Kickers and punters are usually among the last positions to be offered in the recruiting process. So…
Midwest Underclassman Notebook (8/8)
Junior Linebacker Duo Turning Heads Morgan Park (Ill.) has always had plenty of talent, so naturally, the Mustangs have had a few young kids stashed away on their two deep the past couple of years who will make an impact this year. The best of the bunch right now appears to be speedy wide receiver Daron Brown, but there is plenty more where he came from. The team will have two juniors at linebacker this year who they are very excited about. Abdullah Asad and Dionta Turner have been pegged by the coaches as "special" and will join Brown as highly recruited players next season. Ford Tough Kenowa Hills (Grand Rapids, MI) is not normally a school who pumps out college recruits, but they do have a junior who looks like a future FBS prospect. Safety/running back Justin Ford has good size (6'2, 190) and shows a lot of range and ball skills back in the secondary. Lynch Looking For Attention Avondale High (Auburn Hills, MI) went 0-9 last year, but they are looking to improve upon that this year and a big part is rising junior linebacker Darryl Lynch. A solid 6'1, 210-lb hitter, Lynch is aggressive and opponents pegged him as one of the best players they've faced despite Avondale's struggles. Hagerup Hangs It Up One of the top punters in the midwest next year will be Whitefish Bay (WI) product Will Hagerup. At 6'4, 210-lbs, he also plays tight end and linebacker, but is being recruited as a punter, where he averaged over 40 yards a punt last season. He is hearing from several Big Ten schools already, including instate Wisconsin who is showing him the most attention early on. Illinois is APB Central The Land of Lincoln is loaded with All-Purpose, speedy tailbacks in the 2010 class. Warren's Greg Kennedy, a 5'10, 170-lb lightning bolt is one of the best of the group. Last season, Kennedy rushed for 1144 yards and 13 touchdowns. Nazareth's shifty LaSteven Kennedy created a buzz by rushing for 1305 yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore last season. The YouTube Highlight Reel of that season has added to the intrigue.
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