August 26, 2007
Prep Roundup: Ingram has record setting debut
Player of the week:ATH Mark Ingram of Flint Southwestern Academy
Ingram had a record setting performance in his debut at Flint Southwestern Academy. The 5-foot-10 205-pound prospect rushed for 319 yards on 21 carries and scored 4 touchdowns in a 49-14 route of Midland Dow High School
Dow High School is by no mean a pushover, they are a perennial playoff team and had defeated Flint SWA 19 consecutive times before Ingram arrived. Ingram scored on runs of 70, 13, 12 and 2 yards.
Ingram's total of 319 yards set a city record, not bad for his first game playing for Coach Gary Lee and the SWA Knights
DE Tyler Hoover of Novi High School:
The Wildcats lost a hard fought game to An Arbor Pioneer by a score of 19-17. Pioneer, which is the largest school in Michigan with over 3000 students enrolled got a touchdown from wide receiver prospect James Wade in the victory.
OL Paul Deyo of Gull Lake High School:
Deyo led a powerful ground attack that overwhelmed Otsego High School by a score of 50-0.
OL Anthony Woods of Melvindale High School
In what was considered one of the marquee match-ups of the night Woods helped Melvindale to a 13-7 victory over Marine City High School. Marine City had to play without quarterback Brendon Kay who was nursing a hamstring injury.
DL Chris McDonald of Utica Ford High School:
In what was supposed to be one of the more completive games on the night, Utica Ford pulled away from Sterling Heights for a 29-8 victory. McDonald helped open holes on offense as well, which allowed running back Nick Rowe to rush for over 200 yards on 20 carries.
DB Charles Burrell and WR Fred Smith of Detroit Southeastern High School
In what was seen as the premier game of the weekend, Burrell and Smith fell to Detroit Catholic Central y a score of 24-12. Catholic Central features Michigan commitment Mike Martin.
Though martin and Smith are rated higher by recruiting analyst, Burrell was seen as the top player on the filed on this night. He completed 14 of 30 passes for 176 yards He also carried 18 times for 71 yards. Burrell was especial effective when things broke down and he had to make things happen on his own.
OL Ethan Ruhland of Lake Orion High School
Ruhland helped lead Lake Orion to a 34-25 victory over Oak Park High School. The Dragons used a powerful ground attack to score the majority of their points.
DB Trenton Robinson of Bay City Central High School
Bay City Central High School suspended 12 players, including 7 starters due to a discipline issue. Robinson was not one of the players involved. Despite having to play with a lot of back-ups BCC still was able to defeat Saginaw High School by a score of 24-6. Robinson scored one of the touchdowns
Other top in-state prospects.
RB Caulton Ray of Brother Rice High School
Ay rushed for 97 hard earned yards on 25 carries in the Warriors 10-0 victory over Detroit Denby High School. The game matched one of the best catholic League programs against one of the best PSL ones.
RB Norman Shuford of Farmington Hill Harrison
Many are saying that Shufford is in the same class as current Missouri Tiger Marcus Woods. Shufford is working his way back from a knee injury and showed that he is 100% as he racked up 200-yrds on 18 carries as the hawks routed Farmington by a score of 35-0.
WR Sam Gaymon of Detroit Renaissance
It is a great year for talent on Detroit and Gaymon is another prospect that will likely end up in the Big Ten. Gaymon had 5 catches for 166 yards and one touchdown and Renaissance edged U-D Jesuit by a score of 24-21. Quarterback Jeray Carraway also had a big night for Renaissance rushing and passing for a combined 300= yards. Big ten teams are keeping a close eye on him as well.
RB Darrin Williams of Detroit Martin Luther King High School
The diminutive Williams is considered the best running back in the PSL this year and he showed why this past weekend as he rushed for 149-yards and scored 3 touchdowns in Detroit Kings romp over Mumford by a score of 33-0.
CB Boubacar Cisokko of Cass Tech
Cisokko is consider by some the top prospect in Michigan for the class of 2008. It was a tough night for him and Indian commit Cortez Smith as they were throttled by OLSM by a score of 28-6. Keep an eye on DE Jason Semmes of OLSM, he could be one of the top rising recruit in Michigan this fall.
RB Deaundre Johnson of Madison Heights Madison
Johnson is being called the Barry Sanders of Michigan due to his small stature and cat-like cutting ability. This past weekend he rushed for 190-yards on 13 carries as Madison High School rolled over Warren Woods by a score of 34-6.
WR Corey Johnson of Muskegon High School
Johnson is being counted on to carry the load with his brother Ronald Johnson off at USC and Ashton Leggett at Michigan State. CoJo got off to a good start by score 3 touchdowns in the Nig Red's 39-victory over Creston High School Johnson finished the night with 4 grabs for 74-yards.
WR Jimmy Saros of Grosse Pointe South High School
Saros is hoping to leave high school as the most prolific pass catcher in Michigan history. He is right on pace to do so after his 6 catch for 106-yards and a touchdown performance against East Detroit. Saros also returned a punt for a touchdown and had an interception as well.
DB Kyle Demaster of Macomb Dakota High School
The defending state champs look like they will be a force to be reckoned with once again, this past weekend they rolled over Port Huron Northern by a score of 35-0 in weather shortened game. DeMaster caught a touchdown pass and had several big hits on defense.
Class of 2008 Sleeper recruit:
ATH Aaron Shavers of Inkster High School
Shavers helped Inkster High School throttle Warren Harding High School of Ohio by a score of 36-20. Harding is the school that current Spartans Rocco Cironni and Chris Rucker attended. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Shavers rushed for over 200-yards and threw for another 100. Shaver could project as a DB or WR at the next level.
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