Game Preview and Prospects The D Zone will be seeing at East Lansing and Grand Blanc (Story)

Written by
Jeff Corrion

The 2021 football season is slated to kickoff on August 26th at noon and the action will not stop until Saturday evening. Most of the top 25 teams face tough competition this week and some winning streaks may be snapped early this season.

East Lansing and Grand Blanc are both in the top 20 so this should be a good game at historic Atwood Stadium

Below are the prospects we're aware of entering the game. We look forward to discovering more talent.

East Lansing

2022 S/QB Ambrose Wilson (Central Michigan commit) is the best player in the state that not most people don't know. He missed their playoff game last year vs. Mona Shores and the impact was felt. This year Wilson is back and will be relied upon heavily.

2022 RB Asher Gregory returns and that's bad news for opponents. The 5'7 170 lbs RB is fast, shifty, and lethal running inside or outside of the tackles. He holds 5 various D-II and NAIA offers now and more will come.

2023 WR/S Evan Boyd returns at 6'3 185 and with a Central Michigan offer behind his name. Boyd made some timely plays for EL last season and with Andrel Anthony in college, Boyd is now their top downfield threat.

2022 WR/CB Mason Woods is the Trojans most dangerous receiver at this stage. Woods is an absolute terror in possession receiver routes and can make plays in receiver screens. Woods was extremely productive as a junior.

2022 S Brevin Jackson is a solid safety prospect with good physical skills and alongside Wilson, form one of the best Safety duos across Michigan.

2022 P Evan Sundermann may not be needed much with a high-powered offense, but will have his moments to pin opponents deep and flip the field.

2022 OT/DE Ethan DeWitt will look to be the senior leader with Ethan Boyd graduating last year. DeWitt is 6'4 270 lbs and holds early D-III interest.

2023 OG/DT Hayden Healey at 6'3 295 will be a key piece for East Lansing and we'll see what he does this year.

Grand Blanc

2022 RB Elijah Jackson-Anderson (Eastern Michigan commit) is perhaps the most dangerous player in the state. We've seen it since he was a freshman, his athletic ability, stop/go speed, and ball skills. Very few defenders will be able to keep up with Jackson-Anderson this year.

2022 OLB Cross Dobbs (Grand Valley State commit) is one the best linebackers we saw this off-season and he earned a handful of offers this summer to validate his hard work and junior season. Dobbs is a game-changer and don't forget he took a fake punt 80+ yards last year to seal their win over Lake Orion in the playoffs.

2023 WR Jaylen Johnson who is 6'3 185 and had a much bigger role late in the year last year for the Bobcats. We thought he had a tremendous off-season and he's gotta be super close to his first offer.

2022 OT Andy Hartman at 6'6 260 returns and will be a key piece protecting the edge this year. Hartman holds 4 various offers and is still very raw, but has good athleticism and good physical attributes.

2022 OG/DT Jayden Lewin at 6'3 285 is a strong interior piece and has drawn good college attention thus far and should increase his value this year.

2022 TE/WR Jack Goldie has emerged this off-season with a vast interest from D-III colleges. The 6'3 205 target, definitely looks the part and has very good hands that we saw in their scrimmage and this 7on7 season.

2023 WR Justin Perry is a solid receiver prospect who improved quite a bit from 7on7 this off-season. He'll be a player to keep an eye out on.

2023 WR Nasir Carson is 6'2 160 and extremely raw and lengthy. Depending on how he grows will be a next-level receiver or if he fills out his frame, could see schools testing him at CB or S.

2022 QB Hunter Ames steps in as a senior at QB after helping the baseball team win the State Championship. He improved his mechanics this off-season and has shown to be a really good athlete.

2022 LS Matt Leyes is a solid prospect at the position and holds college interest.

2022 K/P Dylan Hertzberg is one of the better special teams prospects entering the year. With some new starters at key positions this year, it'll be his time to show what he can do.