Michigan’s Top 50 High School Football 2023 Recruits: June Update

It’s been a month since MLive released its inaugural top 50 high school football recruit rankings for Michigan’s Class of 2023, so it’s time for an update. Commitments have started to rise and will continue to do so over the summer months. Still, some of the highest ranking recruits are still available, including the one at the top.

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Amare Snowden, DB, Roseville

Commitment: Cincinnati

Snowden, one of the state’s top 15 recruits, committed to transferring to Cincinnati on June 12, more than 40 other schools he had offers from. Snowden, a three-time athlete who also plays basketball and baseball for Roseville, also committed to playing baseball for the Bearcats. He has a four star rating from the 247Sports composite rankings. Last season, he had 27 tackles (one tackle for a loss) and three interceptions — one of which was returned for a TD. On offense, he had 30 receptions for 376 yards and seven touchdowns.

Drew Viotto, QB, Walled Lake Western

Commitment: Minnesota

Viotto was originally committed in eastern Michigan but was released within days in late May and re-committed to Minnesota. In fact, he broke away from the Eagles the same day the Golden Gophers offered it. A top 20 recruit in the MLive rankings, Viotto is another QB in a long line of Walled Lake Western stars at the position. Last season, he threw for 2,050 yards and 22 touchdowns with a 68 percent completion rate.

Luke Fletcher, DE, Port Huron Northern

Commitment: Eastern Michigan

Although Eastern lost Viotto as a commit, it found great talent in Fletcher around the same time. Fletcher, who is billed as the top talent from the St. Clair County area this coming fall, had 10 offers before settling on Eastern Michigan.

Luke Zanotti, OL, Bay City Central

Commitment: Western Michigan

He committed to western Michigan back May 19, picking the Broncos over offers from central Michigan, eastern Michigan and others. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder didn’t allow a sack for Bay City Central all season last fall.

Lorenzo Williams Jr., CB, West Bloomfield

Commitment: Western Michigan

Williams is expected to excel in a stacked West Bloomfield defense this fall. With a dozen offers, he signed for Western Michigan on June 3 and has a three-star rating from the 247Sports Composite.

MHSAA Division 3 Football State Championship: Detroit Martin Luther King vs. Dewitt

Detroit Martin Luther King’s Dante Moore (5) throws the ball during the MHSAA Division 3 Football State Championship game on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit. J Scott Park | MLive.com


There are still three players in the MLive top 10 yet to sign, including the top ranks Dante Moore, Detroit Martin Luther King’s five-star quarterback. According to the 247Sports rankings, Moore is currently No. 4 in QB and No. 12 overall in the nation’s 2023 class. With over 40 offers, Moore set school records for passing yards (3,050) and passing touchdowns (40) last season.

Also available is Detroit Cass Tech’s Jalen Thompson, who is a four-star defender with over 30 offers. 247Sports is currently projecting him as a Michigan State staffer. Last year he finished with 42 tackles (14 for losses), 10 sacks and 18 QB pressures. He also had six pancake blocks in offensive tackle in seven games.

There is also Clarkston offensive lineman Cole Dellinger who is currently projected by 247Sports as a Michigan State employee. Cole, the younger brother of LSU lineman Garrett Dellinger, is also heavily recruited by LSU.

MHSAA Football: Oak Park vs. West Bloomfield – September 18, 2020

West Bloomfield’s Amir Herring (56) meets Oak Park’s Caleb Bryan (18) during their high school football game at Oak Park High School in Oak Park on Friday, September 18, 2020. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.com


(Rank. Name, Pos., Team (Commitment))

1. Dante Moore, QB, Detroit Martin Luther King

2. Cole Cabana, RB, Dexter (Michigan)

3. Amir Herring, OL, West Bloomfield (Michigan)

4. Jonathan Slack, OL, Detroit Martin Luther King (Michigan State)

5. Jalen Thompson, DL, Detroit CassTech

6. Semaj Morgan, WR, West Bloomfield (Michigan)

7. Cole Dellinger, OL, Clarkston

8. Darius Taylor, RB, Walled Lake Western (Minnesota)

9. Dylan Senda, OL, Dearborn Divine Child (Northwest)

10. Khamari Anderson, TE/DE, Detroit CassTech (Cincinnati)

11. Brady Drogosh, QB, Warren De La Salle (Cincinnati)

12. Brennan Parachek, TE, Dexter (Michigan)

13. Messiah Blair, DE, Detroit Cass Tech

14. Amare Snowden, DB, Roseville (Cincinnati)

15. Nolan Ray, RB, Bloomfield Hill’s brother Rice

16. Kenneth Merrieweather, DE, Detroit Martin Luther King

17. Jameel Croft, S, Detroit Martin Luther King

18. Mason Muragin, DL, Warren De La Salle

19. Drew Viotto, quarterback, Walled Lake Western (Minnesota)

20.Ethan Clark, RB, Clarkston

21. Aaron Bradley, OT, Southfield A&T

22. Eryx Daugherty, DL, Bloomfield Hill’s brother Rice (Boston College)

23. Mychal Yharbrough, ATH, Belleville

24. Bruce Williams, DE, Ann Arbor Huron

25.Jeremiah Warren, DL, Belleville

26. Luke Fletcher, DE, Port Huron Northern (Eastern Michigan)

27. Evan Boyd, WR, East Lansing (central Michigan)

28. Laith Shamma, DE, Ann Arbor Huron (Toledo)

29. Javen Sewell, DB, Detroit Cass Tech

30. Luke Zanotti, OL, Bay City Central (West Michigan)

31. Jamil Thomas, DE, Ann Arbor Huron

32. Darius Whiteside, CB, Troy

33. Jack Storey, OT, Brighton

34. Tim Kloska, RB, Grand Rapids Western Catholic

35. Cole Olsztyn, LB, Orchard Lake St Mary’s

36. Brayden Courser, LB, Detroit Catholic Headquarters

37. Rasean Randall, ATH, Detroit Cass Tech (Northern Illinois)

38. Henry Garrity, TE, Bloomfield Hill’s brother Rice

39. Taahleak Lewis, DE/TE, Kalamazoo Central

40. Lorenzo Williams Jr., CB, West Bloomfield (West Michigan)

41. Adam Samaha, K., Ann Arbor Huron (Michigan)

42. Tarik Ahmetbasic, K, Clinton Township, Chippewa Valley

43. Jacob Booth, OT, Swartz Creek

44. Kaden Wilson, S/WR, Detroit Cass Tech

45. Leeshaun Mumpfield, QB, Detroit Cass Tech

46. ​​Matthew Nehf, OL, DeWitt

47. Jacob Thompson, RB/WR, Sturgis

48. Bryce Eliuk, RB/LB Linden

49.David Rolands, OL/DL, Berkley

50. Mekhi Jenkins, RB, Royal Oak (Central Michigan)

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