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SMSB Will Host Three Back-to-Back State Champs at the City-Wide Showcase

Passing and route running is the highlight of the 7-on-7 season, and Sound Mind Sound Body is yet again paving the way for football players to showcase their skill in a rare setting.

The 5th annual SMSB 7vs7 Detroit Showcase kicks off Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University July 12th -13th. With over 80 players with D-1 offers attending the showcase, the event has the largest talent pool throughout Michigan. In its fifth year, the 7v7 city-wide showcase has proven to be a distinctive football experience among any other showcase of its kind.

Highly-touted recruits across over 30 schools will get a chance to make an early mark in preparation for their respective seasons. No other football academy has created a back-to-back showcase of notable players and the best of the best coaches. Back-to-back State Champions, Belleville High School of division-1, Warren De LaSalle of division-2, and King High School of division-3 will go to Wayne State as powerhouse teams.

Many onlookers anticipate watching the defending champs and noting potential game predictions for the year.

Ahead of the 7v7 Showcase, Coach Rohn of De LaSalle shared, “The last three years, we’ve had a great run, Warren De La Salle. A couple of state championships and a runner-up.”

“Most of our focus has been preparation on the off-season competing in tournaments like this.”

“SMSB 7v7 tournament at Wayne State is one of those things that we look forward to that gives us a challenge to become better, to become great, and our challenge on the off-season every year is to become the best football team come November, and this is one of the trademarks that we need to establish to compete and be great.”

Top players at Warren De Lasalle with D-1 offers:

Damion King IV WR/DB 2026

Offers: Illinois, UMass

Lincoln Watkins TE 2026  

Offers: Arizona State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, UMass, Western Michigan

Top De LaSalle players to watch: 

Kandakai Sherman DB 2024. Offers: Youngstown State, Grand Valley State, Wayne State, Lawrence Tech, Madonna

Carson Lovett WR 2026

Walker Neff DB 2026 

Belleville Head Coach: Calvin Norman

Top Belleville players with D-1 offers:

Bryce Underwood QB 2025

Offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota, Maryland, Louisville, Pitt, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia Tech, USF, Florida, Florida State, Rutgers, LSU, Penn State, Georgia, Colorado, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan State, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin

Jeremiah Beasley MLB/RB 2024

Michigan Commit

Top Belleville players to watch:

Andre Thomas Jr. OLB/RB 2025. Offers: Pittsburg, Maryland, Toledo, Central Michigan

Adria Walker Jr. DB/WR 2025. Offers: Marshal, Central MI

Jalen Johnson WR Central MI, Eastern MI

Jevon Martin DB 2025

Kevin Simes WR 2024

Martin Luther King Head Coach: Tye Spencer

Top King Players with D-1 offers:

Willie Fletcher LB 2025

Offers: Michigan, Oregon, Ball State, Morgan State, Central Michigan, Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Illinois, Kansas, Marshall, Missouri, Penn State

Xavier Newsome TE/DL

Offers :Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Marshall, Michigan, Penn State, Toledo, West Virginia

Top King players to watch:

Marvell Eggleston LB 2024. Offers: Toledo, Western Michigan Marshall, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, UMass, Youngstown, Howard 

Wendell Brown DB 2025. Offers: Albion.

Darryl Flemister ATH 2027

The 7v7 Showcase will be the best action-packed summer football experience.

Admission is $15 for a two-day pass, and $10 for one day entry. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.

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1 Comment

  • Jason Dion Felix
    Posted July 13, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Hello ,Sound Mind Sound Body, I have a sleeper QB you should be on the lookout for today, Joshua Brewer DEPSA (Senior), transferred from River Rouge High School his junior year. He has playing the position his P.A.L. “D”. Check him out, he is a BEAST

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