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October 8, 2019, 4:35 pm

Where we stand right now: Burney’s OAA football player power rankings

1 Donovan Edwards (West Bloomfield Jr. RB) — Pure electricity nearly every touch. 2 Kobe Manzo (Lake Orion Sr. RB) — Perfect combination of power, speed and instinct. 3 DeVonta Twymon (Oak Park Sr. RB) — The breakout star of the league this fall, running with a ton of tenacity. 4 Justin Rogers (Oak Park ...

Football

September 26, 2019, 11:48 am

Burney shouts out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders on the gridiron

Shouting out the IHSAA’s midseason offensive stat leaders: Kyle Adams (West Lafayette Sr. QB) — This James Madison-commit (pictured) is the definition of a gutty gunslinger, just straight FIRRRRRRRRRRE in the pocket engineering an offense (can you say repeat?) The Numbers: 1,761 yards passing, 24 touchdowns. Cam Hovey (Sheridan Jr. RB) — The kid is ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 5:27 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Six-pack of under-publicized South Oakland County gridiron studs

Here’s a half-dozen lesser-known football studs from the south end of Oakland County ready for big seasons on the gridiron in 2019: Jaylin Mines (Oak Park) — This junior safety is a prime time playmaker with range, instinct and athleticism. Marlon Dawson (Oak Park) — A junior linebacker with size, speed and blunt-force trauma closing ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 4:21 pm

A trio of golden arms highlight the Indiana Week 1 QB bulletin board

These three quarterbacks showed their names need to be in the discussion for best field general in the state with fiery Week 1 efforts: Orin Edwards (Indianapolis Cathedral, 6-foot-1, 185-pound Sr.) — This dynamic dual threat out of the Circle City doesn’t get enough love in the recruiting game, but trust me he’s the REAL ...

Football

August 28, 2019, 2:13 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Miami RedHawks keep Hoosier pipeline open with West Lafayette’s Truitt, Bloomington South’s Bomba

Two of the best pass-catching prospects in the state of Indiana will play their college pigskin at Miami (OH). West Lafayette senior wide receiver Harrison Truitt and Bloomington South senior tight end James Bomba both committed to the Red Hawks over the summer. They could be foundational pieces of the Red Hawks future offense. Truitt ...

Football

August 21, 2019, 11:44 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Detroit King’s Deondre Buford goes down the Mitten-to-Bluegrass pipeline, picking Kentucky

The University of Kentucky keeps making an impact on the college football recruiting landscape in Michigan. Detroit King senior offensive lineman Deondre Buford committed to Kentucky this week, giving the Wildcats two Blue Chippers from the Mitten for their 2020 recruiting class. Add in a three-star wide receiver prospect and that’s a pretty nice haul ...

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August 20, 2019, 1:50 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: South Bend St. Joseph’s Konieczny picks Notre Dame

Notre Dame nabbed one of the Hoosier State’s top scorers over the weekend as South Bend St. Joseph’s junior small forward Doug (JR) Konieczny decided to stay home for his college hoops by committing to the Fighting Irish. The 6-foot-7 sniper dropped in 24 points per game last winter. Konieczny (pronounced KA-NEZ-NEE) has had an ...

Football

August 19, 2019, 12:36 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Three Metro Detroit senior corners to watch in 2019

These are three senior cornerbacks in Metro Detroit that you should watch for this upcoming football season: Joe Frazier (Detroit King, 5-11, 185) — Probably the most underrated secondary prospect in the PSL. Natural cover skills, great instincts to jump routes. Miami (OH) offered over the summer. Grant Hart (Grosse Pointe South, 5-10, 170) — ...

Football

August 15, 2019, 12:31 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Trio of star senior rushers still on the recruiting board in Indiana

These three seniors are absolute studs rushing the rock and still available on the college football recruiting market: Kenny Tracey (5-foot-11, 190 pounds, Decatur Central) — Slippery all-purpose back with game-breaking potential on every touch. He’s a standout in the classroom too. The upside for this kid is on the moon — a three-star prospect ...

Football

August 15, 2019, 11:13 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Brownsburg QB Ben Easters settles on Kansas for college

On the heels of a stellar offseason and with his junior campaign on the prep gridiron looming, Brownsburg quarterback Ben Easters got his college plans in order this week by committing to Kansas. New Jayhawks coach Les Miles offered the cannon-armed, 6-foot-3 field general in June. In his first year as a varsity starter in ...

Football

August 14, 2019, 3:31 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Five transfer WRs who could catch on quickly in new spots

Here’s a look at five impact transfers on the football field in Metro Detroit this fall from the wide receiver position: Robert Army (6-foot-1, 175 pounds, Southfield A&T Jr.) — This three-star recruit is a slick route runner, has wheels and soft hands. In other words, he’s STRICTLY BUSINESS when he’s balling out. Comes over ...