West Catholic/GR Christian Scrimmage Notes

Two of West Michigan's top teams faced off in a controlled scrimmage on Thursday and we had a chance to see some of their top talents.

West Catholic

Senior tight end Mitch Stanitzek, currently holding an offer from Eastern Michigan, had a good showing. He plays both sides of the ball, but in this limited sample, we saw more of him as a tight end. He is used in a variety of ways. He will play in the slot and on the line at times. He's a good athlete who caught the ball well and looked good as a blocker.

Quarterback Travis Russell is a 2015 kid with a nice arm and solid mobility. He can spin it and was accurate when able to set his feet and step into his throws. When under duress, he did force a couple balls, but that decision making will come with time. He throws the ball well naturally and is coming off a good sophomore year.

Another 2015 prospect, defensive end Bryce Withan, is one to watch. He has a nice frame at 6'4, 220-pounds and is asked to do some things similar to Stanitzek as a tight end and defensive end. He needs to fill out a little bit, but he's a kid to look out for this season.

Grand Rapids Christian

Wide receiver Drake Harris had four catches and showed some of the ball skills that has him ranked among the best in the country. He can go up and get it and is very smooth. He also did well as a blocker.

Northwestern commit Tommy Doles is a leader on the offensive line. As we've seen in the past, he's a kid who can bend and move his feet, and is technically very sound. He projects to the inside at the next level.

2015 prospect Qi'ante Ewing is a good athlete who plays linebacker and H-Back. He could project to either in college, but we're starting to like him on offense. He catches the ball well.

2015 linebacker Jack Bates has returned from injury and is a talented prospect who we will watch closely this year.

2014 quarterback Tyler Sigler transferred in and is a nice sized kid who can throw on the move. Another 2014 transfer is running back Dominick Paiz who is elusive in the open field and a good receiver out of the backfield.

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