In an off-season that saw their three-year starter Jayru Campbell dismissed from the school due to an off the field altercation, Cass has the luxury of turning its play calling duties over to 2017 quarterback Rodney Hall.
At 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, Hall is left-handed quarterback who is already starting to gain local interest this off-season. He also plays for Detroit Maximum Exposure 7v7 team, and is using that experience to get ready for his first full year as a varsity starter this fall.
"In 7v7 (football) I am just trying to get better," Hall said. "I am just trying to make sure I get my reads down and get ready for the football season. I'm just getting prepared now."
With Campbell gone, Hall says he's been preparing "mentally" for his upcoming season with Cass and the expectations that come with it.
"Mentally the past couple weeks I have figured out this is what I have to do," Hall said on taking over as the starting quarterback this fall. "This is what I have been waiting for. It has come sooner than I thought. But I am ready for it. It's just what I have to do."
Only a freshman, Hall has no offers at the moment, but has been on a few visits to Michigan's campus.
"Just coming up here and having a good time," Hall said on visits to U-M. "Just spending time with my teammates and my coaches. It's been fun coming up and visiting. I have enjoyed it. It's like, what I imagined. This is just really fun and I'm having a good time."
Still new to the recruiting game, Hall does have a good idea of what he is looking for on his visits.
"I'm looking to see how the environment is at Michigan," Hall said. "I want to see two the players are and the coaches. How things work up at Michigan. How they treat everybody. Trying to see if I like it and the environment and everything about it."