Mick McCabe and Dana Sulonen Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 AM EST Dec 19, 2018 As early signing day is upon us for college football, here is where the 2019 Free Press' Dream Team is headed to continue their football careers. This list will be updated as letters are sent, or any changes are announced: Offense WR: David Ellis School: Clinton Township Chippewa Valley Vitals: Senior, 6-0, 190 pounds 247Sports Composite rating: 3-star; No. 830 nationally, No. 103 WR; No. 21 in state. School: Committed to Indiana. OL: Anthony Bradford School: Muskegon Vitals: Senior, 6-5, 320 pounds 247Sports Composite rating: 4-star; No. 199 nationally; No. 13 OG; No. 6 in state. School: Committed to LSU. OL: Devontae Dobbs School: Belleville Vitals: Senior, 6-4, 270 pounds 247Sports Composite rating: 5-star; No. 26 nationally; No. 1 OG; No. 2 overall in state. School: Committed to Michigan State. More: Devontae Dobbs: Michigan 'robotic' during recruiting … [Read more...] about Michigan high school football Dream Team: Signing tracker
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Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 Is Anthony Bradford a secret? In some respects, Shane Fairfield, his coach at Muskegon High School, thinks his class of 2019 offensive lineman, all 6-foot-5 and 365 pounds of him, is overlooked because he’s on the west side of the state. “It’s unbelievable that he hasn’t been picked to go to the Army All-American Game or Under Armour or none of those games,’’ Fairfield said. “He was the best offensive lineman in Atlanta at the Adidas Five-Star Challenge. His bench press numbers were like No. 10 in the NFL draft going into his senior year in high school. He slam-dunks a basketball at 365 pounds. Best feet around. It blows my mind, but I’m OK because he’s on my team.’’ He’s the first Michigan recruit to sign with LSU since Cass Tech All-American lineman Joe Barksdale in 2007. Barksdale now plays with the Los Angeles Chargers. Why … [Read more...] about Michigan high school football top 25 players: OLs lead the way
By Jason McDaniel Published 6:54 pm, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Photo: Craig Moseley/Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Colton Cowser (10) of Cy-Ranch rounds second base after hitting a 2-RBI triple to right field in the third inning of game 3 of the 6A-III regional final playoff series between the Cy-Fair Bobcats and the Cy-Ranch Mustangs on Saturday June 2, 2018 at the University of Houston Schroeder Park, Houston, TX. less Colton Cowser (10) of Cy-Ranch rounds second base after hitting a 2-RBI triple to right field in the third inning of game 3 of the 6A-III regional final playoff series between the Cy-Fair Bobcats and the ... more Photo: Craig Moseley/Houston Chronicle High school notebook: Cypress Ranch places 3 players on THSBCA all-state team 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Cypress Ranch landed … [Read more...] about High school notebook: Cypress Ranch places 3 players on THSBCA all-state team
For what is only the second time in the school’s football history that’s over 100 years old, the Presidents reached outside the area to select a head coach.Dominic Grooms, a 29-year-old from Tampa, Fla., has been named to succeed Ronnie Ratliff. Ratliff held the position for the past four years.Grooms isn’t a complete stranger to the area. He moved here two years ago when his wife, Kimberly, who is in the Navy, was transferred. He became a member of Dontrell Leonard’s staff last year when Leonard was selected as the head coach at Churchland High School.Hopeful about getting his own program, Grooms applied for openings at three area schools but only Wilson granted him an interview.Longtime followers of the Presidents will remember when an “outsider” previously was chosen as Wilson’s coach. It was the 1960s. The coach was Ralph Gahagan.Gahagan went on to become one of the most successful coaches ever at Wilson. He coached the Presidents for 11 … [Read more...] about Could it happen again at Woodrow Wilson High School?
By Mitch Stephens Published 5:02 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 The Bay Area reaction to last week’s NFL draft was predictably euphoric. We’re not talking about the Raiders and 49ers, but rather the four local high school alums who were chosen. From the first selected — Milpitas graduate Vita Vea by Tampa Bay with the 12th overall pick — to the last, Los Gatos’ Nick Bawden in the seventh round by Detroit — the programs that transformed them into pro prospects collectively threw out their chests. Then again, all four draftees, including third-rounder Alex Cappa (Dublin, Tampa Bay) and sixth-rounder Kahlil McKenzie (Clayton Valley-Concord, Kansas City), all transformed significantly physically after their high school days. Vea was listed as a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior running back and defensive lineman at Milpitas. He rushed 47 times for 578 yards and 11 touchdowns, and had 89 tackles and eight sacks. At Washington last season, he weighed 347 … [Read more...] about Bay Area high school coaches proud of their alums drafted into NFL