Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Loyola's McDowell, Southfield's Marshall joining forces?

Over the course of the past couple of days it has become clear that Detroit Loyola star defensive lineman Malik McDowell will be transferring out of Loyola for his senior season for unknown reasons.
Now the rumor mill is starting to spin and places are being named where the highly coveted defensive line menace could end up and one of the destinations that continues to be named over and over again has been Southfield.
That would mean that arguably the best defensive end in the state, Lawrence Marshall, who has committed to Michigan, along with the best defensive tackle in the state, McDowell, who is widely considered as the best player in the state as well, could end up playing next to one another on the defensive line this fall.
If these rumors are true, and McDowell ends up at Southfield this fall, Marshall and McDowell could help form half of what could be one of the best defensive line units that the state of Michigan has seen in the past 20 years and possibly beyond that.
Last season Marshall tallied six sacks, and over 100 tackles from his defensive end position, while McDowell racked up 16 sacks last year along with 12 in 2011 to go along with averaging 65 tackles in each of the last two seasons.
McDowell has picked up some big time offers over the course of the last couple of years, including ones from Michigan, Michigan State as well as Alabama and Florida.
Those two on the same defensive line, is just flat out scary and could make for a very, VERY, long season for quarterbacks in the OAA White this fall.

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