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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Springtime quarterback club — The new kids on the block

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, May 16, 2021, 8:05 am

Burney’s spring QB watch list — New faces to know & monitor

(Alphabetical order)

Nick Gordon (Sparta 6-foot-4 Fr.) — Crazy upside in the pocket, shows superb mechanics and massive potential.

Cayden Hardy (Birmingham Groves 6-0 Fr.) — Going to be quite a handful to stop for opposing defensive coordinators in the OAA the next few years. Elusive when he rolls out, does it all and does it well.

Jack Holland (Northville 6-1 Jr.) — Natural leader, ironclad work ethic, student of the game, underrated arm.

Christian Johnson (River Rouge 6-3 Soph.) — Ready to take the reins and do some very special things behind center for the Panthers in the years to come.

Casey Joppie (East Kentwood 6-1 Fr.) — Everything you want in a field general: unflappable under pressure, outstanding vision, quick trigger.

Robert Lalain (Dearborn Divine Child 6-4 Soph.) — In the midst of a productive offseason refining his craft, has improved his footwork and feel in and out of the pocket, will be ready to take the Catholic League by storm in his first year as a starter come August.

Grant Nelson (Ann Arbor Pioneer 6-1 Soph.) — Could be the most improved player at his position in Washtenaw County this fall.

Cooper Nye (Carleton Airport 6-2 Fr.) — Gunslinger-in-training who drops dimes on a regular and looks snazzy doing it.

Jaiden Sanders (Macomb L’Anse Creuse 5-10 Soph.) — Think Russell Wilson, coldblooded playmaker and nails-tough competitor.

Brad Sollom (Hartland 6-5 Jr.) — Might end up being the best quarterback in all of Livingston County in ’21.

[PHOTO CREDIT: Dylan Onder/Paris Park Pictures]