Top 100 Juniors: December Update

William Campbell

We interrupt our countdown of the top seniors, to bring you these 100 juniors poised to be one of the state's best groups in recent years. A number of additions have been made as well as movement up and down the charts. Get the early jump on Michigan's best right here!

Rank Name Position School HT WT
1 Larry Caper RB Battle Creek Central 5'11 215
Caper holds down the top spot yet again. Other players may be gaining on him, but he has the total package. Size, elusiveness, blocking ability, receiving ability and beyond all that, he is a tireless worker and a great all around kid. Behind an undersized offensive line this past season, he still managed to rush for 1,314 yards and 14 touchdowns. Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Tennessee, Alabama and Wisconsin are among the many schools who have been recruiting him.
2 William Campbell DT/OT Detroit Cass Tech 6'5 320
Status quo at number two for Campbell as well. It simply is tough to find big linemen and even tougher to find 320-lbers who are athletic enough to play basketball and play with a mean streak. Big Will is all that and every time I've seen him, he has gotten better and better. That bodes well for his future. Speaking of which, will he stick it out at Michigan? That remains to be seen, but he would be a great nose man if they indeed switch to and stick with a 3-3-5.
3 Edwin Baker RB Oak Park 5'11 210
Baker is one of the most exciting players in the state. He is a joy to watch. Silky smooth with breakaway speed and cuts that make the crowd go "oooh," he has firmly established himself as one of the state's top prospects. His style is different from Caper's, so depending on what you're looking for, one could be a better fit than the other, but in the end, the state has two outstanding running backs with star potential at the top in Baker and Caper.
4 Dion Sims WR/TE Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 230
Sims actually had an outstanding year on the defensive side of the ball and that is where he earned all-state honors, but it is his potential as a pass catcher that has colleges excited. A basketball prodigy with size, strength and leaping ability, he will no doubt see more passes next season as sophomore QB Robert Bolden matures. He'll also have this summer to prove he has the speed to stick at wide receiver and not move to tight end at the next level. No matter where he lines up, Sims is a matchup problem waiting to happen!
5 James Jackson CB/WR Grand Ledge 5'11 170
Getting him the ball was a priority for Grand Ledge, but teams keyed on him and the team struggled. Still, he is the state's fastest player and a threat to go the distance in a variety of ways. After seeing him in person several times, I am of the opinion that he is 100% a wide receiver and not a cornerback. He also is a dangerous return man. With early offers from Western Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan, there is little doubt he will have double digit offers by the time next fall rolls around.
6 Hersey Jackson RB/FB Allendale 6'1 215
7 Mike Schaaf QB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'7 220
8 Reid Fragel TE/DE Grosse Pointe South 6'7 245
9 Ricky Clemons OT Flint Carman-Ainsworth 6'5 315
10 Chris Norman ILB Detroit Renaissance 6'2 220
11 Cameron Gordon WR Melvindale 6'3 190
12 Zach Matthias OT Hemlock 6'6 290
Don't sleep on Matthias, he doesn't get a lot of mention, but he is a tough, hard nosed kid with great size. The Wolverines and others have already had him as an unofficial visitor.
13 Andrew Maxwell QB Midland 6'3 185
14 Aaron McCord G/DE Detroit Crockett 6'3 245
15 Teric Jones RB Detroit Cass Tech 5'10 193
16 Shamari Benton S/LB Birmingham Brother Rice 6'0 180
17 Brock Reynolds CB Battle Creek Central 5'11 175
18 Mitch Kessell TE Birmingham Seaholm 6'5 255
Kessell is a big kid who can run. He has nice, soft hands as well and could be a guy who really shoots up the charts between now and next fall.
19 Undra Peterson RB Adrian 6'0 180
20 Christian Brandt OT/DT Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'5 275
21 Antonio Martin OT Detroit King 6'6 270
There were some questions about his classification, but it appears as though he will be back with the team next year. He has great feet and upside potential.
22 Trent Page DE Leslie 6'4 230
23 Tevon Conrad OT Detroit Pershing 6'6 310
24 Delano Collins CB Detroit Renaissance 5'10 182
25 Charlie Chapman OT Carleton Airport 6'7 260
26 Isaiah Grimes QB South Haven 6'6 210
27 Taylor Copacia QB Utica Eisenhower 6'4 175
28 Cordell Bell G Melvindale 6'3 290
29 Torsten Boss DB/WR Lowell 6'0 170
30 Reggie Williams ATH Lansing Everett 5'9 150
31 Kelip Goodwin ATH South Haven 6'2 180
An outstanding running back who scored 12 touchdowns this season, Goodwin should convert to wideout in college and has the skills to do so.
32 Leo Wilson SS Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 191
33 Jerrell Wilson RB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'0 190
34 Adam Gulvas LB/DE Standich Sterling 6'3 240
35 Khyran Major RB Detroit Crockett 5'10 165
36 Omari Humes WR/DB Saginaw Arthur Hill 6'3 175
37 Donnell Davis LB/SS Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 190
38 Kenneth Hamilton OT Detroit King 6'7 330
39 Micajah Reynolds OT Lansing Sexton 6'4 285
40 Donald Spencer WR Ypsillanti 6'2 175
Spencer has great size and has really good hands. He isn't a burner, but could be a great possession guy in college. He has Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois already looking hard his way.
41 Gabe Helmuth QB/LB Saline 6'1 185
42 Kenny McDaniels LB/DE Muskegon Heights 6'2 255
43 Brandon Colbert FS Detroit King 6'2 190
44 Sederick Dunbar FS Ferndale 6'2 165
45 Andrew Evans TE/LB Portage Northern 6'5 210
46 Zak Wasserman QB Stevensville Lakeshore 6'5 210
47 Jason Pratt QB Merrill 6'6 170
48 Dana Dixon FS Detroit Renaissance 6'2 175
49 Antonio Randle G Detroit King 6'3 340
50 Kevin Truitt QB Waterford Kettering 6'6 240
A big power forward playing quarterback, Truitt has a ton of upside on the gridiron, but needs to refine his game. He's a great athlete for his size though.
51 Alex Andrus ILB Coopersville 6'2 230
52 Thomas Gordon QB/S Detroit Cass Tech 5'11 185
53 Adrian Bouyer SS Battle Creek Lakeview 6'2 180
54 Anquan Clemmons CB Grand Blanc 5'10 150
55 James Johnson DT Inkster 6'1 280
56 Casey Blackport QB Hudsonville 6'1 170
57 Jamonne Chester WR Redford Covenant 6'2 185
A smooth operator who runs good routes and has some big play ability, Chester plays on a smaller level, but will have his chance to shine at camps this summer.
58 Jeff Fantuzzi OT Macomb Dakota 6'4 280
59 Aaron Westendorp QB Holland Christian 6'3 200
60 Ali Alaboody RB Dearborn Fordson 5'9 165
61 Steve Fegel G Rockford 6'2 265
62 Donte Cherry RB Detroit Osborn 5'10 207
63 Jordan Jonker RB/S Hudsonville 5'10 180
64 Dennis Martin QB Detroit Mumford 6'2 185
65 William Sturges WR Detroit Southeastern 5'8 165
66 Brandon Woods QB Oak Park 6'4 200
67 Keith Brooks DT Detroit Southeastern 6'4 280
68 Antwon Johnson DE Detroit Southwestern 6'4 260
Coaches describe Johnson as having tons of upside. With his frame and athletic ability, he could turn into a complete defensive end.
69 Jamal Townsel QB Royal Oak Shine 6'3 205
70 Kevin Muma K Troy 6'1 175
71 Dimeko Price RB Battle Creek Lakeview 5'9 170
72 Randall Lewis LB/DE Detroit Crockett 6'0 220
73 Eric Alamat C/DT Detroit Catholic Central 6'2 300
74 Lance Atterberry DT Southfield 6'2 275
75 Tremondae Branch DE Flint Carman-Ainsworth 6'3 250
76 Jason Hannett OLB/RB Muskegon 5'9 175
77 Jason Nyhoff DT Holland Christian 6'2 285
78 Darius Davis CB Farmington Hills Harrison 5'11 170
79 Orlando McCord G/DT Detroit King 6'3 255
A key part of King's championship run, McCord is a tough, rugged player. If he were a little bigger, he would rate higher.
80 Carlos Love CB Gibraltar Carlson 5'9 165
81 Ian Thomas QB Highland Park 6'0 180
82 Kyle Bryant OT Detroit Southeastern 6'6 265
83 Stephen Todd G/DT Detroit Denby 6'0 290
84 Ayinde Ashford QB Saginaw 5'11 185
85 Mario Steward LB Detroit King 6'2 200
86 Khaled Mheisen OT Detroit Catholic Central 6'5 270
87 Robert Howard DT Detroit Mumford 6'0 298
88 Peter Plaskey DE Birmingham Brother Rice 6'4 235
89 Maurice Wirrick OT Saginaw 6'5 250
90 Martine Stevenson RB Detroit Southeastern 5'6 155
91 Chris Cagle QB Hartland 6'2 175
92 Hassan Amen RB Dearborn Fordson 5'10 175
93 Justin Semmes LB Orchard Lake St. Mary's 6'1 220
94 Charles Wolf C Detroit Finney 6'0 270
95 Edison Vushaj LB Walled Lake Western 6'4 215
96 Eric Yeager G Detroit King 6'3 265
97 Jeremy Gainer LB/SS Livonia Clarenceville 6'2 210
98 Kyle Lark LB Alma 6'3 225
99 Michael Booker RB Grand Rapids Christian 5'5 168
100 Chad Setterbo LB Spring Lake 6'3 200

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