E: Donnie Corley
Detroit King (captain), senior, 6-3, 185.
Highlights: Since coming over from
Wyandotte Roosevelt, he has been a star at receiver and in the secondary. Entering the state finals, he caught 53 passes for 1,295 yards and 14 TDs. He had 75 tackles, nine pass breakups and one interception return for a touchdown. Wherever Corley goes, he has a chance to be a star.
OL: Anthony Fitzpatrick
Detroit Loyola, senior, 5-11, 255.
Highlights: A two-way starter who has been on the field since his freshman
season. Has played in three state championship games and has played every position across the defensive line, including linebacker. Entering the state semifinals, he had 78 tackles, nine for loss, 71/2 sacks and two
interceptions, one he returned for a 51-yard TD.
OL: Michael Onwenu
Detroit Cass Tech, senior, 6-3, 365.
Highlights: Michigan coach Jim
Harbaugh is going to love Onwenu, who loves to run-block. Big, fast and strong, he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game. As an offensive guard, was selected as a top-five lineman at the Nike Opening combine. Bench-presses 400 pounds and runs a 5.2 40-yard dash.
OL: Keshawn Evans
Detroit Central, junior, 6-4, 285.
Highlights: Quick hands and quick feet make him a legitimate Division I prospect. Had 20 pancake blocks this season. On defense, he had 65 tackles, 43 assists, eight sacks and seven forced fumbles.
OL: Chauncey Golston
Detroit East English, senior, 6-5, 242.
Highlights: A right tackle on offense and a defensive end, the big guy was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball. On defense, he had 43 tackles and 12 tackles for loss. Committed to Iowa.
OL: James Pierce
U-D Jesuit, senior, 6-4, 265.
Highlights: Started every game at right tackle the past two years and gave up only one sack. Outstanding pass blocker with great feet. Coach Oscar Olejniczak: “Intelligent player that made a lot of calls on the line.”
E: Donovan Peoples-Jones
Detroit Cass Tech, junior, 6-3, 190.
Highlights: One of the top recruits in the country, he turned a great summer into a great season. Used his 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash to catch 58 passes for 898 yards and 15 touchdowns entering the state semifinals. Has been selected to the U.S. Army All-American Game and was MVP of the Nike Opening combine. Rated one of the top athletes in the country.
E: Lindrell Mitchell
Detroit East English, senior, 5-11, 170.
Highlights: A deep threat, caught 81 passes for 813 yards and 13 TDs. Had three punt returns for touchdowns, and on defense contributed 16 tackles and three interceptions.
QB: Armani Posey
Detroit King, senior, 6-1, 200.
Highlights: Moved from wide receiver early in the season, completed 83 of 138 passes for 2,138 yards and 20 touchdowns entering the state finals with only four interceptions. Also a big-time performer as a linebacker.
RB: Nathaniel Boleware
Detroit East English, senior, 5-7, 155.
Highlights: A four-year varsity performer at running back, totaled 2,373 all-purpose yards this season. Ran for 1,638 yards and caught 16 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns. Had 500 kick and punt
return yards, contributing four TDs.
RB: Martell Pettaway
Detroit King, senior, 5-10, 210.
Highlights: Led the Crusaders with 195 carries for 1,629 yards and 22 touchdowns entering the state finals, and had eight pass receptions for 211 yards and a
touchdown. Committed to West Virginia.
K: Niccolo Seilo
U-D Jesuit, freshman, 5-7, 125.
Highlights: Made 48 of 52 extra points, and was 5-for-5 on field goals, with his longest a 37-yarder.