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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Three of Michigan’s top junior recruits — Edwardsburg’s Priebe, King’s Williams and Grand Blanc’s McNeal — pick college destinations

By: Scott Burnstein, May 3, 2019, 3:00 pm

Three of the state of Michigan’s top junior football players committed to colleges in the last week:


Rashawn Williams (Detroit King Jr. WR) — The No. 1 split end prospect in the state’s Class of 2020 surprised the recruiting world by committing to lower-tier Big Ten program, Indiana, bypassing more elite offers from the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Ole Miss, in favor of becoming a Hoosier. Late last month, Williams (6-foot-1.5, 180 pounds) had cut his list of choices to an unconventional Top 5 of IU, Purdue, Cincinnati and West Virginia. Attending a prestigious football school obviously wasn’t a major factor in making his decision which makes his commitment unique. Williams is the first four-star recruit to ever commit to IU. He’s already won two state titles as a prepster (2016, 2018) and has a very good chance of starting immediately once he hits campus in Bloomington next year.


Josh Priebe (Edwardsburg Jr. OL) — One of the state’s most coveted recruits this offseason, Priebe (6-foot-6 285 pounds) committed to Northwestern, ending a whirlwind courtship that followed his high school club’s win in the D4 state championship game back in November. Not having a single suitor prior to his state-title dub, soon his basket of bids included offers from Michigan, Michigan St., Ohio State, Auburn, Miami (FL), Iowa, Kansas St, Tennessee, Nebraska, Minnesota, Maryland, Purdue, Louisville and Boston College. Besides Priebe, Northwestern has Walled Lake Western’s four-star wideout Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen coming into the fold in 2020, giving the Wildcats two of the Mitten’s premier prospects for the incoming senior class.


Myles McNeal (Grand Blanc Jr. CB) — The Flint area cover corner committed to Eastern Michigan. McNeal (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) also plays running back for Grand Blanc. He made 50 tackles and had five interceptions as a junior. EMU is getting great value and versatility in the McNeal pick-up.