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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Five transfer WRs who could catch on quickly in new spots

By: , August 14, 2019, 3:31 pm

Here’s a look at five impact transfers on the football field in Metro Detroit this fall from the wide receiver position:

Robert Army (6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Southfield A&T Jr.) — This three-star recruit is a slick route runner, has wheels and soft hands. In other words, he’s STRICTLY BUSINESS when he’s balling out. Comes over to A&T from the PSL and Detroit Renaissance where he had a breakout season last year as a sophomore for the Phoenix. He currently has offers from Missouri, Kentucky, Iowa State, Boston College, Purdue, Indiana and Minnesota.

Christian Fitzpatrick (6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Southfield A&T Sr.) — Another three-star recruit for A&T field general and FAU-commit Anthony Romphf to connect with in what should be a high-flying Warriors passing attack. “Baby Fitz” is committed to Washington State. He played at Waterford Mott last season. His brother Dez graduated from Mott in 2017 and is a star at Louisville right now.

Lemuel Neely-Watley (5-foot-11, 170 pounds, Harper Woods Sr.) — Although bound for the defensive backfield at the college level where he’s committed to Indiana as a cornerback, this three-star recruit (pictured, No. 6) will stretch the field as a lethal slot receiver for Harper Woods in 2019. Neely-Watley is elusive as they come in open space and isn’t afraid to go across the middle. He won a Division 3 state title as a junior at Detroit King.

Quillen Howze (6-foot-1, 185 pounds, Chippewa Valley Jr.) — Maybe the most exciting player in Metro Detroit people don’t know about yet, but will soon. Howze is a versatile three-star razzle-dazzle type, quick, shifty and a nose for the big play. He wowed the comp in the LVC last year at Waterford Mott and is about to set the MAC Red ablaze for the defending state champs with his filthy moves. Indiana, CMU, Toledo and Akron have all offered.

Eddie Lenton (6-foot-3, 200 pounds, North Farmington Sr.) — Missed his entire junior season when he transferred from now-closed Farmington Hills Harrison, this two-sport standout should surprise folks out of the OAA Blue reuniting with his old coaching staff from HawksNation. He’s a genuine sleeper. Lenton possesses a high motor and fantastic jumping ability. He excels on the wing in basketball using those same attributes.