Daryl Graham of Developing Great Athletes provides evaluations on some of his upcoming players

During the football season in 2013 and following the season, we interviewed Daryl Graham who is working with nationally recognized football recruits, Mike Weber and John Kelly. Graham runs his own program, Developing Great Athletes (DGA) which is committed to preparing student-athletes with position specific fundamentals and skills. The instruction DGA provides to student-athletes prepares them to excel in life through education and sports. DGA has teamed up with experts that have excelled on the football field, as well as in life. Everyone has achieved athletic, academic success, and are pillars in their community.

  • John Thompson, LB Specialist, and graduated from the University of Michigan,
  • Maurice Gaddie, All American DB specialist, and Graduate of the University of Kansas,
  • Josh Renel, RB/Return Specialist, and graduated from Wayne State University,
  • Adam Carter, WR Specialist, and Graduate of Wayne State University.

DGA isn't measured by athletic success or accomplishments. DGA measures success by their students academics, character, discipline, respect, dignity, then athletic ability. DGA challenges their athletes to mental and physical greatness and their staff is fully committed to pushing their athletes to be leaders in life.

DGA will continue to preparing the best talent and create model citizens of the future.

University of Michigan commit, Mike Weber talked briefly about how Daryl Graham and DGA assisted him during the offseason, "He got me better on my feet work and a lot of burst drills helped my explosive ability," said Weber. "He made me a better back for this season no doubt about it."


Daryl Graham provided some evaluations on the talented players in which he has trained during the course of this previous offseason:



John Kelly - Oak Park HS - RB/DB - 5'10 197 - 2015

- Strengths at RB: Strong, Beast, great feet, speed, great hands, good blocker

- How will he benefit a college: He will be a great impact to any program. He wants to compete and be the best. He's definitely any coach dream player. He can play several positions.

- 1 thing we worked on: His overall game at RB

Mike Weber - Cass Tech HS - RB/DB - 5'9 210 - 2015

- Committed to the University of Michigan

- Strengths at RB: Strong, Beast, great feet, speed, great hands, vision

- How will he benefit a college: He will be a great addition to the University of Michigan football program. He's hard working and definitely a team player. You can't question the fact he's a winner.

- 1 thing we worked on: Being more elusive and ball security

Nick Turner - Sterling Heights Stevenson HS - RB/DB - 5'9 185 -2015

- Strengths at RB: Tough, good feet, speed, great hands, leader

- How will he benefit a college: He is a diamond in a rough. Tremendous work ethic, excellent attitude. He's a prime example of a student-athlete. His passion is contagious.

- 1 thing we worked on: Being patient, and fundamentals

Junior McMullen - Oak Park HS - LB/TE - 6'2 225 - 2015

- Committed to Western Michigan University

- Strengths at LB: Great feet, speed, physical, fluent, great instincts

- How will he benefit a college: He will be a dominant player at the next level. He's hard working and loves to work on his weakness. The kid has a great work ethic.

- 1 thing we worked on: Leverage, hips, and understanding running back

Ricardo Brown - Oak Park HS - RB/CB - 5'6 170 - 2015

- Strengths at RB: Good feet, excellent speed, great balance, and great vision

- How will he benefit a college: Rico will fit in any program that utilize small elusive backs. He's what I consider a natural running back. With his great attitude, determination, and respect. He will be an ultimate program kid.

- 1 thing we worked on: We worked on his overall game

Jayvonte Ball - Detroit Cody HS - RB/CB - 5'8 183 - 2016

- Strengths at RB: Tough, good feet, speed, balance, good hands, vision

- How will he benefit a college: Jayvonte is a rising star. He's a great attitude, very focused, and definitely a coachable kid.

- 1 thing we worked on: We worked on his feet, vision, and elusiveness

Carl Turner - Oak Park HS - RB/CB - 5'7 163 - 2017

- Strengths at RB: Good feet, excellent speed, good balance, vision,

- How will he benefit a college: Carl will be the next speedster. He's a great attitude, very determine, and coachable kid. Well rounded kid.

- 1 thing we worked on: We worked on his overall game

Rashawn Allen - Orchard Lake St. Mary's HS - RB/DB - 5'9 170 - 2018

- Strengths at RB: Strong, good vision, great feet, speed, great hands, coachable

- How will he benefit a college: He will be a great impact to any program. He every rep like its his last. Very smart, respectable, and humble kid. He's going to be special. He's an outstanding corner as well.

- 1 thing we worked on: His overall game at RB

Timothy Cheatham - Cass Tech HS - RB - 5'8 187 - 2017

- Strengths at RB: Strong, Great feet, speed, good hands, great vision

- How will he benefit a college: He will definitely fill in Mike Weber shoes well. He's hard working and a competitor. The kid has a great work ethic.

- 1 thing we worked on: RB fundamentals and being elusive

Omar Salih - Detroit Cody HS - QB - 6'1 170 - 2016

- Strengths at QB: Tough, good feet, leader, great arm, coachable

- How will he benefit a college: Omar is amazing. His hunger to be the state's best QB shows every workout. He has a tremendous attitude, very driven, and definitely a coach dream child.

Daelin Hayes - Orchard Lake St. Marys HS - RB/LB - 6'2 222 - 2016

- Committed to USC and transferred out to St. Bonaventure, CA

- Strengths at RB: Strong, great feet, speed, good balance, great hands, good blocker

- How will he benefit a college: He will be a great addition to USC. He wants to be the best. He's a special kid. He will be a great cover linebacker. His football IQ is tremendous.

- 1 thing we worked on: We worked on his feet, vision, and leverage