William Gholston has reason to smile right now. Fresh off of his first two offers from Michigan and…
Scouting Report: Detroit Southeastern
#1 DB/WR Darryl Pitts Senior 6'2, 185 Notes: Pitts is a tall kid, who can do a lot of different things on the football field. Today, he lined up at cornerback, but could project to safety as well. He showed good ability in coverage as he was not beaten and made a great play, coming up and blowing up a wide receiver screen. At wide receiver, he did not have many passes thrown his way, but did show his athleticism, going up high and winning a jump ball. Pitts is getting some FBS attention and rightly so. #3 WR/CB William Sturges Senior 5'8, 170 Notes: Sturges had a relatively quiet game. He has good feet and quickness and showed some of that in coverage as a cornerback. When Thomas was hurt, he came in at quarterback and had a couple of nice runs. He was not really thrown to much today. #5 RB Donovan Wilson Senior 5'10, 190 Notes: Wilson has quietly put together a nice year. He showed a good burst, hitting the hole and going right up the middle on a couple of big runs for the Jungaleers. He does not waste a lot of time hesitating and gets going north and south. He showed pretty good breakaway speed as he ran away from Cass' defense, not an easy thing to do. If he keeps it up, he'll have some options as far as where to play in college. #55 OT Kyle Bryant Senior 6'5, 290 Notes: Bryant already has a couple of MAC offers and you can see why, as he has the ideal frame for a college tackle. He is a pretty good athlete who moves around well and has nice, long arms. I would like to see him play with more intensity and finish blocks with authority, but he has a good set of raw tools. A college weight program and a little fire lit under him and he has the chance to be a good one. #2 DE William Gholston Junior 6'7, 242 Notes: This was the first time I had seen Gholston in person in awhile and he is starting to fill out. He is very impressive physically as he is every bit of 6'7, and still has a good amount of room to fill out. Today, as has been the trend this season, he has moved back off the line and played linebacker, which allows him to blitz from multiple spots and run to the ball. Despite his size, he runs to the ball very well, as he showed the ability to get out to the flanks and make tackles in space. Of course, his future is with his hand down at defensive end, but the fact that he can play these roles tells you something about his athleticism. When he did rush off the edge, he was unable to make much progress against William Campbell. Their matchup just highlighted the fact that Gholston needs to continue to work in the weight room and add some pass rush moves into his repitoire, but he is an outstanding athlete. On offense, he was only used on a couple snaps as a blocker. #4 QB Edward Thomas Junior 6'1, 175 Notes: Thomas had a great game and was the key to the Jungaleer victory today. Early in the game, he made a lot of plays with his feet, getting outside the pocket and either taking off or keeping the play alive long enough to find open receivers. He is mature, patient and did a good job of keeping his head up on the run and looking for receivers coming open and that resulted in one of the Southeastern touchdowns. He shows a strong arm, although his release mechanics could be improved. He also threw a couple deep balls up for grabs, where he could have taken the underneath options. He was briefly injured and adding weight and strength will help him take the hits in the future, especially considering his style of play. All in all, an outstanding performance though and although he will need the right system in college, he has the look of an FBS prospect. #57 DT/OT Jonathan Hankins Junior 6'3, 315 Notes: Hankins is a stout, wide bodied plugger in the middle. He is pretty strong and does a good job of getting leverage and holding his ground. He made a couple nice plays in space, which was good to see. On offense, he plays tackle, but would be a guard in college. I think his future is on defense though, as a nose guard type. He has done a good job of getting his weight down, there is still some work to be done there, but he played both sides of the ball and did not appear to wear down in the 4th quarter, so that was a big positive. He has a lot of upside and I think he is capable of playing at an FBS school.
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