2009 Top 50: July Update

In this July update of our top 50 juniors, a few players made big moves up our charts, including an explosive, fast rising receiver from Grand Ledge.

Rank Name Position School HT WT
1 Larry Caper RB Battle Creek Central 5'11 210
Has added 20 lbs of muscle while remaining just as quick and fast; making it difficult for anyone to pass him over.
2 James Jackson CB/WR Grand Ledge 5'11 170
Tough to bump a talent like Hersey Jackson down, but there is simply no matching Jackson's explosivness. 10.4 100m, 4.3 forty, the skills to play both CB and WR and a great team player as well. The name Ted Ginn is being thrown out there and the comparisons just might be valid.
3 Hersey Jackson RB/FB Allendale 6'1 215
4 Dion Sims WR/TE Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 230
5 Ricky Clemons OT Flint Carman-Ainsworth 6'5 315
6 William Campbell DT/OT Detroit Cass Tech 6'6 298
7 Mike Schaaf QB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'7 220
8 Cameron Gordon WR Melvindale 6'3 190
Big and strong, with great hands, Gordon turned a lot of heads at the Michigan Summer Camp. He'll be highly sought after next season.
9 Andrew Maxwell QB Midland

6'3

175
Part of a stellar group of instate signal callers next year, Maxwell has been really impressive his first two seasons and especially in camps this summer.
10 Reid Fragel TE Grosse Pointe South 6'7 235
11 Teric Jones RB Detroit Cass Tech 5'10 170
12 Raynell Brown DE Detroit Douglass 6'4 240
Brown is still struggling to get his name out there a bit, but he is an impressive athlete who can rush the passer.
13 Aaron McCord G/DE Detroit Crockett 6'3 245
14 Shamari Benton S/LB Birmingham Brother Rice 6'0 180
15 Chris Norman ILB Detroit Renaissance 6'2 220
16 Brock Reynolds S/CB Battle Creek Central 5'11 175
17 Undra Peterson RB Adrian 5'11 175
18 Khyran Major RB Detroit Crockett 5'10 165
19 Torsten Boss DB/WR Lowell 6'0 170
Outstanding athlete may see sime time as a dual-threat QB this year, either way, he's a dangerous threat with the ball in his hands.
20 Dennis Martin QB Detroit Mumford 6'2 185
21 Tevon Conrad OT Detroit Pershing 6'6 310
22 Christian Brandt OT/DT Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 250
23 Isaiah Grimes QB South Haven 6'6 210
24 Adrian Bouyer SS Battle Creek Lakeview 6'2 180
Former Battle Creek Central standout is a good athlete who has transferred schools for more playing time and may see time both ways this year.
25 Zak Wasserman QB Stevensville Lakeshore 6'4 215
26 Omari Humes WR/DB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'3 175
27 Donnell Davis LB/SS Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 190
28 Gabe Helmuth QB/LB Saline 6'1 185
29 Donald Spencer WR Ypsillanti 6'2 175
30 Stephen Todd G/DT Detroit Denby 6'0 290
31 Thomas Gordon QB/S Detroit Cass Tech 5'11 185
Steadily improving. Arm strength and mobility are impressive, if his decision making can improve this season, he'll lead Cass a long way.
32 Ian Thomas QB Highland Park 6'0 180
33 Delano Collins CB Detroit Renaissance 5'10 182
34 Bruce Watson TE/OT Detroit Southeastern 6'7 320
35 Jason Pratt QB Merrill 6'6 170
36 Jariel Wilson RB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'0 190
37 Dana Dixon FS Detroit Renaissance 6'2 175
The question with Dixon isn't talent, it's effort. He has great athletic tools and will even play some corner and wide receiver this year, he just has to continue to work harder and harder on his game.
38 Antwan Dixon FB/LB Detroit Southeastern 6'3 230
39 James Johnson DT Inkster 6'1 280
40 Anquan Clemmons CB Grand Blanc 5'10 150
41 Martine Stevenson RB Detroit Southeastern 5'6 155
42 Ayinde Ashford QB Saginaw 5'11 185
43 Dimeko Price RB Battle Creek Lakeview 5'9 170
44 Lance Atterberry DT Southfield 6'2 275
45 Casey Blackport QB Hudsonville 6'1 170
46 Darius Davis CB Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 170
47 Charles Wolf C Detroit Finney 6'0 270
48 Maurice Wirrick OT Saginaw 6'5 250
49 Robert Howard DT Detroit Mumford 6'0 298
50 Donte Cherry RB Detroit Osborn 5'10 207

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