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Unveiling the 2020 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East All-Star team defense

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, April 27, 2020, 2:58 pm

Although the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association had to make the tough decision to cancel its planned 38th annual East-West All-Star Game scheduled for June, it decided to still go ahead and pick the teams who would have played in the game at Saginaw Valley State University this summer. Not only that, but the MHSFCA has paired up with STATE CHAMPS! to run a simulated game on May 30.

Below are the members of the East All-Star team’s defensive squad (listed in alphabetical order by position group).

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DEFENSIVE LINE

HUNTER DICKSON

School: Caro (D5)

Position: DT

Coach: Jason Pierce

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 285 pounds [MaxPreps]

Commitment: Ferris State University

Accolades: Earned first-team honors in the Greater Thumb Conference West Division in 2018 on the defensive line, and second-team honors at center in 2019. 

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CHASE EKONEN

School: Hartland (D1)

Position: DT

Coach: Brian Savage

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 230 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Michigan Tech

Accolades: All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association and all-Livingston County first team honors, as well as honorable mention on the Detroit News all-Metro team.

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COREY HINES

School: Clinton Twp. Clintondale (D6)

Position: DE

Coach: Dave Schindler

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 215 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Undecided

Accolades: First-team all-Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division honors. 

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LUKE STANTON

School: Brighton (D1)

Position: DE

Coach: Brian Lemons

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 235 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Grand Valley State University

Accolades: Dream Team honors from the MHSFCA, and first-team Division 1-2 all-state honors from the Associated Press. 

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JeMARRLOWE SYKES

School: Harper Woods (D4)

Position: DT

Coach: Rod Oden

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 285 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Northwood University 

Accolades: First-team Division 3-4 all-state honors from the Associated Press, and first-team all-Metro East honors from the Detroit News.

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LATRELL THOMPKINS

School: Detroit Denby (D5)

Position: DE

Coach: Deon Godfrey

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 257 pounds 

Commitment: Toledo

Accolades: All-city, all-Metro and all-state for his final two years of high school. 

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LINEBACKERS

BRANDON CAMFIELD

School: Walled Lake Western (D2)

Position: ILB

Coach: Alex Grignon

Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 185 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Albion College

Accolades: A team captain for the Warriors, Camfield earned first-team academic all-state honors in addition to first-team all-state and all-Lakes Valley Conference honors on the field, after setting the program’s single-season record for tackles.  

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JAMES DOERER

School: Grosse Pointe South (D1)

Position: OLB

Coach: Tim Brandon

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 215 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Valparaiso

Accolades: The leading tackler for South for his final two seasons, Doerer was a two-time all-Macomb Area Conference White Division honoree, and a first-team selection for the Detroit News’ All-East squad. 

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ANTONIO HAILEY

School: Madison Heights Madison (D7)

Position: OLB

Coach: James Rogers

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 210 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Alfred University

Accolades: All-Macomb Area Conference Silver Division for three straight years. 

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JACOB HAUSMANN

School: Almont (D5)

Position: ILB

Coach: James Leusby

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 220 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Michigan Tech

Accolades: Hausmann earned first-team all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press (2018 and 2019) and Detroit News (2019). 

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JAMARIO JONES

School: Detroit Community (D7)

Position: OLB

Coach: Del Humphrey

Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 205 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Kentucky State

Accolades: A four-year starter, Jones earned all-Michigan Metro Athletic Conference honors all four seasons, and earned all-Detroit and all-state honors his final two seasons. 

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DONOVAN WRIGHT

School: South Lyon East (D2)

Position: OLB

Coach: Joe Pesci

Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 218 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Albion College

Accolades: The all-time leading rusher at East, Wright was a two-time captain who started both ways for three seasons, earning all-Lakes Valley Conference honors the final two, and Detroit Free Press all-Metro North honors in 2019. 

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DEFENSIVE SECONDARY

RAVION DAVIS

School: Flat Rock (D4)

Position: S

Coach: Brandon Reaume

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 195 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Undecided

Accolades: Holds the school single-game records for passing yards (358) and TDs (5), as well as the career record for both passing TDs (27) and total TDs (50). Davis had 2,472 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns to go with 43 tackles in 2019. 

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CURTIS HAMILTON

School: Warren Mott (D1)

Position: S

Coach: Tom Milanov

Height: 5-foot-8 | Weight: 165 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Albion College

Accolades: Hamilton earned all-Macomb County honors, and was a two-time all-league honoree in the Macomb Area Conference’s White Division.

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DJ HAMLER 

School: Waterford Kettering (D1)

Position: CB

Coach: Kenny Schmidt

Height: 5-foot-9 | Weight: 170 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Morgan State

Accolades: Earned honorable mention MHSFCA all-state honors, all-Lakes Valley Conference honors, and honorable mention on the Detroit Free Press’ All-North team. 

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ANDREW HOLSTON

School: Dearborn Fordson (D1)

Position: CB

Coach: Fouad Zaban

Height: 5-foot-8 | Weight: 170 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Saginaw Valley State University

Accolades: Honored on the All-West teams from both the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. 

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JAKE NEWMAN 

School: South Lyon (D2)

Position: CB

Coach: Jeff Henson

Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 175 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Michigan Tech

Accolades: Earned all-Lakes Valley Conference honors, as well as honorable mention on the Detroit Free Press’ All-North team. 

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ISAIAH ROBINSON

School: St. Clair Shores Lakeview (D2)

Position: S

Coach: Patrick Threet

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 205 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Saginaw Valley State University

Accolades: Earned all-Macomb County and all-Macomb Area Conference Blue Division honors, and was a state qualifier in track as part of Lakeview’s 400 relay team. 

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CHANDLER SWOOPE

School: West Bloomfield (D1)

Position: CB

Coach: Ron Bellamy

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 185 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Grand Valley State University. 

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JONATHAN TILLMAN

School: Birmingham Brother Rice (D3)

Position: CB

Coach: Adam Korzeniewski

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 185 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Grand Valley State University 

Accolades: A two-year starter, Tillman was first-team all-Catholic League as a senior.