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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Getting Dirty In December — Burney’s Michigan junior QB power rankings

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, December 20, 2020, 2:58 pm

MHSAA Class of ’22 QB Power Index — The December “Dirty Dozen”

1 Ty Holtz (DeWitt 6-foot-0, 195 pounds) — Was the No. 1 field general in the state this year and it wasn’t even really debatable. The new MHSAA Drew Brees.

2 Larry Robinson (Saline 6-0, 175) — Dynamic performer, explosive dual threat.

3 Mike DePillo (Clarkston 6-6, 210) — Underrated surgeon in the pocket, should have more offers right now.

4 Brandon Mann (Birmingham Detroit Country Day 6-3, 190) — Heart, high football IQ, athletic build and pedigree, big arm.

5 Declan Byle (Novi Detroit Catholic Central 6-2, 180) — Probably the most improved QB in the state, can carve up cornerbacks like a holiday goose.

6 Joe “Joey Football” Silveri (Grand Rapids Catholic Central 6-2, 200) — Has so much “It” factor it’s scary, threads needles in tight spots in the clutch, can go RPO and gash a defense with his feet as well.

7 Jake Coulter (Birmingham Brother Rice 6-6, 175) — Committed to Kentucky for baseball, Coulter is a genuine DI-caliber signal caller who dissects secondaries like he mows down batters from the mound.

8 Bryson Huckeby (Freeland 6-4, 190) — Massive upside in a small-school gunslinger with a gutty demeanor in the huddle and a knack for the big play.

9 Anthony Garrett (Detroit Loyola 6-3, 220) — Think a CHSL version of Cam Newton with a better arm.

10 Deion Black (Warren Michigan Collegiate 6-4, 200) — The Supersonic Sleeper Special of his QB class, hidden gem with all the tools for success at the next level.

11 Tommy Szczepanski (Essexville Garber 6-4, 205) — Committed to Michigan for baseball, Szczepanski is a smoking talent under center who lit the stat sheet up this past fall like a Christmas tree.

12 Zak Ahern (Rockford 6-2, 185) — Cool, calm and collected, natural command in the pocket, the definition of heady and unflappable.