Detroit Cass Tech has been one of the most prolific producers of college football talent in the Midwest over the last five years, but the crop of talent they boast in the 2012 class may be their best yet. A total of six Cass Tech juniors have already claimed offers, including 6-3, 200-pound athlete Ruben Lile.
"I got my first offer from Western Michigan," Lile said. "I'm going to be getting offered by Central Michigan soon and Iowa and Toledo want to offer me."
Lile followed up the offer from Western Michigan with a visit to the school this past weekend to see the facilities and meet with the Bronco's coaching staff.
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"It is a big school with a nice campus," Lile said. "I like the feel and like the school all around.
"Western Michigan, they liked the fact that I was a versatile player. If I was to go to Western Michigan I think I would play safety. They said they loved my film, the way that I played and that I am a good player."
In recent weeks, Lile has visited Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Michigan and Rutgers. He plans to take part in a 7-on-7 tournament at the University of Pittsburgh the weekend of April 9. Lile has been playing cornerback for his 7-on-7 team this spring, but is projected to other positions in college.
"All the schools I have been talking to have been recruiting me as a safety or a receiver," Lile said. "I would like to play defensive in college, but I will probably wind up on offense because of my size right now."
As a junior, Lile started both at wide receiver and in the defensive backfield, tallying three touchdown catches on offense and 40 tackles on defense.