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
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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