2011: Michigan's Top Sophomores

Who are Michigan's top sophomores? Take an early look at a few of 2011's best right here.

The Cream of the Crop
These prospects have already established themselves as elite prospects in the state
Lawrence Thomas - LB - Detroit Renaissance :: 6-3 / 220 / 4.7
Big hitter who already has a verbal offer from Michigan State and several other big time programs including Michigan and Notre Dame telling him September 1st offers are very likely. Loves contact and could play inside, outside or potentially even on the edge.
  DeAnthony Arnett - WR - Saginaw :: 6-0 / 165 / 4.51
Fluid and natural wide receiver who has been impressive at every camp stop. Has a verbal offer from Michigan and more should be on their way. Route running and ball skills are beyond his years.
Dwight Trammer - LB - Oak Park :: 6-1 / 231 /
Big and physical, Trammer has made a name for himself with several outstanding camp performances. He already has interest from Michigan, Michigan State and others. He is a prototypical middle man.
Justice Hayes - RB - Grand Blanc :: 5-11 / 170 / 4.4
Hayes is a human highlight reel with great speed, elusiveness and natural running instincts. He still is somewhat under the radar, but that should change following this summer. He can fit in a variety of roles and offenses.

Other FBS Prospects
Valdez Showers CB Madison Hts Madison 5'11 168
Has yet to play in a varsity game, but if camp performances are any indication, he'll have a great year.
Taiwan Jones LB Anchor Bay 6'3 210
Plays running back at that size, but should continue to grow into a linebacker or defensive end.
Matt Poches WR Hartland 6'4 185
Excellent athlete who also is a basketball standout; already has offers from Western Mich and Toledo
Anthony Johnson WR Sterling Heights Parkway 6'4 185
Has great size and athleticism to go with it. Has high potential, but just needs to add some polish.
Ryan Morley QB Grand Blanc 6'0 160
Very productive last year as a sophomore. Smart and accurate, he should again put up great numbers
Ben McCord WR Warren Cousino 6'2 200
Starting to become a name colleges know. Several FBS programs have already shown interest
Blake Blackwell WR Detroit Cass Tech 6'1 194
Has great size and outstanding hands. Is working on getting faster and that is the key
Urbane Bingham OL Detroit Country Day 6'5 255
Athletic lineman could go either way in college, but is likely headed for offense
Joey Kerridge FB/LB Traverse City St. Francis 6'2 215
Hard nosed player could play either side of the ball at the next level. Tough as nails.
Bernard Taylor DT Macomb Dakota 6'3 280
Dakota always has a few prospects and Taylor may be the next FBS prospect the school produces
Willie Snead IV WR Muskegon Heights 5'11 165
Transferred from Holland Christian after helping the Maroons win a state title. Quick and polished.
Kyle Brindza K Plymouth 6'2 190
Big legged kicker was an All-State honorable mention last year and a definite FBS prospect
Ryan Griffin DB Ann Arbor Pioneer 5'9 160
Has already played two seasons of varsity and impressed at camps this spring
Jeron Clayton RB Ann Arbor Pioneer 5'8 160
Broke onto the scene with a fine sophomore season. Quick and elusive in the open field.
Donovan Lindsay FS Inkster 5'11 180
Steady all around player who made some key plays in his team's playoff run last year
Ronald Walker CB Detroit Cooley 6'2 195
Fine athlete with great size is a sleeper right now but may not be for long
Daevon Robinson RB Southfield 5'7 175
Explosive back lacks size, but can take it the distance at any time
Ashton Gaines WR/DB Detroit Crockett 5'11 165
Super football player who is productive and smart, just needs to get faster
Josh Harris QB Detroit Country Day 6'1 185
Smart, athletic and has a nice arm. He lead his team to the state title game as a sophomore
Jamel Abrams RB Marine City 5'11 200
Powerful back has started since his freshman year. Runs hard and tough.
Raymon Taylor RB Highland Park 5'9 165
A great athlete who could play slot receiver in college

Others to Watch
Onaje Miller RB Lansing Sexton 5'10 180
Jamie Potts QB Muskegon Oakridge 6'4 195
Allen Overton QB Flint Carman-Ainsworth 5'11 205
Horace Lane RB Sterling Heights 5'8 160
Justin Means RB Muskegon 5'8 165
Devonte Henderson RB Warren Cousino 5'10 170
Davonte Snyder LB/SS Madison Hts Madison 5'11 195
Percy Johnson LB Madison Hts Madison 5'11 205
Antonio Vaughn S/LB Redford Covenant 5'9 190
Josh Stump WR Temperance-Bedford 5'10 170
Damon Knox OL Muskegon 6'2 240
Robb Coleman OL Fulton-Middleton 6'5 260
Vincent McCall OL Detroit Finney 6'0 275
Rodney Butts CB Detroit Finney 5'9 165
Jake Thompson QB Davison 6'0 175
Jimmy Pickens FS Birmingham Brother Rice 6'0 185
Kyle Foreman OL Berkley 6'3 265
Dion Steegal QB/DB Dearborn Heights Robichaud 6'0 175
Conor Hart TE Birmingham Brother Rice 6'2 198
Cole Walderzal TE Standish-Sterling 6'7 205
Bryce Hall OL Melvindale 6'2 258
Mitchell Kell QB Wyandotte Roosevelt 6'2 165
Troy Woodland CB Detroit Country Day 5'8 170
Kenneth Knight WR Detroit Country Day 6'2 160
Tyler Tucker S/LB East Lansing 6'3 180
Lydell Simon RB Saginaw Arthur Hill 5'9 175
Patrick Lucas-Perry WR Flint Powers Catholic 5'10 160
Cameron Wilson RB Clinton Township Chippewa Valley 5'10 185
Biaal Collins LB Oak Park 6'3 210
Jalen Massenberg FS/WR Oak Park 6'1 190
Deshawn Haggen LB Oak Park 6'3 235
Trice Richard DT Oak Park 6'1 300
Budd Gilfillen OT Hudsonville 6'4 245
Spencer Cairo OT Rochester Adams 6'2 285
Davion Stackhouse RB Canton 5'10 175
Lee Bailey CB Detroit Country Day 5'11 165
Brad Horling RB/WR Zeeland East 6'2 185
Reggie Culbertson OT Detroit Henry Ford 6'3 260
Robert Tarpley WR Lansing Everett 5'11 160
Jalen Schlachter OT Corunna 6'6 275
Ramadan Ahmeti OT Lansing Waverly 6'5 309
Anthony Zettel OL West Branch 6'4 255
Milton Cribbs WR Inkster 6'4 185
Steven Pagano LB Otsego 6'1 218


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