Adidas Invitational: Early Preview
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 20, 2012


Here is a look at some of the top talents expected to participate in the April 7 event.

The Adidas Invitational is the new incarnation of what was the Michigan Showcase and the Midwest Showcase in past years. The Maximum Exposure brand, lead by Curtis Blackwell and Chanterius Brock, has brought top talents from around the country together in the Detroit area for the past few years and this event, scheduled for April 7, should be no different.

Registration is not yet closed, but it is an invite only camp.




Expected Attendees:

Jaylon Smith LB Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers
The nation's number one outside linebacker prospect will look to show that his 4.44 at the Best of the Midwest Combine was not a fluke and his ranking is spot on. Holds double digit scholarship offers.

Shane Morris QB Warren (MI) DeLaSalle
Michigan commitment is a strong armed prospect who is currently ranked as a 5-star and the #3 quarterback in the country.

Jon Reschke LB Birmingham (MI) Brother Rice
Michigan State commitment is a 4-star prospect who put up good numbers at Spartan camp last year as well as last week's SPARQ combine and will look to do the same in Detroit.

Jourdan Lewis CB Detroit (MI) Cass Tech
Michigan commit and an outstanding athlete who helped lead the Technicians to a state title last year.

Mike Rogers WR Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers
A recent recipient of an Iowa offer, Rogers is an athletic receiver who will look to build upon that offer list and raise his profile with a strong performance.

Khalid Hill TE Detroit (MI) Crockett
Michigan commitment has good hands and will have a chance to show he has the speed and route running skills to be a real threat at the next level.

Christopher Worley LB Cleveland (OH) Glenville
A long, athletic linebacker, Worley will get to show his versatility by participating in coverage drills and 1-1s.

Kevin Gladney WR Akron (OH) Firestone
A nice sized target who already holds multiple BCS offers.

Aregeros Turner RB Akron (OH) Copley
Has three scholarship offers already, and is a track guy who will get to show some of his speed and athleticism, as well as pass catching ability.

Steven Elmer OT Midland (MI)
Notre Dame commitment has been competing all off-season and is one of the most athletic offensive linemen in the entire Midwest.

David Dawson OL Detroit Cass Tech (MI)
Michigan commitment has always been a great combine performer and will look to continue that here.

Cameron Dillard OG Canton (MI)
Dominant run blocker with an impressive offer list will look to show that his pass protection has improved since last year.

Dennis Finley OT Detroit Cass Tech (MI)
Big, 6'7 offensive tackle has come a long way since we first saw him and now has multiple offers.

Kenton Gibbs DT Detroit Cass Tech (MI)
Holds multiple offers and quickness off the ball makes him tough to deal with both in-game and in a combine setting.

Delano Hill S Detroit Cass Tech (MI)
Has several Big Ten offers and has good size to go along with good ball skills.

Berkley Edwards RB Chelsea (MI)
Ran high 4.3-low 4.4 at the Silverdome over the Winter and holds several scholarship offers.

Corey Willis CB Holland (MI)
Great athlete and high school quarterback will get a chance to try wide receiver and cornerback at this event.

Gairus Coleman WR Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison
Smaller, but very quick, precise and sure handed receiver who holds several scholarship offers.

Other Attendees With Offers
Isaiah Gourdine | DB | Farmington (MI)
Joshua Cox | DB | Warren De La Salle (MI)
Mycial Allen | DB-WR | Detroit King (MI)
Desmond King | CB | Detroit Crockett (MI)
Deshun Brown | RB | Birmingham Brother Rice (MI)
DeJuan Rogers | CB | Detroit Cass Tech (MI)
Pete Cender | TE | Howell (MI)
Luke Maclean | OLB | Grand Blanc (MI)
Isaac Griffith | WR | Fort Wayne Homestead (IN)


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