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2022 Michigan High School Football Anvil Award Contest!

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Voting for the 2022 Michigan High School Football Anvil contest - sponsored by Hungry Howies – has ended! Congratulations to our Final Four below and our 2022 Anvil Award Winner: Jalen Thompson of Detroit Cass Tech!! The Anvil Award complements the Mr. Football contest but showcases the best Michigan High School “big men” - lineman and linebackers – in the state.

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Cavanaugh Diton

Clarkston | Position: LB

Senior | Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 220 pounds

Commitment: Uncommitted

The best middle linebacker in the OAA for the second straight year, Diton is a tackling machine and a natural leader in the locker room, who is tracking towards becoming Clarkston's all-time tackle king for a single season. Diton hits hard and flies to the ball like a broad-shouldered bull rampaging after a meal. Colleges from the Big Ten, SEC and ACC are pursuing him for PWO spots at the next level, including Michigan, Tennessee, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Duke and Louisville. '22 Totals: 138 tackles, 8 sacks
Cavanaugh Diton

Amir Herring

West Bloomfield | Position: OL

Senior | Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 300 pounds

Commitment: Michigan

Committed to Michigan, Herring is the most fundamentally-sound and technique-savvy pass protector in the state. The 4-star recruit is a four-year starter and won a Division 1state championship during the 2020 season clearing the way for his future Michigan teammate, Wolverines sophomore tailback, Donovan Edwards, to decimate the WB record book. STATS: '22 Totals: 46 pancakes
Amir Herring

Mason Muragin

Warren De La Salle | Position: DE

Senior | Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 250 pounds

Commitment: Illinois

Committed to Illinois, Muragin is the Catholic League's premier quarterback killer and a relentless presence for the defending D2 state champion Pilots defense. Last fall, he booked 11 sacks. STATS: '22 Totals: 84 tackles, 18 sacks
Mason Muragin

Jalen Thompson

Detroit Cass Tech | Position: DE

Senior | Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 250 pounds

Commitment: Michigan State

Committed to Michigan State, Thompson is the top pass-rush prospect in the state's senior class, having recorded 10 sacks as a junior and 8 sacks as a sophomore. A 4-star recruit, he chose MSU over offers from Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Georgia. STATS: '22 Totals: 83 tackles, 16 sacks
Jalen Thompson - Anvil Award Winner!