2007 Varsity Preview: Wide Receivers

There are many schools in Michigan ready to air it out this season and that of course, cannot happen without talented wide receivers. Here is a look at some of the state's best as we continue our preview of the 2007 high school season.

NOTE: A couple two way players were projected at other positions and hence, are not on this list.


SUPERLATIVES
Deep Ball Fred Smith - Detroit Southeastern
Route Running Sam Gaymon - Detroit Renaissance
Hands Jimmy Saros - Grosse Pointe South
Blocker Fred Smith - Detroit Southeastern
Run After the Catch Cammeron Cheatham - Kalamazoo Central

1 Fred Smith Detroit Southeastern 6'2, 205
Big, more than adequate speed and excellent shake and athleticism for his size. Can really go up and get the ball and has the kind of confidence you like in a receiver.
2 Sam Gaymon Detroit Renaissance 6'3, 181
Ready for a big season, Gaymon is a long strider with better playing speed than timed speed. He does the little things well too; good route runner and good hands.
3 Jimmy Saros Grosse Pointe South 6'2, 175
Saros might not be the fastest guy, but he is an exceptional athlete who has a lot of polish. Great hands, good route runner and has shown he can run by people and get deep.
4 Anthony Anchrum Detroit Cass Tech 6'1, 175
He's been slept on a little bit, but Anchrum is a really good athlete who can make things happen after the catch and also go up and get it.
5 Elias Kos Holland Christian 6'5, 200
Great size and strength, but don't forget he is a track kid who can really run. Also a hard worker and tough competitor.
6 Daryl Gooden Ann Arbor Huron 6'2, 185
7 Bruce Horner Birmingham Groves 6'1, 175
8 Corey Johnson Muskegon 6'2, 175
9 Cammeron Cheatham Kalamazoo Central 5'8, 165
Not very big, but very explosive, Cheatham is a dangerous open field runner who will fit in perfectly in Cincinnati's offense.
10 Dezmond Hart Detroit Crockett 5'11, 185
Hart is a fine athlete who could play on either side of the ball in college. Quick out of his breaks, good hands and can make some things happen when he gets it.
11 Kason Dickerson Detroit Northwestern 6'2, 190
Dickerson is one of the state's most physical receivers. He is a tough kid who doesn't back down. Just needs to get a little bit faster.
12 Israel Woolfork Livonia Franklin 6'4, 180
13 Sam Burchyett Saline 6'2, 180
14 Marvon Sanders Ypsilanti 5'8, 165
Sanders is one to watch. He was nearly uncoverable at the camps he went to this summer. Very quick and slippery and should have a niche as a slot guy/return man at the next level.
15 Tony Fountain Whitehall 6'0, 170
16 Danny McKinney Melvindale 6'1, 175
17 EJ Riley Portage Central 6'0, 185
18 Jeriel Whitfield Oak Park 6'2, 185
Underrated and under the radar, Whitfield has size and athleticism and some lucky school will be getting a steal.
19 Tyrone Ward Flint Southwestern 6'4, 202
20 Derrick Coker Inkster 5'11, 175
21 Tyler Mills Mt. Pleasant 6'3, 190
22 Damon Chisholm Southfield 5'11, 160
23 Nathaniel Hardy New Haven 5'9, 155
24 Myles White Livonia Stevenson 6'1, 175
25 Emilio DeFoe Detroit Northwestern 6'0, 185
Overshadowed by Anthony Hollis and Kason Dickerson, DeFoe can really play and is a sleeper to remember.
26 Eric Marchall Detroit Cody 6'4, 180
27 Julian Wyatt Southfield 5'11, 170
28 Omar Haynes Muskegon Heights 6'3, 190
29 Tovales Allaway Muskegon 6'0, 175
30 Nick Thomas Birmingham Brother Rice 5'11, 175

 


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