Posted On: 07/28/20 11:00 AM

Head Coach: Ty Spencer

Division: 3

Conference: Detroit Public School League – Black

2019 Overall Record: 11-3

Returning Key Players:

Dante MooreDanteMoore6'2" | QBDetroit King | 2023StateMI | QB | 2023

Jaylen ReedJaylenReed6'1" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021 (Penn State commit)

Brandon HonorableBrandonHonorable6'7" | OLDetroit King | 2021StateMI | OL | 2021 (Pittsburgh commit)

Esean CarterEseanCarter6'3" | DLDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DL | 2021 (Toledo commit)

Johnathan SlackJohnathanSlack6'3" | OLDetroit King | 2023StateMI | OL | 2023

Rishad HenceRishadHence5'10" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021 (Akron commit)

Lynn Wyche-ElLynnWyche-El5'9" | WRDetroit King | 2022StateMI | WR | 2022

Kenny MerrieweatherKennyMerrieweather6'3" | WRDetroit King | 2023StateMI | WR | 2023

Aaron WadeAaronWade5'9" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021

Justin WhyteJustinWhyte5'9" | RBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | RB | 2021

Analysis: Detroit King was bested by Mona Shores in the state finals last season, but they return in 2020 as arguably the top team in the entire state. Sophomore Dante MooreDanteMoore6'2" | QBDetroit King | 2023StateMI returns as the starter under center after putting together a brilliant freshman season in 2019. He’ll have plenty of weapons to work with, which includes senior running back Justin WhyteJustinWhyte5'9" | RBDetroit King | 2021StateMI, junior receiver Lynn Wyche-ElLynnWyche-El5'9" | WRDetroit King | 2022StateMI and fellow sophomore receiver Kenny MerrieweatherKennyMerrieweather6'3" | WRDetroit King | 2023StateMI. Sophomore Johnathan SlackJohnathanSlack6'3" | OLDetroit King | 2023StateMI and seniors Brandon HonorableBrandonHonorable6'7" | OLDetroit King | 2021StateMI and Dante MooreDanteMoore6'2" | QBDetroit King | 2023StateMI | QB | 2023 Jaylen ReedJaylenReed6'1" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021 (Penn State commit) Brandon HonorableBrandonHonorable6'7" | OLDetroit King | 2021StateMI | OL | 2021 (Pittsburgh commit) Esean CarterEseanCarter6'3" | DLDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DL | 2021 (Toledo commit) Johnathan SlackJohnathanSlack6'3" | OLDetroit King | 2023StateMI | OL | 2023 Rishad HenceRishadHence5'10" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021 (Akron commit) Lynn Wyche-ElLynnWyche-El5'9" | WRDetroit King | 2022StateMI | WR | 2022 Kenny MerrieweatherKennyMerrieweather6'3" | WRDetroit King | 2023StateMI | WR | 2023 Aaron WadeAaronWade5'9" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | DB | 2021 Justin WhyteJustinWhyte5'9" | RBDetroit King | 2021StateMI | RB | 2021 Analysis: Detroit King was bested by Mona Shores in the state finals last season, but they return in 2020 as arguably the top team in the entire state. Sophomore Dante MooreDanteMoore6'2" | QBDetroit King | 2023StateMI returns as the starter under center after putting together a brilliant freshman season in 2019. He’ll have plenty of weapons to work with, which includes senior running back Justin WhyteJustinWhyte5'9" | RBDetroit King | 2021StateMI, junior receiver Lynn Wyche-ElLynnWyche-El5'9" | WRDetroit King | 2022StateMI and fellow sophomore receiver Kenny MerrieweatherKennyMerrieweather6'3" | WRDetroit King | 2023StateMI. Sophomore Johnathan SlackJohnathanSlack6'3" | OLDetroit King | 2023StateMI and seniors Brandon HonorableBrandonHonorable6'7" | OLDetroit King | 2021StateMI and Elijah ReillyElijahReilly6'3" | OLDetroit King | 2021StateMI lead the offensive line that will be tasked with protecting all of that talent at the skill positions. The Crusaders return probably the most talented defense in the state, which is lead by senior defensive back Jaylen ReedJaylenReed6'1" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI. The talent in the secondary doesn’t stop at Reed as Rishad HenceRishadHence5'10" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI, Aaron WadeAaronWade5'9" | DBDetroit King | 2021StateMI and Trae’vion Meadows are all collegiate level talents. Detroit King is loaded on the defensive line with senior Esean CarterEseanCarter6'3" | DLDetroit King | 2021StateMI, senior Walter Herndon IIIWalterHerndon III6'2" | DLDetroit King | 2021StateMI, junior Terell HollingsworthTerellHollingsworth6'0" | DLDetroit King | 2022MI and junior Terence MaizeTerenceMaize5'11" | DLDetroit King | 2022StateMI. Junior linebackers Blake BailiffBlakeBailiff6'0" | LBDetroit King | 2022StateMI and Imani DowdellImaniDowdell6'0" | LBDetroit King | 2022MI are players that could be fast risers on the recruiting front as they will be key to the team’s success. The team returns much more talent than I was able to talk about, which is why this team is a safe bet to return to the state finals and take home the title in 2020.

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