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Prospects The D Zone will be seeing on 8/30 (Story)
The second week of the season is stacked with competitive games across the state as well as teams traveling out of state or hosting out of state opponents.
The D Zone staff on Thursday, will be at: Livonia Churchill at Belleville and West Ottawa at Forest Hills Central.
Below are the prospects we're aware of entering the game. We look forward to discovering more talent.
2019 OT Devontae Dobbs is arguably the state's #1 prospect, as Dobbs is one of a few 5-star prospects in Michigan's Class of 2019. The D Zone has Dobbs at #2 in the 2019 class, the left side for 2021 QB Christian Dhue-Reid should always be safe and we look forward to seeing Dobbs have dozens of punishing blocks. Dobbs is committed to Michigan State.
2019 ATH Julian Barnett is ranked by The D Zone as the #7 prospect in the Class of 2019 as Barnett is in our opinion the best 2-way player in the state. The Michigan State commit is a solid 6'2 with a nice frame. Barnett is very fluid and athletic, so he makes for a great high school receiver and defensive back. We're very intrigued by what position he will play in college.
2019 DE/OLB Jalen Hunt rounds out of The D Zone's top 10 prospects in the 2019 class at #10 as the Iowa commit despite being 6'2 255 lbs is an athletic and fast player who can play multiple positions and not skip a beat.
2019 LB Marvin Ham is the #11 ranked player by The D Zone in the class of 2019 as Ham is a fast and athletic LB prospect at 6'1 215 lbs who can lay heavy hits and drop back well in coverage. Ham is committed to Boston College.
2019 DE Tyrece Woods Is a strong and powerful edge rusher that was a 3-year varsity starter for King before transferring to Belleville over the off-season. Woods is one of the best overall players around and is committed to Michigan. Woods is ranked as the 19th player in the Class of 2019 by The D Zone.
2019 DT Jalen Bell had a monsterous junior season last year at King with 71 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, and 10 sacks in 2017. Bell is an extremely high-motored prospect and despite being 5'11 earned an offer from Akron which is where he is committed to. Bell is ranked by The D Zone as the #43 prospect in the Class of 2019.
2019 RB Khalid Crawford has been a consistently reliable RB for the Tigers as the 5'10 190 pound Crawford is a true gamer who is going to draw a lot of looks by D2 and NAIA schools.
2019 MLB Jaden Johnson is a nice prospect at 5'11 210 who moves sideline-to-sideline well and holds offers from Davenport and Lawrence Tech already.
2019 OLB Dylan Zagula is a 6'3 215 lbs prospect who was not too long ago a quarterback in his early years of high school but has filled up his frame nicely and will figure to attract a lot of attention during his senior season and after.
2020 CB Andre Seldon Jr is the lone commit in the Class of 2020 as he committed to Michigan over the summer following what has become a routine of great camp performances. The 5'8 CB is has as good coverage as we've ever seen in the state and locks down his entire side of the field. Seldon is ranked as the #11 player in the Class of 2020 by The D Zone.
2020 CB/WR Michael Jenkins Jr. is the #38 player in the Class of 2020 and holds an offer from Central Michigan. Jenkins is a 6' 185 lbs prospect with good speed and ball skills.
2020 WR Jalen Williams is going to be a player we figure will rise tremendously in the rankings as he's currently at #43, Williams who is 6'3 195 lbs is unstoppable when he's dialed in with tremendous length and good speed. Williams caught the game-winning touchdown pass with 12 seconds left vs. Brighton in week 1 and will continue to be a go-to target for Dhue-Reid.
2020 OG Sherrod Green is one of Belleville's interior maulers who at 6'1 310 lbs is too much for opposing lineman to handle. Green holds an early offer from D1-FCS program, Morgan State. Green is ranked as the #56 player in the Class of 2020.
2020 CB Travon Monroe is an upcoming CB for the Tigers that is fast and has good coverage skills.
2021 OT Damon Payne is The D Zone's top prospect in the Class of 2021 and for good reason as Payne is already a menacing sophomore figure at 6'4 275 lbs and will only continue to add muscle and athleticism. Payne has already earned offers from the 2018 National Championship reams, Alabama and Georgia.
2021 QB Christian Dhue-Reid started on Varsity last season for Belleville and was sensational in week 1 vs. Brighton leading a final-minute comeback, with the game-winning touchdown pass thrown in the final 12 seconds. Dhue-Reid had 352 passing yards which were the 2nd most in week 1 and 5 touchdown passes which were the most in the state.
2021 Slot Deion Burks is an explosive Slot prospect who will be getting a lot of interest in the near future.
2021 OT Ramier Lewis is a 6'5 sophomore OT prospect who also plays basketball, and clearly moves well for his enormous size.
2019 WR/S Avery Grenier is one of the top WR/S prospects in the Class of 2019 in Michigan with 6'2 195 size and reliable hands. Grenier holds offers from Davenport, Lawrence Tech, and Olivet Nazarene.
2019 TE/DE/OLB Joel Forgacs is a nice and versatile 6'3 200 lbs prospect who holds an offer from NAIA program, Ave Maria.
2019 RB Darrell Mason is the Chargers top playmaker as he has shown he can be a major home run threat on each play. Mason holds 3 D2 offers from: Northern Michigan, Davenport, and Wayne State.
2019 LB Andrew Greff is a 6'2 205 lbs MLB/OLB prospect who was All-Conference KLAA in 2017. Versatile and instinctive LB who moves well from sideline-to-sideline.
2019 OLB/RB Dez Dewberry is a 5'11 190 lbs OLB prospect who with his good speed and should definitely be getting Division 2 and NAIA looks.
2019 OT Ethan Gyurnek is a 6'3 235 lbs Offensive Tackle and has pretty good athleticism. Has a nice frame to add more weight.
2019 QB/K/P Drew Alsobrooks is committed to Central Michigan, but is a solid player that impacts the game in a lot of different spots as he's also the teams kicker and has a good leg.
2019 DT Immanuel Ruttenburg is huge prospect at 6'4 320 lbs and will surely be in line for a recruiting spike vs. Belleville if he can perform well.
Forest Hills Central:
The Rangers are led by Michigan State bound, 2019 WR/S Tate Hallock who is 6'4 190 lbs. Hallock played a key role in the Rangers breakout season in 2017 and will be expected to have a bigger role as a senior in 2018. Hallock will be the focal point on offense and on defense West Ottawa will need to account for him pre-snap every play. Hallock is ranked as the #29 player in the Class of 2019.
2019 QB/S Luke Majick who is 6' 180 lbs returns as one of the teams leaders. Majick isn't a fancy player, he gets the job done. Majick is committed to Furman for lacrosse.
2019 CB Cam Deines is a nice CB prospect with good coverage abilities and is 5'10 170 lbs.
2019 DE Kyle Wojczynski is a strong DE who could develop into a nice DT prospect as well due to not being a great pass rusher, but is very effective in getting to the ball and shedding blocks. 6'3 240 lbs. Also a nice OG.
2019 MLB Justin Hoving is 6'2 185 lbs and has been a strong piece of the Rangers OL. We'll see now that its his senior season where he's at on Thursday.
2019 QB Isaac Van Dyke is a prolific passer and based off his week 1 performance, 17/22 for 248 yards and 2 touchdowns, there won't be much of a drop off despite key receiving pieces graduating. We look forward to seeing the 6'1 200 lbs QB for the first time in person.
2021 WR Blake Bosma could be one of the top 2021 receivers and players in Michigan in due time. Bosma is coming off of a nice Freshman season on varsity and at 6'3 175 is at a good size, he'll just need to continue getting faster and filling out his frame as he improves.
2019 S Jason Fairfield holds a D3 offer from Carthage and is 6' 165 lbs. Returns as one of most key players on the WO defense.