Class of 2016
James Haverkamp 6-6 265 Sr OL Grand Rapids Christian: He’s a second-year starter at left tackle for the Eagles, a position previously held by Tommy Doles. That would be an unfair comparison for most any player, as Doles had a rare mix of athleticism and attitude which is why he’s now playing for Northwestern. What Haverkamp does bring is a lanky tackle frame just pleading for 40 college pounds and strong technique. He was able to consistently get his hands on smaller, quicker Muskegon rushers. This is the kind of line prospect the GLIAC lines up for.
Nolan Meekhof 6-1 225 Sr RB/LB Grandville: Grandville is no stranger to big backs, as Meekhof compares favorably to Andrew Hawken a decade ago with 4.6 speed at over 220 pounds. After high school, Hawken ended up starting 10 games over the course of his career at fullback for Michigan State. And when we’re being really optimistic, like last week when Meekhof rushed 25 times for 271 yards and two TDs, he looks like the best big back out of the O-K Red since John Anes at East Kentwood 20 years ago. He also did some blocking for another Grandville back, Parker Reminga, who ran for 123 yards and three TDs. That was the most prolific game of Meekhof’s career. He ran 25 times for 256 yards and a TD in the 2014 playoff against EK.
Lukas Thompson 6-0 180 Sr WR/DB Grand Rapids Christian: Hailed as the next Drake Harris as a freshman, Thompson looked like it if fleetingly in the season opener with a career game of 176 receiving yards and a TD, and an interception. He ate up South Christian in the 2014 opener as well, stepping in at QB to run for 120 yards and a TD. But what is fast against South Christian is average against Muskegon. Thompson saw a first-quarter pass attempt sail through his hands and was not to be heard from again in the Big Reds’ win. His real potential is at cornerback, as he’s learned to get physical in press coverage, will hit and has some talent around the ball.
Class of 2017
Jacorey Sullivan 6-3 205 Jr WR/DB Muskegon: There are a number of playmakers on Muskegon’s defense, what makes Sullivan stand out is that he’s showing sideline-to-sideline speed via a college frame. Offensively he’s aspiring to Joeviear Kennedy’s role of big target and big blocker. Sullivan is one of the Lake Area’s top 10 overall recruits for 2017.
- Corey Malone Hatcher 6-3 245 Jr LB St. Joseph
- Keegan Cossou 6-5 220 Jr TE Greenville
- Johnathan Berghorst 6-3 255 Jr DL Zeeland East
- Nate Umlor 6-6 240 Jr DL Allendale
- Ian Creech 6-4 240 DL/OL Portage Central
- Jacorey Sullivan 6-3 180 Jr WR Muskegon
- Turner Ruby 6-4 285 Jr OL East Kentwood
- Evan Plate 6-3 220 Jr LB Greenville
- Walker Christoffersen 5-9 165 Jr DB Muskegon Catholic Central
- Blake Dunn 5-11 175 Jr ATH Saugatuck
Class of 2018
Antwan Reed 6-7 275 So Muskegon: What an introduction to big-time football. Reed’s live-game debut came as Muskegon’s starting left tackle — at Novi Catholic Central. In week 2 acquitted himself well against Grand Rapids Christian, showing the makings of a tough run blocker. This is the 10th starting season combined for the other four Muskegon linemen, so Reed’s in the perfect spot to learn. He’s one of 2018 line prospects who have already made a positive impression this season, as have Traverse City West’s Ryan Hayes, Rockford’s Cody Caronee, St. Joseph’s Trevor Dilley and Hudsonville’s Hunter Stearns. But Reed stands above them all, he could be a truly special tackle recruit.