Elite Big Man Camp: Defensive Recap

The defensive linemen had a great showing in Wixom on Sunday at the Elite Big Man Camp. Among them, a couple seniors who are due to add to their offer lists and several underclassmen who could be big time guys in the future.


Immanuel Stinson (6'3, 215), Romulus (Mich.)
Already has several offers and was rarely blocked. Quick, athletic, and a great pass rusher, but light in the pants and could be a hybrid OLB/DE. He changes directions quickly, gets off the ball quickly and was a handful for anyone he went up against.

Wesley French (6'5, 295), St. Joseph (Mich.)
He may blow up soon. He showed more athleticism than we could see on his tape and could play both sides of the ball. For a big kid, he's agile and plays tough and with attitude. For a kid who has not played a ton on defense, he did a nice job with his hands.

Logan Slaughter (6'4, 275), Mendon (Mich.)
Like French, Slaughter is a tough one to contend with because he can win with finesse or power. He is more agile than I think most opposing linemen expect and got by would-be blockers with his feet. He has a CMU offer currently.

Mac Dutra (6'0, 255), Tri-West (Ind.)
What Dutra lacks in height, he makes up for in tenacity and get-off. He's quick, does a good job with his hands and made it look easy at times.

Taylor Gray (6'3, 220), Fraser (Mich.)
Relatively unknown coming in, Gray is a hybrid pass rusher who used speed and relentlessness to win his one on ones. We have no

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Eddie Zinn-Turner (6'3, 280), Malvern (Ohio)
Won a lot of one on ones. Agile for his size.

Bryce Witham (6'4, 225), Grand Rapids West Catholic (Mich.)
Nice frame. Still has room to add weight, but should draw a lot of looks.

Jordan Cobbs (6'3, 210), East Kentwood (Mich.)
Athletic kid. Has to get bigger and stronger.

Alonte Rice (6'1, 220), Detroit Loyola (Mich.)
Low center of gravity and quickness off the ball allowed him to win many of his battles.

Ricardo Smith (6'2, 245), Oak Park (Mich.)
High motor kid who uses his hands well. Should grow into a defensive tackle in college.

Mark Sokol (6'1, 220), Rochester Adams (Mich.)
A nice athlete who plays hard and got after it. Like others on this list, growth and true position have to be determined.

Bryce Witherspoon (6'2, 265), Clarkston (Mich.)
Powerful kid who was a load for offensive linemen to handle.

Cornelius Preston (6'3, 250), Farmington (Mich.)
Nice frame and solid athleticism. One to watch moving forward.


Michael Onwenu (6'2, 320), Detroit Cass Tech (Mich.)
Wide bodied nose tackle type who showed he had some finesse too. Gets a little high at times, but is strong, talented and had a great day. Future D1 prospect.

Blake Roe (6'2, 285), Holt (Mich.)
Has the type of wide, powerful build that allows him to win leverage battles. We'll see how he grows over the next two years, but he had a strong day.

Michael Jordan (6'6, 265), Plymouth (Mich.)
Great frame and potential. He's raw still and may end up being an offensive tackle prospect. Just needs to keep working on technique and get the fire lit a little bit.

Isaiah Degrasse (6'5, 275), North Harrison (Ind.)
He's a big kid who overpowered some of his opponents. We would like to see more of him, but size is intriguing.

Darius Powell (6'1, 265), St. Joseph (Mich.)

Quick interior prospect. How big he gets over the next few years will determine what level he gets recruited at.


Corey Malone-Hatcher (6'3, 230), St. Jospeh (Mich.)
Has gotten bigger and stronger. He's starting to look like less of a freshman and more like a college prospect. Has great potential for the future.

Jonathan Berghorst (6'3, 215), Zeeland East (Mich.)
Showed good athleticism and looks like he has a lot of room to grow and develop over the next couple years. Battled against older kids and did well.

Ben Sherwin (6'4, 215), Traverse City Central (Mich.)

At least one D1 school has already shown heavy interest in him. Nice frame, will get a lot bigger and is a tough kid who competes.

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