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Free Press top 25 Michigan high school players: Nos. 6-10


1:00 AM, Aug. 22, 2012 EDT


Mick McCabe picks the state's top-25 players. Here are Nos. 6-10 (come back Thursday for Nos. 1-5):

Cameron Dillard

OL, CANTON

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

* Related: Players 16-20

* Related: Players 21-25

Wyatt Shallman

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.

David Dawson

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.

Luke MacLean

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.

Jesse Chadwell

OT, CLARKSTON

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.

Contact Mick McCabe: 313-223-4744 or mmccabe@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mickmccabe1.

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