MichiganVarsity.com has been busy all year finding the top recruits in the Great Lakes State. Lately, we've been trying to do the impossible: rank 200 of the state's top seniors. We continue today with 160-151.
Excelled on varsity for the past three seasons. Tall kid (6'4) with a decent arm. Looking like he will be a D2 or D3 player.
Forest Hills Eastern
In a school not yet known for its football prowess, Walker lead the team to respectability. He is a solid athlete who could play RB or DB at the next level.
Often overlooked because of the skill talent Muskegon has, Allaway is a solid route runner with very sure hands. The only knock is that he lacks great speed.
Detroit Cass Tech
Bellomy has been a solid performer for the Technicians. Starting both ways, he is stout and tough. He just lacks the great size that would project him to the next level.
Owens is a relentless player who is a terror off the edge. Unfortunately he doesn't have great size, but he is a pure football player who should find a home at some school next year.
Tough to make the list when you don't play, but Greisen was so impressive over the summer, he still has colleges after him even though Casey Blackport was the starter.
The next in the line of many Bentleys to come through Grandville, Jake is much like the others, tough and with a nose for the ball.
Willis is a good athlete who has played a variety of roles for his team. He is best suited as a defensive back in college though.
Nabors is quick and runs good routes. The only knock on him has been his size, but he has toughness despite his slight frame. He should be a solid D2 receiver.
Bateman doesn't have ideal height, but he finds the ball and is a sure tackler. D2 schools like Wayne State have been recruiting him.
Tough, physical lead blocker type who has also shown some ability at linebacker and could play either spot.
Not the biggest guy, but can throw on the move and has made good decisions and won a lot of games over the course of his career.
Smaller back, but is quick and can catch the ball out of the backfield. GVSU is among the interested parties.
Versatile player, good open field runner, he just doesn't have size, but he could be a slot receiver/return man in college.
Blazingly fast in a straight line, someone will have use for that speed...
Had a solid year after transferring from Cass, Wilkerson isn't the biggest guy, but he is mentally tough and is a solid cover man.
Martin is a good athlete with good size (6'2, 180), he must find a true position at the next level, but has the talent to do so.
East Grand Rapids
Did well in his only year as a starter this season, he has good size and can really throw the ball.
Smart and efficient and also mobile, Hollern should be a solid D2 pickup.
He was a standout for Heights, then was in and out of the lineup this year, but he is a good athlete with some upside potential.
Very underrated, McKinley has good size and speed and could be a real steal for some MAC or D2 school.
Kason Dickerson, Martez James and Anthony Hollis grabbed all the headlines, but DeFoe simply grabbed anything that was thrown his way.
Has great size...improved steadily as senior year went on, if the light goes on, he could be a surprise in college.
Birmingham Brother Rice
Thomas is a versatile player who could be a wide receiver or a safety in college. He has high football I.Q. and is tough and competitive.
Big (6'7, 275) and powerful, Medick has a number of MAC schools as well as GVSU hot on his trail.
Traverse City West
A part of an outstanding line at West along with Darren Keyton and Rocko Khoury, Cundari is a tough, hard nosed blocker in his own right.
This big man (6'4, 275) could play on either side of the ball in college, but has lots of experience and is a good athlete for his size.
Didn't get a lot of attention, but has good size (6'4, 185) and solid hands.
Good tools, wasn't featured too much in the offense, but is big and intelligent and worth developing as a prospect.
A confident player who is a good tackler, he doesn't have ideal size, but he makes up for it with his toughness .
Started late as he didn't play football until this season, but has size (6'3, 190), athleticism and attitude.
Was it the system? Partly, but Plaksa racked up a ton of yardage over his career. He has great speed and can make cuts at full speed.
Orchard Lake St. Mary's
Plays defensive end, but could project to linebacker, Semmes has some Big Ten and MAC interest as well as GVSU.
Ann Arbor Huron
Elias should grow into a linebacker in college. He is a good athlete who has shown ability in coverage and is a solid form tackler.
Chisolm has fabulous speed and acceleration, but he must add weight if he is to excel in college.
Grand Rapids West Catholic
At 6'2, 220, he could play either end or linebacker in college. He has a nose for the ball and a good motor. Western Michigan and GVSU are among the schools in pursuit.
A good athlete who can make plays after the catch...needs to continue to add size and strength.
Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills
A big man (6'5, 315), Allen has had MAC and D2 interest. He has the size, but must continue to improve technically.
Grand Rapids West Catholic
A very good high school quarterback, Deering projects more as a defensive back at the next level. MAC and D2 schools have taken note of his athleticism.
A big player (6'6, 290) with athleticism, Kuu hasn't gotten too much attention yet, but he could be a steal as a recruit.
Kelly is a big wide receiver (and a good one), but really turned it on defensively as a senior and is looking like he'll be a collegiate LB.
Crystal Falls Forest Park
He had a 62-yard punt last season and was strong again this year as a senior. He has a nice leg and did a good job as PK as well this season.
A great athlete with good size, Kingshott is also a basketball recruit, but his potential on the gridiron is high as well. GVSU is among the schools interested.
Undersized (5'8, 155), but quick and competitive, Burton has some MAC and D2 interest as well as some 1-AAs.
Farmington Hills Harrison
A transfer from Southfield, Scarber has been known for making some tough catches. He has decent size and speed as well.
An experienced, tough leader and also a tough runner, the only real knock on Branko is his height (6'0).
A solid runner with good patience and a decent burst, Stapleton may grow into a fullback at the next level.
A big kid (6'3, 300) with a mean streak, he has had some Big Ten interest.
Massive (6'5, 315), but not always motivated. EMU and Toledo are possible destinations. Could be big time if he worked at it.
A nice athlete with decent size (6'3, 239), he could be an H-Back type in college.