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Detroit News top prep football players 21-50

David Goricki
The Detroit News
Kalon Gervin is the next in a line of great defensive backs to come out of Detroit Cass Tech in recent seasons.

Here are the top prep football players in the state ranked Nos. 21-50 by David Goricki of The Detroit News.

21. Bryce Wolma, 6-4, 230, Sr., TE, Saline: Three-year starter, had 40 receptions last season, outstanding blocker. Arizona commit.

22. Mustafa Khaleefah, 6-6, 280, Sr., T, Dearborn: He played well at left tackle in just his second year of organized ball. MSU commit.

23. Ovie Oghoufo, 6-3, 210, Jr., LB, Farmington Hills Harrison: He had strong sophomore year, 19 tackles for loss. Offers from UM, MSU, Notre Dame.

24. Richard Bowens, 6-1, 180, Sr., CB/WR, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s: Strong playmaker on both sides of the ball. Offer from Iowa. Iowa State commit.

25. Carter Dunaway, 6-6, 230, Sr., TE, Birmingham Brother Rice: He has good hands, great blocker. Michigan commit.

26. Jacory Sullivan, 6-2, 205, Sr., WR, Muskegon: He has good size and good speed with great hands. Offers from WMU, CMU, Toledo.

27. Zach Morton, 6-4, 220, Sr., DE, Detroit Cass Tech: Outstanding pass rusher and run stopper, physically strong. Syracuse commit.

28. Kalil Pimpleton, 5-7, 160, Sr., QB/WR, Muskegon: Rushed for 1,091 yards, threw for 1,180, 27 total TDs. Virginia Tech commit.

29. Kalon Gervin, 5-10, 175, Jr., CB, Detroit Cass Tech: Four-star athlete with great speed (4.38). Offers from Michigan, MSU, Tennessee, Oklahoma.

30. Devontae Dobbs, 6-4, 270, So., T, Belleville: Four-star tackle is strong and physical. Already has offers from Michigan, MSU, Ohio State.

Detroit News top prep football players 1-20

31. Rob Hudson, 6-8, 295, Sr., T/DT, Walled Lake Western: Dropped considerable weight last year to become two-way force. Purdue commit.

32. Jamal Allen, 6-0, 180, Sr., CB, Livonia Churchill: Great cover man, has 4.45 speed, intercepted five pass junior year. Toledo commit.

33. Deandre Square, 6-1, 205, Jr., LB, Detroit Cass Tech: Four-star player with great instincts, great quickness. Offers from MSU, Missouri.

34. Rodney Hall, 6-2, 200, Sr., QB, Detroit Cass Tech: Threw for 2,384 yards (19 TD), rushed for 1,127 (16 TD). Northern Illinois commit.

35. A.J. Thomas, 6-3, 175, Sr., CB, U-D Jesuit: Outstanding cover man with great length and speed. WMU commit.

36. Keegan Cossou, 6-5, 225, Sr., TE, Greenville: Had 40 receptions for 582 yards and five TD. CMU commit.

37. Sam Johnson, 6-3, 180, So., QB, Southfield A&T: Big expectations for Johnson after throwing for 1,700 yards and 20 TD as freshman.

38. Aidan Hutchinson, 6-5, 235, Jr., DE, Dearborn Divine Child: Four-star defensive end has tremendous strength and size. Offers from Michigan, MSU, LSU.

39. Nate Umlor, 6-6, 245, Sr., DE, Allendale: Strong, physical with ability to get to the quarterback. WMU commit.

40. Dwayne Chapman, 6-1, 220, Sr., LB, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s: Plays in shadow of Josh Ross, but is big hitter and always in position. WMU commit.

41. Devonni Reed, 6-0, 185, Sr., S/WR/RB, Belleville: Outstanding athlete, physical and fast with 4.5 speed. Minnesota offer. CMU commit.

42. Reggie Pearson, 5-10, 180, Jr., S, River Rouge: Great instincts, big hitter. He has offer from Wisconsin.

43. Johnathan Berghorst, 6-3, 255, Sr., DE, Zeeland East: Great strength, gets to ball behind line of scrimmage on consistent basis. CMU commit.

44. Kaiser Carleton, 5-9, 180, Sr., RB, Macomb Dakota: Tough runner with 4.45 speed, rushed for 1,342 yards, 19 TD. EMU commit.

45. Andre Welch, 5-9, 165, Sr., WR/S, East Kentwood: Big-play ability with 4.3 speed, had 13 receptions, three TD in playoff game.

46. Kyle Sassack, 6-7, 270, Sr., T, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep: Intimidating presence, helped ND Prep pile up 3,000 yards rushing. WMU commit.

47. Derrick Hubbard, 6-2, 205, Sr., LB, Ann Arbor Pioneer: Great speed, joins Antjuan Simmons and Dexter Ferrell to form strong LB group. WMU commit.

48. Charlie Jones, 5-11, 210, Sr., RB/LB, Ann Arbor Skyline: Physical runner with great speed. Offer from Illinois. CMU commit.

49. Jason Whittaker, 6-4, 200, Jr., QB, Rockford: Completed 67 percent of his passes for 784 yards, 11 TD. Offers from CMU, EMU.

T-50. Jared Smith, 6-0, 185, Sr., RB, Pewamo-Westphalia: Set single-season state records for rushing yards (3,293) and rushing TD (53).

T-50. Lorenzo McCaskill, 6-2, 205, Sr., LB, Southfield A&T: Physical player, got in on 111 tackles last season, forcing three fumbles.