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Major MAC Connections In The MHSAA — Quad Of Metro Detroit Gridders Commit, Jarrett Selects Marshall

The Mid-American Conference collected four commitments from the best the MHSAA has to offer in Metro Detroit on the prep football field.

Country Road, Here He Comes — A&T Super Slot Jarrett Ready For West Virginia Living At Marshall

Southfield A&T senior receiver Jawon Jarrett (5-10, 175)committed to Marshall this week, delivering the Thundering Herd a certified lethal weapon on offense and return man. He led Oakland County in receiving last season, catching 50 passes for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns for an A&T club that won an OAA White championship. Jarrett played his first two years of high school football at River Rouge, starting at cornerback.

In 2022, the A&T Warriors had one of the most prolific passing attacks in the MHSAA and they return pretty much the entire unit, spearheaded by all-state quarterback Isaiah “Zeke” Marshall (Kansas) and the pass-catching trio of Jarrett, Tashi Braceful (Toledo) and Xavi Bowman.

Jarrett chose Marshall over fellow Mid-American Conference schools, Central Michigan, Miami (OH), Bowling Green and Toledo. Local DII programs Wayne State and Ferris State also offered.

“Jawan is the best slot receiver in the state of Michigan and the most dynamic kick and punt returner you’ll find,” A&T head coach Aaron Marshall said. “If he was 6-1, 6-2, he’d be able to play at any college in the country. That’s how explosive he is. He’s smart, shifty and track-speed fast all at the same time.”

In-State Commitment Roll Call

Marvin Eggleston (Detroit King 6-5, 215 DE) — Committed to Eastern Michigan, Eggleston is the prototypical “high upside” prospect and checks every box for what it takes to become a lethal weapon of a rush end. Expect a big breakout in his senior campaign this fall for the defending state champion Crusaders.

Wendell “Showstopper” Smith (Southfield A&T 6-0, 175 CB)— Committed to Eastern Michigan, Smith is a straight killer in pass coverage, the definition of a diamond-in-the-ruff recruit for Coach Creighton and his EMU Eagles staff. Smith and Kansas-commit Jalen Todd form possibly the No. 1 cornerback tandem in the OAA.

Bryce “Blaze” Rowe (West Bloomfield 6-0, 175 CB) — Committed to Central Michigan, Rowe is a versatile playmaker out of the secondary and a great value grab for the Chipps. His continued development should help trigger the L-Boys to another banner season in the Swamp. Rowe and Jamir Benjamin can also make a claim to the No. 1 cornerback combination in the OAA.

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