South Haven (Mich.) running back Joshua Taylor has two offers, and is hoping more will come this…
MSU Camp Breakdown: QBs and RBs
Leading the way at the quarterback position was Michigan State commit Connor Cook (Walsh Jesuit, Ohio). Cook has some good tools. I like his height and overall size, and he has a nice smooth release. His passes have good spin. He has good, not great arm strength and solid overall accuracy. In 7 on 7s, he had a couple defenders jump passes, and he'll just have to keep working on not staring down his primary target. I think he is a very good fit in MSU's system, and he is a good natural passer with good all around upside. Cook's fellow Ohioan and Raw Talent member, Kevin Besser, a 2012 kid from Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary's shares some similarities with him. Like Cook, Besser is tall and has a nice, smooth release. He is one to keep an eye on for next year. Detroit Crockett's Brian Blackburn is another rising junior with a lot of upside. He's 6'5, has a strong arm and is improving in his accuracy and mechanics. Two sleepers to watch are Luke Johnson from Milford (Mich.) and Ryan Horvath from Madison Heights Lamphere (Mich.), who are both solid, efficient passers who look like good D2/1-AA prospects. At the running back position, commit Onjae Miller (Lansing Sexton, Mich.) was on hand, but did not participate. That opened the way for a few sleepers and underclassmen to be front and center. Joshua Taylor (South Haven, Mich.) is a nice sized kid with good quickness and receiving ability out of the backfield. A sleeper coming in, he earned his first scholarship offer, from Central Michigan, and should see a few more come his way. Other senior running backs who should be able to find a home at the college level include Sterling Heights' (Mich.) quick, but smaller Horace Lane, and Joey Kerridge, Traverse City (Mich.) St. Francis' bruising, but surprisingly agile fullback/halfback. Another to watch is Spencer Treadwell (East Lansing, Mich.), a coach's son who had a good junior season and is a good all around football player. The underclassmen were lead by William Mahone (Austintown Fitch, Ohio), a sturdy and explosive rising junior and Saevon Fitzgerald (Akron St. Vincent-St. Marys, Ohio), a smaller, quicker back.
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