Updated 2009 Rankings - Top Juniors

After a few more camps, 7-7s and lots of film work, Michigan Varsity has updated our listing of the top juniors in the state of Michigan. There has been a little bit of movement and a few new players added to the list.

Rank Name Position School HT WT
1 Larry Caper RB Battle Creek Central 5'11 210
Still our top guy, Caper has something to prove after being injured last season and only playing in four games. But with his size and speed, he should have a big year.
2 James Jackson CB/WR Grand Ledge 5'11 170
No one is faster and Jackson is proving that he isn't just a track star playing football. He can go up and get the ball and is also a willing blocker.
3 Hersey Jackson RB/FB Allendale 6'1 215
There are some mixed opinions on Hersey and yes, he may have to be in the right system in college to succeed at tailback, but he is a big, strong kid who runs hard and has impressive breakaway speed considering his size.
4 Dion Sims WR/TE Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 230
This class' top two-way star, Sims could be big time in both football and basketball at the next level. Is he a WR or a TE? He is starting to outgrow wideout, but we'll see how he performs this season as a split.
5 William Campbell DT/OT Detroit Cass Tech 6'5 320
Big Will has all the tools to top this list. He was raw when we saw him last season, and improving when we saw him again this summer, if that trend continues this season, he'll continue to rise.
6 Mike Schaaf QB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'7 220
7 Ricky Clemons OT Flint Carman-Ainsworth 6'5 315
8 Chris Norman ILB Detroit Renaissance 6'2 220
Another big riser, remember this name...Norman is already getting mail from schools on both coasts and after seeing him run down ball carriers from sideline to sideline, we're on board!
9 Cameron Gordon WR Melvindale 6'3 190
10 Reid Fragel TE/DE Grosse Pointe South 6'7 235
11 Teric Jones RB Detroit Cass Tech 5'10 181
12 Aaron McCord G/DE Detroit Crockett 6'3 245
13 Andrew Maxwell QB Midland 6'3 175
14 Raynell Brown DE Detroit Douglass 6'4 240
15 Shamari Benton S/LB Birmingham Brother Rice 6'0 180
16 Brock Reynolds CB/FS Battle Creek Central 5'11 175
17 Undra Peterson RB Adrian 5'11 175
18 Khyran Major RB Detroit Crockett 5'10 165
19 Christian Brandt OT/DT Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 250
20 Torsten Boss DB/WR Lowell 6'0 170
He'll be the quarterback this year, although his college position is likely at WR or DB. However, football might not even be in his future as he is also a top baseball prospect.
21 Dennis Martin QB Detroit Mumford 6'2 185
22 Isaiah Grimes QB South Haven 6'6 210
23 Leo Wilson SS Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 191
A tackling machine from his OLB spot, Wilson is a tweener right now, but with his toughness and hitting ability, he'll have a home at the next level.
24 Zak Wasserman QB Stevensville Lakeshore 6'4 215
25 Tevin Conrad OT Detroit Pershing 6'6 310
26 Omari Humes WR/DB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'3 175
27 Adrian Bouyer SS Battle Creek Lakeview 6'2 180
28 Donald Spencer WR Ypsillanti 6'2 175
Big and strong, Spencer has to refine his game, but he has a lot of ability.
29 Gabe Helmuth QB/LB Saline 6'1 185
30 Donnell Davis LB/SS Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 190
31 Delano Collins CB Detroit Renaissance 5'10 182
32 Kenny McDaniels LB/DE Muskegon Heights 6'2 255
A big backer who can run, McDaniels is going to play some defensive end this year and that will probably be his spot at the next level as he continues to grow.
33 Stephen Todd G/DT Detroit Denby 6'0 290
34 Bruce Watson TE/OT Detroit Southeastern 6'7 320
35 Ian Thomas QB Highland Park 6'0 180
36 Thomas Gordon QB/S Detroit Cass Tech 5'11 185
37 Jariel Wilson RB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'0 190
38 Antwan Dixon FB/LB Detroit Southeastern 6'3 230
39 Dana Dixon FS Detroit Renaissance 6'2 175
40 Anquan Clemmons CB Grand Blanc 5'10 150
A great cover corner, Clemmons would rate higher if he were bigger, but if he can continue to get stronger, he'll develop into a fine college prospect.
41 Jason Pratt QB Merrill 6'6 170
42 Casey Blackport QB Hudsonville 6'3 185
43 James Johnson DT Inkster 6'1 280
44 Bruce Watson OT Detroit Southeastern

6'7

320
45 Martine Stevenson RB Detroit Southeastern 5'6 155
46 Ayinde Ashford QB Saginaw 5'11 185
47 Jariel Wilson RB Saginaw 6'0 190
48 Zach Matthias OT Hemlock 6'6 290
49 Steve Fegel G Rockford 6'2 265
50 Dimeko Price RB Battle Creek Lakeview 5'9 170
51 Donte Cherry RB Detroit Osborn 5'10 207
A big back with a strong, compact build, Cherry is a real sleeper right now, but once he hits more camps and combines next spring/summer, that should change.
52 Darius Davis CB Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 170
53 Lance Atterberry DT Southfield 6'2 275
54 Maurice Wirrick OT Saginaw 6'5 250
55 Jordan Jonker RB/S Hudsonville 5'10 180
56 Eric Alamat C/DT Detroit Catholic Central 6'2 300
57 Charles Wolf C Detroit Finney 6'0 270
58 Robert Howard DT Detroit Mumford 6'0 298
59 Carlos Love CB Gibraltar Carlson 5'9 165
60 Michael Booker RB Grand Rapids Christian 5'5 168
61 Ali Alaboody RB Dearborn Fordson 5'9 165
62 Jason Hannett OLB/RB Muskegon 5'9 175
63 Theophilus Amaechi K Detroit Mumford 5'10 170

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