What did Michigan Pre-season scrimmages show?
Michigan Pre-season scrimmages
We had the pleasure of seeing multiple of the top teams to look out for coming into the 2018 season this Thursday, and there's multiple players to be excited about. Chippewa Valley hosted a 3 way scrimmage including King, Rochester Adams & themselves of course. Chippewa Valley has a couple college commits coming into this season including '19 LB Marcel Lewis (Michigan State) & '19 ATH David Ellis (Central Michigan). Chippewa Valley & Rochester Adams battled it out to begin the scrimmage. David Ellis looks like he'll have a good season on both sides of the ball, he's a bigger hitter than we thought. Detroit Martin Luther King has a team filled with talent, but a very inexperienced offensive & defensive line. '19 S Marvin Grant (Purdue) didn't participate in this scrimmage, but we all know what he brings to the field and expect nothing other than an even better senior season from him. King didn't pass much on a rainy scrimmage day, but '19 QB Dequan Finn (Central Michigan) looked like a leader and ready to have a serious breakout season, both with his arm and legs. '20 WR Rashawn Williams (Multiple Offers) really showed he is a complete receiver and not a pre-madona. He had a few passes thrown his way, and caught them all. Rashawn put multiple DBs on their back throughout this scrimmage, really showing that complete receiver status. '20 RB Peny Boone had multiple long runs, one of which he cut across the entire field for a TD. The defense was stout overall, with one of the best secondaries you'll see in Michigan including top '19 CB Ahmad Gardner (Cincinnati). Harrison held a 3 way scrimmage including West Bloomfield & Walled Lake Western. Harrison came out the gates with a long TD run for '19 CB Rod Heard (Northwestern), who looks like he'll have some big time plays through the season. West Bloomfields highly talented Senior Big Ten Commits Tre Mosley (Michigan State) & Lance Dixon (Penn State) came to play. West Bloomfield lost alot of talent with 2 receivers going to the Big Ten and the QB going to BG, but the biggest difference is the line on both sides of the ball, which had multiple good seniors who will be playing at the next level this season. We expect WB to adjust because they have a talented roster, but that will be something to look at this season. Walled Lake Western '19 QB Sam Johnson (Boston College) connected with '20 WR Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseem for a TD. This is a very talented pair who should have alot of production this season as well. '19 OT Spencer Brown (Michigan State) looked dominant throughout the scrimmage, on both sides of the ball. How much weight do you hold when watching a scrimmage, comparable to the actual season? I wouldn't get too high or too low on any team, but theirs definitely players that pop off the screen as advertised.