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Friday, December 23, 2016

The D Zone 2016 All-Michigan Football Player Rankings: #1-5

The following rankings are determined by The D Zone and are organized by who we feel were the best players.  These are not recruiting rankings, but highly recruited players are typically highly ranked, but there's always exceptions to that rule.

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-  The Cass Tech receiver was having a strong Senior season up until the semi-finals.  In the semi-finals, Peoples-Jones cemented his legacy.  His touchdown catch with .25 seconds remaining lifted Cass Tech over Eisenhower and in the finals, Peoples-Jones went back to what he did most of the season, breezing through defenses and catching numerous touchdown passes.  Peoples-Jones made several other great plays and catches during the season, but right up there with any play this year had to of been Peoples-Jones 2 point conversion over Saline.  On what would be the game-winning conversion, Peoples-Jones dummied to fake an out route, but cut inside on a Slant, where his QB Rodney Hall delivered a perfect strike. Peoples-Jones was selected as The D Zone 2016 Michigan High School Football Player of the Year Award and is committed to the University of Michigan.





-  Jack Provencher turned in what was one of the best individual performances in school history in 2016.  Provencher used a perfect blend of; speed, power, and elusiveness from the runningback position to set the schools all-time rushing record and points scored in a season.  Provencher keyed the Eagles to 12-1 record, that ended in the D1 semi-finals to the eventual champs, Cass Tech.  Provencher was selected as the The D Zone 2016 Michigan High School Offensive Player of the Year Award and currently holds 2 GLIAC (DII) offers.





-  Ambry Thomas is hands down one of the biggest playmakers in the country, maybe the biggest.  For two consecutive years King has won the Division 2 title, but in both games Ambry has had plays that completely flipped the board.  In 2016 vs. Walled Lake Western, Thomas scored the only offensive touchdown of the game for King and in 2015 Thomas caught a short pass, cut across the field vs. Lowell that cut an eventual 3 touchdown Lowell lead, King eventually won on the last play of the game.  Thomas was selected as The D Zone 2016 Michigan High School Defensive Player of the Year Award and is committed to the University of Michigan.





-  Hall missed his final 2 games of his junior season following an injury vs. Dakota in the Regionals.  Hall returned as a Senior and left no doubt his legacy at Cass Tech.  Hall had over 3,500 yards of total offense and 39 touchdowns and rarely played a full game.  In the state finals, he tied a state finals record with 5 touchdown passes, tying the QB he replaced 1 year ahead of schedule in Jayru Campbell as a Sophomore. Hall was particularly dominant since Cass Tech's city title win over King through the 5 D1 playoff games.  Hall is committed to Northen Illinois University.




- Cody White was Mr. Do It All literally for Walled Lake Western as a Senior this year.  White stepped in at QB in the beginning season led Western to a perfect start.  When starting QB John Tracy was healthy White was moved around all over the offense and still took some snaps behind center.  White also was a key contributor on defense for Western as a Defensiveback.  White is committed to Michigan State University.


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