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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Four Michigan junior defensive linemen with next-level skills

By: , September 19, 2019, 4:59 pm

Here are four junior defensive linemen in Michigan that posses next-level playmaking ability:

Warren Mott’s Tyson Watson is one of the more intriguing college football recruits in the state of Michigan’s junior class. The 6-foot-5.5 pass rusher is agile, versatile and mobile coming off the edge and already has Power 5 offers from Iowa, Iowa State and Kentucky. By the end of this season, Watson, currently a three-star prospect, could easily be a blue chipper. He will visit Ohio State this weekend. Last Saturday, he was on campus at Notre Dame.

Wyoming Godwin Heights Ru’Quan Buckley (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) has as high of a ceiling as any defensive line-recruit in the state’s Class of 2021. Nebraska, Iowa State and Kentucky all offered in the offseason. Buckley started his high school career on the offensive line. He’s a natural coming after the quarterback and plays with tenacity and vigor. A coach’s dream, get-down-and-dirty type.

Detroit Cass Tech’s Doran Ray and Clarence Wilson are twin terrors on the Technicians D-Line about to explode on the recruiting scene. The pair of 6-foot-4, 260 pounders are pressure cookers at the point of attack brimming with potential. Ray is the run plugger, Wilson the pass-rush.The MAC is mostly in on these two right now, but I expect the bigger boys getting into the picture sooner than later.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN