Prospects Recap from Cass Tech vs. River Rouge (Story)

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Jeff Corrion
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Cass Tech Senior runningbacks, Jaren Mangham and Lewis Nichols each scored 2 rushing touchdowns as Cass Tech jumped out to a 40-0 lead. 2019 RB Jordan Lowe and 2020 QB Sebastian Brown also added rushing touchdowns for Cass Tech. Daraun McKinney scored the lone TD for River Rouge.

We'll break down their performances below:

Cass Tech:

2019 RB Jaren Mangham scored two touchdowns for the Technicians on 12 carries for 108 yards. Mangham showed how dangerous he can be now that he's 100% healthy, as the Colorado commit was virtually unstoppable. Mangham cut to holes and used his speed and physical attributes on numerous occasions for positive yards. Mangham also reminded us of his nice hands with a catch out of the backfield that he caught perfectly and got up field.

2019 RB Lewis Nichols had 7 carries for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Chippewas commit was sensational. Nichols is a tough in between-the-tackles runner and thrived on Saturday. Nichols had the first touchdown of the game, where the Technicians faced 4th and 9, Nichols patiently waited for a hole to open, cut, and was gone.

2019 LB James Ester was in on everything Saturday afternoon for the Technicians as the 6'3 230 lbs cleaned up tackles well and was in the backfield frequently. The chiseling figure had no issues shedding blocks from lineman. Ester somehow only holds an offer from Memphis.

2021 LB Kobe King is considered one of the best 2021 prospects and for good reason. The Linebacker was all over the field and had a key sack in the 3rd quarter. King has the size of a senior but is only a sophomore. Holds an offer from Iowa State now.

2019 QB/S Jalen Graham is a freak athlete who displayed his tremendous abilities by lining up at quarterback and making plays with his feet and had some good throws. Graham isn't an every down Safety on this team but did play when he was needed as that's likely where he'll be in college. Graham holds 23 offers and is uncommitted, surely more will be coming,

2020 DT Duwayne Legette shredded blocks well and was in mostly every tackle around the line of scrimmage.

2019 WR/CB Kyron McKinnie-Harper had several nice pass breakups and was tight in coverage throughout the day. McKinnie-Harper is committed to Central Michigan.

2019 OT Allen Jones Jr who is 6'5 315 lbs and was at RT for the Technicians was solid throughout the game, constantly blocking well and creating holes. Jones also recovered well on several occasions. Jones holds 4 offers but is due to see a late spike in his recruiting process.

2019 WR Otha Moore is tough as nails, possession receiver who had a early nice reception and fought for yards after carry. Solid blocker as well. Should be getting Division II and NAIA interest.

2019 S Tyler Milliner had a huge sack in the 2nd quarter that setup the Technicians 2nd touchdown using a short field. Milliner later had an impressive forced fumble on River Rouge's monster RB, De'Andre Bulley.

2019 OLB Devin Nicholson who is committed to Eastern Michigan had his number in a lot of plays and a nice deflection in coverage.

2019 WR/S Ormondell Dingle is a big-bodied receiver who had a nice offensive output with at least one catch, blocks, and some solid tackles on defense.

2019 OLB Ke'Shon Parker had two sacks by our count and several sure tackles in open space. 6'1 195 lbs with space on frame to add weight.

2021 OC Raheem Anderson II had a very solid game, no bad snaps and was solid blocking. The highly regarded 2021 prospect already holds several offers.

2019 CB/WR Rico Sims had 1-2 nice pass break-ups and came down to make several solo tackles. Definitely one of Cass Tech's underrated DB's.

2020 MLB Daniel Wynn is one of our early favorite players in the Class of 2020, he's always flying to the ball & making plays.

2021 CB Kalen King is a 5'9 160 lbs sophomore with an Iowa State offer. Had several nice pass breakups throughout the day and him along his DB crew allowed very minimal completions.

2020 OLB Jason Williams' #26 was all over the field with a huge tackle for a loss on what could have been a complicated formation Rouge showed. Williams also had more TFL's including 1-2 sacks.

2020 QB Sebastian Brown is a 6'1 165 QB who played in the 2nd half, threw the ball around well. Looked poised and had a touchdown run of his own.

2021 OT Terrence Enos Jr. and 2021 OG Craig Rush maintained the left side of the line of scrimmage for much of the game. They went against the #3 prospect in the Class of 2019, Ruke Orhorhoro and they more than held their own vs. him. Double-teamed effectively together.

Enos Jr. is one of the top OT prospects in Michigan's class of 2021 and you can better, strong interest will be pouring in soon for the 6'5 305 pounder.

2020 DE Tremayne Oliver was another player who was involved in numerous tackles throughout the game and was in containment.

River Rouge:

2019 ATH Daraun McKinney was sensational as usual for the Panthers with a 98-yard punt return that was called back for a touchdown and a 55-yard touchdown run where McKinney headed right but he seen there was no where to go, so he cutback and burst down the opposite sideline for Rouge's lone touchdown of the day. Very solid in defensive coverage as well. Committed to NIU.

2020 LB Deshawn Walker was involved in mostly every tackle as the MLB holds several early Division 1 offers and has nice sideline-to-sideline running abilities.

2019 DE Ruke Orhorhoro spent most of the day being double-teamed but still shredded blocks and fought hard through the game. Orhorhoro didn't have any monster plays, he was consistently a focal point that Cass Tech needed to worry about and allowed for others on Rouge to make plays.

2019 DE/DT Jaylen Henderson needed to step up with Cass Tech double-teaming Ruke regularly, we felt that Henderson was more than up for the task as he was involved in many tackles and several for loss.

2020 RB De'Andre Bulley had several powerful runs during the game and bite & chewed his way for extra yards.

2019 OLB/S Demarco Collins was in a lot of tackles and dropped back well in coverage.

2019 QB Emanuel Ferguson who is committed to Air Force, escaped the pocket well and made some tough runs across the middle of the field. Left 3 passes too high for open receivers, not allowing them to make a play on the ball. Early season rust, that later in the season he'll place the throws better and let his athletic receivers attempt to make the play.

2020 CB David Carter Jr was very solid in coverage all game long, got off blocks well and made some tackles too. Expecting to see a spike in Carter's recruitment soon.

2019 WR/CB Kamal Hadden lined up against his future teammate Ormondell Dingle and covered well. With Hadden's length, quarterbacks in the future will have to worry about that.

2021 DB LeRoy Watson tracked the ball well and was in on a few tackles. Watson more than held his own as a sophomore.