I know it has taken some time, too much in fact, but the first installment of the state-wide GLH rankings are here. We start off with the bigs.
1. Corey Petros [right] 6’10” Utica Eisenhower – Oakland
It’s probably a down-year for centers in Michigan, but incredibly strong everywhere else. But after looking over the list of next-level guys, my number one center prospect is Petros. Long, with size for the position, plus he’s productive right now. Oakland nabbed Michigan’s best center prospect and may have gotten a steal.
2. Nate VanArendonk 6’10” Grand Haven – Central Michigan
He’s a big bodied guy that will be able to play some minutes at CMU. Knows how to use his frame and isn’t exactly a stiff at the position the way so many are at this age. When I first heard he got a mid-major scholarship, I thought it was a misfire for Zeigler, but then when I looked around at what was available, it actually sounds about right.
3. Brandon Crane 7’0” Midland
He’s the tallest recruit so that’s vaults him up the charts alone. Definitely a long-term prospect over a guy that can make a difference right away, but Crane is a hard worker so expect the long-term gamble to pay off. Not a bad athlete for 7’0” and exceptional grades.