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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: A ten-pack of recent commitments from Michigan’s gridiron class of 2021

By: , April 16, 2020, 10:59 am

Several top football prospects in the state’s Class of 2021 committed to colleges in recent days: 

Raheem Anderson (Detroit Cass Tech 6-3, 300 OL) Committed to Michigan — Best center in the Midwest, maximum grind, grit and gridiron IQ. (READ MORE)

Robert Army (Southfield A&T 6-0, 185 WR) Committed to Iowa State — Great hands, crisp route runner, tireless competitor.

Caleb Banks (Southfield A&T 6-6, 265 DE) Committed to Arizona State — Relentless pass rusher coming off the edge with a bull in a china approach in his pursuit of, he recorded 68 tackles and eight sacks last fall.

Ethan Boyd (East Lansing 6-7, 300 OL) Committed to Michigan State — The hottest recruit this offseason on the line is a fine snag for the newly-minted Mel Tucker regime and the total package of a trench terror. (READ MORE)

Derrick Harmon (Detroit Loyola 6-3, 320 DT) Committed to Michigan State — The massive, three-star run-plugger committed Wednesday, giving the new Spartans regime a third in-state snag in less than a week. 

Kobe King (Detroit Cass Tech 6-1, 225 LB) Committed to Penn State — Big, physical and fast, everything you want in a linebacker recruit. (READ MORE)

Kalen King (Detroit Cass Tech 5-11, 175 CB) Committed to Penn State — Maybe the most rugged tackler at his position in the whole Midwest. (READ MORE)

Jaylin Mines (Oak Park 6-1, 190 S) Committed to Toledo — Rangy, clever and athletic, exceptional value for Rockets Nation.

Davion Primm (Oak Park 6-0, 205 RB) Committed to Michigan State — Speed, power and efficiency personified, Primm ran for 1, 125 yards and 10 touchdowns on less than 100 touches in 2019.

Jaylen Reed (Detroit King 6-0, 190 S) Committed to Penn State — This Blue-Chipper is the No. 1 prospect out of the secondary in the Class of ’21 and can quarterback the back-end of a defense as well as anyone in the country. (READ MORE)

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Name to know — Shot out of a cannon

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s sophomore linebacker Jordan Cannon is in the mold of the Ross brothers, just plain savagery sideline to sideline. Cannon (6-0, 200) plays mostly at the middle linebacker spot, but has the versatility to play outside or inside. Michigan offered him a scholarship over the weekend, hoping he’ll follow in the Ross boys and head off to Ann Arbor for college.

Launch Pad City

Birmingham Groves sophomore wide receiver Jaden Mangham is blowing up big-time on the recruiting trail. Mangham (6-3, 190) has gathered a half-dozen high-major offers this month: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Minnesota, Indiana and West Virginia all came in with bids. This kid is a home-run threat the second he steps on the field.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN