STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s 15 most underrated QBs in Michigan’s 2021 class
Burney’s Top 15 Most Underrated QBs In The Class of 2021
1 Christian Dhue-Reid (Belleville 5-foot-10, 215 pounds) — The ultimate gamer, all he does is win big and shred secondaries. What he lacks in tangible measurables, he more than makes up for in intangible “X-factor.”
2 Drew Collins (Montague 6-3, 210) — The prototype thinking-man’s field general with wheels and a gun for an arm. In other words, the perfect package for the next level. Threw for 2,425 yards and 28 touchdowns and ran for 800 yards and 16 touchdowns last year.
3 Alex Thole (Schoolcraft 6-0, 180) — Powerful arm, crisp delivery, pinpoint accuracy.
4 Colin Parachek (Dexter 6-4, 200) — Gunslinger, pure and simple: AKA stratospheric upside.
5 Austin Myers (New Boston Huron 6-4, 210) — Gunslinger, pure and simple: AKA totes a flamethrower for an arm.
6 Jacob Bendtsen (Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 6-2, 185) — DII recruit with DI potential, a baller under center in every way, shape and form.
7 Jacob Bousamra (North Farmington 6-3, 195) — Quiet assassin in the pocket, this southpaw spinner picks apart defenses with surgical efficiency.
8 Noah Beaudrie (Erie-Mason 6-0, 175) — Best QB in the state you don’t know about but need to ASAP.
9 Ali Beydoun (Dearborn Fordson 6-3, 180) — Playmaker personified, a total swag nasty out the pocket.
10 Tanner Slazinski (Bloomfield Hills 6-3, 180) — Gutty field general who plays with a chip on his shoulder.
11 Carter Sullivan (Saginaw Heritage 6-5, 230) — A lot of tools in his arsenal that usually translates to success at the next level … passes the eye test with flying colors.
12 Carson Gulker (Zeeland West 6-3, 190) — Hard-nosed competitor, good mechanics and a soft touch.
13 Nicky Johnson (Holt 6-2, 210) — Entered Beast Mode last fall, won’t be slowing down any time soon. Can make all the throws, plays with poise.
14 Brady Hessbrook (Ithaca 6-1, 190) — Consistency, intelligence and the definition of fundamentally sound.
15 (tie) Gavin Brooks (Livonia Churchill 6-0, 185) — Heady signal-caller who has a knack for chunk plays and grabbing the game by the horns and making things happen.
15 (tie) Brennan Hayes (Hudsonville 6-0, 190) — Under-the-radar diamond in the ruff, smooth and frosty in crunch time like his city’s ice cream tastes in the postgame fiesta.
Three underrated QBs out of the MAC
Jack Donovan (Chippewa Valley 6-2, 185)
Zach Droski (Macomb Dakota 6-1, 175)
Josh Byers (Utica Ford 6-2, 180)
Two underrated QBs out of the Flint Metro
Braylon Silvas (Flint Kearsley 5-11, 170)
Dylan Davidson (Fenton 6-0, 180)