Scouting East Grand Rapids vs East Kentwood

In a class of two West Michigan schools, East Grand Rapids withstood an early surge from East Kentwood to come away with a 40-20 victory. Here is what we saw from the prospects in the game.

EAST GRAND RAPIDS

Junior linebacker Carter Masek is one of the team's leaders and their best college prospect at the moment. At over 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, he looks quicker and faster than he did a year ago. Some schools see him as a defensive end down the line and we can see that. He was active and around the ball a lot. He looks like a future SAM or end.

Quarterback Mikey Roth had a big game. The junior is efficient, accurate and can put touch on his passes. He put several where only his receivers could catch them. He has all the intangibles. At 5-foot-11, height is a concern, but he's going to end up playing somewhere, possibly the Ivy League in college. If he grows a little more, it will be interesting to see where his recruitment goes.

Sophomore Gourney Sloan is a good athlete. A wide receiver and corner, he's smooth, has some length to him and has a chance to be a highly recruited kid. He looks like more of a corner right now, given his build (5-10, 160). He needs to get stronger, which will improve his tackling, but he's definitely one to watch.

Junior kicker Noah Salasky has a big leg and looks like he will be a recruited player at that position. Senior receiver Peter Stewart showed really good ball skills and should get a good look from 1-AA and D2 programs. Senior running back David Evens is a powerful bowling ball type back who runs hard. Like Stewart, he will probably get some strong GLIAC and other D2 looks.

EAST KENTWOOD

Western Michigan commit Elliot Jordan played well. He has a great frame at 6-foot-7, but can still fill out his 262-pounds. He plays hard and got into the second level and was comfortable in space. He's much much improved from last year and has all the tools to develop into a good one in college.

Junior John Keenoy is a tough, hard working interior prospect who plays right tackle. He's strong and has solid technique. He looks like he's gotten a little taller from last year and that will be important for him. He's being recruited by a number of Division-1 programs and visited Indiana on Saturday.

Senior receiver Colin Calloway and junior receiver Kevin Smith are both solid prospects who should get some college looks. Sophomore offensive tackle Trenton Fincher is massive at 6-foot-9, 315-pounds. He doesn't play much yet, but remember that name for the future.

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