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Belleville’s Dobbs leads early Detroit News football rankings

David Goricki
The Detroit News

With the Detroit Sports Commission annoucing the pairings for the 2018 Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic on Thursday, here’s a first look at The Detroit News' player rankings for the 2018 season.

Belleville lineman Devontae Dobbs is the No. 1 ranked player before summer camps begin.

Here’s the complete list of 20:

1. Devontae Dobbs, 6-4, 290, T, Belleville – Alabama, Georgia, OSU, UM, MSU

2. Justin Rogers, 6-3, 280, T-DE, ’20, Oak Park – OSU, Florida State, UM, MSU

3. Logan Brown, 6-6, 285, T, ’19, East Kentwood – committed to Wisconsin

4. Julian Barnett, 6-2, 190, WR, ’19, Belleville – committed to Michigan State

5. Mazi Smith, 6-3, 290, DT, ’19, East Kentwood – Alabama, Notre Dame, UM, MSU

6. Anthony Bradford, 6-5, 320, T, ’19, Muskegon – Alabama, Georgia, OSU, MSU

7. Marvin Grant, 6-2, 200, S, ’19, Detroit King – Michigan, Notre Dame, Iowa

8. Jaren Mangham, 6-1, 210, RB, ’19, Detroit Cass Tech – Alabama, FSU, MSU

9. Rashawn Williams, 6-1, 185, WR, ’20, Detroit King – OSU, UM, Minnesota

10. Lance Dixon, 6-3, 195, LB, ’19, West Bloomfield – OSU, UM, MSU, Notre Dame, Penn State

11. Dwan Mathis, 6-5, 195, QB, ’19, Oak Park – committed to Michigan State

12. Spencer Brown, 6-6, 295, T, ’19, Walled Lake Western – committed to Michigan State

13. Tre Mosley, 6-2, 180, WR, ’19, West Bloomfield – UM, Minnesota, Iowa State, WMU

14. Karsen Barnhart, 6-5, 285, T, ’19, Paw Paw – UM, MSU, Iowa, Iowa State

15. Jalen Graham, 6-2, 195, Athlete, ’19, Detroit Cass Tech, Minnesota, Iowa State, Kentucky

16. Sam Johnson, 6-4, 195, QB, ’19, Walled Lake Western – UM, Boston College, Cincinnati

17. Lew Nichols, 5-11, 200, RB, ’19, Detroit Cass Tech – UCLA, West Virginia, Kentucky

18. Marcel Lewis, 6-1, 205, LB, ’19, Chippewa Valley – UM, MSU, Kentucky, Minnesota

19. Roderick Heard, 5-10, 180, RB, ’19, Farmington Hills Harrison – Purdue, Iowa State

20. Jordan Anderson, 5-10, 180, DB, ’19, East English – Indiana, Iowa State