The D Zone

Monday, May 22, 2017

Alabama offers ferocious East Kentwood Linemen, Logan Brown and Mazi Smith

This morning Alabama was busy offering two of the county's best lineman in East Kentwood 2019 OT Logan Brown and East Kentwood 2018 DT Mazi Smith.  Kentwood which is a suburb Southeast of Grand Rapids has the 6th highest enrollment among high schools in Michigan with 2,639 students.

East Kentwood hasn't dominated in the win column, but in recent years EK has produced several college football players and in this case has 2 elite sophomores coming up.

Mazi Smith was ranked as the #160 player on 247Sports this off-season, as the defensive tackle is a very powerful and aggressive force who leaves opposing lineman exhausted and beaten.  With Alabama offering in May it's his 5th offer in the month and nearly half of his 11 total.  Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, and Minnesota have also offered.

Logan Brown in the same ranking system by 247Sports was selected in the top 100 with the #87 overall spot.  Brown is another aggressive player with the ideal body and frame for an offensive tackle.  Brown at this point last year had no offers and now holds 13 offers including; Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, etc.

Alabama's only other offer during evaluation period as of this afternoon was to Muskegon 2019 OT Anthony Bradford.  The powerhouse program has only 1 other offer on the table to Belleville 2019 OT Devontae Dobbs.

The Alabama offer is a special one in Michigan as it's the pinnacle offer at this moment.  The Crimson Tide are host to the most recent Heisman Trophy winner out of Michigan in Mark Ingram.  Other recent Alabama offers since 2011 include:  Jaylen Kelly-Powell,  Hunter Rison,  Donovan Peoples-Jones,  Corey Malone-Hatcher,  Donnie Corley,  Khalid Kareem,  Mike Onwenu,  Kyonta Stallworth,  Damon Webb,  Malik McDowell,  Jayru Campbell,  Dave Dawson, Drake Harris, and Royce Jenkins-Stone.   None of the players in this paragraph signed with Alabama.

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