Cass Tech had its first intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon and plenty of talent was on hand as the Technicians battled one another. It looks as if even though their state championship lineup lost big-time players, Cass Tech will be one of the top teams in the state once again this season.
Here are a few notes from some of the key recruits (some that you know, one that you probably don't) that Michigan fans should be interested in:
2014 CB Damon Webb: Webb looked good on the field Saturday, taking plenty from the coaches because they’re working to make this a big season for a player that could become on of the top recruits in the country.
He has taken visits all over this summer and said his top four right now are: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and LSU.
Webb has family in Louisiana and several of his teammates are, or will be, at Michigan by the time he's a freshman in 2014. He said that there is something nice about that level of comfort when looking at schools, though he doesn’t know if that will be a tipping point in the end.
2014 RB Gary Hosey: Yes, you read that right … running back.
The once linebacker recruit is now being looked at by the Michigan coaching staff as a potential running back for its 2014 class.
"They're recruiting me as a big back now," Hosey said. "My coach told me that after the Michigan camp the coaches like me more, and want to see me more at running back."
Hosey has been playing both positions for years but said that since he now knows the Wolverines are interested in him as a big back, he has spent more time focusing on that position.
"I think Gary Hosey has all the makeup to be a great running back -- size, strength, he's low," Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher said. "The way he ran today, he's punishing kids. He could be the real deal."
Hosey, who weighs 225 pounds, clocked a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash recently.
2015 QB Jayru Campbell: In his second year leading Cass Tech, Campbell has set in and is feeling more comfortable.
He still has just three offers (Alabama, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan), but is beginning to hear from more and more schools including Michigan, UCLA, Florida State, Ohio State and a few others.
And Saturday he was put in a new situation. With a camera crew at the game filming for a documentary, Campbell was put front and center -- mic’ed up and with a quarterback camera at times.
"It was a fun experience," Campbell said. "It was real fun, but I'm really just trying to get my teammates and me ready for this season."
2015 ATH Mikey Weber: Weber is possibly one of the most athletic players, regardless of age, on Cass Tech's roster.
The 5-foot-10, 190-pound athlete plays running back and is also Campbell's backup at quarterback. He hasn't heard much from college coaches and his only college visit this summer was to Notre Dame, which he attended with fellow Cass Tech teammates. But Wilcher said that Weber's running style will gain him recognition soon enough.
And since the Michigan coaching staff is aware of all the nuances within Cass Tech football, they already seem to be informed of this player who could burst onto the recruiting scene this year.
"Mikey is one hell of an athlete," Wilcher said. "Trust me, Michigan knows all about him."