Preseason All-Lake Area Offense

Jacob Cerny is headed from the Big North to the Big Ten.

Traverse City West senior tackle Jacob Cerny will be headed from the Big North to the Big Ten.

OL Jacob Cerny  6-5  290  Sr  Traverse City West: TC West may have lost one Big Ten tackle, MSU pledge Thiyo Lukusa, for his senior season to New Jersey, but returns another Big Ten tackle in Cerny, who recently committed to Illinois.

OL Michael VanHoeven  6-5  305  Sr  Paw Paw: He’s a two-time all-conference guard for the Redskins and was Offensive MVP of the LMFR’s spring combine. VanHoeven has committed to EMU.

OL Derices Brown  6-2  275  Sr  Muskegon: He’s started at guard for two straight state finalist teams. Also a productive defensive tackle.

OL Trenton Fincher  6-8  315  Sr  East Kentwood: EK will be looking for a leader on the O Line with center John Keenoy matriculating to WMU. Fincher has an offer from EMU and recently visited Wisconsin.

OL Kyle Augustine  6-3  315  Sr  Gaylord: The Big North is an offensive line hotbed, and here’s another prospect. Augustine has been a stalwart in the resurgence of the Blue Devils’ program under Will Cleaver. He’s a big-time run blocker at right tackle.

QB Jake Martin  5-11  175  Sr  Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern: He led the Huskies to the playoffs in 2014, and they look to get past their Cedar Springs bane in 2015. Martin completed 90-of-131 passes for 1,289 and 10 TDs while rushing 122 times for 917 yards and 12 TDs. He’s also a standout in the defensive backfield.

RB Monterio Smith  5-10  160  Sr  Comstock Park: He got stronger as his junior season went on and finished having rushed 105 times for 1,140 yards and 12 TDs. Smith also caught 4 TD passes.

RB Nolan Meekhof  6-1  220  Sr  Grandville: One of the top all-around football athletes in the Lake Area. He missed the first three games last season with a hamstring injury but closed strong to finish the season with 145 carries for 984 yards and eight TDs.

TE Keegan Cossou  6-5  220  Jr  Greenville: He caught six TDs last season. Also a standout on the defensive line. Cossou has offers from CMU and Toledo.

WR Gabe Steed  6-1  175  Sr  Lowell: He’s been making big plays for the Red Arrows since he was called up late in his sophomore season. In his first year as a full-time varsity starter Steed caught 34 passes for 818 yards and 10 TDs. He also scored TDs on interception and kickoff returns.

WR Hunter Broersma  6-1  180  Sr  Muskegon Mona Shores: He missed Mona Shores’ 2014 state final because of an illness, and the Sailors certainly missed his game-breaking athleticism on defense, offense and special teams. He scored seven TDs last season and made five interceptions. He’s committed to WMU.

Second Team Offense

  • OL Juanye Johnson  6-4  275  Sr  Muskegon
  • OL Mike Bordeaux  6-3  255  Sr  Muskegon Mona Shores
  • OL Karson Murley  6-1  280  Sr  Lowell
  • OL Jake Boonstra  6-3  285  Sr  Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills
  • OL Ben Sherwin  6-5  240  Jr  Traverse City Central
  • QB Pat Naughton  6-2  190  Sr  Comstock Park
  • RB Brent Murray  5-11  195  Sr  Petoskey
  • RB Ian VandenBerg  6-1  185  Sr  Paw Paw
  • TE Sam Matthews  6-2  180  Sr  East Grand Rapids
  • WR Daryn Snow  6-3  190  Sr  Portage Northern
  • WR Adam Farah  6-1  165  Sr  Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern

One response

  1. Solid players on this list. Portage Central RB Brandon Sturgeon is going to turn some heads his senior season. A lot of colleges interested in him. 1st team all conference SMAC RB as a junior. Just voted toughest running back to tackle in greater Kalamazoo area according to Mlive.

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