POWER 5 FOOTBALL STAFF

JIM BROWNE NSCA-CPT

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Founder of Athlete's Edge Training
  • 25+ years experience training high school athletes
  • Helped hundreds of high school athletes receive scholarships and many have reached the professional level.
  • NFL Alumni (Raiders, Lions, Dolphins)
  • Played in the USFL (Tampa Bay Bandits)
  • Boston College (Fullback & Track All-American)
  • Played in the Cotton Bowl, Citrus Bowl, & Liberty Bowl
  • All-Big East in Football & Track
  • Boston College Track School Record in the Shot Put
  • 1984 Olympic Trials Qualifier for the Shot Put
  • High School All-American in Football & Track (Brother Rice)
  • State Track Champion in Shot Put and Discus
  • State Track Record Holder in the Discus

GEORGE YARBERRY

I have dedicated almost my entire professional career after graduating and being a student-athlete at Hillsdale College to helping high school athletes improve their chances of getting an athletic scholarship and creating big events and platforms to help them get even more exposure.

I have attended hundreds of college football summer 1-day camps all over the country the past 20 years and they all have a similar format and structure evaluating a high school athlete. I have seen too many athletes go to these camps unprepared after spending the entire offseason working on only part of their game and then falling short when a college evaluates them.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • 22 Years experience helping high school athletes with the college recruiting process.
  • Founder of the Midwest Elite Football Combine --The 1st High School Football Combine in Michigan
  • Founder of the Midwest Elite Exposure Camps
  • Founder of Michigan Elite Football -- the 1st Independent website in Michigan helping high school football players get exposure. Published 2 132-page full color HS Football recruiting magazines.
  • Founder of the Elite Big Man Camps -- The #1 Big Man Camp in the Midwest.
  • Founder of the Elite Football Network
  • Worked at Rivals.com for 7 Years
  • Full Scholarship Athlete and 3-year starter at Hillsdale College
  • All-Northwest Ohio & All-Northern Lakes
  • All-City (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Robert Bolden

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Penn State, LSU, and Eastern Michigan
  • 1st true Freshman Quarterback to start for Joe Paterno
  • Selected as an Elite 11 Quarterback & one of the nation's best in the 2010 recruiting class
  • 2x All-State in Football at Orchard Lake St.Mary
  • Detroit Free Press Dream Team
  • 4-Star Prospect by Rivals.com & Scout.com
  • #3 Dual-Threat Quarterback Nationally (247Sports)
  • All-Oakland County & All-Detroit Catholic League
  • Played in the 2007 & 2009 State Championship Games

IAN ERIKSEN

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Eastern Michigan University (2015-2018)
  • Career Stats at Eastern Michigan (1,942 Rushing Yards & 21 Touchdowns)
  • 2x All-State in Football at Clarkston High School
  • 2x High School Football State Champions (2013, 2012)
  • Detroit Free Press Dream Team
  • All-Time Leading Rusher at Clarkston
  • HS Career Rushing Yards (3,932 Yards, 65 Touchdowns)
  • 2013 State Championship Game vs Detroit Catholic Central: 32 Carries for 242 Yards and 3 TD's
  • All-State in Track (200M - Finished 6th Place overall in Division 1)
  • HS Combine #'s: 4.5 40 Time, 4.09 Shuttle, 33" Vertical, 17x225 Bench Press

DAVID BEEDLE

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Michigan State University (2014-2018)
  • Four-year letterwinner played in 36 career games, including 18 starts (10 at left guard, three at right guard, five at left tackle)
  • 2017 Earned 3rd-Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media
  • Named 2nd-Team All-Big Ten by Pro Football Focus
  • Named recipient of the MSU Danziger Award (Outstanding Detroit-Area Player)
  • All-State in Football at Clarkston High School
  • 2x High School Football State Champions (2013, 2012)
  • Ranked among the nation's top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 29) and Rivals.com (No. 38)
  • All-Oakland Activities Association Red selection anchored a defensive unit that allowed just 14.7 points per game in 2013

BRAD COCHRAN

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Drafted in the 3rd Round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders (80th overall pick)
  • Played in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders
  • Played at University of Michigan (1981-1985)
  • Consensus 1st Team College All-American as a Defensive Back
  • 1985 Toyota Leadership Award for "outstanding performance in the areas of team contributions, academics and citizenship."
  • University of Michigan Team Captain
  • Cochran started 36 consecutive games from 1983 to 1985 and compiled 184 tackles, 17 pass breakups and 11 interceptions.
  • Played in the Sugar Bowl and Fiesta Bowl
  • All-State at Brother Rice High School

SEAN CHARETTE

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Grand Valley State University
  • 4-Year Starter at Quarterback for Lake Orion High School
  • Holds Lake Orion career school records in passing yards (5,602) and TDs (65)
  • 2010 Division 1 State Champion
  • Led Lake Orion to two state championship games
  • Four-time All-State Honorable Mention
  • Lake Orion Team Captain
  • 3x All-Oakland County & All-Detroit North performer
  • 37 Career wins as the starting QB at Lake Orion

JOE SHIELDS

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Saginaw Valley State University
  • 3-Year Starter at Defensive Back for Troy Athens High School
  • All-Oakland County & All-Detroit North performer
  • Troy Athens Team Captain
  • Current High School Assistant (Defensive Backs)

SHANE HOLLER

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Wide Receivers Coach
  • Played at Wayne State University (Slot WR)
  • 2x State Champion at Clarkston High School
  • All-Oakland County
  • All-Detroit North
  • All-League (OAA Red Division)
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Players in the Oakland County by the Oakland Press (Senior Year)
  • Caught a key touchdown pass in the 2013 State Championship Game to help beat Detroit Catholic Central

JEREMY HICKEY

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Offensive Line Coach
  • Current NFL Free Agent
  • Played at Eastern Michigan University (2014-2018)
  • 2-Year Starter for EMU
  • Academic All-Mid-American Conference
  • Named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
  • Named to the AllState AFCA Good Works Team
  • Went to Birmingham Brother Rice High School
  • 3-Time Division 2 State Champion, All-Detroit Catholic

COLE CHEWINS

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • Played at Michigan State University (2015-2019)
  • Four-year letterwinner played in 37 career games, including 25 starts.
  • Four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • All-State in Football at Clarkston High School
  • 2x High School Football State Champions (2013, 2012)
  • All-Oakland Activities Association

LAMANZER WILLIAMS

PLAYING CAREER & TRAINING BACKGROUND

  • 6th Round NFL Draft Pick in 1998 by the Jacksonville Jaguars (Defensive End)
  • NFL Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars & Miami Dolphins
  • NFL Europe: Berlin Thunder
  • Played at the University of Minnesota
  • 1997 College All-American
  • Single Season Record Holder with 18.5 Sacks (Minnesota)
  • All-Big 10 Defensive End
  • All-State at Ypsilanti Willow Run High School
  • Considered a Top 10 Player of all-time out of the Ann Arbor Area