Sound Mind Sound Body: Back Seven Preview
Valdez Showers
Valdez Showers
Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Jun 14, 2010

The linebackers and secondary may be the strongest group out of all the positions for the Sound Mind Sound Body camp. Here is a quick look at the top prospects.

84 college coaches, including ones from seven Big Ten schools will head to Wayne State on Thursday for the Sound Mind, Sound Body camp, one of the best camps in the entire country.

These college coaches serve as both life and football coaches at the two day event, keynote speakers, and they will have a chance to see some really great talent.

The top prospects in the secondary will include Valdez Showers (Madison Heights Madison, Mich.), who has double digit offers including Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Wisconsin and more.

Michigan commit Delonte Hollowell (Detroit Cass Tech, Mich.) has been concentrating more on track, where he has done very well this spring, but is ready to get back on the gridiron, where is a heady, physical cover man.

Highland Park's Raymone Taylor is another who is very physical, tough, and holds several offers including Indiana and Illinois. He'll be one of the top cornerbacks there along with James Farrow (Minnetonka, Minn.), a one time Minnesota commit with offers from the likes of Michigan State, Hawaii, and many more.

Detroit Southeastern's Brandon McKay and Ypsilanti's Ryan Griffin are both without offers, but I have a suspicion that will change once schools get to see more of these talented cover men.

Of the youngsters, there are two more Cass Tech kids with bright futures in 2012 prospect Terry Richardson, and 2013 Erron Enoex.

Of the safeties, two to pay attention to are Grayson Levine (Eden Prarie, Minn.) and Carthel Garth (Southfield, Mich.).

The linebackers are a good group. Michigan State commit Taiwan Jones (New Baltimore Anchor Bay, Mich.) is big, and looks like a college player already.

Detroit Southeastern's Ed Davis, the recent recipient of a Michigan offer, is athletic, fluid and stands out in coverage.

Grosse Pointe South's duo of Will Reeves and Stanley Scott are both weight room warriors who have a chance to earn their first offers soon. Scott, the bigger of the two, will also work at defensive end.

Kenston (Ohio) product Percy Johnson holds three offers. Other 2011 linebackers who will look to earn those offers include Inkster's physical Dwight Trammer, Cass Tech's Bilaal Collins, and Saginaw Arthur Hill's Lydell Simon.

The underclassmen linebackers are an excellent group. They are lead by Orchard Lake St. Mary's James Ross, who holds several offers already. Close friend and PAL teammate Royce Jenkins-Stone (Detroit Cass Tech) may not have to wait long before he has some offers.

His current teammate, Laron Taylor, is a very good football player, who actually lead Cass Tech in tackles last year. Plymouth's Tyler Goble is another young Michigan prospect who is on the recruiting radar, as is Holland's Nathan Ricketts, a good sized youngster who had an excellent first year on varsity.

There are also a number of high profile players who could end up coming out. It is still not too late to register. Go to for more information and registration.

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