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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Preseason Oakland Activities Association QB power rankings

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, August 8, 2021, 3:07 pm

The League’s Elite 8 Under Center Entering The Fall

1 Isaiah “Zeke” Marshall (Southfield A&T 5-11, 170 Soph.) — This kid is the truth, makes every throw — in other words, the hype is real!!

2 Mike DePillo (Clarkston 6-5, 200 Sr.) — In terms of value as a college recruit at the position, he has the most upside in the state’s entire senior class, big arm, quick mind, drops dimes on a regular.

3 Parker Picot (Rochester Adams 6-2, 175 Jr.) — Committed to Alabama for baseball, Picot is also one of the most dynamic dual-threat signal callers in Metro Detroit and is a human highlight reel on the diamond and the gridiron.

4 Alex Bueno (Rochester 5-11, 165 Jr.) — Lightning in a bottle type every snap, the legend will continue to grow and A-Bombs will continue to explode underneath the Friday Night Lights.

5 Kyler Carson (Lake Orion 6-2, 190 Sr.) — Will be the most improved player in the OAA Red this fall, has all the tools to go all BLAZE LAUER on the comp.

6 Zach Maurice (Berkley 6-3, 175 Sr.) — Most underrated field general in the whole OAA, just gets the job done by any means necessary and inspires maximum confidence from his teammates and coaches.

7 Brady Carpenter (Oxford 6-0, 175 Sr.) — Cool as a breeze in the pocket, efficient playmaker who plays with a chip on his shoulder.

8 Reqez “Ric” Nance (West Bloomfield 5-10, 180 Soph.) — One of the most anticipated debuts under center in the area for ’21, ready to set the league on fire with his brand of fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants playmaking and a flair at the position the L-Boyz haven’t had in the huddle since the Trishton Jackson era.


[PHOTO CREDIT: Rick Thornton]