PSL commands the spotlight on college football National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Chuck Johnson
Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics

College football’s 2015 National Letter of Intent Signing Day had the media spotlight squarely focused on the Detroit Public School League’s ceremony Wednesday in downtown Detroit.

The PSL event was initially to be held at Marcus Garvey Academy’s Harambee Center but, with schools closed because of the weather, the venue was changed and the program went off as planned.

Families, coaches and school supporters, along with a huge media throng, filled the Horatio Williams Foundation auditorium, where two dozen PSL student-athletes declared their college choices.

webermediaNo declaration was more eagerly anticipated than that of Cass Tech’s Mike Weber, the state’s No. 1-rated Blue Chip college recruit.

Alphabetically, Weber was the last college-bound senior to be introduced and his late arrival added to the suspense. After weighing all the pros and cons, Weber made it official by signing with The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

In bypassing the University of Michigan, where he had initially chosen before de-committing in November, Weber said the hardest part about the recruiting process was “saying no” to the schools he turned down.

PSL star-power in the Class of 2015 was spread out among schools. You can watch the stream of the PSL signing day ceremony on

King defensive lineman Kyonta Stallworth and linebacker Tyriq Thompson both chose Michigan State University. The Crusaders’ duo ranked among the state’s top 10 Blue Chip prospects along with Cass Tech lineman Joshua Alabi, who will remain Weber’s teammate at Ohio State.

Western International running back Romello Ross and Cass Tech linebacker Michael Oliver will become teammates at Central Michigan University. East English Village quarterback Anton Curtis signed with Western Michigan and EEVPA defensive end Kamahl March chose Southern Illinois.

In all, 33 PSL graduating seniors received college football scholarships. To see photos of the PSL signing day event, click on the Detroit Public School League page on Facebook.


CASS TECH (13) DL Joshua Alabi (Ohio State) LB Keontae Appling (Garden City Kan.) DB Keyshawn Gilmore (Iowa Western) DB Tyler Gilmore (Siena Heights) DE Andre Gregory (Garden City Kan.) LB Alonzo Grigsby (Garden City Kan.) LB Keith Jones (Garden City Kan.) OT Damien Oliver (Morgan State) LB Michael OIiver (Central Michigan) DT Daniel Reddick (Lincoln) WR Ke’Von Sardin (Siena Heights) DT Corey Tucker (Siena Heights) RB Michael Weber (Ohio State)

CENTRAL (1) DE Lamon Moore (Grand Valley State)
CODY (1) DL Brian Taylor (Siena Heights) DENBY (2) DT Dewan Brown (Finlandia) DT Artaka Ross (Alabama State)

EAST ENGLISH VILLAGE (3) QB Anton Curtis (Western Michigan) DE Kamahl March (Southern Illinois) RB Leon Timmons (Siena Heights)

KING (6) RB Demetrius Fullilove (Siena Heights) OG-DT Dante Hollis (Campbellsville Ky) DB Malik Jennings (Adrian) LT Eric Martin (Central State) DL Kyonta Stallworth (Michigan State) LB Tyriq Thompson (Michigan State) RENAISSANCE (6) DE Jimmie Cannon (Michigan Tech) RB Dwight Harvey (Edinboro Pa.) DL Terrance Ingram (Jamestown ND) DL Marcus Langston (Jamestown ND) WR Kyle Lewis (Wayne State) DB Travis Tidwell (Michigan Tech) WESTERN (1) RB Romello Ross ( Central Michigan)



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