PSL event Dec. 10 at Cass Tech a one-stop shop for college football recruitment

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

In an effort to make college recruitment more accessible to all Detroit Public School League football prospects, the first annual PSL College Coach-Student Exchange will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at Cass Tech High School.

The event, in which college coaches from throughout the country will be assigned individual tables to meet with PSL student-athletes, is co-sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the National Alliance of African American Athletes (NAAAA) and is the second part of a two-day recruiting affair.

It starts on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m., with the seventh annual Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Wayne County Recruiting Fair at Dearborn Edsel Ford High School.

The goal for Alvin L. Ward, DPS executive director of athletics, event organizer Michael Kostoff, and Garnett Mims, president of the Detroit chapter of NAAAA, is to make college football recruiting more efficient, organized and fair to all PSL student-athletes and college coaches.

“This will allow our scholar-athletes to be seen and meet with dozens of college coaches in one setting,” Ward said. “The exposure should lead to more of our seniors getting football scholarships and the chance to earn a college degree by playing a game they love.”

The Dec. 9 event at Dearborn Edsel Ford will allow high school coaches to meet privately with every college coach in attendance and colleges will also be allowed to meet with high school seniors.  It’s during that time when PSL coaches can meet with college coaches and share information about student-athletes they believe are scholarship material.

At the PSL event Dec. 10 at Cass Tech, every college in attendance will be assigned a table to meet with prospective recruits.

PSL senior student-athletes, coordinated through their high school coaches, will be bused from a designated location to  Cass Tech. They should arrive with copies of their transcript, a bio sheet (including name, school, home address, email address, and phone number) and enough copies of their highlight tape to be seen by every coach.

“In my contacts with college coaches all over the country, this is something they’ve wanted for a long time and they’re very excited about it,” Mims said. “There’s a lot of talent that comes out of the PSL every year. The college coaches know it. That’s why they’re eager to be here. We see this Dec. 10 event at Cass Tech as a win-win for the colleges and our PSL athletes.”

To RSVP for the Wayne County Fair and PSL Coach-Student Exchange, or for further information, call 313-999-0342 or email

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