Michigan Nifty Ninety

Everything you ever wanted to know about instate Michigan junior football prospects.<br><br> Jim S.' list of 90 -- by school, and with a one-liner on each!

Listed in alphabetical order by school

- 1. Kellen Freeman-Davis TE 6'5 220 Adrian
Tall, rangy TE aldo excels in hoops
- 2. Mike Culliver LB/PK/RB 6'1 255 Albion
Sam Sword type LB….also excels as a kicker
- 3. Brett Lark RB/DB Alma
Relative unknown….father/coach Randy played at MSU
- 4. Alex Mitchell OL 6'5 311 5.4 Bay City Central
Matched up well with Lamarr Woodley….best OL in state?
- 5. Devon Geralds RB/LB 6'2 235 Belleville
Big, brusing FB must avoid injury bug
- 6. Doug Pickens QB 6´0 185 Birmingham Brother Rice
Listed at 6´1, doubt it….nice arm…follows in tradition of English, Yarema and Baker
- 7. Ed Duke OL/DL 6'3 295 Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
Best prospect from Cranbrook since Pete Dawkins?
- 8. John Slayton TE/DL/OL 6'3 208 4.58 Carleton Airport
Real sleeper….has the frame and legs coaches love
- 9. Dennis Jones WR/DB/PK 6'1 180 Center Line St. Clement
Did it all for St. Clement in his first year of football
- 10. Jeff Deliz DB/RB 6'1 200 Clinton Township Chippewa Valley
One of Macomb County's best
- 11. Jordan Summers OL 6'3 270 Clinton Township Chippewa Valley
California transfer is a sleeper to watch
- 12. Justin Williams DB/WR 6'3 195 Dearborn
Also a fine basketball player, but a better safety prospect
- 13. Bryan Kisabeth WR 6'6 185 4.57 Dearborn Divine Child
Nice combination of size and speed
- 14. Vernon Gholston OL/DL/LB 6'4 250 4.57 Detroit Cass Tech
Second-fastest player on team….big-timer
- 15. Allen Langford DB/RB 6'0 190 4.6 Detroit Cass Tech
Impressed at Michigan camp last summer
- 16. Eric Lyght RB 5'9 175 Detroit Cass Tech
Too small for Michigan but already had D1 offers
- 17. Derek Brooks RB 6'1 180 4.53 Detroit Catholic Central
Best prospect to emerge from Catholic Central in years
- 18. Earnest Jackson QB/DB 6'3 189 4.5 Detroit Country Day
Prototype multi-prupose QB/athlete….Big Ten all the way
- 19. Hugh Johnson LB/RB 5'11 225 4.7 Detroit Country Day
Rugged inside linebacker is a player's player
- 20. Nick Sutton LB/TE 6'2 220 4.6 Detroit Crockett
Overshadowed by Thompson but he's going D1
- 21. John Thompson LB/TE 6'2 230 4.6 Detroit Crockett
One of the city's, and for that matter the state's, best
- 22. Prentiss Williams QB 6'3 220 4.5 Detroit Crockett
Nice size, nice speed, nice arm
- 23. James Bailey WR 6'4 190 Detroit Denby
Fine athleticism and also excels in basketball
- 24. Daryl Graham RB 5'9 180 4.45 Detroit DePorres
Receiving serious Big Ten looks
- 25. Carl Grimes WR/RB 5'9 175 4.45 Detroit DePorres
Projects as a slot receiver……real quick, great hands
- 26. Dwayne Holmes TE/LB/DL/RB 6'3 240 Detroit Henry Ford
Best prospect at Ford since Eric Knott and perhaps Jonathon Orr
- 27. Jeremy Orr WR 5'8 150 4.4 Detroit Henry Ford
One of the fastest in the state….not as rangy as older brother Jonathon Orr
- 28. Zachary Finley LB/RB 6'1 210 Detroit Henry Ford
Solid two-way player who is overshadowed by Holmes
- 29. Nate Mason OL 6'4 280 5.0 Detroit Kettering
Big PSL lineman will be returning to the Michigan camp
- 30. Leonard Curry RB/LB 5'10 210 Detroit Kettering
Twin brother of Leon Curry will probably go JUCO first
- 31. Demarco Hughes OL/LB/TE 6'4 282 4.8 Detroit MacKenzie
Size, speed, athleticism….he leads the strong MacKenzie contingent
- 32. Kalvin Brown WR/DB/QB 6'0 175 4.4 Detroit MacKenzie
All-around athlete, team was 6-0 with him playing, 0-4 when he was injured
- 33. Fred Wilson RB/LB 5'11 210 4.5 Detroit MacKenzie
Won a tailback award at the U-M camp last summer but his junior season was hampered by an injury
- 34. Blake Smith DB/QB/RB 6'2 180 4.5 Detroit MacKenzie
Coach's son favors the Buckeyes!
- 35. Wendell Brown LB/RB 6'1 205 Detroit Martin Luther King
Opposing coaches compare him favorably to Larry Foote
- 36. Bernard Faithful DL/TE 6'4 230 Detroit Martin Luther King
Word is he's the real deal….stock rising up and off the charts
- 37. Anton Greenwood DB/RB 6'2 195 4.55 Detroit Murray-Wright
Rangy safety plays faster than his forty
- 38. Dajuan Bracey DB/QB/WR 5'11 195 4.5 Detroit Murray-Wright
Coach calls him the PSL's best receiver but he plays QB since he's the team'S best athlete
- 39. Julius Crooks LB/TE 6'4 230 4.7 Detroit Murray-Wright
Computer numbers jump out at first glance
- 40. Carlos Thomas LB/DL/P/PK6'3 215 4.6 Detroit Murray-Wright
Talented OLB prospect who could also punt at D1 level
- 41. Quintin Gray LB/TE 6'3 235 4.8 Detroit Pershing
Tough middle linebacker receiving serious Big Ten looks
- 42. Carvin Nash DL/OL 6'3 265 4.8 Detroit Pershing
Already been down to AA for a few games
- 43. Jamaal Lock DL/LB 6'7 235 4.65 Detroit Redford
Fine potential as a rush end but needs to improve on 215 bench….also a D1 hoopster
- 44. Ronald Talley DL/TE/LB 6'4 235 Detroit Renaissance
This year's D1 talent from Renaissance. There's one every year
- 45. Antoine Howard TE/DL/LB Detroit Southeastern
Sleeper prospect to watch out for
- 46. Noel Aleman RB 5'9 205 4.7 East Kentwood
State's most productive back probably a half-step slow for big-time
- 47. Brad Jones LB/TE 6'4 210 East Lansing
Arguably the best prospect in the Lansing area
- 48. Simeon Wade DL/OL 6´3 280 East Lansing
Known to colleges since he was a freshman starter
- 49. Charles Stewart WR/DB/RB 6'2 190 4.57 Farmington Hills Harrison
Outstanding package of skills, just needs to put them together
- 50. Kyle Taylor TE/DL/LB 6'4 240 4.8 Farmington Hills Harrison
Nice size and a solid blocker but needs to catch the ball better
- 51. Jamarko Simmons WR 6'4 200 Flint Central
Transferred in from California and earned All-Valley honors at WR
- 52. Garryt Roberts DL/OL 6'4 230 Flint Northwestern
Nice athleticism….has excelled for a "down" program
- 53. Brian Leighton OL/DL 6'4 275 Gobles
Possibly the top prospect in the Kalamazoo area
- 54. Blake Botek OL/DL 6'3 305 5.1 Grand Ledge
Reminds some of former Grand Ledger Andy Brown
- 55. Justin Hoskins RB/WR 6'0 195 4.33 Grand Rapids Creston
Dynamite on the field…..will be one of nation's best in football and track
- 56. L.C. Kilgore WR 6'2 170 Grand Rapids Creston
Overshadowed by Hoskins but he's a D1 receiver
- 57. Zach Osburn LB/OL 6'5 215 Holland West Ottawa
This tall and rangy LB enjoyed an outstanding junior season
- 58. Gaelen Callahan RB 6'2 190 Jackson Lumen Christi
In his first year of varsity ball he broke all of the Lumen Christi rushing records
- 59. Cortney Jennings DB/ATH 6'4 195 Kalamazoo Central
Younger brother of WMU starting receiver Greg Jennings….also excels in hoops
- 60. Tony Bridges RB 5'10 185 Kalamazoo Loy Norrix
Has already been up for at least one Michigan game
- 61. Roger Allison LB/RB 6'2 225 4.6 Lake Orion
Has emerged as one of the premier players in the state
- 62. Trent Varva OL/DL 6'3 303 5 Lake Orion
Will definitely go big-time….a couple of inches short of having the entire package
- 63. Will Johnson DL/LB/OL 6'5 270 4.8 Lake Orion
Raw prospect with a world of potential….junior season was first year of varsity ball
- 64. Marcus Winston LB/RB 6'2 218 4.6 Lansing Sexton
Injury-riddled junior season but has the potential to be an elite in-state prospect
- 65. Mark Andrew OL/DL 6'6 315 Lansing Waverly
Big boy was an Honorable Mention All-State pick….already on the varsity as a freshman
- 66. Andrew Allen LB/RB 6'1 215 4.6 Macomb Dakota
The best player in Macomb County?
- 67. Michael Smith DL 6'2 260 4.9 Macomb Dakota
May be just a touch short to go Big Ten
- 68. Jordan Coulter RB 6'1 195 4.7 Mason
Plays faster than his forty….one of the Lansing Area's best
- 69. Jalen Parmelee RB 6'0 205 Midland Dow
Some liked him better than Valley opponent Jerome Jackson
- 70. Steve Hudson OL/DL 6'4 255 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central
One of downriver's best prospects
- 71. Ryan Ruperd OL 6'1 310 Montrose
Only a question of height for this all-stater
- 72. Josh Buck LB/OL 6'1 205 Novi
Relative unknown is one heck of a player
- 73. Morgan Trent DB/WR 6'1 180 4.4 Orchard Lake St. Mary's
Michigan commit one of state's fastest
- 74. Nick Wohlfarth LB/RB 6'0 210 Ottawa Lake Whiteford
Downriver all-arounder really broke through as a junior
- 75. Antoine Carr DB/WR 6'0 170 Pontiac Central
Has the athleticism to play at the highest levels
- 76. Charles George LB/DL/RB 6'3 210 Pontiac Central
Reportedly has the body and the game
- 77. Larry Gibson PK/P 6'1 210 Riverview
One of top 5 kickers last summer at Michigan's camp
- 78. Rick Palm OL 6'3 275 Rockford
Rockford has a D1 prospect virtually every year
- 79. Mike Raab PK/P 6'1 180 Royal Oak Kimball
50-yard plus range and pretty good consistency
- 80. DeMarcus Laury RB/DB 5'11 205 4.5 Saginaw
Lamarr Woodley's cousin is a big-timer
- 81. Carthion Bibbs LB/RB 6'1 225 4.5 Saginaw
Unknown now, but not for long
- 82. Melvin Williams LB/QB 6'1 195 Saginaw Arthur Hill
Could project as a safety at the next level….All-Valley as a junior
- 83. Dennis Reedy QB 6'4 185 South Lyon
As close as you will see to a prototype dropback QB prospect in the state next year
- 84. Isaac Price DB/WR/LB 6'4 195 4.5 Southfield
Offered by Minnesota last summer at their summer camp…..missed much of junior season with an injury
- 85. Dewayne Roland OL/DL 6'4 275 4.8 Southfield-Lathrup
Coach compares yet another of his linemen favorably to Mo Williams
- 86. Frank Berishaj OL 6'4 250 Sterling Heights Stevenson
Yes, he's Tom's little brother, but he may only be going MAC
- 87. Jeremy Zott OL/DL 6'2 280 Utica Eisenhower
Macomb County produces pretty good linemen
- 88. Leon Curry LB/RB 5'11 200 Warren Fitzgerald
Twin brother of Kettering's Leonard
- 89. De'Anthony Granberry DB/WR/RB 6'0 170 Westland John Glenn
Multi-purpose athlete but not in the class as star sophomore receiver Jarrett Smith
- 90. Mario Hines WR/DB 5'11 160 4.4 Wyandotte Mt. Carmel/Ecorse
Ecorse High student who plays for this small coop….receiving major D1 attention

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