Mick McCabe picks the state's top-25 players. Here are Nos. 6-10 (come back Thursday for Nos. 1-5):
Vitals: 6-3 1/2, 290.
Scouting: He is the most dominant blocker in school history.
A three-year starter, he has improved his movement and muscle mass. He overpowers defenders and heads downfield to deliver blocks. He will likely be a center in college. Committed to Florida.
* Related: Players 11-15
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DT/FB, NOVI DET. CC
Vitals: 6-3, 250.
Scouting: He was a defensive force last season, but was hampered by a hamstring injury. He will play both DT and DE because of his quickness and ability to close off a side of the field. He is a devastating blocker at fullback and quick enough to gain huge chunks of yardage. Committed to U-M.
OT, DETROIT CASS TECH
Vitals: 6-5, 305.
Scouting: He had an excellent season in Houston before the family moved back to Detroit, and he returns to Cass as a dominating blocker. He is aggressive, tough and a physical presence on the line. Committed to Michigan.
LB, GRAND BLANC
Vitals: 6-4, 240.
Scouting: He led the team with 115 tackles as a junior. Film study has sharpened his instincts, and he has a knack for finding the ballcarrier. He is physical enough to play in the offensive line and agile enough to be a tight end.
Vitals: 6-5, 265.
Scouting: He is a powerful blocker who overwhelms the defense. In addition to his intimidating size, he has extremely long arms that enable him to create space between himself and the defender. He is an outstanding pass blocker. Committed to Illinois.
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