UM Camp Scouting Notes – the instate seniors

There were over 1000 campers at the University of Michigan this week. Not all of them were necessarily targets of the Maize and Blue. Here is a report on how some of the in-state prospects who are a little more under the radar fared.

*NOTE: Impressions of top senior prospects including Fred Smith, Mike Martin and others can be found on

Spencer Krauss – QB – Clinton
Krauss, who has a Stanford offer, had one of the strongest arms of any QB at camp. He's also mobile, so I could see why Coach Harbaugh wants him to be a Cardinal.

Adam Follet – QB – Alma
Follet looked solid. He looked to live up to his measured size, he was definitely at least 6'5 and was pretty filled out. He has good arm strength and should be fine once he tweaks his mechanics.

Anthony Mifsud – QB - Dearborn
He was accurate, the only thing is that he needs to add some weight and muscle, but I think Mifsud can play a pretty high level of college football.

Daryl Gooden – WR – Ann Arbor Huron
Again he impressed at a camp. He just isn't the fastest kid in the world, but he runs really nice routes, creates separation, works back to the ball and catches with his hands and you can't really ask for much more than that.

Sam Gaymon – WR – Detroit Renaissance
He showed outstanding toughness battling through injuries. He adjusted well to the ball and caught it pretty well. Gaymon was also more explosive than I remembered him being, even with a nagging hamstring.

Tony Fountain – WR – Whitehall
This speedster used his quickness to get open during the week. Fountain has always been a player I've liked, he just has to get stronger and put some weight on his frame, but he's an athlete.

James Wade – WR – Ann Arbor Pioneer
He showed great athleticism and ran a 4.45 here. Wade has a high ceiling and programs are beginning to notice. He recently notched an offer from Kentucky .

Kyle Jackson – G – Muskegon Heights
Jackson was only there for a day, but he gets good leverage and punch.

Chris Groth – G – South Lyon
He looked solid at camp. Groth is definitely a college guard and he has good strength and showed pretty good footwork.

Ethan Ruhland – G – Lake Orion
There were times when he looked like the best lineman out there. Ruhland was outstanding in one-on-ones. He struggled a bit with some of the speed rushers, but he is really technically sound.

Austin Holtz – OT – Holt
Holtz did a great job with edge rushers. He showed good technique and used his arms to keep rushers away from his body. He currently has two offers, but expect that number to increase.

Faty Farrha – OT – Ann Arbor Pioneer
He came in to camp as a relative unknown and left as a player Big Ten and MAC schools will be watching. The 6'4, 275-lber showed decent strength and good work ethic.

Nathaniel Justice – OT – Detroit Crockett
The massive, 6'4, 320-lb Justice was in the top group for the day he was here. He has a lot of raw potential and could be a good one if he works at it.

Carlin Landingham – G – Muskegon
He camped all week and definitely was one of the stronger offensive linemen there. He gets a good base under him and is tough to move.

Mitch Zajac – ILB – Holt
Zajac is physically impressive and has the size and smarts to be a classic MIKE.

Nathaniel Williams – DE – New Haven
Physically, he looked good. He can play inside or outside and is a strong kid with some decent speed, he looked better suited inside to me but schools are recruiting him as an end.

Chris MacDonald – DE – Utica Ford

MacDonald has a good speed rush and got better at using his hands as the week went along. At 6'5, 250, he has the frame to bulk up into a solid end.

Steve Winston – DE – Muskegon Heights
He was lightning off the edge and has an array of pass rushing moves. He is an outstanding pure rush man. He isn't the biggest guy though, but he reminded me of Steve Davis, the DE at Minnesota .

Ricky Shorkey – DE/OLB – Clinton Twp Chippewa Valley
Shorkey is quite the athlete. He can move and jump and run and was pretty good here all week. The big problem is that he's 6'4, but only about 200 lbs, if he were 230, he'd have all kids of offers. That said, I think he'll end up as a MAC type guy.

Krashawn Ray-El – OLB/SS – Detroit Denby
Krashawn lacks size (5'10, 190), but he is an aggressive, instinctive player and he picked off two passes and took one back for a score in 7-7s despite being a linebacker trying out safety this week.

Kyle DeMaster – FS – Macomb Dakota
An instinctive playmaker, DeMaster looked pretty good in 1-1s even though man to man coverage isn't something he's usually counted on for at Dakota.

Kevin Banks – S – Detroit Crockett
Floyd Simmons – CB/S – Detroit Crockett
Both Crockett defenders made some nice plays in 1-1s and 7-7s.

Derek Kingshott – S – Zeeland West
He didn't test as well as he hoped because of tired legs, but this basketball player has size (6'4, 200) and athleticism to boot. He has to find a true position but looked the part of a safety all week.

Aaron Pugh – S – Detroit Country Day
He gets lost in the Country Day shuffle, but Pugh looked pretty good during his one day here. He certainly passes the look test as he has good size, but also showed good instincts and decent speed.

Jeray Carraway – CB – Detroit Renaissance
Before he was injured, Carraway was look good. He was tough in press coverage and kept tight coverage.

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