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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: River Rouge DL Miles makes it Michigan; Ferris State lands Mr. Football candidate Brady Rose

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, December 23, 2020, 10:55 am

Michigan continued its in-state recruiting hot streak over the weekend.

River Rouge junior defensive lineman Davonte Miles committed to Michigan Saturday afternoon, giving the Wolverines their fourth pledge for the Class of 2022. Four-star Essexville Garber defensive tackle Alex VanSumeren was the program’s first ’22 commit a year ago. 

Miles (6-foot-5, 280 pounds) is just a three-star prospect, but has vast potential and a chance to be a star at the next level. His footwork and burst off the snap are major strengths. He’s good against the run and is quick on his feet getting after the passer. 

Miles has 65 tackles for his 7-1 River Rouge squad set to go against Detroit King in the Division 3 regionals when the MHSAA playoffs resume following a six-week COVID-19 related pause. Michigan got the nod over Michigan State, Minnesota, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

The state’s No. 1 offensive player in the 2021 class, West Bloomfield All-American tailback Donovan Edwards, chose Team Harbaugh over Georgia and Notre Dame last Wednesday and signed his NLI with Michigan in a ceremony streamed live by ESPN. 


Jumping on the Ferris wheel

Muskegon Mona Shores quarterback and safety Brady Rose, a finalist for the 2020 Mr. Football award and one of the most diversely skilled playmakers the Westside of the state has ever seen, has committed to Ferris State. Grand Valley State was also in the hunt for his services. Both of Rose’s parents attended GVSU, his dad lettering on the gridiron out of the defensive backfield.

Rose (5-9, 175) will play in the secondary in college. He’s been one of the most electric, game-changing playmakers in the MHSAA the past two years, whether playing quarterback, receiver or free safety, leading his squad to a D3 state crown last fall. In 2020, Rose scored 28 touchdowns on offense (17 on the ground, 10 thru the air, one TD grab).


A really tight fit

Two of the state’s best senior tight ends found homes at the next level when Williamston’s Cade Conley committed to Central Michigan and Hopkins’ Colin Weber committed to Charlotte. Conley (6-4, 230) will go to CMU as a preferred walk-on. Weber (6-5, 220) inked a NLI with the Charlotte 49ers of Conference USA on Signing Day last week.


Welcome to Warriorville

These Class of ’21 studs have signed on board with the Wayne State Warriors:

Charles Coy (Summit Academy QB) — Most underrated dual threat field general in the senior class.

Teavion Warren (Davison S) — The straw the stirs the drink for the backend of the defending state-champs defense.

Dion Brown (Davison WR) — Speedy and clever route runner.

Hunter Ohman (Garden City C) — Workhorse in the trenches, boss hog calling signals on the line.

Gary Humphrey (Mona Shores S/WR) — A deep threat for the Sailors on offense and a powerful hitter on defense.