Future Blue Originals: Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. De La Salle

Future Blue Originals: Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. De La Salle

Submitted by Ace on September 29th, 2015 at 3:00 PM


KJ Hamler warms up. [Dave Nasternak/MGoBlog]

For this week's scouting post, Dave and I went out to Orchard Lake St. Mary's and their blood-red field to see four-star 2017 prospects KJ Hamler and Josh Ross, both of whom hold Michigan offers. OLSM took on Warren De La Salle in a matchup of defending state champions, though unfortunately DLS RB/CB Allen Stritzinger sat out due to injury.

Despite the absence of Stritzinger and standout linebacker Eric Rogers, De La Salle dominated; we exited the scene before the 31-8 score went final. While Hamler and Ross couldn't lead their team to victory, both showed flashes of their potential; in Hamler's case, one flash was especially bright:

We call him "Speedy Eaglet" for a reason.

[Hit THE JUMP for more video and scouting reports on Hamler and Ross.]

Future Blue Originals: Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Detroit Loyola

Future Blue Originals: Orchard Lake St. Mary's vs. Detroit Loyola

Submitted by Ace on September 1st, 2015 at 2:31 PM

Previously: Avon (Brandon Peters) vs. Ben Davis (Chris Evans)


KJ Hamler looked strong in all three phases [Dave Nasternak]

Orchard Lake St. Mary's was a heavy favorite against Detroit Loyola in Saturday's first game of the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State. While they won 24-12 and generally controlled the proceedings, they weren't as dominant as expected.

The same was the case for 2017 linebacker Josh Ross, the younger brother of Michigan linebacker James Ross. He had an up-and-down performance, but 2017 ATH KJ Hamler lived up to the billing, showing out in all three phases of the game—Hamler's big-play threat at receiver combined with a strong OLSM run game to give them the win.

Video Highlights

Split into sections for Hamler and Ross. Thanks to Dave Nasternak for manning the camera.

[Hit THE JUMP for scouting breakdowns on Hamler and Ross.]