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STATE CHAMPS! 2022 Preseason Top 25 Players

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, August 23, 2022, 8:24 pm





1 Dante Moore (Detroit King 6-3, 205 Sr. QB) — Committed to Oregon, Moore is a generational talent under center and could be the best QB in PSL history

2 Brandon Davis-Swain (West Bloomfield 6-4, 265 Jr. DE) — Committed to Notre Dame, Davis-Swain is a monster pass rusher and tallied 18 sacks in ’21

3 Jalen Thompson (Detroit Cass Tech 6-4, 250 Sr. DE) — Just committed to Michigan State, Thompson is a freak of nature coming off the edge

4 Cole Cabana (Dexter 6-0, 185 Sr. RB) — Committed to Michigan, Cabana is the MHSAA’s very own Christian McCaffrey; a Swiss army knife showstopper

5 C.J. Carr (Saline 6-3, 195 Jr. QB) — Committed to Notre Dame, Carr is a genuine Grade-A gunslinger and the No. 1 prospect in the state’s Class of ’24

6 Amir Herring (West Bloomfield 6-4, 300 Sr. OL) — Committed to Michigan, Herring is the most fundamentally-sound lineman in the state

7 Parker Picot (Rochester Hills Adams 6-2, 190 Sr. QB) — Committed to Alabama for baseball, Picot is just as electrifying on the gridiron than he is on the diamond

8 Nick Marsh (River Rouge 6-3, 200 Jr. WR) — Committed to Michigan State, Marsh is the No. 1 split-end in the state and nearly unstoppable in the red zone

9 Brady Prieskorn (Rochester Hills Adams 6-5, 210 Jr. TE) — The No. 1 tight end in the nation for the Class of ’24 and coming off a junior year with 8 touchdown grabs

10 Brady Drogosh (Warren De La Salle 6-5, 210 Sr. QB) — Committed to Cincinnati, Drogosh is the definition of a winner and a leader heading an offense

11 Semaj Morgan (West Bloomfield 5-11, 175 Sr. WR) — Committed to Michigan, Morgan is the most explosive, diverse receiver in the state, wows deep and across the middle

12 Cole Dellinger (Clarkston 6-3, 265 Sr. OL) — Committed to Michigan State, Dellinger has flawless technique in the trenches and the motor of a pro

13 Darius Taylor (Walled Lake Western 6-0, 200 Sr. RB) — Committed to Minnesota, Taylor is the consummate gamebreaker whenever and wherever he gets a touch

14 Nolan Ray (Birmingham Brother Rice 6-0, 195 Sr. RB) — Committed to Maryland, Ray is the best tailback the Catholic League has produced in at least a decade

15 Khamari Anderson (Detroit Cass Tech 6-4, 220 Sr. TE) — Committed to Cincinnati, Anderson is the No. 1-ranked tight end in the state’s Class of ’24 and evokes memories of Central alum and future NFL Hall of Famer Antonio Gates

16 Mason Muragin (Warren De La Salle 6-5, 250 Sr. DE) — Committed to Illinois, Murgain is the top pass rusher in the Catholic League, collecting 11 sacks last season

17 Bryce Underwood (Belleville 6-3, 200 Soph. QB) — The sky is the limit for this diaper-dandy signal caller as he enters his sophomore campaign on the heels of a state title

18 Amare Snowden (Roseville 6-3, 190 Sr. CB) — Committed to Cincinnati, Snowden is the best cover corner in the state, a lockdown specialist with few equals in MAC history

19 Gabe Winowich (Birmingham Detroit Country Day 6-1, 220 Jr. RB) — The most rugged running back in the state’s Class of ’24 is trending towards Blue Chip status

20 Kalieb Osborne (Waterford Mott 6-4, 200 Jr. QB) — The most intriguing recruit in the Class of .24 at any position, Osborne combined for more than 3,000 yards from scrimmage in ’21

21 Kenny Merrieweather (Detroit King 6-4, 250 Sr. DE) — Committed to Iowa, Merriweather is brimming with ferocity coming after quarterbacks and next-level upside

22 Jacob Oden (Harper Woods 6-0, 185 Jr. S) — Checks every box out the secondary, smart, athletic, instinctive

23 Johnathan Slack (Detroit King 6-4, 285 Sr. OL) — Committed to Michigan State, Slack is the perfect package of fierce competitiveness and versatility on the line

24 Dylan Senda (Dearborn Divine Child 6-5, 285 Sr. OL) — Committed to Northwestern, Senda is a workhorse at the point of attack, a relentless character guy who plays with fire every snap

25 Drew Viotto (Walled Lake Western 6-4, 210 Sr. QB) — Committed to Minnesota, Viotto has a rifle of an arm and elite footwork and field vision. He threw for 2,200 yards and 21 touchdowns last year.