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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s half-dozen QB underclassmen in Michigan to watch out for in the offseason

By: , January 9, 2020, 11:52 am

A half-dozen MHSAA quarterbacks to watch for this offseason:

(in alphabetical order)

Class of 2021

Austin Myers (New Boston Huron 6-foot-4, 210) — One word comes to mind when you watch Myers throw: upside. This fireballer has tons of potential and fantastic footwork. His technique is flawless and he’s a gutty competitor.

Colin Parachek (Dexter 6-4, 200) — This Dexter dynamo is the prototype big-armed pocket passer. Parachek has excellent command in the huddle and boatloads of poise and presence under pressure. In other words, he’s tough and he’s mentally sharp.

Tanner Slazinski (Bloomfield Hills 6-3, 180) — Picture of consistency. Slaz’s mechanics are on-point every time he chucks the pigskin. He’s the kind of kid who brings a lot of “X-factors” to the table, heart, desire, dedication, eagerness to lead. Riverboat gambler type in the pocket with a strong belief in himself to make difficult throws into tight windows.

Class of 2022

Vinny Booth (Dearborn Divine Child 6-2, 190) — Shows a great deal of arm strength but also has the finesse in his throws to thread needles.

Kyler Carson (Lake Orion 6-2, 200) — Possessing a finely-tuned trigger finger, Carson gets the ball out fast and displays a soft touch on his deep balls, post routes and sideline throws.

Tyler Holtz (DeWitt 5-10 180) — A tough-as-nails signal caller, who plays bigger than his size might indicate, Holtz hurls the ball with purpose, command and a lot of zing. He’s very good with comeback throws and button-hooks and doesn’t get happy feet. When he does dart from pressure, he’s hard to bring down.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN