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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Quarterback Report — Michigan Tech snags Montague’s Collins, guys to know for ’21

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, January 1, 2021, 4:35 pm

Drew Collins shreds secondaries. He carves up defensive backfields like a fat goose on Thanksgiving morning.

In terms of quarterback recruits, Collins (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) is one of the most underrated prospects in the MHSAA. He’s a winner, a gamer, a leader plain and simple.

Michigan Tech is getting itself a doozy of a diamond in the ruff. True value for the most important position in the game.

Montague’s senior field general committed to the Huskies last weekend. Shortly after getting the nod as the AP’s Division 5-6 Player of the Year. Collins’ Montague squad is the No. 1 team in D6 and carries an undefeated 9-0 record into its regional title clash with Montrose (8-1) on Jan. 9 when the playoffs resume after a two-month COVID-19 related pause.

For his career, Collins is nearing the 6,000-yard passing mark (5,785). As a sophomore, he guided Montague into the state finals. Last year, he took them to the final four. This season, he’s thrown for 1,415 yards and 17 scores against only two interceptions.

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Ready for action

Five QBs ready to grab the reins in 2021 that you need to know about

• Drew Viotto (Walled Lake Western 6-4 Jr.) — Already has four DI offers without having taken a varsity snap yet, straight GUNSLINGER, might have more upside at the position than any other signal caller in his class.

• Mark Konecny (Muskegon Mona Shores 6-1 Sr.) — Locked and loaded in spades, Mona’s O won’t miss a single beat.

• Requez “Ric Flair” Nance (West Bloomfield 5-10 Soph.) — Lightning in a bottle, baby. Lamar Jackson-esque electricity, wait for it………

• Brad Sollom (Hartland 6-5 Sr.) — All the tools in place for a big senior year out of the KLAA.

• Cooper Nye (Carleton Airport 6-3 Soph.) — About to be dropping dimes on a regular in the Huron League.