The high school seasons for Michigan's nine football pledges are about to start. Before the future Wolverines begin their senior seasons, here is a comprehensive look at their stats from their 2013 campaigns.
QB Alex Malzone: Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice went 14-0 in 2013, capturing the Catholic High School League Central Division 20-7 over Catholic Central, and defeating Muskegon 38-21 in the Division 2 state title game … Malzone completed 190 of 281 passes (67.6 percent), for 2,795 yards, 25 touchdowns, and nine interceptions, posting a pass efficiency rate of 174.12.
ATH Brian Cole: Saginaw Heritage went 5-4 in 2013, failing to win the Saginaw Valley-North division, and failing to make it to the state playoffs … Defensively, Cole recorded 47 tackles, and five interceptions … Offensively, he ran for over 1,200 yards, with 16 touchdowns.
TE Chris Clark: Avon (Conn.) Old Farms went 8-2 last season, and won the Erickson League title. The Beavers lost the New England Prep School Super Bowl, falling to Suffield Academy 50-42 … Clark caught 39 passes for 417 yards (10.7-yard average) and six touchdowns.
PK Andrew David: Massillon (Ohio) Washington went 9-3 in 2013. The Tigers lost to Highland in the OHSAA Division 2 state playoffs … David was 5 of 10 on field goal attempts, and 24 for 25 on point-after-touchdown attempts.
CB Garrett Taylor: Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher's was 6-4 last season, and lost in the first round of the state playoffs, 34-14, to future Wolverine QB Wilton Speight and The Collegiate School … Taylor recorded 47 tackles, forced two fumbles, and had one interception.
LB Darrin Kirkland: Indianapolis Lawrence Central went 3-7 in 2013 and was bounced in the first round of the state playoffs … Kirkland still accounted for 110 tackles, and eight sacks.
S Tyree Kinnell: Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne went 11-2 in 2013, and won the Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division. The Warriors fell to Hilliard Davidson 37-7 in fine third round of the OHSAA Division I state playoffs … Kinnel intercepted three passes, forced four fumbles, and had 60 tackles.
OL Grant Newsome: Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.) went 10-1 in 2013, losing to Hopewell Valley in the state playoffs 31-14. They also won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League.
OL Jon Runyan Jr.: Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep went 12-3 last season, winning the Philadelphia Catholic League AAAA division, as well at the PIAA Class AAAA football state title.
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