Recruiting & Scouting

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Antwine, Chewins, Ginwright heading to the MAC

   | Scott Burnstein

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The Oakland County prep football scene experienced a MAC attack the past few weeks.
Three of the area’s top gridiron gladiators in the Class of 2015 made reservations to play in the Mid-American Conference in the month of June.

Here’s a look at who is going where:
Ja’mar Antwine (Pontiac CB/RS) – A pure athlete with slippery moves and lockdown tendencies in man-to-man pass coverage, Antwine committed to Central Michigan University. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound playmaker was Oakland County’s top return specialist in 2013.

Cole Chewins (Clarkston TE) – Having exploded on the camp and combine circuit this offseason, Chewins has one of the biggest upsides in the local prep ranks and committed to Miami (OH). He has size (6-foot-8, 230 pounds), athleticism and a superior work ethic. Last fall, Chewins, who also plays on the defensive side of the ball at rush end and linebacker, helped lead Clarkston to the Division 1 state championship. During the winter sports season, he suits up in the frontcourt for his school’s powerhouse basketball squad.

Davontae Ginwright (Southfield DB) – Known as a diverse talent with an extra-gear in his closing speed, Ginwright committed to Western Michigan. Checking in at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, he can play safety or cornerback and has a reputation as a ball hawk and a big hitter.
The MAC is in the midst of an all-out recruiting assault in the Mitten. There have been 28 prep football stars to commit to MAC schools so far this offseason. That’s out of a total 33 players committed since the start of the year (the other five are going to the Big Ten).

Half (14) of the MAC-bound recruits are headed to Mt. Pleasant to play at Central Michigan for former Dan Enos, the one-time Metro Detroit prep standout under center that went on to quarterback Michigan State in the late 1980s and early 1990s.