Groveport Madison 2020 OG Terah Edwards talks The Opening and breaks down recruitment

Groveport Madison 2020 OG Terah Edwards had to break out the cleats for the first time in a while Sunday at The Opening in Massillon, Ohio.

“I mean it went great,” says Edwards. “I haven’t been on the field much and I was nominated for the final five, so I think the coaches felt the same.”

A reason Edwards hasn’t been on the field much is because he has seen his recruitment take off as he’s received offers from schools such as, Michigan, Michigan State, and Kentucky in the last two months.

“I stay in contact with pretty much most the schools that have offered me, but the main schools right now have been Northwestern, Michigan, Tennessee, Iowa State, Purdue, Michigan State, and Indiana.”

Edwards has set up a couple visits for the next week where he plans on bettering his already established relationships.

“I’m going to be at Tennessee this weekend coming up, Penn State the 8th, and Northwestern the 13th.”

As for the summer Edwards already has two camps he plans on attending and camping at.

“I plan on camping at Ohio State, and Michigan and going to the finals.”

As for a commitment, Edwards is unsure when that will come but says when he knows he’ll commit.

“To be honest, I don’t know when I will commit. I feel like I’ll make that decision when I have that gut feeling.”

Edwards is listed as a 3 star recruit with a 5.5 Rivals ranking and is currently favored to go to Michigan State by FutureCast.

The D Zone combine standouts

Pontiac- The D Zone has been one of the most consistent sites bringing exposure to high school football players from the state of Michigan for the last decade and on Saturday night they held their first combine giving kids a good taste of what a college or NFL combine is like and there were plenty of good performances.

David Holloman– Maybe the biggest surprise of the day, Halloman was clocked at 4.221 at the combine in the 40 yard dash. Say what you want if it was legit or not but he can fly nonetheless. A 2021 recruit who’s older brother is at Eastern Michigan should see his recruitment take off.

Carson Berenyi– I’ve known about Carson for a while but didn’t know how dominant he really was. Carson set a record (at the time) of 21 reps of 225 and is physical. If he grows an inch or two I think that will benefit him greatly.

Alex Vansummeren– Another Mid-Michigan prospect that made the trip, Vansummeren is physically imposing and is just a freshman. He’s quick for his size and will be a gym warrior just like his older brother, Ben Vansummeren who’s now at Michigan.

Donovan Edwards– The talent rich program at West Bloomfield might have their best prospect under Coach Bellamy yet, with Edwards. The 2021 prospect ran a 4.59 40 yard dash and is widely considered a top 100 player in the entire 2021 class and already has 16 offers including Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Notre Dame among others.

Detroit Renaissance trio recaps Miami (OH) offers and breaks down recruitments

Detroit Renaissance trip of 2020 QB RaeQuan Beal, 2021 WR/DB Robert Army Jr., and 2021 WR/DB Jeff Bowens Jr were all offered yesterday along with a handful of underclassmen in Michigan.

I had a chance to talk to all three of the standouts about the position Miami (OH) has put themselves into with the three talented recruits and what’s up next

RaeQuan Beal: “The Miami (OH) visit was good. Next up, I’m going to Eastern Michigan this weekend and then going to Michigan State, Michigan, Western Michigan, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Kentucky, and Iowa. I’m also going to The Opening in two weeks.”

Robert Army Jr. “It was my first visit to Miami (OH) and it went great! I loved the coach, he had a great attitude talking about football, and life after football! It made me feel great and I will definitely visit again.” Army Jr. also holds offers from Purdue, CMU, WMU, Toledo, and FAU.

Jeff Bowens Jr. “Miami (OH) was really good, Coach Martin gave us lots of energy and kept it real with us when talking about our times that we have in our careers. Next up, I’ve been in contact with Arizona State and have a visit set up out there in April and I’ve been talking to Purdue and enjoyed my time up there. I’m also expected to go to Michigan State, and Penn State along with Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Central Michigan, and Kent State this spring.”

This trio is a key competent of Renaissance football and all will have plenty of options where to play at, at the next level.

West Bloomfield 2020 QB CJ Harris becomes hot MAC recruit

West Bloomfield 2020 QB CJ Harris has become a big time MAC recruit landing offers from six schools including four MAC, and two Ivy league schools.

His offers include Central and Western Michigan, Miami (OH), and Ohio from the MAC and Dartmouth and Cornell from the Ivy League.

Harris was recently at Miami (OH) this past weekend on a visit and said they’re one of the three schools recruiting him the hardest.

“Miami (OH), Ohio, and Western Michigan are the three schools that are recruiting me the hardest right now,” says Harris.

Harris has seen his recruitment take off since a successful junior season after taking over for now Bowing Green freshman QB Bryce Veasley.

Harris with a strong camp season and a big senior year could get the attention of some Power five programs who will be sure to be at his games this fall playing with guys like Cornell Wheeler (2020 Michigan commit), and Donovan Edwards (2021 4 star recruit).

Ballard (Ky.) 2020 DB Josh Minkins Jr. talks receiving three offers in last week

Ballard (Ky.) 2020 DB Josh Minkins Jr. has been on a roll receiving three offers in the last week, including Rutgers, Central Michigan, and Kent State.

“The offers are rolling in one after another right now,” says Minkins Jr. “It is good to know all these schools believe in me.”

Minkins Jr. has made his way around the Midwest and has had a number a number of schools that he’s been in contact with.

“Other then the schools that have offered I’ve been in contact with Purdue, Louisville, Cincinnati, Temple, Missouri, and Vanderbilt.”

Minkins Jr. was recently at Western Kentucky and plans on visiting some other schools soon but is unsure on dates yet. He has no timetable on his recruitment.

Minkins is rated a “3 star” and the 9th best player in the state of Kentucky according to Rivals.com

 

St. Louis University (Mo.) “ATH” Isaac Thompson on the horizon for offers after strong freshman season

St. Louis University (Mo.) “ATH” Isaac Thompson had a strong freshman year playing cornerback for the first time and wide receiver, enough to get him on college football coaches radar.

“Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa State, Ball State, and Georgetown are all the schools I’ve talked to so far,” says Thompson.

Thompson is going to be busy with camps including camping out at two schools this summer.

“I’ll be going to The Opening, along with Rivals. I will also camp out at Illinois and Missouri.”

Thompson learned a lot in his first high school season and looks to keep improving before his sophomore campaign.

“I learned a lot my freshman year,” says Thompson. “It was my first year playing cornerback so I learned a lot about the ins and outs of the position.”

Thompson is the son of former Michigan State Hickey Thompson (91-94) and is listed at 6-foot, 170 pounds.

Renaissance 2021 WR Robert Army Jr. Updates recruiting process

Renaissance 2021 WR Robert Army Jr. might have had the best highlight in the whole state last year but now is proving he’s much more than that one play.

Army Jr. already has four offers as a sophomore coming from Central and Western Michigan, Toledo, and Florida Atlantic but is on the horizon for many more.

“I have my four offers right now but I’ve been in contact with Michigan, Michigan State, Virginia, Syracuse, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Missouri, and Iowa State,” says Army Jr.

Army Jr. recently was on a visit to Michigan where he says he was blown away with how special it was in Ann Arbor.

“When I went to Michigan, I felt great. I love the atmosphere there and would love to play for Michigan.”

Army Jr. says that going on visits to school isn’t really on his agenda right now rather going to camps and playing 7 on 7.

“I’m going to be busy with camps right now including The Nike Opening, and playing some big 7 on 7 tournaments.”

Renaissance is a program with a ton of talent looking for a state championship something Army Jr. says is important to him.

“I want to win a state championship. I think my willingness to put my body on the line every play will help us.”

Army Jr. recently traveled with Sound Mind Sound Body to Florida where he picked up an offer from Florida Atlantic and competed with some of the best players in the country and will be a high power 5 prospect the next two and a half years.

Trinity Catholic (Mo.) 2021 TE/OLB Scott Presson coming off first offer from Toledo, calls Oregon a ‘dream school’

Trinity Catholic 2021 TE/OLB Scott Presson is a big sophomore standing at 6-foot-3, and a whooping 225 pounds. For that size you would think he’s already in college but instead he’s a sophomore but already getting the looks college football programs around the country.

Last week Presson and his 7 on 7 team (Flight) went to visit Toledo where the coaches were so impressed with his film they offered him right there.

“When we went to Toledo I really wasn’t expecting much,” says Presson. “I was shocked but happy they offered me.”

Presson says he’s in contact with quite a couple schools when they come to his school to talk to him.

“I’ve been talking to Penn State, Purdue and a couple more.”

There is one school that’s above all for Presson.

“Oregon is my dream school. As a kid I always liked watching them and liked their uniforms. Now that I know more about them I love their play style and they have great academics.”

Presson is an impressive athlete and if he continues to grow in time could be a high end recruit with his ability to run and catch passes at his size.

Presson earned am invite to “The Show” at the Next Generation Camp at Legacy Center in Brighton, Michigan a few weeks ago.

Bay City Central 2020 WR Devell Washington talks visit to Michigan and other schools interested

Bay City Central 2020 WR Devell Washington has been one of the highly touted receivers in a loaded 2020 class in the state and for good reason.

The junior has a number of offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State among others but there is definitely some schools starting to separate themselves from the others including Michigan where Washington visited Saturday before going to “R1SE” camp at The Legacy Center.

Washington took the trip to Ann Arbor and had a sit down with newly hired offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.

“Coach Gattis is a super cool guy and down to earth as a person and coach,” says Washington. “He’s the real deal and that new offense should be exciting.”

Other than Michigan, Washington has been in contact with Purdue and is planning on visiting soon along with Minnesota.

“I would like to visit both Purdue and Minnesota soon, I’ve been in pretty close contact with both of them.”

Washington is running indoor track right now and doing speed and agility workouts to stay in shape for football he says. Washington had a productive day along with fellow top 2020 receiver Rashawn Williams.

Orchard Lake St. Mary 2020 “ATH” Kameron Arnold receives third MAC offer hearing from several other schools

Orchard Lake St. Mary 2020 “ATH” Kameron Arnold received his third offer on Tuesday from Toledo, joining his first two from Miami (OH), and Bowling Green.

“Coach Candle and Coach Poteat came to the school to offer me and it was pretty exciting to get another MAC offer,” says Arnold.

Arnold has also been in contact a number of other schools some of which he plans on visiting soon.

“I’m going to try and visit Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, and Iowa State soon.”

“Other schools I’ve talked to a little bit have been all the schools that have offered plus Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, Syracuse, Boston College, Northwestern, and Michigan State.”

Arnold has no real timeline when he wants to go on visits to avoid scheduling conflicts.

O’Fallon (Mo.) Living Wood Christian 2021 QB Kaden McMullen receives first offer from Iowa looks to visit more schools in summer

O’Fallon (Mo.) Living Wood Christian 2021 QB Kaden McMullen received his first offer Tuesday from Iowa.

It was the sophomores first offer and comes from a Big Ten school in Iowa who was in the school today and offered four other teammates of McMullen.

McMullen has been in contact with many schools and plans on visiting during the summer.

“I’ve been hearing a lot from Western Michigan, I want to visit Western Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, and Kansas State this summer.”

McMullen said he always knew the offers would come so he was just worrying about bettering himself this offseason.

“I’m not really worried about all the offers and recruiting, I’m trying to get better to help my team win a championship.”

McMullen is listed at 6’3 175 pounds and is a 3 star.

Muskegon 2020 “ATH” Cameron Martinez stays hot on recruiting trail

For a while Muskegon Star Cameron Martinez had trouble getting offers he thought he was capable of and deserved.

That all changed in the last five days. Martinez was offered by a handful of schools including Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota, Bowling Green, and most recently Penn State.

Martinez is in the middle of basketball season at Muskegon High School so that will delay the timing of some of his visits but says he plans on taking a lot during the spring/summer.

“All the schools I’ve had contact with and got offers from I want to visit if possible,” said Martinez. “I want to look into all the possibilities for my future and the only way I can do that is if I visit.”

Martinez an “athlete” has been recruited primarily on defense but he is also one of the most electrifying playmakers in the country on offense and is a standout quarterback.

“Some of the MAC schools have talked about having me play QB. Indiana has talked about it too. Coach Dantonio and Michigan State likes how I threw the ball so we’ll see.”

Martinez has a team first attitude and it shows in his recruitment.

“It doesn’t matter to me what I play, whatever gets me on the field and helps my team win is what I want to do.”

Martinez a 3-Star recruit has mostly interest from MAC and Big Ten schools.

(Warren) De La Salle 2019 DB Joshua Deberry commits and signs with Boston College

(Warren) De La Salle 2019 DB committed to Boston College this morning on the early National Signing Day over Northwestern, Iowa, Wake Forest among others.

Deberry a 3 star recruit with a 5.6 rivals ranking explains why he chose Boston College over the other schools he had offers from:

“I know I can make an impact right away there,” says Deberry. “The staff has sent five cornerbacks to the league.”

Deberry was a 3 year two-way starter for the Pilots including the last two where he led the Pilots to back-to-back State Championships.

“It helped doing so well as a team this year, I got more exposure and showed what I could do on the big stage against other good players and teams.”

Winning back-to-back State Championships makes Deberry hungry to win more at the next level in the ACC.

“I’m a winner, I don’t like to lose. I have a championship mindset and that’s what I will bring to Boston College.”

Deberry signed his National Letter of Intent at De La Salle High School with teammates Jacob Dobbs who signed with Holy Cross and Danny Motowski who signed with Central Michigan.

Western Michigan commit Boone Bonnema gets ready for Signing Day

Zeeland East 2019 LB and Western Michigan commit Boone Bonnema was the first commitment in the 2019 class class when he committed to the Broncos in February over several other MAC schools.

In the past week the Broncos have lost two of their highest rated commits with Naperville (Ill.) QB Payton Thorne who committed to Michigan State in Friday and Muskegon Mona Shores LB Jacob Wahlberg flipping his commitment to Purdue today.

“It’s tough losing a couple good friends in our class recently, but my heart is still at Western,” says Bonnema.

Although the loss of two commits so close to signing day is tough for any program Bonnema says there should be some commits coming soon.

“I’m not trying to recruit anyone to Western right now but I think we will have a couple more commits soon.”

When asked if he was committed to Western still he had a pretty simple answer.

“Yes I am! I am 100% committed to Western and will sign my NLI on Wednesday.”

The Broncos also picked up a commitment from Muskegon LB Ali’vonta Wallace today.

Bonnema will sign his NLI on Wednesday with teammate Adam Berghorst who will sign at Michigan State at 3:00 pm at Zeeland East High School.

Chippewa Valley 2019 QB Tommy Schuster starting to get college coaches attention

Chippewa Valley 2019 QB Tommy Schuster has always known he had the ability to play at the next level past high school. Now coaches are starting to see that as well.

Schuster led Chippewa Valley to a D1 State Championship and a 14-0 record this fall and in the State Championship game he broke a MHSAA finals record going a perfect 14-14 for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns.

If that isn’t enough he was a first team All-State selection as the Macomb County Player of The Year.

“All of my accomplishments this year should help my recruiting,” says Schuster. “Achieving things like that shows the level of player that I am.”

Despite all the accolades throughout the year, Schuster holds one offer from NAIA Lawrence Tech.

Schuster has been in contact with many FCS and D2 schools such as Dayton, Valparaiso, Saginaw Valley, Michigan Tech, and Wayne State.

“I’ve visited Dayton, Wayne State, and SVSU so far this year and I’m visiting SVSU again next weekend (December 14th).”

Schuster has no other visits set up for the foreseeable future but also added he will definitely take some more in time.

He added he’s hoping to find an offense that fits him, a school with a good education, and a place that wants him.

Marquette 2019 WR Ethan Martysz has committed to Michigan Tech

Marquette 2019 WR Ethan Martysz has committed to Michigan Tech.

The senior had six offers and chose the Huskies over Northern Michigan, Minnesota-Duluth, Drake, Saint Anselm, and Morehead State.

Martysz picked the closest option to home with Michigan Tech being just a little under two hours from his hometown, Marquette.

“I chose Michigan Tech because I felt it was the right fit for me,” says Martysz. “They have an unreal staff, great education, and are close to home.”

He adds how supportive his family and coaches were in the process.

“The coaches at Tech were very involved with me, they made me feel comfortable. I think I made the right decision and we will have a great class coming in next year!”

Martysz does have a family connection to Michigan Tech with his uncle attending college there.

“I knew before I visited in the summer it was a great school because my uncle talked to me about it when he went there. My whole family was very supportive of me and got me to the point I’m at.”

Martysz had a pretty unique recruiting process coming from a school in the UP, it can be hard to get exposure but Martysz received offers from schools in five different states, (Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky, and New Hampshire).

Martysz is also on the Marquette Varsity basketball team which recently won the Petoskey tournament with dominating wins over two good programs in Brighton, and Petoskey.

Martysz had 45 receptions for 939 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season according to TheDZone.com.

Here are some of his highlights.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/6428058/5bce47c834492006083b7e5c

Lutheran of St Charles County (MO) 2021 DE Travion Ford remains red hot on recruiting trail

Lutheran of St Charles County (MO) 2021 DE Travion Ford has been red hot on the recruiting trail picking up offers from six different schools in the past month including four SEC schools.

Ford’s offers include Kentucky, South Dakota, LSU, Tennessee, Nebraska, and most recently Alabama where Ford visited last week when the Crimson Tide took on Auburn.

Although Ford has received some already big offers for a sophomore he says that no offer has really stood out to him and he’s in contact with several other schools such as Missouri, Texas A&M, Texas, USC, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Auburn, and Oregon.

Ford has plenty of options but right now plans on visiting all the schools who have already offered him and Texas A&M come spring time.

Ford will more than likely be a 5 Star talent in the 2021 class when it’s all said and done and it’s not hard to figure out if you check out his tape.

https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9428445/5bea7d2a1600b113f8147918

Glen Lake 2019 TE Drew Peterson narrows in on college decision

Glen Lake 2019 TE Drew Peterson recently wrapped up a Senior Season which saw him help his team to a 5-5 record before getting knocked out in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs.

Peterson was also recently selected by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) as a 1st team All-State selection for Division 6 as well as the “Dream Team” which is a combination of every division in the state 1-8.

“I was very excited,” said Peterson. “It’s always been a dream to be 1st team for my division, and then getting the dream team was even better because I come from such a small school and I was selected with some guys committed to “Power 5″ schools which was cool. I hope it proves something to those big schools that guys at smaller schools can compete too.”

Peterson has six offers including Cornell, Morehead State, Findlay, Northwood, Saginaw Valley, and most recently Grand Valley where his older brother Cade Peterson is a freshman QB at.

“Grand Valley has a great football program and with Cade being there is an added bonus, but I don’t want people thinking I’m going there because of him. I need to do what’s best for me and he knows that. He’s been very supportive throughout the whole process and wants me to go to the school that fits me best.”

Peterson has also been in contact with some other schools who haven’t offered yet.

“Indianapolis has been in contact with me a lot. After the Grand Valley offer, coaches from Northern Iowa, South Dakota, and Illinois State followed me so we’ll see what comes from that. I was talking to Pittsburgh and Virginia a lot over the summer but it’s slowed down since they got commitments from other guys.”

Peterson has an official visit this Saturday at Saginaw Valley and has no other visits planned and may not take anymore unless he receives an offer somewhere before he commits.

Flint Area Recruits will be visiting Central Michigan 11/10

TheUNIT!

Flint Area Recruits that will be visiting Central Michigan next Saturday Nov.10th, 2018

Hamady athletes won’t be going due to playoff game

2020 WR La’Trell Fordham Grand Blanc

2019 LB Noah Quesnelle Linden

2019 RB Spencer Rivera Fenton

2021 DE Austin Henard Fenton

2021 OL/DL Josh Thompson Fenton

2019 RB Max Murphy Swartz Creek

2021 WR Tyson Davis Goodrich

2020 LB Phoenix Dickson Lapeer

2019 RB Michael Jamerson Davison

2021 QB Braylon Silvia Flint Kearsley

2020 RB Kenonate Hilbert Flint High

2019 DE/LB Azonte Burks Beecher

2020 OL/DL Zymere Gee Beecher

2020 LB Donny Snyder Flushing

2020 WR Joseph Jaruzel Flushing

2019 DE Parker Brady Fenton

2019 WR Luke Kenney Linden

2020 QB Zamarion Foster Saginaw Arthur Hill

2021 WR Amier Pickett Saginaw Arthur Hill

2022 WR Kyle Johnson Jr. West Bloomfield

2022 RB Dennis Underwood Jr. Grand Blanc

2020 WR Camran Hiler Bendle

2019 ATH Jamileon Johnson Genesee

2021 FB Isiah Stiverson Jones

Flint area recruits visiting Michigan State (10-27)

2019 RB Spencer Rivera Fenton HS

2019 RB Max Murphy Swartz Creek HS

2020 LB Phoenix Dickson Lapeer

2021 DE Austin Henard Fenton HS

2021 WR Tyson Davis Goodrich HS

2019 Michael Jamerson Davison HS

2019 ATH Zameer Wallace Flint High HS

2020 RB Kenonate Hilbert Flint High HS

2019 DE/TE Parker Brady Fenton HS

2021 OL/DE Josh Thompson Fenton HS

2020 WR/DB Joseph Jaruzel Flushing HS

2020 LB Donny Snyder Flushing HS

2019 DB Josiah Curry DB E.A Johnson Mount Morris HS

2021 QB/ATH Braylon Silva Flint Kearsley HS

2019 DE/LB Azonte Burks Beecher HS

2019 LB Noah Quesnelle Linden HS

2019 WR/DB Tre Davis Flint Hamady HS

2019 RB/LB DeShawn Gibson Flint Hamady HS

2019 QB/ATH Koriante Moore Flint Hamady HS

2020 WR/DB Deonte McCoy Flint Hamady HS

2019 WR Ali Brewster Flint Hamady HS

2020 LB Lamont Williams Flint Hamady HS

2021 OL/DL Jalani York Flint Hamady HS

2019 RB Devante Bedford Montrose HS

2020 DE/WR Neveah Tyler Flint Powers Catholic HS