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PREP RECRUITING REPORT: Stars on the hardwood, gridiron & diamond commit to DI schools

By: Scott Burnstein, October 30, 2013, 9:00 am

Some of the state’s top prep athletes committed to Division I college programs in their respective sports in the past week.

Here’s the breakdown;


Will White (Detroit Cass Tech) – After de-committing from Toledo at the end of the summer, this Cass Tech inside linebacker committed to the University of Buffalo. White is one of over a half-dozen college commits from the 2013 Technicians squad that just raised a City Championship-banner and will now turn its attention to grabbing a third straight Division 1 state title.

Sage Baltrusaitis (Birmingham Brother Rice) – The heart and soul of the Warriors’ offensive line committed to Army. Baltrusaitis is a center and one of the smartest players on the field every time he goes to battle on the gridiron. He is a second-year starter and team captain for a Brother Rice team that is seeking a third-consecutive Division 2 state championship.


Jaleel Hogan (Mount Pleasant) – This 6-foot-7 high-energy, pogo stick of a forward committed to the University of Detroit-Mercy. Hogan is a raw and rare talent around the rim, the kind of player that is always finding his way to wherever the ball is and making things happen.

Courtney Williams (Southfield) – An active and athletic wing, Williams committed to play on the ladies hardwood at Loyola (IL) for Sheryl Swoopes. Displaying an endless motor, she averaged nine points and eight rebounds per game last winter as a junior and had a sensational offseason putting in work improving her perimeter skill-set.


Connor Bowers (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s) – The Eaglets’ ace pitcher committed to Army and is ready to help the Black Knights win the “arms race” on the diamond between the American Service Academies. Bowers helped lead St. Mary’s to a district championship back in the spring in his first year wearing an Eaglets’ uniform (he transferred from Birmingham Seaholm).

Garrett Schilling & Mike Reid (Madison Heights Bishop Foley) – Forming one of the most lethal hurler-duos in the state – each had ERA’s under 1.00 last season -, Schilling committed to Xavier (OH) and Reid committed to Air Force. Schilling is a perfect 31-0 in his career as a prepster. His command and consistency is as flawless as his record in the win-loss column. Reid transferred to Bishop Foley from University of Detroit-Jesuit last season and along with Schilling (16-0 in 2013) helped propel the Ventures to a third Division 3 state title in a row.