Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2012 OC Football Watch List - Receivers

Brandon Bean – Southfield
Might have the best hands in the county as drops are very rare to see from Bean, paired with his lightning quick speed, and outstanding route-running ability, look for him to torture opposing secondary’s.

Jalen Watts-Jackson – Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s
The connection of Linehan to Watts-Jackson could be the best in the county this year. Be prepared to hear that quite a bit if you’re in attendance at an OLSM game.

Chazz Miller – Lake Orion
Another returning starter at a skill position for the Dragons, Miller should open things up for the Lake Orion offense with his ability to stretch the field in the passing game.

Brandon Harding – Oak Park
Harding, along with Williams (See Below) will give Oak Park a bit of Thunder and Lighting in the passing game this year, as both have the ability to make the big play, while still doing the little things right.

Brian Williams – Oak Park
Williams has begun to emerge as a top target and paired with Harding, will give defenses all kinds of trouble in the secondary as both are nightmarish match-ups.

Erik Stubbs – Auburn Hills Avondale
With quarterback Mitch Robinson moving on to the next level, Avondale’s next signal caller will have one of the top pass catchers around as his top target this season as Stubbs will make the QB’s job much easier.

Garius Coleman – Farmington Hills Harrison
Coleman will be Mr. Everything this season for Harrison, as he could play just about everywhere on offense outside of QB, but will likely see the most playing time at wide receiver. A true playmaker whenever the ball is in his hands, much like a the No. 1 receiver last year, Aaron Burbridge.

Matt Rosteck/Tim Ford/Tyler Mack - Walled Lake Central
If Central decides to pass more often this season than they have in the past, this trio could give secondaries some fits this season.

Garrett Ross – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes
Might play at a smaller school, but has big play talent and adds another dimension to the WOLL offense going forward this season.

Andrew McBride – Rochester Adams
McBride was quietly one of the area’s best receivers last year and should build off of an impressive junior year last year and could be a breakout star this year.

Zack Tornow – Bloomfield Hills Lahser
Tornow, with quarterback Spencer McCourt should make up one of the most underrated QB/WR tandems in Oakland County as Tornow can do just about everything at receiver as he’s shown that he can catch anything thrown his way.

Matt Kosmalski - Walled Lake Northern
Should see time at both running back and wide receiver, but proved last year that he is a capable big time play maker for the Knights at either position. Look for Kosmalski to be a difference maker on both sides of the ball as he will make a big time impact on the Northern secondary

Joe Morrison – Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest
Speaking of underrated duo’s Morrison and quarterback Nathan Drews are as lethal of a combo as there is at any level in the area and expect plenty of big plays to be made between those two in the fall.

Jake Neracher - Walled Lake Western
Speed kills in football, and Neracher has plenty of it, look for Neracher to specialize in the "Big Play Department" for the Warriors this season.

Josh Macks – Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest
Can do a little bit of everything from the tight end position, and now that he's transferred to Lutheran Northwest, that offense just became much more dangerous with Macks and Morrison.
*(Thanks to Jennifer Hart for the correction)

Alan Davis – South Lyon East
Davis will be one off quarterback Cam Thomas’ top targets this year and is one of the best pure pass catching tight ends that you will find, keep an eye on him to make a big impact this year.


  1. Josh Macks transferred to Lutheran Northwest after the 2011 season.

  2. I did not know that, thank you for the information, I will make the correction ASAP.

  3. Matt Kosmalski ran a 4.34 fourty time with laser timing. Possible all state player.

  4. Wow, that's an impressive time. He's a big time playmaker and that kind of speed kills. Thanks for the information

  5. Keep and eye on Clarkston's 2014 Timothy Cason II At WR as well as DB. He should be a big surprise this season.