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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Michigan Football Recruiting Notebook — NIU nails down Detroit Renaissance sleepers Jammeh and Wilson

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, January 14, 2021, 2:13 pm

You can never sleep on the gridiron talent in the D. 

Motor City grit can go a long way.

A pair of the true sleeper recruits in the Detroit Public School League, Detroit Renaissance senior defensive end Jaden Wilson committed to Northern Illinois recently and Phoenix senior cornerback/wideout Muhammad Jammeh committed to the Huskies late last year. NIU were Wilson and Jammaeh’s first Division I college offer.

Wilson (6-3, 260) recorded 55 tackles — 22 for lost yardage — 6 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in 2020 and has great upside at the next level. His footwork and fundamentals in the pass rush give him maximum value as a prospect. Jammeh (6-2, 185) is a tall cover corner with range and big hitting ability.


To walk the walk

Central Michigan got preferred walk-on commitments from defensive ends Josh Washington (Sterling Heights Stevenson) and Tommy Beckman (Saugatuck) and Western Michigan received a PWO pledge from Grandville defensive tackle Caden Peddie. Washington (6-7, 235), Beckman (6-5, 250) and Peddle (6-5, 280) are “project” grabs. 

Peddie (6-5, 280) used to be a star tennis player before focusing his attention on football. He corralled 46 tackles and two sacks as a senior.


Red Hawk Red Alert

The Miami (Ohio) Red Hawks came into Michigan recently and placed offers on the doorsteps of Detroit Cass Tech offensive linemen Masai Reddick and Jackson Pruitt, Sterling Heights Stevenson running back Jordan Ramsey and Grand Blanc running back Elijah Jackson-Anderson.


Five read to fly

Burney’s gives you a five pack of outstanding recent “value grabs” by Grand Valley State:

Tyreese Oaks (Muskegon S) — Best safety in the state not going DI

Darrell Johnson (Belleville WR) — Quiet assassin in the pass game

Davion Hayes (River Rouge CB) — Under-the-radar lockdown talent out of the secondary

Niles King (West Bloomfield DL) — Just plain nasty on the line, knows how to collapse pockets in a blink of an eye.

Grantland Lancaster (Forest Hills Eastern WR) — Most underrated pass-catching prospect on the west side of the state.