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