Ferris State Football - 2013 Recruiting Class Biographical Information
2013 FERRIS STATE FOOTBALL RECRUITS
OL, 6-4, 300
All-conference honoree … Served as a junior firefighter … Earned second team honors at the 2012 All-Midwest Elite Exposure Camp … Has also competed in track and field … Two-year starter … Played on both sides of the ball … All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association honoree … Recognized as a sleeper prospect in the class of 2013 by Rivals.com … Listed on Michigan Preps.com Class of 2013 Quick List … Named to The D Zone 2013 Great Lakes Football Prospects list … Was a state track and field qualifier … Served as a team captain … Coached by Jakob Gailitis.
Slot, 5-8, 170
Began his prep career at Muskegon High School … Two-way player for the Sailors in 2012 … Coached by Matt Koziak … First team all-conference honoree … Was an all-area choice … Carried the ball 63 times for 580 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior … Also caught 36 passes for 367 yards and two scores … Averaged 10.1 yards per catch and 8.7 yards per carry … Totaled more than 1,000 offensive yards … Had 34 tackles, three interceptions and three pass breakups on the defensive side of the ball with 29 solo hits … Also had a pick six … In addition, he also returned punts and kicks … Named to Muskegon Chronicle First Team Dream Team as a defensive back … Coming off a strong senior season for the Sailors.
RB, 6-1, 200
St. Clair Shores South Lake
Transferred to St. Clair Shores South Lake for his senior season … Coached by Chan Brock … Previously played two seasons on the prep level at Birmingham Brother Rice … Talented outside threat … Ran for 1,050 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior … Also finished with 43 tackles and eight pass deflections … Paired up in the South Lake backfield with a fellow Bulldog recruit in quarterback Travon Desaussure … Helped team to a six-win season in 2012 … Chosen to The D Zone's 2013 Watch List … Chosen as a Metro All-East Second Team selection as a senior … Was an All-Macomb County pick … Multi-year starter on the prep level … Rated as a two-star recruit by Scout.com.
DB, 6-0, 185
East Grand Rapids
Played both defensive back and running back for the Pioneers … Coached by Peter Stuursma … Also plays prep basketball at East Grand Rapids … Named to The D Zone 2012 All-West Michigan Team … Two-year starter … Led East GR to the state final four as a junior in 2011 … Rushed for 1,648 yards and 20 TD's as a senior this past fall … Was a special mention choice on the Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State team as a running back … Tabbed to the Detroit News Division 3-4 All-State Team in 2012 … Ran for 347 rushing yards against state champion Grand Rapids Christian … Grand Rapids Press Dream Team honoree
Slot, 5-9, 185
Lined up at wide receiver and cornerback … Also returned punts and kicks … Helped guide Farmington Hills Harrison to a state championship as a sophomore … Was a top-playmaker on nationally-ranked Hawks team in 2011 … Scored 28 touchdowns in his varsity career … Crafty slot receiver … Was tabbed to the Oakland County Football Watch list … Listed among Michigan's top 50 prep recruits … Chosen as All-Oakland Activities Association honoree … Honored as a first team All-Midwest Elite Exposure Camp pick … Named to the All-Metro North Second Team … Earned all-state honors … Among the Oakland County statistical leaders … Nephew of former NFL player Mill Coleman … Tabbed as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com … Coached by John Harrington.
DB, 6-1, 180
All-State track and field honoree … Two-time all-conference standout … Helped lead team to district championship game appearance as a senior … Also competed in basketball … Coached by Rory Zegunis … Led team to six wins in 2011 as a junior … Played both receiver and defensive back for West Ottawa … Claimed all-area accolades … Multi-year starter … Was a Holland Sentinel All-Area First Team performer … Ranked as one of Lake Michigan Football Report's top prospects of 2013 … Ranked among The D Zone's Top Great Lakes Prospects in the state of Michigan … Received Division I recruiting interest in track and field.
LB, 6-0, 195
Guided team to Division 1 state title game each of the last two seasons … Played both linebacker and running back at the prep level … Three-year starter … Coached by Tom Mach … Two-time all-state honoree … Helped team to Catholic League crown .. Had nine touchdowns and 900 rushing yards as a junior … Chosen as captain of the Detroit Free Press All-Metro North squad … Finished his prep career with 237 tackles, including a team-high 125 as a senior … Also amassed 2,574 rushing yards and 34 TD's … Carried the ball 187 times for 1,135 yards and 14 scores in 2012 … In addition, he caught 18 passes for 332 yards his final season … All-Area Player of the Year … Ranked among Oakland County's top rushing leaders … Chosen to compete in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
OL, 6-2, 275
Two-time all-state honoree … Twice received all-area accolades … Coached by Mitch Cummings … Played on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball … Also has competed as a varsity basketball player for the Cardinals … Totaled 110 tackles as a senior … Also had an interception and scored a touchdown … Two-time team captain … All-Area Dream Team selection … Chosen to compete in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game … Was a Detroit Free Press First Team All-State honoree … Three-time all-conference pick … Led team to a state playoff appearance in his final campaign … Featured among Lake Michigan's top prospects up front … Three-year starter … Selected to Lake Michigan Football Report's All-Lake Team.
DE, 5-11, 230
Tabbed as Bradenton Herald All-Area Defensive Player of the Year … Made a school-record 58 consecutive starts … Chosen as HTPreps Defensive Player of the Year … Finished with 14.5 sacks, 22 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles this past season … Led powerhouse Florida school to a 53-5 record over his four-year career with all five losses to eventual state and national champions … Coached by Joe Kinnan … Played in 18 playoff games during prep career … Standout end on a team ranked number one in the country this past year … Chosen to compete in the Florida Coaches Association North/South All-Star Game … First Team All-State standout … Guided team to state final four all four of his prep campaigns with a state championship and a runner-up finish … Finished with 89 tackles his final campaign … Served as a team captain.
QB, 6-2, 200
St. Clair Shores/South Lake
Dual-threat quarterback … Threw for 1,400 yards and ran for more than 800 yards as a senior … Totaled 22 touchdowns … Also has played basketball at the prep level … Two-time All-Macomb County selection … Three-year starter … Tabbed to the 2012 D Zone All-Southeastern Michigan team … Macomb County Tier 2 All-Star in basketball … Two-time first team all-league pick … All-State selection … Served in team captain role … Guided team to a six-win season in 2012.
LB, 6-1, 210
Competed at both running back and defensive back … Was an all-state running back … Was a Traverse City Record-Eagle All-Region Dream Team honoree … Ran for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns in only four games as a senior due to injury … Coached by Jason Leonard … Rushed for nearly 1,100 yards in 2011 and had 1,800 all-purpose yards as a prep junior … Received significant Division I interest … Led team to a six-win campaign in his junior season … Chosen as a Northwest All-Conference selection multiple times … Also competed in track and field for the Stags … 2011 Division 5-6 All-State honoree … Helped team to back-to-back state playoff appearances … Regarded as one of Lake Michigan's top prospects … Also claimed all-conference laurels as a defensive back.
LB, 6-0, 230
Chandler, Ariz./Valley Christian (Scottsdale CC )
Junior college transfer … Helped Scottsdale Community College to a 5-5 overall record in 2012 … Claimed second team all-conference accolades as a junior college sophomore … Was also a second-team all-region selection … Coached by Doug Madoski … Ranked second on the team with 66 tackles … Played in all 10 games … Had 44 solo hits … Also came up with four sacks and five tackles for loss … Recovered two fumbles and had two interceptions … Finished seventh in the conference in tackles … One of Scout.com's top junior college linebacker prospects … Originally committed to Harvard … Played on the prep level at Valley Christian High School.
QB, 6-2, 220
National Honor Society member … All-Jack Pine Conference selection … Has also competed in basketball … Led team to a 7-3 mark as a senior … Threw for 1,340 yards and 11 touchdowns his final campaign … Averaged 134 passing yards per contest … Ran for 970 yards on 138 carries … Scored 21 touchdowns on the ground … Totaled 126 points and also made 21 tackles defensively … Helped team to a 6-1 conference mark … Chosen to Associated Press Division 5-6 All-State Team … Three-time all-conference quarterback … Chosen as team's Most Valuable Player … Coached by Josh Shattuck … Led team to state playoffs in a wide-open, no huddle attack … Served as team captain for the Flying G's … Bay City Times Dream Team pick.
WR, 6-1, 184
Dual-threat player … Competed at both defensive back and wide receiver … Led the Trojans to a 7-3 overall record and state playoff berth … Caught 52 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns … Added 30 tackles and four interceptions … Also served as team's primary punt returner … Received significant recruiting interest … Also competed in basketball … One of the top players in the Capital Area Activities Conference … Helped East Lansing to a 9-3 mark in 2011 … Two-year starter … Averaged nearly 17 yards per catch as a junior … Had 30 catches for 496 yards as a junior … Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State First Team selection in 2012 … Two-time all-conference and all-area honoree … Chosen to compete in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game … Coached by Bill Feraco.
WR, 6-1, 183
Two-year starter … Played both wide receiver and safety … Coached by Greg Carter … Received significant recruiting interest … Competed in track and field … Tabbed to The D Zone 2012 Preseason Watch List for the class of 2013 … Helped lead Oak Park to a league championship and the school's first-ever district crown in 2012 … Prep teammate of fellow Bulldog recruits Malik Washington and Brian Williams … Chosen to the 2012 The D Zone All-Southeastern Offensive Unit … Regarded as a speedy playmaker … Was a preseason All-Southeastern Michigan choice … Listed as one of the state's top 100 prospects in the Great Lakes High School player rankings … All-Oakland Activities Association honoree.
OL, 6-4, 255
Was recognized as a Detroit News All-Metro East Second Team selection … Competed on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball … Chosen to the All-Macomb County Team as a lineman … Recognized as an all-conference selection … Helped lead the squad to a 7-4 record in the MAC Red in 2011 … Coached by Tom Milanov … Tabbed to The D Zone 2012 All-Southeastern Team as an offensive lineman … Two-year starter … Regarded as one of area's top interior line prospects … Led team to an 8-1 regular-season mark as a senior
TE, 6-7, 230
Standout tight end for the Yellowjackets … Two-time all-conference honoree … Starting center for Greenville prep basketball team … One of Lake Michigan Football Report's top prospects at tight end … Coached by Dave Moore … Has also competed in track and field … Three-year letterwinner … Member of conference championship basketball team in the OK White … Claimed Academic All-State Team honors … Helped team to state playoffs as a sophomore … Tabbed to The D Zone's Great Lakes Rankings list for top prospects in the class of 2013 … Big target as a tight end with a 6-7 frame … Two-year starter … Was an all-area honoree.
QB, 6-2, 195
Ran for 1,697 yards in his senior campaign … Led the state in rushing yardage by a quarterback … Guided Woodhaven to the playoffs for the second-straight year … Natural athlete under center … Chosen as The D Zone Offensive Player of the Year in the state of Michigan … Coached by Keith Christnagel … Dangerous dual-threat quarterback … Three-year starter … Chosen to The D Zone Preseason Watch List … Two-Time Dream Team selection … Averaged 9.5 yards per carry his final year … Scored 20 rushing touchdowns … Completed more than 50% of his throws for 444 yards … Accounted for more than 2,100 yards from the line of scrimmage as a senior … Captain of the 2012 All-Southeastern Michigan team … Did not throw an interception in 2012 … Consensus All-State honoree … Chosen as Michigan's #28 prospect by The D Zone.
OL, 6-6, 255
Played both offensive and defensive line … Served as team's long snapper … Two-year starter … Coached by Sean Bergan … Saw action at both left and right tackle on the offensive line … Active in the youth United Sawy for the Greater Kalamazoo United Way board of directors … Also has competed in golf at the prep level … Listed among the Lake Michigan Football Report's Top Offensive Line prospects in the class of 2013 … Possesses good size and ability … Claimed Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference accolades.
WR, 6-3, 195
Played both wide receiver and quarterback during his prep career … Coached by Pat Collins … Had 49 receptions for 867 yards and 10 TD's as a junior … Also played safety and returned kicks … Competed in basketball on the prep level and has earned all-state accolades … Earned all-league honors at wide receiver in 2010 & 2011 … Took over as team's starting quarterback his senior campaign … Led the Wildcats to an 8-1 regular-season and third-straight playoff berth … Helped team to two district crowns … Among the Rising Stars' top 100 players in Michigan … Was a Division 5-6 All-State honoree … West Michigan Conference honoree … Accounted for 1,400 all-purpose yards and 17 TD's as a senior … Three-star prospect by Scout.com … Muskegon Chronicle Dream Team selection
H, 6-2, 215
Claimed OK Green All-Conference recognition … Helped Holland Christian to a 5-5 overall record in 2012 … All-Area choice … Played both in the backfield and at tight end along with the defensive line … Team posted a 4-1 mark in league competition … Caught 25 passes for 310 yards as a junior ... Coached by Jim Caserta … Led team to an OK Green Championship during his final prep campaign … Listed as a top prospect by the Lake Michigan Football Report … Has also competed in basketball … Also kicked for the Maroons … Named to the Holland Sentinel Team.
WR, 5-10, 180
Tabbed as a big-time playmaker and true triple-threat performer … Four-year starter for the Cardinals … Helped team to back-to-back playoff bids in 2009 and 2010 … Received significant interest … Played running back, wide receiver and safety along with special teams … Also competed in track and field along with basketball on the prep level … Claimed News-Herald Athlete of the Week recognition … Chosen to 2012 Detroit News All-Metro West Team … One of The D Zone's Top Prospects in the class of 2013 … Averaged 19 yards per pass reception and had 24 catches with five scores … Rushed for an additional 190 yardds and two more scores … Finished third on the team with 45 tackles … Coached by Jason Carriveau … News-Herald Dream Team pick … Honorable Mention All-State pick … Chosen as one of The D Zone's top 100 Michigan prospects.
LB, 6-4, 220
Detroit/Berkley (Iowa Western CC)
Led Iowa Western to national junior college title in 2012 … Was a perfect 22-0 in his JUCO career … Two-time NJCAA All-American … Began his junior college career playing for Coach Tony Annese at Grand Rapids CC in 2011 … Led the Raiders to the Midwest Football Conference title … Claimed MFC Defensive Player of the Year honors at Iowa Western … Two-time All-MFC selection … Helped the Reivers to a 12-0 mark and a number one national ranking … Had a team-high 10 tackles in the JUCO national title game … Coached at Iowa Western by Scott Strohmeier … Tallied more than 100 tackles last fall … Rushed for more than 1,200 yards in each of his final three prep campaigns at Berkley High School … Led the Bears to a second round state playoff appearance in 2010 by running for 1,500 yards and 32 TD's.
DL, 6-3, 245
Three-year starter … Played both defensive end and tight end … Chosen as team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman twice in his prep career … Led team to district title game … Coached by Eric Stiegel … Guided team to a share of the Downriver League championship … Helped the Cougars to a 9-2 overall record … Chosen to compete in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game … Had 76 tackles in his final season … Tabbed to the Detroit News All-Metro West team … 2012 Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State pick …. Totaled seven sacks as a senior along with 18 tackles for loss and scored two two-point conversions … Member of defensive unit that allowed only 11 points per game … Regarded as dominant run blocker at tight end … Captain of The D Zone's 2012 All-Southeastern Michigan Defensive Team … Listed as Michigan's #25 prospect by The D Zone.
DL, 6-3, 272
Earned 2012 Associated Press Division 7-8 All-State First Team accolades … Competed on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball … All-conference honoree … Compiled 48 tackles as a prep senior … Also had 13 tackles for loss and five sacks in his final campaign … Three-year varsity starter … Helped team to a state championship as a junior during the 2011 campaign … Active in student government and the school's good sportsmanship committee … Named to 2012 Saginaw News All-Area Dream Team … Had four tackles for loss in 2011 state title game … Coached by Mike Boyd … Received Division I recruiting interest … Helped team to state playoffs.
LB, 6-2, 215
Played middle linebacker position at Warren Mott High School … Tallied 118 total tackles as a senior for the Marauders … Also had three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and seven sacks … Had 19 tackles and an interception against Utica … Helped lead the squad to a 7-4 record in the MAC Red in 2011 … Ranked as one of state's top linebackers by ESPN … Ranked among conference's leaders in tackles his final two seasons … First Team All-Macomb County honoree … Had 83 stops and six sacks as a junior … Tabbed as one of Macomb County's top players for two seasons … Honored as Macomb Daily Player of the Week … Named to 2012 The D Zone All-Michigan Defensive Team … Was a 2012 Detroit Free Press All-East Second Team pick and D Zone All-Southeastern First Team pick … Coached by Tom Milanov … Prep teammate of fellow recruit Marcel Jackson-Byrd.
RB, 6-0, 210
Chosen as one of the top in-state players in the class of 2013 … Played multiple positions running back, receiver, defensive back and returner … Named to Rivals.com Michigan Postseason Top 30 list … Received significant Division I recruiting interest … Chosen as the MVP of the Cincinnati VTO Camp last year … Talented athlete … Earned all-state accolades … Tabbed as one of The D Zone's top prospects … Runs with power and speed … Detroit Public School League selection … Ran for 1,363 yards on 140 carries in only eight games his senior season … Averaged 170.4 yards per contest to rank among MaxPreps.com state leaders … Scored 14 touchdowns … Listed #18 among Michigan's top prospects by Rivals.com … Two-Star by Scout.com … Chosen to compete in the 2013 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game … Coached by Al Demps.
DB, 5-11, 172
Grand Rapids/Catholic Central
Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State First Team selection … MLive.com West Michigan Player of the Year … Coached by Trip Gallery … Led the Cougars to the OK Gold Conference Championship and a 10-1 mark in 2012 … Played a key role on defense that pitched five shutouts in regular-season play … Rushed for 680 yards on 80 carries with nine TD's as a senior … Had 24 receptions for 480 yards and six scores … Had four interceptions and returned two back for touchdowns, including a 102-yard return against Holland Christian … Grand Rapids Dream Team honoree … Received significant Division I recruiting interest … Listed among Michigan's top prospects by several sources … Talented playmaker on both sides of the ball.
QB, 6-1, 185
All-state quarterback … Claimed Associated Press Dream Team Offensive Player of the Year accolades … Was an all-conference quarterback in the OK White … Passed for 3,837 yards during the 2012 campaign … Led team to an overtime win in state championship game … Ranked third in the state of Michigan for passing yardage … Academic All-State Team member … Threw for 41 TD's in 2012 … Also rushed for 805 yards and 14 scores as a senior … Punted 29 times for 1,015 yards and a 35.0 average … Also played baseball and was a starting pitcher for 2012 state title team and 2011 state runner-up … Four-year letterwinner … Honor roll student … Named to Lake Michigan Football Report's All-Lake Team … Threw for 413 yards in a district final game this past season … State champion in both football and baseball … Coached by Don Fellows.
RB, 5-9, 180
Racked up 1,387 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior … Helped lead Oak Park to the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons … Guided team to a league and district crown … All-Oakland Activities Association honoree … Prep teammate of fellow Bulldog recruits Brandon Harding and Brian Williams … Elusive and speedy tailback … Detroit News All-Metro North honoree … Listed among The Oakland Press' top 75 players … Claimed all-state laurels … Chosen to The D Zone 2013 Preseason Watch list … Also competed in track and field … Multiple-year starter … Picked up all-conference and all-area kudos … Received significant recruiting interest … Coached by Greg Carter.
LB, 6-0, 235
Played quarterback, running back, linebacker and defensive end in prep career … Started as a prep freshman at Melvindale … Also has competed in track and field … Two-time First Team All-MAC selection … Coached by Corey Parker … Led team to a district championship … Was a Detroit News Division 5-6 All-State pick … All-State honoree who led River Rats to first-ever district crown … Detroit Free Press All-Metro West Second Team selection … Served as a team captain … Also earned all-state accolades from both the Associated Press and Detroit Free Press … Finished with 85 tackles and nine sacks in 2012 … Tallied over 1,500 rushing yards in his final campaign … Was among The D Zone's Top Players To Watch in Southeastern Michigan … Listed #37 among Michigan's top prospects by The D Zone.
DB, 6-2, 180
Played both wide receiver and safety at Oak Park High School … Was a two-year starter … First team all-conference selection in 2012 … Led Oak Park to league and district titles as a senior … Prep teammate of fellow Bulldog recruits Brandon Harding & Malik Washington … Also has been a varsity basketball player at the prep level … Tabbed as one of the Oakland Press' Top 75 players … Two-time All-Oakland County honoree … Led team to state playoffs in his senior campaign …. Named to Detroit News All-Metro North Football Team … Helped team to regional finals appearance and 9-3 overall record … Coached by Greg Carter … Was a Metro Detroit Dream Team selection.
DB, 6-0, 170
Ranked among The D Zone's Top 100 players in Michigan … Played both defensive back and wide receiver … Coached by Nate Williams … Helped team to a state playoff appearance in his prep campaign … Also has competed in track and field … Chosen as one of Rising Stars' Top 50 players in the class of 2013 … Helped lead team to eight victories in his final campaign … Tabbed as the squad's "Outstanding Cavalier Player of the Game" … Two-time all-conference honoree … All-Area choice.
DB, 6-1, 195
Regarded as one of state's top defensive backs … Was a Detroit Free Press Division 1-2 All-State First Team selection in 2012 … Totaled 137 tackles as a senior on team that reached the Division I Final Four … Two-time Grand Rapids Press Dream Team honoree … Was also a two-time all-state selection … Racked up 140 tackles as a junior before missing time his senior year due to injury … Chosen as a first-team all-state honoree in Division 1-2 as a prep junior in 2011 … Totaled two interceptions, eight pass breakups, 12.5 tackles for loss and a sack as a junior … Also a dangerous returner who had 30 punt returns for 395 yards and a score as a junior …. Chosen as team's MVP … Coached by Ralph Munger