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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney lays it on the line with the Motown lineman recruit report

By: , June 3, 2020, 5:24 pm

These linemen from Metro Detroit are going to be making moves on the state’s recruiting scene in the next couple months, either choosing a school or increasing their profile with scouts:

The Blue Chippers

Damon Payne (Belleville 6-4, 300 DL ‘21) – The No. 1 prospect in the state, the only five-star recruit in the MHSAA.

Favorites: Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Arizona State, Kentucky

Rocco Spindler (Clarkston 6-5, 310 OL ‘21) – The bloodline, the unbridled passion and commitment to his craft, the motor, the unadulterated NASTINESS makes him a generational talent in C-Town.

Favorites: Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State

Garrett Dellinger (Clarkston 6-6, 290 OL ‘21) – Workhorse in the trenches, tireless competitor, flawless technique and terrific footwork.

Favorites: LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State

Rayshawn Benny (Oak Park 6-5, 280 OL ‘21) – Mobile, agile and versatile.

Favorites: Michigan, Iowa, Kentucky

K’Marri Landers (Dearborn Fordson 6-4, 295 OL ‘22) – The picture of Pancake Power. Oregon just offered.

Davonte Miles (River Rouge 6-5, 260 DE ‘22) – BEAST MODE 24/7, a star-in-the-making. Michigan, Indiana, West Virginia, Syracuse, Minnesota and Kentucky all came in with offers in the last two weeks.

Cole Dellinger (Clarkston 6-4, 250 OL ‘23) – Could end up being the best of all the Dellinger boys and that’s saying quite a bit. Michigan and Michigan State have both offered this offseason.

Johnathan Slack (Detroit King 6-4, 270 OL ‘23) – Tough as nails, quick on his feet. Michigan State offered last week. 

Dylan Senda (Dearborn Divine Child 6-5, 310 OL ‘23) – Punishing presence at the point of attack in every way possible. Syracuse recently offered.

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Some other guys from the D to watch:

Charlie Sims (Detroit Cass Tech 6-5, 325 OL ‘21) – Massive sleeper of a recruit, could be on the verge of committing to Arkansas .

Jackson Pruitt (Detroit Cass Tech 6-3, 270 OL ‘22) – Getting a lot of DI love these last few months.

Masai Reddick (Detroit Cass Tech 6-5, 295 OL ‘22) – The next big thing on the line in recruiting circles coming out of the PSL.

Ramier Lewis (Belleville 6-7, 300 OL ‘21) – Phenomenal upside as a recruit, could easily be a star at the next level.

Ja’kobe Watkins (Belleville 6-4, 295 OL ‘22) – The next big thing on the line out of Crowellville. 

Cameron Roetherford (Warren Michigan Collegiate 6-4, 265 DL ‘22) – Might be the best small-school recruit on the line in Metro Detroit.

Joey Thede (Lake Orion 6-4, 235 DE ‘22) – Sky is the limit with this rugged OAA Red pass-rusher.

William Leggon (Birmingham Detroit Country Day 6-4, 275 DE ‘21) – Great value as a recruit, student of the game and his position.

Malachi Bolden (Walled Lake Western 6-2, 310 DL ‘21) – Pure blunt-force trauma when he breaks into a backfield, superb at plugging the run.

Bryce Hall (Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook 6-4, 240 DE ‘21) – Diamond in the ruff probably destined for the Ivy League.

Caden DeWald (Birmingham Seaholm 6-3, 270 OL ‘21) – The grind-to-shine type knocking pads in run blocking.

Jaden Green (West Bloomfield 6-1, 280 DL ‘21) – Plays much bigger than his height, deceptively quick on his feet.

Caidon Haliburton (West Bloomfield 6-2, 300 OL ‘21) – Size, intelligence and a gutty demeanor makes for a steal of a recruit.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN