Grosse Pointe Woods — West Bloomfield three-star receiver Tre Mosley was on the field on a hot summer evening Thursday at Liggett High School, hauling in some passes while getting his work in during the Sound Mind Sound Body 7 vs. 7 Detroit Showcase.
Mosley played a part of West Bloomfield’s three-headed monster at receiver last season on the way to a Division 1 state championship game appearance at Ford Field, joining A.J. Abbott and Taj Mustapha, who will be playing Big Ten football this fall at Wisconsin.
Mosley will be in the leadership role his senior season and he is ready to take on the challenge.
Mosley has his college plans in his back pocket, as well. He committed on Thursday and plans to announce his decision on Twitter Friday at 5 p.m.
“I’m committed now, but I’m announcing it tomorrow,” Mosley told The Detroit News, noting he took official visits to Missouri, Cincinnati and Minnesota.
“I made a top seven and it was Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Purdue and Cincinnati.
“I had a lot of fun with it. I had a good time with my family being able to take trips and get out of town for a little while and meet some new coaches and players on other schools. It was fun.”
What does Mosley like about Michigan’s program?
“It’s solid,” Mosley said. “Michigan is one of the top schools in the country. They get to take trips out of the country every year. Coach (Jim) Harbaugh has been doing an amazing job.”
And, of Michigan State?
“I love Michigan State,” said Mosley. “Green and White, same colors as us. I have a great relationship with the coaching staff there and also other recruits.”
West Bloomfield also has one of the premier linebackers in the state in four-star senior Lance Dixon, but he has no timetable on making his college decision.
Dixon has narrowed his field to Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.
Harper Woods set to rise
Harper Woods hasn’t made a state playoff appearance this decade, earning its last postseason bid in 2009 and its last playoff win in 2007 when it advanced to the Division 6 regional final.
Well, things could change for Harper Woods with former Detroit East English longtime coach Rod Oden now leading the program.
Harper Woods is loaded with talent, including an explosive offense led by senior quarterback Corey Graham, a transfer from Oak Park, and senior cornerback/running back Jordan Anderson, who had six interceptions while rushing for more than 1,200 yards to help East English reach the PSL title game last season while also earning a spot on The Detroit News All-Detroit first-team.
Anderson is expected to play on special teams, as well.
“After we got settled in last winter, everything fell into place and I feel right at home now,” said Anderson, who committed to Bowling Green on Thursday, picking the Falcons over Iowa State, Syracuse, Central Michigan and other MAC schools.
“I led my team in touchdowns last season and I just want to get back to the playoffs and get to the state championship game.”
Graham is ready to see what he can do as a full-time starter after splitting time with Ohio State-bound Dwan Mathis at Oak Park last season.
Hunt headed to Iowa
Belleville three-star senior defensive end Jalen Hunt (6-3, 235 pounds), ranked as the No. 13 player in the state by 247Sports, recently committed to Iowa, according to Belleville head coach Jermain Crowell.
River Rouge senior athlete Daraun McKinney committed to Northern Illinois last week. McKinney used his 4.5 speed to set a state record with seven kick returns for TDs, along with five punt returns for scores.
“My main position will be cornerback, but we have a lot of packages on offense, which involves me being at slot, a lot of jets, so I’m looking forward to it,” McKinney said.