FOOTBALL RECRUITING: March Gridiron Recruiting Round-Up

   | Scott Burnstein

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: March Gridiron Recruiting Round-Up

The floodgates are opening.

The top players on the prep football field in the state’s Class of 2015 are starting to commit to colleges by the handful and don’t expect it to stop anytime soon.

The month of March has already seen four players commit to Division I programs.

Shahid Bellamy (Oak Park, DL, 6-3, 275 pounds) – The Knights’ anchor at the point of attack the past two years committed to Central Michigan University. Bellamy is a run-stuffer with excellent pass-rushing ability from the defensive tackle spot. Last season, he posted 81 tackles and eight sacks. When he was a sophomore in 2012, he made 70 tackles and garnered seven sacks, helping take Oak Park to league and district championships. Recruiting analysts peg Bellamy a real ‘sleeper’ for the incoming prospect crop of seniors.

Junior McMullen (Oak Park, LB 6-2, 220 pounds) – Big and fast, McMullen is a prototype outside linebacker and recently committed to Western Michigan University. As a junior in 2013, he recorded 76 tackles, six quarterback hurries, four pass-deflections and three sacks on a Knights playoff squad. McMullen is still raw and has a tremendous upside at the next level. He’s a consensus three-star recruit at his position.

Romello Ross (Detroit Western, RB, 5-foot-11, 190 pounds) – Shifty, strong and durable out of the backfield, Ross committed to Central Michigan University.  He will be a four-year starter in the fall, once again playing tough on both sides of the ball ; he’s