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Football Recruiting Notebook – Cannon-Armed Field Generals Gough, Osman Commit

By: Scott M. Burnstein, February 18, 2022, 11:27 am

A pair of Metro Detroit’s best gunslinging quarterbacks found homes at the next level over the weekend:



Dylan Gough (Madison Heights Bishop Foley 5-11, 180) — The Southeast Michigan passing king committed to Bellarmine University in Louisville. Gough led Bishop Foley to its first-ever Catholic League championship back in the fall while throwing for 2,389 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Alex Osman (Dearborn Fordson 5-11, 190) — This supersonic sleeper signal caller committed to stay local and play at Lawrence Tech. Osman took his Fordson Tractors to a district title in 2021, posting 2,202 yards and 30 touchdown throws.

Eastern promises

After a late full-court press by Oklahoma to lure him to Norman as a preferred walk-on, North Farmington wide receiver Aaron Rice decided to take the full-scholarship route and signed with Eastern Illinois. Rice grabbed 8 touchdowns as a senior and helped lead NF to a D2 district crown as a junior. EIU plays in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Best intentions, bigger aspirations

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s senior linebacker Jordan Cannon (6-1, 215) committed to Maryland as a preferred walk-on after a stellar career in the Catholic League Central. He racked up 175 tackles, playing all three linebacker spots in his three years starting for Team Porritt. Cannon won a CHSL championship as a sophomore. 24/7 tabs him a 3-star recruit.

Raising hell in the recruiting wars

Rochester Adams sophomore hybrid tight end Brady Prieskorn (6-6, 215) is the hottest prospect in Metro Detroit right now. Ohio State and Arkansas offered in recent days. Michigan, Michigan State, Florida State, Cincinnati and Ole Miss have offered since the start of the year, too. Prieskorn caught two home-run style touchdowns in the Division 1 state finals back in November when his Highlanders fell to Belleville 55-33. During the winter sports season, he excels out of the frontcourt for the Adams hoop squad. He celebrated his Ohio State offer by dropping 22 points and collecting 12 rebounds in a basketball game.