2014 Sound Mind Sound Body Preview

2014 Sound Mind Sound Body Preview

The Detroit based camp will welcome top talents from across the country yet again. Here is a look at what should be a loaded roster

The Lifting as We Climb Foundation's Sound Mind Sound Body Football Academy will move this year from Southfield High, it's home for the last few years, to Chandler Park Academy.

For nearly ten years now, the camp has provided attendees with the unique opportunity to be coached and seen by college coaches on site as well as have access to speakers from all different walks of life. Since it's inception, the camp has now had seven past participants go on to play in the pros and hundreds of others have played in college.

This year, the camp will be hosted by several NFL players past and present including camp alumni William Gholston, as well as Detroit native Jerome Bettis.

Over 200 college coaches will attend with nearly all of the Mid-American Conference and Big Ten conference being represented as well as schools like Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Louisville as well as FCS, NAIA, D2 and D3 programs.

Speakers will include head coaches James Franklin (Penn State), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Brady Hoke (Michigan), P.J. Fleck (Western Michigan), Dan Enos (Central Michigan), Chris Creighton (Eastern Michigan) and Tony Annese (Ferris State).

The amount of talent this year is staggering and includes:

  • WR/S Brian Cole (Saginaw, Mich) - Multiple BCS offers, top prospect in the state of Michigan.

  • Eric Glover-Williams (Canton, Ohio) - Top five player in Ohio with multiple BCS offers. Ohio State commit.

  • RB Jacques Patrick (Orlando, Fla.) - One of the top running backs in the country and holder of nearly 40 scholarship offers.

  • DE Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn.) - Top prospect in the state of Minnesota with offers from around the country. National top 150 prospect.

  • DL Neville Gallimore (Ontario, Canada) - One of the nation's hottest prospects, who has been quickly adding offers this spring.

  • S-LB Jordan Colbert (Griffin, Ga.) - A four-star prospect committed to Auburn.

  • CB Tyson Smith (Orchard Lake, Mich.) - Four-star Michigan State commit.

  • DE Josh Alabi (Detroit, Mich.) - One of the top prospects in the state with offers from Tennessee, Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Michigan and more.

  • RB Mike Weber (Detroit, Mich.) - National top 100 prospect, multiple BCS offers and the number two prospect in the state of Michigan.

  • LB Darrin Kirkland (Indianapolis, Ind.) - Four-star Michigan commit who had offers from around the country.

  • LB Tyriq Thompson (Detroit, Mich.) - One of the state of Michigan's best, a four-star considering offers from Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan and others.

  • OL David Moorman (Northville, Mich.) - Wisconsin commit, a Scout 300 member and a top ten player in the state of Michigan.

  • OL Kyonta Stallworth (Detroit, Mich.) - Four-star Michigan State commit who has done well at offseason events.

  • DE D'Andre Walker (Fairburn, Ga.) - The nation's #12 defensive end with an impressive list of major offers.

  • OL Darryl Williams (Bessemer City, Ala.) - Has offers from Florida State, Auburn, Kentucky and many others.

  • DE-TE Tyrone Wheatley Jr. (Buffalo, Ny.) - Approaching over 20 offers on his list now with many of the country's major powers on that list.

  • WR Equanimeous St. Brown (Anaheim, Ca.) - One of the top prospects on the West Coast with an offer list now well into the double digits.


    Other 2015 prospects with FBS offers:
    S Dior Johnson - Southfield (Mich.)
    RB John Kelly - Oak Park (Mich.)
    CB Ray Buford - Southfield (Mich.)
    S Davonte Ginwright - Southfield (Mich.)
    OL-DL Wesley French - St. Joseph (Mich.)
    CB Obbie Jackson - West Bloomfield (Mich.)
    CB Armani McNulty - Bolingbrook (Ill.)
    S Kei Beckham - Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)
    DT Shahid Bellamy - Oak Park (Mich.)
    S Jamal Brown - Chicago (Ill.) Phillips
    DT Brandon Tiassum - Indianapolis (Ind.) Park Tudor
    DE Immanuel Stinson - Romulus (Mich.)
    S Tyrone Miller - Saline (Mich.)
    LB Paul Engram - Detroit (Mich.) Loyola
    LB Junior McMullen - Oak Park (Mich.)
    LB Kyle Pugh - Chicago (Ill.) Bloom
    LB Carter Masek - East Grand Rapids (Mich.)
    OT Matt Skibinski - Livonia (Mich.) Churchill
    DT DaQuan Hawkins - Atlanta (Ga.)
    LB Abdallah Jaffal - Dearborn (Mich.) Fordson
    LB Michael Oliver - Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
    LB Shaq Jones - Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep
    QB James Morgan - Green Bay (Wisc.) Ashwaubenon
    QB Riley Neal - Yorktown (Ind.)
    QB Brian Alsobrooks - Livonia (Mich.) Churchill
    QB Jayru Campbell - Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
    RB Levante Bellamy - Indianapolis (Ind.) Brebeuf Jesuit
    RB Romello Ross - Detroit (Mich.) Western
    RB Delvin Weems - Tucker (Ga.)
    S-WR Reggie Rogers - Massillon (Ohio) Washington
    CB Stanley Norman - Junipero (Ca.) Serra
    WR Damon Terry - Lansing (Mich.) Everett
    WR Grant Perry - Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Brother Rice
    TE Daniel Crawford - Macomb (Mich.) Dakota
    WR-DB Anton Curtis - East English Village Prep (Mich.)
    WR Elijah Ball - Cincinnati (Ohio) Princeton
    WR Preston Williams - Lovejoy (Ga.)
    RB-S Alex Grace - Saginaw (Mich.) Swan Valley)
    WR T.J. Rahming - Maceachern (Ga.)
    WR D.J. Moore - Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep

    2016 prospects with offers

    OT Thiyo Lukusa - Traverse City (Mich.) West
    RB Martell Pettaway - South Lake (Mich.)
    DT Jojo Garcia - Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge
    LB Daelin Hayes - Orchard Lake (Mich) St. Mary's
    CB Mecole Hardman - Elbert County (Ga.)
    DT Michael Onwenu - Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
    DB Jesse Johnson - Detroit (Mich.) King
    LB Hassan Belton - Blythewood (Ga.)
    QB Seth Green - Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge
    RB Matthew Falcon - Southfield (Mich.)
    QB Messiah deWeaver - Trotwood-Madison (Ohio)
    WR Kalebb Perry - Mount Pleasant (Mich.)
    WR Jalen Martin - Chandler Park (Mich.)
    WR Naseir Upshur - Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep

    2017 prospects with offers
    RB Jamyest Williams - Archer (Ga.)
    LB Josh Ross - Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's
    WR Donovan Peoples-Jones - Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech

    In addition, many top talents looking to earn offers like LB David Reese, OL Emani Mason and others will also attend the camp.

    For more information and registration, head to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-sound-mind-sound-body-football-academy-detroit-tickets-8559574919

    Stay tuned for more on the SMSB camps in Florida and Maryland as well.

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