Midwest Showcase: No Offers, No Problem
Tyree Monroe
Tyree Monroe
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Feb 23, 2011

The "Best of the Midwest" Showcase in Ann Arbor on Sunday had some big names, but there were also players who did not have offers who we think will see a rise in their recruitment soon.

NOTE: We will have a full position by position recap of the event as soon as rosters and numbers are fully processed. For now, here are a few of the lesser known players who stood out.

  • Tyree Monroe - WR - Detroit Crockett
    Monroe is not huge, but he was definitely one of the best route runners at the event. He is quick, can cut on a dime and understands how to set up defenders to gain separation. He also has good hands and ability to adjust to the ball.

  • Roger Lewis - WR - Pickerington Central
    Lewis is a big, well built kid with fantastic ball skills. He can really go up and get it. He has solid speed for a bigger kid too, and I think he'll be hearing from many more schools very soon.

  • Brian Blackburn - QB - Detroit Crockett
    No offers at this time, but with his frame (6-6, 215), mobility and cannon arm, it should only be a matter of time. I saw Blackburn at the same event a year ago, and he has really improved his accuracy and consistency since then, and he still has that same bazooka. Several players told me they don't even like warming up with him because everything comes in with such heat.

  • Brandon Hall - RB - Muskegon Orchard View
    The coaches chose Hall as one of their top backs. He's not real tall, but he did very well in passing drills catching the ball. A lot of schools are showing interest and there is reason to believe a first offer may come soon.

  • Ruben Lile - S - Detroit Cass Tech
    Lile is 6-2, pushing 6-3 and around 200-lbs with good athleticism. He ran with some of the top receivers there and his length allows him to go up and grab interceptions. After a good season, he has done well at camps, and he offers an attractive skill set to college coaches.

  • William Rembert - S/CB - Detroit Cass Tech
    Rembert also had a good junior year and that carried into this event. He was good in man to man coverage and was one of the hardest players for receivers to shake loose from. He has decent size too, so he is one to watch.

  • James White - WR - Detroit Crockett
    White is another who had a good season and he switched between wide receiver and defensive back and produced good results on Sunday. He's an aggressive kid with good ball skills.

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