Recruiting & Scouting

Posey rides King's playoff success, garners Division I scholarship offers before committing to Bowling Green

Football   | Tom Markowski

Posey rides King's playoff success, garners Division I scholarship offers before committing to Bowling Green

Detroit – Armani Posey is another football player who benefitted from his team’s playoff success.

Posey, a receiver and defensive back at Detorit King, was pushed to quarterback by coach Dale Harvel for the fourth game of the season and King’s offense steadily improved. Just once in the final 11 games did King score fewer than 21 points (20-2 over Detroit Cody).

Posey’s 383 passing yards in the state final is a state record. He also threw five touchdown passes in a 40-38 victory over Lowell in the Division 2 final. His 40-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Corley, Jr., on the last play of the game was the game-winner.

Posey received his first Division I scholarship offer from Kent State late in the season. He received three more (Bowling Green, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan) after the season.

“It helped a lot,” Posey said of his team’s playoff run enhancing his recruitment. “College coaches were coming to practice all the time looking at Donnie, Lavert Hill and Martel (Pettaway). And it made the other guys on the team get looks, too.

“I talked to other schools like Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Ohio State, Penn state, Michigan and Michigan State, oh, and Maryland, too. They had a lot of interest in me. They just didn’t offer.”

Posey took his time. He talked with his family. Received advice from others and made his decision.

He made an official visit to Bowling Green this past weekend and on Monday he committed to the Falcons.

But it wasn’t that simple. All along Posey said he thought Eastern would be his choice. It was almost as though the time he spent considering other schools was on the periphery.

“I kind of predetermined where I was going,” he said. “And my dad said don’t do that. You have to look at other schools.”

Because Posey committed so late (signing day is Wednesday), he got caught in a card shuffle of sorts. Schools have an A list, a B list and some a C list. Students commit to one school leaving the door open at another.

For him it came down to Bowling Green and Eastern.

“I compared the two schools,” he said. “I looked at what I liked and what I didn’t like.”

He did say that the fact that Bowling Green has had more success recently (2015 Mid-American Conference champions) did influence him some but it wasn’t the main reason.

He said he would play any position his coaches would want him to play whether it was on defense or offense.

He said Bowling Green has him pegged as a safety.

Posey runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and he has qualified academically.