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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The QB report — Ranking Michigan’s small-school signal-callers

By: , June 19, 2020, 4:36 pm

Burney’s Top 30 Small-School QBs In The MHSAA (D5-D8)

1 Alex Thole (Schoolcraft 6-foot-0, 175, 2021) — Makes boss plays under center, threw for 3,050 yards and 38 touchdowns last year.

2 Drew Collins (Montague 6-3, 195, 2021) — The TRUTH … ’nuff said.

3 Bryson Huckeby (Freeland 6-4, 190, 2022) — THER-A-FLU like upside, in other words complete and utter sicknesss…will have a ginormous next two years in the stat sheet.

4 David Williams (Dearborn Heights Robichaud 6-1, 175, 2022) — Maybe the most underrated quarterback in the whole state regardless of class size.

5 Brady Hessbrook (Ithaca 6-0, 185, 2021) — The total package of a fearless field general. Check the stats: 1,150 yards, 11 touchdowns passing, 1,050 yards, 12 touchdowns rushing. Can you say balanced attack?

6 Dylan Terryberry (Onsted 6-5, 210, 2021) — Pure dynamite in the pocket, wayyyy too overlooked for what he brings to the table.

7 Elijah Grainger (Detroit Central 6-0, 175, 2021) — Electricity personified at the position.

8 Brandon Grimes (Detroit Denby 5-10, 180, 2022) — Shake and bake special, tough as nails.

9 Anthony Garrett (Detroit Loyola 6-3, 220, 2022) — Should be dominating the Catholic League soon.

10 Noah Beaudrie (Erie-Mason 6-0, 190, 2021) — Under-the-radar thunder and lightning type under center, threw for 1,620 yards, rushed for 1,425 rushing and found the end zone 37 times in 2019.

11 Carson Farley (Grass Lake 5-9, 175, 2021) — Quite the dandy of a dime dropper. Accounted for 2,300 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air last season.

12 Giovanni Mastromatteo (Clarkston Everest Collegiate 5-10, 170, 2021) — Gritty gamer, gets the job done by any means necessary.

13 Jack Kujawa (Saginaw Nouvel 5-10, 175, 2021) — Just a playmaker, pure and simple.

14 Avery Goldensoph (Swan Valley 6-1, 170, 2021) — Laser gun of an arm, lots of energy in the huddle.

15 Doug Matthews (Laingsburg 6-1, 190, 2021) — Spitfire competitor, smooth release on his throws.

16 Conor Benson (Royal Oak Shrine 6-0, 185, 2022) — The picture of coldblooded consistency chucking that pill.

17 Keelan Eskridge (Manistee 6-1, 190, 2021) — Makes it look easy, slick on his feet, quick on the trigger.

18 Logan Heath (Merrill 6-0, 180, 2021) — Grinder who outworks and outsmarts his competition.

19 Bobby Skinner (Montrose 6-1, 185, 2021) — Smack you in the mouth kind of QB, plays with a chip on his shoulder. 

20 Danny Siminski (Auburn Hills Oakland Christian 5-11, 180, 2021) — Defines the term “killing you softly” on the field, takes opponents apart with his arm and his legs.

Ten more you should know:

21 Joe Olkowski (Michigan Center 6-3, 185, 2021)

22 Gordie LaFontaine (Elk Rapids 6-1, 195, 2021)

23 Joey Wisniewski (Riverview Gabriel Richard 6-1, 200, 2021)

24 Shea Ruddy (Ottawa Lake Whiteford 5-11, 170, 2023)

25 Dylan Kadar (Harbor Beach 6-0 175, 2021)

26 Dylan LaGrow (Hemlock 5-8, 180, 2021)

27 Logan Wagler (Hillsdale 5-10, 170, 2021)

28 Porter Mauck (Reading 5-11, 180, 2021)

29 Max Price (Muskegon Catholic Central 6-0, 175, 2021)

30 Carter Campau (Bullock Creek 6-1, 190, 2022)

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN