around with other athletes. I would also step outside and just look at the field, I consider it the calm before the storm.
Post-game Traditions: After every game I would go hang out with some teammates and sometimes a bunch of players and students would go to Applebee's and get some food. Other times I would just go home, and ice my body and then shower. I usually wasn't very social after we lost.
Athlete you try building your game around: I try to build my mentality and game after Jake Long. I used to always watch him play at Michigan and I thought he was such a great lineman.



The D Zone - How does it feel committing to Ferris State?

David Mann - "It feels amazing to finally commit! I just have this feeling like, "I DID IT!" I'm that much closer to reaching my dream of playing college football. But I also know that I have to continue working hard and getting bigger, faster, and stronger."



The D Zone - What stands out the most about Ferris State?

David Mann - "Ferris State just felt like the college for me. I visited campus and after the visit I thought, "this is the one!"



The D Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?

David Mann  - "Getting to know the coaching staff and the program."



The D Zone - What do the Ferris State coaches like about the way you play?

David Mann - "They told me that I was a very coachable athlete and I had good footwork."



The D Zone - When the Ferris State coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

David Mann - "They seemed pretty excited and ready to get to work."



The D Zone - Are you familiar with any players on the Ferris State roster?

David Mann - "Not at the moment but I look forward to becoming a part of the brotherhood."



The D Zone - Have you had a chance to meet with anyone from the Class of 2013 and any players you are trying to pull with you to FSU?

David Mann - "Not really just saying, "hi" at visits."



The D Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?

David Mann - "Now it's time to work even harder and being in even better shape when I step on campus and begin my career as a bulldog. I'm very excited to get up to campus and start working. But I also know I have some time before that so I have to put in work on my own before then and that's what I'm doing."



The D Zone - Any closing comments you have?

David Mann - "I'd just like to say thank you to my family, my coaches, and my high school teammates for never giving up on me and continuing to help me out along the way. I owe the biggest thank you to my family for supporting me, I'm pretty sure my mom is excited to see all the money going in to the grocery bill for my food and money towards camps and training is finally paying off."



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Timmy Cason Showcase Player Profile

Tim Cason #2 - Clarkston


  • High School:
    • Clarkston
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2014
  • Primary Position:
    • CB
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • WR
  • Height:
    • 6'2"
  • Weight:
    • 190
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 2
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • Toledo
    • Bowling Green
    • Central Michigan
    • Ball State
    • Michigan
    • Michigan State
    • Nebraska
    • Indiana
    • Pittsburgh
    • Mizzou
    • Illinois
    • West Virginia
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Toledo
    • Bowling Green
  • How I play the game:
    • Intensity

Central Michigan Players in 2012 Little Caesars Bowl





  • #2 Alex Niznak - Ithaca - QB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #6 Jordan Fields - Grand Blanc - DB - Freshman (more)
  • #6 Saylor Lavallii - Mason - RB - Freshman (more)
  • #7 Cody Kater - Montague - QB - Sophomore (more)
  • #9 Winslow Chapman - Port Huron - DB - Freshman (more)
  • #10 Kevin King - Edsel Ford - DB - Sophomore (more)
  • #10 Cooper Rush - Lansing Catholic Central - QB - Freshman (more)
  • #11 Cody Wilson - Rochester Adams - WR - Senior (more)
  • #12 A.J. Westendorp - Holland Christian - QB - Junior (more)
  • #14 Jason Wilson - Farmington - DB - Sophomore (more)
  • #15 Deon Butler - Inkster - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #16 Stefon Armstead - Southfield Lathrup - DB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #18 Tony Annese - Rochester Adams - QB - Freshman (more)
  • #19 Cameron Davis - Grand Blanc - DB - Sophomore (more)
  • #21 Jordan McConnell - Clare - WR - Junior (more)
  • #23 Anthony Scarcelli - Marine City - DB - Freshman (more)
  • #25 Courtney Williams - Melvindale - WR - Sophomore (more)
  • #26 Shamari Benton - Brother Rice - LB - Junior  (more)
  • #29 Jarret Chapman - Port Huron - DB - Sophomore (more)
  • #30 Ben Masztak - Paw Paw - FB - Junior (more)
  • #33 Mike Kinville - Detroit Catholic Central - TE - Sophomore (more)
  • #34 Colton Odykirk - Mount Pleasant - WR - Freshman (more)
  • #34 Zurlon Tipton - Parkway Christian - RB - Junior (more)
  • #37 Christian Conley - Troy Athens - FB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #37 Connor Gagnon - Midland - K - Junior (more)
  • #38 Kavon Frazier - Grand Rapids Christian - DB - Freshman (more)
  • #39 Jadon Cook - Grosse Pointe North - LB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #40 Joe Bacci - Romeo - LB - Freshman (more)
  • #41 Justin Cherocci - Brother Rice - LB - Sophomore (more)
  • #42 Tyler Lombardo - L'Anse Creuse - FB - Junior (more)
  • #43 Tim Hamilton - Brother Rice - LB - RS Freshman (more)
  • #44 Alex Fine - Lake Orion - DB - Sophomore - (more)
  • #44 Anthony Garland - Ferndale - RB - Sophomore (more)
  • #47 Mark Lathers - Lumen Christi - DB - Senior (more)
  • #48 Ben Randle - Big Rapids - DL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #49 Adam Fenton - Seaholm - FB - Junior (more)
  • #52 Jabari Dean - Renaissance - DL - Freshman (more)
  • #53 Aaron McCord - Crockett - JR - Junior (more)
  • #54 Nick Beamish - Riverview - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #55 Steve Winston - Muskegon Heights - DL - Senior (more)
  • #56 Louis Palmer - Cass Tech - DE - RS Freshman (more)
  • #58 Leterrius Walton - Clintondale - DL - Sophomore (more)
  • #59 Nathan Ricketts - Holland - LB - Freshman (more)
  • #63 Connor Collins - Millington - OL -Freshman (more)
  • #64 Andrew Nowak - St. Joseph - OL - Sophomore (more)
  • #65 Darren Keyton - Traverse City West - OL - Senior (more)
  • #66 Andy Phillips - Waverly - OL - Sophomore (more)
  • #67 Mike Repovz - Lansing Catholic Central - OL - Senior (more)
  • #68 Dyland Anderson - Brother Rice - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #69 Nate Williams - New Haven - DL - Senior (more)
  • #71 Kevin D'Arcy - Livonia Stevenson - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #75 Kenny Rogers - Holt - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #77 Ramadan Ahmeti - Waverley - OL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #78 Colin Goetz - Oxford - OL - Freshman (more)
  • #79 Eric Fisher - Stoney Creek - OL - Senior  (more)
  • #82 Defarrel Davis - Melvindale - WR - Junior (more)
  • #83 Ben McCord - Cousino - TE - RS Freshman (more)
  • #86 Ryan Hansen - Dearborn - WR - Freshman (more)
  • #89 Connor Odykirk - Mount Pleasant - TE - Junior (more)
  • #90 Chris Reeves - Ferndale - DL - Senior (more)
  • #91 Matt Russo - Caledonia - DE - Sophomore (more)
  • #93 Joe Kinville - Detroit Catholic Central - DL - Senior (more)
  • #95 Shafer Johnson - Southfield Christian - DL - RS Freshman (more)
  • #96 David Harman - Traverse City Central - K - Senior (more)
  • #97 Mike Jorde - Croswell Lexington - DL - Freshman (more)
  • #98 Kelby Latta - Harper Creek - DL - Freshman (more)












Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Class of 2013 Top Uncommitted Players



These are just some names off the top of my head.  If I missed you, please message me or just comment below, with a reason why I missed you.  (Include stats, height/weight, and youtube highlight, etc.)


Click here to see who is already committed in the Class of 2013.


  • Kyle Dinkins - QB - Ecorse
  • Ollie Ajami - QB - Dearborn
  • Nicholas Wallace - QB - Madison 
  • Shaye Brown - QB - Linden
  • Kevin Matejko - QB - Wyandotte Roosevelt
  • Garrett Pougnet - QB/DB - Flint Powers
  • Matt Linehan - QB - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's
  • Davaun Williams - QB - King
  • Trevor VanTubbergen - QB - West Ottawa
  • Alex Van De Vusse - QB - Grand Rapids Christian
  • Seth Suida - QB - Churchill
  • Joey Zerafa - QB - Eisenhower
  • Jake Brown - QB - Comstock Park
  • Cheyne Lacanaria - QB - Brother Rice
  • Landon Grove - QB - Watervliet 
  • Mike Custer - QB - Zeeland East
  • Sam Shutes - QB - Three Rivers
  • Eric Ellis - QB - Ferndale


  • Parker McInnis - RB - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's
  • Shane King - RB - Eisenhower
  • Demetrius Stinson - RB - Frederick Douglass
  • Frank Vuocolo - RB/WR/DB - Grass Lake
  • Michael Berry - RB/DB - Fordson
  • Osiris Smith - RB - Truman
  • John Griffin - RB - SH Stevenson
  • Trevon Bauch - RB - SH Stevenson
  • Ashton Hundley - RB/DB - Father Gabriel Richard
  • Eli-Kevin Phillips - RB/LB/DB - Cody
  • Caleb Reinhart - RB/DB - Montrose
  • Trevor Sweeney - RB - Mattawan
  • Tyler Norton - RB - Fitzgerald
  • Damorria Lilly - RB - De La Salle
  • Evin Papuga - RB/LB - Holly
  • Deshun Brown - RB - South Lake
  • Cedric Patterson - RB - Robichaud
  • Jacob Miller - RB - Lake Orion
  • Seth McIntosh - RB - Grand Rapids Christian
  • Jalen McCroy - RB - Denby Tech


  • Max Cummings - WR - Swartz Creek
  • Darius Phillips - WR - Robichaud
  • Nate Emminger - WR/DB - Plymouth
  • Mitch Shegos - WR/DB - Fenton
  • Dai-Zoun Oliver - WR - Melvindale
  • Prescott Myers - WR - Flint Powers
  • Devan Stewart - WR/DB - Wyandotte Roosevelt
  • Eric Cooper - WR - Beecher
  • Daniel Hugan - WR - Ann Arbor Huron
  • Breon Briggs - WR - Consortium
  • Antjuan Herbert - WR - Southfield Lathrup
  • Ali Farhat - WR/DB - Dearborn
  • Gage Hammond - WR/P - Saline
  • Ryan Verhelst - WR - West Ottawa
  • Jon Malone - WR - Detroit Catholic Central
  • David Kuzma - WR - West Catholic
  • Justice Bolling - WR - Waterford Mott
  • Gairus Coleman - WR - FH Harrison
  • Jalen Esters - WR/TE - Port Huron
  • Dorian Grady - WR/DB - Flint Southwestern
  • Trent Karcher - WR - Chippewa Hills
  • Tyler Sykes - WR - SH Stevenson
  • TreyVonn Munson - WR - Avondale
  • Torin Anderson - WR/DB - Robichaud
  • Sean McFarlane - TE - Dearborn
  • Nate Bossory - TE/QB - Chelsea
  • John Hutchison - TE/DE - Riverview
  • Kyle Bryan - TE/DE - Tecumseh
  • Allen Jefferson - TE - De La Salle
  • Ali Farran - TE - Fordson

  • David Curle - OL/DL - Eisenhower
  • Aaron Sumner - OL - Cass Tech
  • Antwan Billings - OL - Muskegon
  • Greg Webber - OL - Troy
  • Zach Zimmerman - OL - Anchor Bay
  • Alex Korhorn - OL/DL - Grand Rapids Christian
  • David Attenson - OL - Lahser
  • Derek Trecha - OL - Flint Powers
  • Jalen Thomas - OL - Troy Athens
  • Kyle Marsh - OL - Brother Rice
  • Griffin Anderson - OL - Brother Rice
  • Matt Modreske - OL - Hopkins
  • Jake Stanowski - OL - Warren Mott
  • Jeff Dukes - OL/DE - Arthur Hill
  • Zack Hadorn - OL - Oxford
  • Noah Downs - OL - FH Harrison
  • Cal Beck - OL - Paw Paw
  • Jared Matte - OL - Eisenhower
  • Mitch Gralewski - OL - Dakota
  • David Smith - OL/DL - Michigan Collegiate
  • Austin Johnston - OL - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's

  • Dalvin Rubens - DE - Truman
  • Christian Gore - DE - Dakota
  • Jerod Fisher - DE - SH Stevenson
  • Anthony Bussell - DE/TE - Wyandotte Roosevelt 
  • Neal Fleming - DE/TE - Grosse Pointe South
  • Jordan Culver - DE - South Lake
  • Ben Armstrong - DE - Linden
  • Kassem Makki - DE - Fordson
  • Blake Mazur - DE - Comstock Park
  • Ki'Shon Johnson - DE - Chippewa Valley
  • Kenton Gibbs - DT - Cass Tech
  • Poet Thomas - DT - Country Day
  • Austin Hundley - DT - Father Gabriel Richard
  • Michael Purry - DT - Farmington
  • Jaylen Williams - DT/T - Oak Park
  • Bob Drew - DT - Saugatuck
  • Patrick Banks - DT - Zeeland East


  • Jack Doyle - LB - Grosse Pointe South
  • Willie Duncan - ILB - Southfield
  • Hassan Rmeiti - ILB/FB - Truman
  • Lucas Cherocci - LB - Brother Rice
  • Garrett Ross - LB/TE/WR - Our Lady of the Lakes
  • Bryton Boyle - LB - Ypsilanti Lincoln
  • Mario Morris - LB/RB - Oak Park
  • Aaron O'Meara - LB/TE - Wyandotte Roosevelt
  • Elijah Anglin - OLB - Renaissance 
  • Anthony Edwards - LB - Port Huron
  • Brandan Campbell - ILB/RB - Otsego
  • Nic Lamica - OLB/TE - Forest Hills Central
  • Cody Perkins - OLB - Lapeer West
  • Anthony Darkangelo - LB/RB - Detroit Catholic Central
  • Lonnie Jaynes - LB - Troy Athens
  • Nick Studniarz - LB - Bay City John Glenn
  • Will Elam - LB - Skyline
  • Reed Stormzand - OLB - Lowell
  • Sam Clayman - LB - Stoney Creek
  • Matt Hall - ILB - Grand Rapids Christian
  • Justin Chavis - LB - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's

  • Isaiah Gourdine - DB - Farmington
  • Deionte Bruton - DB - Ecorse
  • John Terry - DB/RB - Tecumseh
  • Jerry Taylor - DB - Chippewa Valley
  • Dewan Olive-Abinojar - DB - Pioneer
  • Jordan Nellenbach - DB - Grosse Ile
  • Joe Shields - DB - Troy Athens
  • Sam Haskell - DB - Troy Athens
  • Desmond Paige - DB - Ferndale
  • Nick Booker - DB - Lake Orion
  • Austin Moore - DB - Orchard Lake Saint Mary's

  • DaMarco Gulley - Athlete - Cody
  • Jordan Degreffenreed - Athlete - Farmington
  • Johnny Williams - Athlete - Holly
  • Darrylnotay Hines - Athlete - Melvindale ABT 
  • Matt Kosmalski - Athlete - Walled Lake Northern
  • Darrion Spencer - Athlete - Milford
  • Chad Sterk - Athlete - South Christian
  • TJ Schepperly - Athlete - Traverse City Central


  • JJ McGrath - K - Lutheran High North
  • Joel Schipper - K - Grand Rapids Christian
  • Brenton Zuzo - K - Plymouth


  • Tyler Purcell - LS/DE - Trenton

Monday, December 24, 2012

Competitive Cheerleading Competition at Warren Cousino, 12-22-12











Ryan Anderson of DeWitt Commits to Saginaw Valley State

It's been a pretty exciting period for the Saginaw Valley State recruiting the past 1-2 weeks, with big commits coming in from all over the state.  One area the Cardinals added valuable talent and depth was at receiver, the Cardinals already had commitments from Leonte Degraffenreid of Edsel Ford and Chaz Miller of Lake Orion.  But right after Miller committed, DeWitt's big time playmaker, Ryan Anderson also committed.  Tight End commit, Will Farr was really excited that his Lansing area friend committed too.  Farr sent out a series of tweets talking about his excitement, "Soo happy @Ryann_Anderson committed to SVSU!!! #SVSU #roomies." Farr wasn't the only SVSU commit who was excited to see Anderson commit.  With Twitter and Facebook, it has allowed players from  different regions to communicate and build team chemistry.





Position (s): WR/P
Height & Weight: 6'3" 180
First Game Started: At Eastern (First game of my Junior Year)
#1 Most Memorable Game: The District Finals this year at Linden. We were down late in the game and we came back from behind to tie the game up and go into overtime. We ended up winning in the 6th overtime which is the longest in MHSAA Playoff history.
Pre-game Traditions: Go to Subway and then chill with the team at the school waiting for our meetings to begin.
Post-game Traditions: Watch 5th quarter with some of the team.
Athlete you try building your game around: I try to build my game around Calvin Johnson because he is hands down the best receiver in the NFL. His athleticism and strength is unreal. The way he high points the ball and runs his routes really gives young receivers something to try and mold their game around.



The D Zone - How does it feel committing to Saginaw Valley State?

Ryan Anderson - "It feels great committing. It feels like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders and it has made me really excited for the future."



The D Zone - What stands out the most about Saginaw Valley State?

Ryan Anderson - "The thing that stands out most about SVSU is the fact that their coaches are all so personable. They are all genuine people and I really like that about their program."



The D Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?

Ryan Anderson - "I enjoyed their campus as a whole when I visited but I would have to say that I enjoyed their dorms the most."



The D Zone - What do the Saginaw Valley State coaches like about the way you play?

Ryan Anderson - "They like my ability to go up and locate the ball and come down with it. They also like my athleticism and my ability to run crisp routes. They like my ability to punt the ball as well."



The D Zone - When the Saginaw Valley State coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Ryan Anderson - "When I called Coach Fodrocy to tell him that I am committing he was really excited and said how he looks for great things out of me and the 2013 recruiting class in the future. A little while later Coach Collins called me and was very happy as well saying all good things."



The D Zone - Are you familiar with any players on the Saginaw Valley State roster?

Ryan Anderson - "Yes, I am familiar with Caleb Higbie who is going into his third year up at SVSU. He played here at DeWitt and I am very familiar with him."



The D Zone - Have you had a chance to meet with anyone from the Class of 2013 and any players you are trying to pull with you to SVSU?

Ryan Anderson - "Yes I have, throughout this whole recruiting process I have had a chance to meet many different recruits from across the state."



The D Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?

Ryan Anderson - "Now that I committed I am just going to be focusing on school and basketball and enjoying time with my friends and family."



The D Zone - Any closing comments you have?

Ryan Anderson - "I really want to thank my family for being there for me throughout this whole process and always supporting me in anything that I do. I would also like to thank my coach, Coach Zimmerman for making me into the best high school football player I could be and preparing me for college football. He has helped me a lot throughout this process and I appreciate everything that he has done for me."




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SMU Players in Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

  • #29 Prescott Line - Oxford - RB - Freshman (more)
  • #48 Zach Line - Oxford - RB - Senior (more)
  • #71 Chauncey Briggs - West Bloomfield - OL - Freshman (more)

Andrew Robinson Showcase Player Profile

Andrew Robinson #56 - Troy Athens



  • High School:
    • Troy Athens
  • Graduation Year:
    • 2014
  • Primary Position:
    • Long Snapper
  • Secondary Position (s):
    • Offensive Line
    • Defensive Line
  • Height:
    • 6'1"
  • Weight:
    • 225
  • Years Started on Varsity:
    • 1
  • Greatest High School Achievement:
    • Ranked 49th out of 120 Long Snappers in the Nation for the Class of 2014 for Guru Long Snapping Coach Chris Rubio Combines.
    • Ranked 19th on Prokicker.com for Long Snappers For the Class of 2014 in the nation on Prokicker.com.
    • Ranked 2nd in the Midwest for Long Snappers in the Class of 2014 in the nation on Prokicker.com.
  • Offseason Goal (s):
    • Be the first Long Snapper to earn a scholarship to play at the next level to have come out of Troy Athens High School, as well as the first one from the city of Troy. 
    • Hit the weight room with 110% of my focus and tone up a little bit to gain more muscle and improve upon my speed and quickness.
    • Work hard to be the starting Long Snapper once again, but most importantly get a spot on the starting offensive line.
    • Work hard to become the first Long Snapper to earn a scholarship out of the city of Troy.
    • Be a leader in the weight room, and make sure everyone is focused 110% so that we can have a successful season and make a run deep into the playoffs.
  • Varsity Stats:
    • Punt Snaps (15 yards) 27-28
    • Field Goal and PAT Snaps (7 yards) 33-35
  • Colleges that you are interested in:
    • MAC Schools
    • Big Ten Schools
    • GLIAC Schools 
    • Syracuse 
    • Western Michigan 
    • Cincinnati 
    • Rutgers
    • Michigan State 
    • Toledo
    • Grand Valley 
    • Wayne State 
    • Ferris State
  • Colleges that have shown you interest:
    • Syracuse 
    • Western Michigan  
    • Grand Valley State  
  • Intangibles:
    • Lead by example by being on time for all workouts and practices during the offseason, and staying after to get as much work in as possible. 
    • Encourage my teammates to perform to the best of their abilities in the classroom, on the football field, and in the weight room. 
    • Respect my coaches and my teammates.
    • Be very coachable, and listen and respect my coaches.
  • How I play the game:
    • I play the game with 110% of pride and passion.
    • I make sure I do my job better than anyone else on the field whether it be while I'm long snapping, playing on the O-line or D-line. 
    • Be the best player I can be offensively, defensively, and on Special Teams, so that I can help lead our team to a State Championship.