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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s 2020 Postseason ‘Dirty Dozen’ QB Watch List

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, November 22, 2020, 4:43 pm

A dozen guys under center in the MHSAA who have caught Burney’s eye in the football playoffs:

(alphabetical order)

Teddy Ahlers (Jackson Lumen Christi 5-foot-10 Jr.) — A ton of swagger and precision, quick trigger, tireless tenacity.

Deion Black (Warren Michigan Collegiate 6-4 Jr.) — The best QB prospect you don’t know about in Metro Detroit but need to ASAP. Scary specimen with a sick upside.

Will Damaska (North Branch 6-0 Soph.) — Displaying expert rhythm, timing and poise at the exact right time of the season.

Jake DeHaan (Grand Raids South Christian 6-2 Soph.) — Possibly the hottest QB in the state since taking the reins late and setting the stat sheet ablaze.

Cal Doyle (Grand Rapids Forrest Hills Eastern 6-3 Sr.) — Straight fire, throwing laser beams and thunder bolts.

Zane Forist (Carson City-Crystal 6-4 Jr.) — Top college prospect at the position in D8. The definition of a hidden gem.

Jeff Heaslip (Marine City 6-1 Soph.) — Star in the making, showing flashes of brilliance and a pass-happy future in Marinerland.

Bryson Huckeby (Freeland 6-4 Jr.) — All the tools a scout is looking for in the pocket; cannon of an arm, high football IQ, pinpoint accuracy.

Cole McElvany (Milan 6-1 Jr.) — Just a nasty competitor, gets the job done by any means necessary.

Charlie Peterson (Traverse City St. Francis 6-2 Jr.) — Fluid mechanics, excellent field vision, in other words, a true Traverse City Terminator when it comes to slaying secondaries. 

Bobby Skinner (Montrose 6-1 Sr.) — Maybe the grittiest QB in the state, all heart and soul type.

Alex Watters (Lansing Catholic 6-1 Jr.) — Makes sweet music with his arm and his feet, a playmaker’s playmaker.