The D Zone

Saturday, May 6, 2017

West Michigan Showcase Recap 2017

The D Zone and Legacy Football staff headed out west for the West Michigan Showcase at Grand Valley State University.  Around 160 of West Michigan's top players and others around the state traveled through rainy conditions for a well ran camp in front of several college coaching staffs.

- Listen to live radio from West Michigan Showcase

The coaching staff selected 2 overall MVP's
1 for offense and 1 for defense as well as other distinguished offense and defense top honors.

Detroit King 2018 OC/OG/DT James Davis took home the offensive MVP award with an overall solid performance under center.  In one on ones Davis won many reps and had high intensity.  Davis had good balance and used his hands effectively as his dominant performance lead to the top honors.

Farmington Hills Harrison 2018 OLB "ATH" Jerrin Harvey took home the defensive MVP award with a strong performance at the linebacker position.  Harvey was all over and you would have guessed at DB for how quick he moved in everything he did during the day.  Harvey has had good performances throughout the off-season, but had one of his better performances on Sunday.

Davison 2018 RB Tariq Reid was awarded an distinguished offense award with a nice performance.  Reid is your ideal every down back and has the perfect build to be recruited as a high level running back.  Reid exceeded over 2,000 rushing yards as a junior in just 11 games played in 2016.  Reid has speed and fluidity, on mostly every 1 on 1 rep was running by defenders and creating massive separation with his route running.

East English Village Prep 2020 DT Jermaine Trammell was awarded an distinguished defense award with a gutsy performance in the trenches.  Trammell was one of the youngest top competitors in attendance and has no business being called a youngster with his performance.  Trammell and offensive mvp James Davis had some intense split reps and 1 on 1's.  Trammell has a strong motor at a young age and served his welcome notice to many people on Sunday.

Other high level performers:
Rockford 2018 QB Jason Whittaker had one of the best outings that we have seen from him over the past 2 years.  Whittaker is committed to Northwestern and was more than dialed in as he received much praise from the coaching staff,  Whittaker unleashed his arsenal of throws in all ranges.

Detroit King 2019 WR Darrell Wyatt had a MVP worthy performance as every time we seen him he was making a play.  Wyatt has a ton of length to spare and a solid set of hands to accompany that length.  Wyatt is in the thick of a loaded King receiver group, so will be interesting to see how he sets himself apart leading up to King's week 1 game vs. Cathedral.

Muskegon 2019 OT Anthony Bradford had a huge day at the RT position.  The young Muskegon OL received his first offer this past week from Georgia and definitely looks like UGA's evaluations were spot on.  Bradford moves extremely well and was never really caught off balanced also showcased the mean side of a ferocious lineman with a handful of times where he knocked over defenders.

Ann Arbor Pioneer 2019 DE Dennis Simmons tuned in a huge performance as a DE on Sunday.  Mostly every OT had absolutely no chance of containing Simmons burst and initial contact off the line of scrimmage.  Simmons has the body to either develop into a DE or OLB at 6'1" 210 lbs as he's just a sophomore now, but well above the curve and definitely one to keep an eye on.  Dennis' brother is recent Pioneer graduate and Michigan State signee, Antjuan Simmons.

South Christian 2019 TE Spencer Holstege should develop into a nice tight end prospect.  Holstege ran his routes effectively and has a huge body that allowed for anything within his range to be caught.  Holstege we would expect to have a huge junior season made his first impression on us and others Sunday.

Walled Lake Western 2018 WR/DB Justin Thomas had a solid day.  Thomas had little to no blemishes on the day as he created separation easily from defensive backs.  Thomas holds offers from Siena Heights & Findlay and is getting primed for camp season.

Walled Lake Western 2021 WR Justin Gabriel was at one point offered by Lawrence Tech and Culver-Stockton, two NAIA programs and on Sunday impressed.  The incoming Freshman runs his routes well and has good athleticism, he has no problems causing separation and making a play on the ball.

West Bloomfield 2019 SS/WR Lance Dixon lined up at CB throughout the day and performed at a high level.  Dixon is sure-fire Safety / Outside Linebacker prospect in our opinion as the 6'2" 170 lbs DB still has 2 years left to grow and maximize his talent.

Orchard View 2018 OT Kaleb McMann missed the past 2 years with injury/transfer obstacles, but is back and as good as ever.  McMann the ideal height for the position at 6'5" 270 lbs and gets out of his stance quickly.

East Grand Rapids 2019 OT Stuart Kettler had a nice day as a Guard as utilized his size and arms to keep interior DL in front of him at all times.  Kettler is young and piecing it together, but should draw a lot of looks.

Ithaca 2018 QB/DB Joe Bentley had a good camp in our first time seeing him in off-season.  Worked well at QB getting the ball out and to his receivers. Has the body to be recruited as a DB or LB down the line, film indicates him as a good football player.

Denby 2018 WR/S Brandon Stevenson entered camp as completed unknown, but immediately was a standout with good length and very strong ball skills.

Cass Tech 2018 DB/WR Prentice Barker has good length and a few physical tools that allowed for continued success vs. receivers.

Romulus Summit 2022 DB Leroy Watson was up there with anyone on Sunday with great ball skills and has great size for his age which allowed for many won reps and highly competitive reps vs. older players.

Godwin Heights 2018 QB Susu Davenport threw with good velocity and hit his spots through the event.

Watervliet 2018 QB "ATH" Zack Pickens had a good day among QB's as was pinpoint on all his throws.

Grand Rapids Christian 2020 QB Eason Hardouin got first taste of varsity as a Freshman and was one of the more in sync QB's on the day as he was constantly making most of his throws.

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