Flint (Mich.) Southwestern traveled to Flint (Mich.) Powers Catholic on a stormy Friday night to try and pick up their first win of the season. However, Powers Catholic had other plans as they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the pouring rain and after a 45 minute lightning delay in the second quarter, they continued the dominant play to go on and win 33-6. The Knights highly touted senior defensive end Deron Irving Bey didn’t make the impact he was hoping for as he was doubled team all night long and slowed up due to the field conditions, but still showed great effort and hustle.
Irving-Bey is ranked the No. 21 defensive end in the nation by Scout and holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Syracuse and Tennessee amongst others. The 6-foot-5, 272-pounder is also an U.S. Army All-American and could possibly announce his decision at the prestigious all-star high school game, but isn’t certain on that quite yet. What he does know is there are several options to pick from including the hometown Wolverines. He’s already visited Ann Arbor twice this season with the most recent being for the big victory over the Badgers. After witnessing first hand the Maize and Blue’s impressive defense under new defensive coordinator Don Brown, Irving-Bey definitely could envision himself fitting there defensively.
“First year, I want to redshirt because I haven’t really worked out all my years and been going off raw talent," said Irving-Bey. "This year is the first time I’ve been working out, but at Michigan I think I would fit in well. I would be playing on one side of the ball, so I could go all out on one. With the coaching and the resources and everything there, I think I could be a very very great player."