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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Purdue scoops up Cass’ Graham, De La Salle’s Toutant rising fast

By: Scott Burnstein, October 24, 2018, 1:30 pm

Recruiting news & notes from around Michigan’s gridiron scene:


The Perfect day

Detroit Cass Tech senior quarterback Jalen Graham powered his Technicians squad to a PSL title Friday, then a few hours later committed to play his college ball in the Big Ten at Purdue. Cass Tech demolished defending champ Detroit King, 42-8, in a surprisingly lopsided contest where Graham threw a pair of touchdown passes. The sleek and durable 6-foot-2 Graham is a three-star free safety prospect headed for the secondary when he arrives at the next level. King’s all-state strong safety Marvin Grant committed to Purdue in the summer giving the Boilermakers a distinct Motown flavor on the defensive side of their 2019 recruiting class.


Rising fast on the line

Warren De La Salle’s junior offensive lineman Grant Toutant is the hottest college recruit in the state. Toutant (6-foot-6, 280 pounds) plays tackle and has garnered scholarship offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Duke and Pittsburgh in the last week. On Saturday, he helped lead defending Division 2 state champion De La Salle to a second Catholic League title in a row with a 24-6 downing of Detroit Catholic Central in the Prep Bowl.


Offers & Visits

• Missouri has come in with a late offer for Detroit Cass Tech senior linebacker Devin Nicholson, currently committed to Eastern Michigan.

• Freshly-crowned PSL champ Cass Tech’s up-and-coming sophomore cornerback Kalen King is starting to gain traction in his recruiting process and scooped offers from Iowa State and Central Michigan in recent days.

• East Kentwood Blue Chip junior offensive lineman Dallas Fincher visited Michigan State last weekend.