Vorheese Zanders transferred from Detroit Renaissance to Inkster (Mich.) High School this off-season, and the transition also involves a change in his primary position. This past weekend, the 6-0, 165-pound Zanders lined up at his new position at a combine in Wixom, Mich., and earned Hot 11 mention for his play.
"At Renaissance I had played a lot of defense. I played receiver too, but I didn't get as many looks with Delano Collins and Dana Dixon as seniors," Zanders said. "(Inkster's) pushing me more towards receiver and every camp I've gone to, I've done pretty good. Everywhere I go they like how I get to the ball and my routes.
"I'm a good DB and I'm going to go to some of these one-day camps and play DB as well. I can really lock down. I can play both ways, but I really like playing receiver because I can go get the ball and I just like the offensive side of the ball better than defense."
At Renaissance last season, Zanders recorded 24 receptions and three touchdowns on offense to go along with 30 tackles on defense.
Zanders, along with teammates Daniel Lindsey and Nathan Lindsey, finalized their summer camp schedule earlier this week. Among the schools they plan to camp with are Indiana, Michigan, Cincinnati, Central Michigan and Toledo.
"I was going to go to Michigan State, but I just got done talking to their coach and he said they were only recruiting two receivers and four DB's," Zanders said. "I might still go to Michigan State, but I don't know."
At this point, Zanders said he is receiving the most recruiting attention from Indiana, Central Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa.
One benefit of the move from Renaissance to Inkster, according to Zanders, is that he will be catching passes this fall from four-star quarterback Devin Gardner.
"At the slot receiver, you can't find too many quarterbacks who can throw the out route, but Devin can throw that out route, he can throw the hitches, the post," Zanders said. "He gets it there with a little heat on it, so all I have to do is my part, catch the ball and move the chains."