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The Nest Needs Replenishing - Who Will Fit The Bill?

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With all-state wide receiver K.J. Hamler announcing he will spend his senior year in Florida at IMG Academy, two-time defending D2 state football champion Orchard Lake St. Mary’s has a void to be filled in the playmaking department (losing running back Ryan Johnson earlier in the spring to a transfer to Arizona was a blow too). Don’t fret Eaglets’ faithful, the cupboard is fare from bare. Here’s a list of names to look for to help the Eaglets replace the “KJ and RJ Factors” in their offense this fall:
 
Richie Bowens (WR) – Committed to Iowa State as a cornerback, this speedster will step into the role as TEAM PORRITT’s No. 1 deep threat, track star, primetime talent
 
Ky’ren Cunningham (TE) – Perfect combination of size, strength and wheels and another track star, broke out big time on defense last year as a linebacker, this will be the season he explodes on offense, he’ll stretch the field and act as a premium safety valve for new quarterback Caden Priekshorn (Lake Orion transfer
 
RayShawn Allen (RB) – Ready for a GINORMOUS campaign toting the rock as the Eaglets’ featured tailback, all the tools for greatness
 
Mitch Sokol & Julian Benavides (WR) – This pair of Rochester Adams transfers are fundamentally sound, soft-handed, hard-nosed and hungry for a ring
 
Shermond Dabney (SB) – Committed to Bowling Green as a defensive back, but expect him to do damage both carrying and catching the ball in 2016