STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Springing Into Action — Gridiron Recruiting Heat Index
Five Michigan football prospects whose recruiting stock will be heating up this spring:
(In alphabetical order)
Ethan Boyd (East Lansing 6-7, 290 Jr. OL) — He will be one of the most coveted prospects on the line in his class by the start of the 2020 season. Scouts are falling in love with his natural skill set in the trenches … i.e. flawless technique, excellent footwork and a mega motor. Boyd just picked up his first three Power 5 offers from Indiana, Minnesota and Vanderbilt in the past few weeks.
Jeremiah Caldwell (Belleville 6-3, 180 Soph.) — This kid is a superstar in the making. His fluid route running, sticky mitts and vertical jumping ability are beginning to have the high-major scouts take notice. He should be in for a huge junior campaign. Kentucky and Iowa State have already offered.
Anthony Tyus (Portage Northern 6-1, 210 Jr. RB) — Maybe the most intriguing, upside friendly ball carrier in the junior class, Tyus is speed, power and instinct personified when he gets his hands on the rock. Michigan State and Indiana recently offered and recognizes his diamond in the ruff potential. Last fall, he rushed for nearly 2,000 yards.
Drew Viotto (Walled Lake Western 6-3, 195 Fr. QB) — Won’t get the keys to the offense on varsity until 2021 (he’s playing behind arguably the No. 1 signal-caller in the state in Zach Trainor for another year), but his cannon arm and pinpoint accuracy in the pocket is already generating a buzz in the recruiting circles. Got his first offer from Central Michigan last month.
Clarence Wilson (Detroit Cass Tech 6-3, 250 Jr. DE) — The floodgates will open on this fearless pass rushing prospect soon. His closing power coming after the quarterback and knack for collapsing a pocket are impressive. Colorado offered last month and he has most of the MAC interested right now. Expect Big Ten programs to enter the picture soon.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN