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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s 10 Michigan wide receivers to watch for this summer

By: , May 25, 2020, 12:16 pm

Burney gives you 10 WRs to watch this summer:

Tay’shawn Trent (Eastpointe East Detroit • 6-foot-4, 210 pounds • Class of ‘22) — Hottest receiver on the recruiting trail right now, mad skills, scary upside, they call him “Mr. Smooth” for a reason … think Kenny Golladay mixed with DeAndre Hopkins.

• Michigan and Penn State just offered, 10 bids since mid-month.

Jace Williams (Grand Rapids Catholic Central • 6-3, 190 • Class of ’21) — The No. 1 receiving prospect on the west side of the state, slick moves, sticky hands, all the tools for greatness at the next level.

• Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska and Kentucky all offered in the winter.

Ezra McAllister (Marshall • 6-0, 170 • Class of ‘21) — Best player you don’t know about but should in the Class of 2021, lightning in the bottle in space, natural playmaker

• Vanderbilt is his only Power 5 offer at this moment; announcing his commitment June 2. 

Lynn Wyche-El (Detroit King • 5-9, 170 • Class of ‘22) — Probably the top prospect out of the slot in the state, slippery, sure-handed and fleet-footed … a big-time baller in a pint-sized package. 

• Kentucky and Syracuse offered earlier this month.

Jeff Bowens (Southfield A&T • 5-9, 160 • Class of ‘21) — Speed merchant, soft hands, great at underneath routes.

Darnell Adams (Southfield A&T • 5-10, 175 • Class of ’21) — The best kept secret in the Southeast Michigan, natural playmaker stretching the field.

Bryant Maki (Escanaba • 6-3, 185 • Class of ’21) — The best receiver in the UP, as consistent as they come at the position statewide. Fantastic value as a recruit, will be a steal at the college level.

Anton Ricumstrict (Mt. Pleasant • 6-4, 175 • Class of ‘21) — Lean, mean pass-catching machine, flawless fundamentals, huge mitts, cagey competitor.

• The Ivy League schools and military service academies are coming on strong, Army, Navy & Harvard have offered in recent weeks.

Tyson Davis (Goodrich • 5-10, 175 • Class of ‘21) — The definition of a sparkplug with a pigskin in his grasp, dynamic athlete, quite a bit of “IT” factor.

• Committed to Central Michigan earlier in the month, but don’t be shocked if Big Ten schools enter the picture before Labor Day.

Ali Fisher (Ann Arbor Pioneer • 6-1, 185 • Class of ‘21) — Quiet assassin type, durable, nails-tough, stellar work ethic, technician on his routes, under-the-radar recruit about to be above the radar very soon.

• Rumors are floating that Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa could all offer by mid-summer.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN