The D Zone

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

West Michigan Class of 2014 Position Rankings

This is the list of the Top 5 at each position in the West Michigan region.

*NOTE: This list includes High Schools in the areas from North Muskegon, south to the Michigan/Indiana border, west from Lake Michigan, and east to Portland. 

*NOTE: These will be updated as the High School football season kicks off. These are preseason rankings. If you would like to contact me on somebody I may have missed or somebody who is ranked too high or too low, I would love to hear from you, email me: [email protected] however, this is based on watching film on these players, and what I've seen in person from a few players.

Thank you and enjoy!
  1. Chance Stewart – Sturgis
  2. Nick Swore – Northpointe Christian
  3. Deshaun Thrower – Muskegon
  4. Tanner Allison – Portland
  5. Dan Welke – Marshall


  1. Jake Bush – Comstock Park
  2. Andy Corey – West Catholic
  3. Marcus Lambert – Zeeland West
  4. Spencer Viening – Zeeland East
  5. Marcus Matthews – Forest Hills Northern
  6. Doug Freeman - Buchanan


  1. Drake Harris – Grand Rapids Christian
  2. Kyle Steigenga – Holland Christian
  3. Isaac Boes – Holland Christian
  4. Jeff Houston – Lowell
  5. Asantay Brown – Mona Shores


  1. Tommy Doles – Grand Rapids Christian
  2. Travis Steenwyk – South Christian
  3. Austin Labus – Portage Northern
  4. Nick Padla – Berrien Springs
  5. Malik King – Muskegon


  1. DaRohn Scott – Grand Rapids Christian
  2. Andrew Blok – Saugatuck
  3. Jeremy Stygstra – Grand Rapids Christian
  4. Kenneth Finley – Muskegon
  5. Jacob Howe - Forest Hills Northern


  1. Mitch Stanitzek – West Catholic
  2. Brent Showers – Rockford
  3. Will Hunt – Muskegon
  4. Dayton Wierenga – Allendale
  5. Dylan Madigan – Hopkins


  1. John Hall – Muskegon
  2. Kyler Shurlow – Lowell
  3. Dwayne Barfield – Grand Rapids Christian
  4. Marquon Sargent – Mona Shores
  5. Kennedy Akins – Ottawa Hills


  1. MItch Stanizac? If im not mistaken he plays DE. Also, Marcus Mathews as the #5 RB in the state? I dont know about that. He had more fumbles than touchdowns last season.

  2. ^^ In west MI my bad**

  3. Im surprised Jake Howe is not one of the top DL. Hes a D-1 prospect.

  4. This is West Michigan position rankings, not the state. Stanitzek is supposedly moving to LB this season. Also, Matthews is listed a high potential prospect. I do hear you on that.

    On Jake Howe - That's a valid statement. I may have to add him in. Thanks.

  5. No jordan Vandort?? OL or DL he needs to be listed!

  6. Isn't he a TE? They didn't rank them.

  7. Isaac Boes should not be #3 WR in western michigan...had only one td last year. Whoever made this is not very smart.

  8. Isaac Boes?!?! He should not be on this list! What a joke! What film were you watching?!?!

  9. This is very well done, I don't see problems with the rankings and good job Zach Harig.

  10. DaRohn Scott as #1 DL? He's not even being scouted for fball and hardly saw the field last year.

  11. Did you check out EK at all? Look at Colin Calloway and Kevin Smith for WR. And Jonny Keenoy and Elliot Jordan (OL), they're both D1 prospects