Scouting Notes from the Weekend

Notes from Detroit Catholic Central, Cincinnati Taft, Plymouth, and several other games we saw over the weekend.

Other Weekend Reports
  • Detroit Cass Tech vs Farmington Hills Harrison
  • Detroit King vs Birmingham Brother Rice
  • Redford Thurston vs Dearborn Edsel Ford
  • Detroit Northwestern vs Southfield

    Detroit Catholic Central vs Dearborn Fordson
    DCC scored a 42-0 victory. Michigan commitment Matt Godin had a solid first half before leaving the game with a concussion. He was active, making a couple tackles. He'll likely be a five-tech at Michigan and I think that's a good role for him. Good size, great frame, and moves well at that size. Tends to rely on the inside spin move a lot, which takes him out of plays sometimes, but he had a good, if limited, showing.

    Teammate Wyatt Shallman, one of the state's top juniors, was also limited by injury, only playing defense. He looked good there though. He was active, got good penetration and made a couple plays at or behind the line of scrimmage.

    Senior offensive tackle Jake Widmer, starting his first game, had a good showing. Love his frame and upside. Junior guard Derek Edwards is a nice sized kid who plays hard. He has the potential to be an FBS recruit. Sophomore Dylan Roney, a 6'2, 210-lb defensive end is another to watch.

    I think senior quarterback Kyle Cooper can play for someone too. He's 6'7, and had a nice performance, going eight for ten, 167 yards and a touchdown. He's not the most mobile guy, but he can throw the ball around.

    Plymouth vs SMCC
    Senior running back Donte Fox is a really good high school player, we just haven't been sure where he projects, position wise, in college. He rushed for over 150 yards and three touchdowns in this game, and caused a lot of havoc from his defensive tackle spot. I still think, if he plays defense in college, he's like a WILL linebacker. However, I now think his best position may be tailback for a power running, I-Back team. Plymouth rolled an under-manned SMCC team, but if Fox continues performances like this one throughout the year, he'll get more offers and his ranking will go up.

    Robert Riche, an offensive tackle committed to Buffalo, is one I really like. He has a great frame, plays hard and is a people mover. He was better in pass protection in this game, than I thought he looked on tape from last year. He'll face teammate Tyler Goble a lot in college, as Goble is also headed to the MAC, but committed to Bowling Green. He's a tough, active linebacker, who is a tad undersized, but makes up for it with his other qualities.

    I think senior quarterback Shaun Austin will end up playing college football, but it will likely be in the GLIAC or as a Division-1 walk-on. The same goes for defensive tackle Davon White and linebacker-tight end Faris Abraham.

    The junior class has some nice prospects in it. Wide receiver Nate Emminger is small, but quick and catches everything. Wide receiver Jamarl Eiland, the back up quarterback, is very athletic and went up got the ball well and looked great as a return man.

    Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard vs Lake Fenton
    The one to watch here is sophomore WR Evan Fosha, an athletic 6'4 kid who was a willing blocker. He caught a TD pass in the game. A Division-1 basketball recruit, he may not even play football in college.

    On the Tube
    I had a chance to watch Adolphus Washington on TV. I was very impressed. He dominated from start to finish and not only showed the athleticism we knew he had, but a motor as well. He solidified to me that he is the top prospect in Ohio. Teammate Dwayne Stanford had a relatively quiet day.

    I also catch Tommy Schutt against Wheaton Warrenville South. He was disruptive, and every bit the five-star prospect he is rated as. I thought he wore down towards the end of the game, so conditioning is an area for improvement, but he has high end talent.

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