Recruiting & Scouting

Max Ex Football Camp loaded with State's Top Underclassmen

   | Branden Hunter

State Champs! Sports Network

PONTIAC - Just one week ago eight Michigan high school football teams were crowned state champions, but now the offseason has officially begun.

The Adidas Showcase (Official Max Ex Tryout) was held at the Pontiac Silverdome once again, and the state's top talent were put on display. Organized by Curtis Blackwell II, Max Ex camp featured some of the top recruits around mainly in the 2014 and 2015 classes. Players tested in the 40-yard dash, short Shirley, and competed in 1on1 drills. The camp allowed players to compete in front of multiple media outlets like ESPN and Rivals to get evaluated by the pros of recruiting.

The camp also was a tryout for the Maximum Exposure 7on7 team, which travels all over the country competing in tournaments against other top talent. Although 2013 seniors such as Michigan commit Shane Morris, Bowling Green commit Teo Redding and Brother Rice quarterback Cheyne Lacanaria were in attendance, this camp was loaded with underclassmen at every position. 2014 defensive back Damon Webb of Cass Tech is arguably the state's best junior and is a prospect on both sides of the ball. He holds offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and LSU just to name a few. Webb is a tall, physical corner and displayed those traits in the 1on1 drills.

Other top juniors in attendance included Clarkson safety Timothy Cason, Brother Rice running-back Brian Walker, Southfield's Lawrence Marshall and wide-out Corey Lacanaria of Rice. Although super sophomore quarterback Jayru Campbell (Alabama, Notre Dame offers) took home MVP honors, his teammate Mike Weber stole the show. Both attend Cass Tech and are projected to be at the top of the 2015 class. Weber ran 4.45 in his 40-yard dash at 5'10 190, and made a spectacular catch in 1on1 drills. Other 2015 sophomores at the camp were Oak Park's John Kelly,Southfield's Ray Buford,and Romello Ross of Western.