Over the past few seasons, several wide receivers from the Detroit area have gone under the radar recruiting wise only to become starters at Big Ten schools. Lonnie Hurst at Illinois and Dominique Douglass at Iowa are two good examples. This year, a player who fits into that mold is Sam Gaymon of Renaissance High School.
"It was Sam's first year playing football and he got so much better as the year went on," Renaissance assistant coach Antoine Edwards said of him, "not to mention he's a legit 6'3, 183 lbs with 4.5 speed. The sky's the limit for Sam."
In his first season playing organized football, Gaymon was a key target for Renaissance. He hauled in 21 passes for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns. While those aren't necessarily mind blowing statistics, Gaymon showed the athleticism and potential colleges look for in a wideout. On film, he is silky smooth with impressive hands and feel for the game especially considering his inexperience.
He has received recruiting interest West Virginia (where teammate Derek Knight committed this past season) as well as Purdue, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Colorado, and Louisville. While none of those schools have offered, they all have their eyes closely on Gaymon and many are taking a "wait and see" approach to see how he performs in camps and in his second full year playing football.
Michigan Insider will have video highlights of Gaymon up in the coming days.
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