Recruiting & Scouting

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Close to 50 D1 commits dot the state heading into the 2012 postseason

   | Scott Burnstein

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Close to 50 D1 commits dot the state heading into the 2012 postseason

With the 2012 MHSAA football playoffs set to get on its way this weekend, the state currently boasts 45 prepsters committed to Division I colleges. Seventeen of those secured scholarship offers hail from BCS schools.

Here's an alphabetical breakdown of the committees.

Mycial Allen (DB Detroit King) Northern Illinois

Tenacious secondary stud, a steal at safety for NIU

Josh Bass (OL BC Harper Creek) Eastern Michigan

In-your-face line prospect at guard that probably should have been more heavily recruited

Jaleel Canty (DB Lansing Everett) Cincinnati

Lockdown cornerback prospect who is a master at jumping routes

Pete Cender (TE Howell) Air Force

6-foot-5 tight end prospect who is a very sound blocker and route-runner

Jesse Chadwell (OL Clarkston) Illinois

As technically-sound as any line prospect in the state

Mark Chapman (ATH Port Huron) Central Michigan

Pure playmaker of an athlete who plays quarterback in high school, but is expected to shift to wide receiver at the college level up in Mount Pleasant.

Clark Clancy (OL AH Avondale) Bowling Green

Hard-working and versatile in the trenches

Josh Cox (CB Warren De La Salle) Central Michigan

Energetic and active defensive back with excellent cover skills

Zach Crouch (TE GR Christian) Central Michigan

Big and sure-handed, Crouch was the first tight end recruit to commit to CMU’s Class of 2013

Daniel Davis (DL Grand Blanc) Toledo

Super athletic pass rush specialist who flew up the recruiting ranks during the offseason

Cameron Dillard (OL Canton) Florida

One of the top guard prospects on the line in the entire Midwest recruiting region

Austin Doan (OL Romeo) Central Michigan

An anchor in the trenches with strength, size and gritty attitude

Derek Edwards (OL Novi Detroit CC) Central Michigan

Classic CC line prospect who spurned a number of high-major D1 offers in favor of the Chipps

Jamarl Eiland (WR Canton) Buffalo

A specialist going across the middle and making the tough catch in crunch time

Steve Elmer (OL Midland) Notre Dame

This 6-foot-6, 316-pound behemoth offensive tackle was one of the most coveted linemen recruits in the country

Dennis Finely (OL Detroit Cass Tech) Michigan State

The quintessential anchor in the trenches

Jack Ford (OL Cadillac) Central Michigan

Massively productive offseason catapulted this hard-working tackle into being one of the highest-rated line recruits in the state

Isaiah Gourdine (S Farmington) Cincinnati

Chiseled and athletic with a long wingspan and a considerable upside

Delano Hill (DB Detroit Cass Tech) Iowa

Heavily-recruited prospect nationally in the secondary at free safety

Khalid Hill (TE Detroit East Village Prep) Michigan

Sleek and shifty tight end prospect that has the ability to stretch defenses like a wide out

Gerald Holmes (RB Flint Carman Ainsworth) Michigan State

Strong and speedy running back with a nose for the goal-line

Da’Mario Jones (WR Westland John Glenn) Central Michigan

Big-play threat in the vertical passing game

Josh Jones (DB Walled Lake Western) Illinois

Pure playmaker of a safety in the secondary, with size, speed, instinct and incredible closing power……is also a great return guy on punts and kick-offs

Nate Jeppesen (OL Portage Central) Toledo

Big fella, who is light on his feet and is an outstanding pulling guard on the line

Desmond King (DB Detroit East Village Prep) Ball State

Excellent ‘cover’ cornerback prospect that has a chance to be a star in college in the MAC

Don Krye (DL Olivet) Central Michigan

Makes his opponents shed tons of tears with his talent controlling the line of scrimmage and heading his team’s pass protection duties from his spot at tackle

Jourdan Lewis (CB/WR Detroit Cass Tech) Michigan

Might be the most overall talented athlete in the Class of 2013

Luke MacLean (LB Grand Blanc) Pittsburgh

An instinctive, tackle-machine of an inside linebacker

Shane Morris (QB Warren De La Salle) Michigan

Considered a five-star prospect and viewed by Michigan as the Wolverines field general of the future. Has a great arm and all the prototypical tools to achieve success in the Big 10

Derek Nash (RB Carrolton) Central Michigan