Bursting onto the scene as a sophomore, 2016 Detroit (Mich.) East English Village athlete Armani Posey played on both sides of the ball with his long, 6-foot-1, 189-pound frame.
“This was my first year playing high school,” Posey said. “It was good.”
Not taking long to assimilate himself to the high school game, Posey used the regular season opener to debut a wide range of skills despite a close loss.
“We opened up the season with Loyola and came up short, 20-12,” Posey said.
“I had four receptions, two touchdowns and on defense I had a few tackles.”
Posey even spent some time in practice and in games playing quarterback for East English Village Prep, drawing early interest and letters from Iowa, Michigan State, Michigan, and Western Michigan this fall.
Posey’s first college visit was to East Lansing to check out the Spartans prior to football season.
“Over the summer I went up there on a little visit, me and a few players when they were in camp,” Posey said. “We watched them practice, sat down with some coaches and talked.”
Although Posey has yet to speak with any of the coaches up at Michigan, simply filling out and sending in a recruiting questionnaire, Posey is a prospect to watch over the next year and the Wolverines have a connection with East English alum and freshman tight end Khalid Hill currently in Ann Arbor.
Of Hill, Posey said, “We’re kind of close.”
Still not close to being a finished product Posey plans to diversify his game even more, ready for an expanded role as a junior and second year high school football player in the fall of 2014.
“I have to say getting in the weight room more,” Posey said. “That and working on all my skill position sets because I can play mostly anywhere.
“I’m going to work on linebacker and stuff cause I met end up playing strong safety, moving around so, just work on everything in the off-season.”