May 21, 2010

Canton (MI) RB Davion Stackhouse getting looks

Regarded as one of the top running backs in the state of Michigan last year, Canton's Davion Stackhouse is finally starting to see his recruitment pick up. As a junior, Stackhouse finished with over 900 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns despite being banged up at times. He led Canton all the way to the regional finals where they were defeated by eventual Division 1 state champion Detroit Catholic Central 31-24.

"I think I had a pretty good season individually," said Stackhouse. "I feel like there was one or two more things I could have done in the DCC game to maybe change the outcome, but overall it was a good season for us. You always look back and think you could have made it further though."

At 6-foot and 194 pounds, Stackhouse has been a mainstay on the camp and combine circuit this spring and was recently one of the more impressive running backs at the Midwest Elite Camp in Wixom, MI.

"I'm a power runner with speed," added Stackhouse. "Now, I'm not very shifty, but I still have the ability to make guys miss. A also run with power, I can initiate the contact and get yards that way also."

Michigan State, Toledo and Bowling Green have been the three schools showing the most interest according to Stackhouse, and while he has yet to set any visits, he has an idea of what he's looking for in a school.

"The first thing I'm looking for is a schools academic programs and then I'm looking to go somewhere where I could play right away. And I'd also like a school with some history, a school that has shown in the past that they know how to win."

Of those schools, the Spartans have stood out and may have an offer fro him down the road.

"I feel like MSU is the closest to offering," added Stackhouse. "They just said they want me in camp and try some drills at receiver, running back and defensive back, then we're going to go from there."

In addition to camping at Michigan State, Stackhouse has made plans to camp at Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Central Michigan, Toledo and Kentucky.

Central Michigan has yet to contact Stackhouse this spring, but a strong camp performance at CMU on June 12th could reunite the Chippewas interest.

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