Inside the Midwest 150: MAC Stars

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 21, 2012


Several players in the Midwest 150 we think will be big time steals for MAC teams.

The Mid-American Conference does not always get the respect it deserves from the recruiting world, but what is not up for debate is that the MAC has regularly put top talent into the NFL ranks. Here are a few players headed off to the conference to watch for:


  • Brogan Roback, QB, Toledo St. Johns (Ohio)
    Committed to Eastern Michigan

    The lineage of MAC quarterbacks is special from Chad Pennington to Byron Leftwich, Ben Roethlisberger and others. Roback, a four-star, is the top signal caller currently committed to a MAC school. The Eagles are a running team right now, but with Roback, we expect them to open it up more. He's a great passer who can make all the throws, but he's not a statue either as he can move and make plays with his feet as well. Great pickup for Ron English and his crew.


  • Nate Jeppesen, OG, Portage Central (Mich.)
    Committed to Toledo

    Jeppesen is tough, strong lineman who could play either side of the ball, but is likely to play offensive line at Toledo. He's a battler who really impressed us last season and again at camps this summer.


  • Desmond King, CB, Detroit Village Prep (Mich.)
    Committed to Ball State

    King, a playmaking cornerback with 18 interceptions in two seasons, decommitted from Central Michigan and switched to Ball State recently. It was a huge coup for the Cardinals, as we feel BCS schools will regret not coming harder after King. He's a great cover man who understands the game and always seems to come up with big plays.


  • Teo Redding, WR, Warren Michigan Collegiate (Mich.)
    Committed to Bowling Green

    Redding has made a name for himself as one of the most acrobatic pass catchers in the entire country this summer. With a 40-inch vertical and great ball skills, he's going to fit right in with the Falcons' high flying attack. Expect him to make a number of "wow" plays in his career, as he's already done that plenty in high school.


  • Mark Chapman, WR, Central Michigan (Mich.)
    Committed to Central Michigan

    A high school quarterback, Chapman is a fantastic athlete who is going to play receiver in college. He's good in the open field, elusive, and should be able to easily make the transition. He had BCS opportunities coming his way, but has several family members at CMU and was a big pull for the Chippewas.

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