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Bright Lights, Big City Risers: Ford Field Prospect Check

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Some prep football players that raised their respective recruiting stocks in the state finals this weekend down at Ford Field:

Brad Tanner (Romeo SB-DB) – Showed he belongs in the conversation of the best of the best in the state, total playmaker, difference maker, natural athleticism and instinct, just keeps getting better, gigantic upside

Paul Hurley (Romeo QB) – Pure gunslinger in the pocket, moxie, mojo, mad SKILLZ running an offense, leads verbally and by his actions on the field and in preparation to take the field, could be a very good MAC signal-caller if given the shot, which he more than showed he deserves by dissecting a stacked Cass Tech ‘D’ in the Bulldogs upset of the Technicians

Armani Posey (Detroit King ATH) – Big 10 schools get in on the mix with this kid ASAP, he’s a complete game-changer of a talent, primetime performer in every possible away, owner of “The Throw ,“ nobody in Motown will ever forgot

Dontre Boyd (Detroit King ATH) – Headed to Western Michigan right now, his showing under the bright lights of Ford Field, should snag him glances from the majors

Jaylin Kelly-Powell (Detroit Cass Tech S) – Looked sharp in defeat, corralling a team-high 10 tackles from his spot at strong safety, ballhawk of a defender, hits with college-level impact already

Noah VanReesma (Chelsea WR) – All the tools, all the intangibles, big-time college receiver in the making…’NUFF SAID!!

Richard Bowens (OL St. Mary's CB) - Lockdown defensive back-in-the-making...Bowens Island?..showed huge potential as Eaglets' nickel back this fall, speed-master general, savvy, self-confidence with the arsenal of skills to back it up, shined at Ford Field with a GINORMOUS fourth-and-goal pass deflection in the end zone to closeout his club's win over Chelsea