Junior Day: Kids Spotted, Part Two

Here is our second installment of juniors spotted at this (Sunday) afternoon's huge (some 70 kids overall) Junior Day.<br><br> Included: Basketball Recruits.

There should be more names coming in from our 'spotters', but for now:

- Tight end/defensive end J.B. Paxson (6-3, 260 lbs., 4.8 in the 40, 315 lbs. bench press) from Greenwood, Ind., Center Grove (Adam Finley's alma mater). He looked 6-2+ and 270 to us. Emfinger 4-star prospect.

- Wide receiver Ryan Allison (6-2 1/2 195 lbs, 4.59 in the 40, 4.47 shuttle, 29 inch vertical jump, 16 bench press reps.) from Lake Orion Mich. Note: he definitely passes the look test. Just based on looks, in our opinion he could be a future tight end.

- Quarterback Evan Sharpley (Planned 2004 U-M Camper, 6-3, 190 lbs., 4.7 in the 40, 3.97 GPA) from Marshall, Mich.

- Cornerback Brandon Harrison (5-9, 200 lbs.) from Dayton, Ohio Chaminade-Julienne. He's Emfinger's #2 Free Safety.

- Linebacker Andrew Hawken (2003 U-M Camper, 6-2, 220 lbs., 4.65 in the 40) from Grandville, Mich. As a junior he missed 1 1/2 games due to injury, but recorded 1,270 yards and 23 touchdowns (as well as 38 receptions) to lead Grandville to the Division 1 semifinals. Emfinger 4-star prospect.

- Linebacker Nick Lawrence (6-3, 215 lbs., 4.7 in the 40) from Brighton. Brighton -- home of Clint Copenhaver, Drew Henson and Dave Pearson. He is considered one of the state's top 15 prospects.

- Quarterback Jake Christiansen (6-0, 205 lbs., 4.6 in the 40) from Lockport Township, Ill. Emfinger 4-star prospect.

- Offensive tackle Jason Kacinko (6-6 inches, 300 lbs.) from Penn-Trafford, Penn. He's a Max Emfinger 4-star offensive tackle.

- Offensive lineman John Bachman (U.S. Army Combine stats: 6-4, 240 lbs., 5.4 in the 40, 17 bench press reps.) from Moon Township, Penn.

- Offensive lineman Joel Nitchman (6-4, 270 lbs.) from Kalamazoo, Mich., Hackett.

- Tight End Emmanuel Southern (6-4, 215 lbs., 4.7in the 40) from Saginaw, Mich.

- Quarterback/Athlete Jermaine Jenkins (6-2, 200 lbs.) from Saginaw, Mich.

- Running back Mikell Simpson (6-1, 190 lbs.) from Harrisburg, Pa.

- Linebacker Tom Korte (6-1, 220 lbs.) from Grand Rapids, Mich., Catholic Central.

- Wide receiver Otis Wiley (601, 180 lbs.) from Flint, Mich., Carmen Ainesworth.


And Basketball Recruits:

1.) Soph. David Kool Grand Rapids South Christian
2.) Soph. Deshawn Sims Detroit Pershing
3.) 12th grader Jevohn Shepherd (6-4) Toronto West Hill HS (there are 13 grades in Canadian high schools)
4.) Signee Ronald Coleman Romulus HS (17 points and 21 rebounds in Friday win over Highland Park)

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