Recruiting & Scouting

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Another banner year for the state of Michigan, as slew of recruits take advantage of National Signing Day

   | Scott Burnstein

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Another banner year for the state of Michigan, as slew of recruits take advantage of National Signing Day

Signing day proved bountiful for prep football standouts across the mitten this past week, with 62 different players inking with Division I colleges and over 300 all-together.

Roughly 200 of those players come from high schools located in Southeastern Michigan.

Of the 62 Division I signees, 31 of them penned National Letters of Intent with in-state universities.

Two-time defending Class A state champion Detroit Cass Tech, firmly established as one of the true glamour programs in the Midwest region of the United States, sent seven separate players to Division I schools; Kenton Gibbs (NC State), Delano Hill (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan), DaQuan Pace (Easter Michigan), Dennis Finley (Michigan State), Jourdan Lewis (Michigan), DuJuan Rogers (Toledo).

The Technicians boasted over 20 Division I recruits on its 2012 roster.

The Mid-American Conference took bragging rights for the state’s Division I crop, signing up 35 Michigan-bred prepsters.

The Big Ten snagged 14 players from the state, Michigan snatching seven signees and Michigan State three.

Only one player signed with the Southeastern Conference, genuinely considered the nation’s most elite college football league. That was Canton’s Cameron Dillard (offensive lineman), who inked with Florida.

The Atlantic Coast Conference claimed a pair of local recruits in Gibb