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September 13, 2018, 3:15 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: A grand addition for WMU, as East Grand Rapids OT Kettler choses Broncos

One more gone. And headed to Kalamazoo. East Grand Rapids senior football star Stu Kettler committed to Western Michigan at the beginning of this week pulling one of the best prospects left in the state’s Class of 2019 linemen crop off the board. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle also had offers from Ball State, Indiana State, ...


September 12, 2018, 10:40 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Burney tracks the offseason hoops news in his Hardwood Chronicles

BOYS BASKETBALL NEWS & NOTES Michigan Moving Day … again The MHSAA’s rocket ship left for Ohio last week. Mark (Rocket) Watts, one of the early frontrunners for the 2019 Mr. Basketball award, has transferred from Old Redford Academy to Spire Institute near Cleveland. The fearless point guard joins one-time 2019 Mr. Basketball candidate Harlond ...


September 6, 2018, 5:00 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: The end game — Class of 2020 Boasts Tantalizing DE Crop

The state’s junior class on the football field has four incredibly intriguing defensive end prospects to keep tabs on these next two years: East Kentwood’s Bryce Mostella, Port Huron Northern’s Braiden McGregor, Muskegon’s Billie Roberts and Mount Pleasant’s Tyler Huenemann. Mostella (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) has all the right moves off the edge. His extreme explosiveness ...


September 3, 2018, 8:25 am

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Burney’s top five two-sport SUPER STUDS in the state of Michigan

1 Adam Berghorst (Zeeland East) — This Z-Boy will be rushing the passer on the gridiron and throwing heat from the mound at MSU next year…..I’m talking a BOSS in every way possible!! 2 Austin Brown (Madison Heights Madison) — Thera-A-Flue Special (aka TOTAL SICKNESS!!) whether slicing and dicing secondaries as a quarterback or striking ...


August 31, 2018, 9:00 am

Burney’s 2018 Downriver League Prep Pigskin Player Power Index

1 Ian Stewart (Gibraltar Carslon Jr. WR/TE/LB/S) – Versatility personified, has college recruiters salivating. 2 Dorian Wesley (Woodhaven Sr. DL/OL) – A natural at the point of attack, quick on his feet for being the size of a small aircraft carrier (6-foot-6, 285 pounds), has just started to gain attention from the scouts because this ...


August 27, 2018, 1:52 pm

The prep school issue: Hoopsters continue to flood out of state

This summer saw five of the best boys basketball players in the state depart for prep school. Another may be on the horizon. Four-star shooting guard Harlond Beverly, fresh off leading his Southfield Christian squad to a Class D state title in March, left for Montverde Academy in Florida. Last month, Birmingham Detroit Country Day’s ...


August 23, 2018, 12:30 pm

For the love of the game: Madison’s Brown going to Marshall for baseball

Like reuniting with a long-lost girlfriend, Madison Heights Madison multi-sport wunderkind Austin Brown rediscovered his love for the game of baseball these past few months. He committed to play on the diamond at Marshall University in West Virginia this week, surprising many who assumed he was heading to college to play football as a quarterback. ...


August 22, 2018, 11:00 am

Scott Burnstein’s Top 5 New Quarterbacks in Metro Detroit for 2018

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Top 5 New Quarterbacks in Metro Detroit for 2018   1. Anthony Romphf (Southfield A&T) – Comes over from being the back-up at West Bloomfield and already has a handful of Division I college offers   2. Sebastian Brown (Detroit Cass Tech) – The next BIG THING in the PSL   3. Corey ...


August 17, 2018, 9:00 am

Burney’s “Dirty Dozen” (Top 12) Football Players In The Lakes Valley Conference For 2018

Burney’s “Dirty Dozen” (Top 12) Football Players In The Lakes Valley Conference For 2018   1. Sam Johnson (Walled Lake Western Sr. QB) – The most polished signal caller in the state….YEAH, I SAID IT!!!   2. Spencer Brown (Walled Lake Western Sr. OL) – MAULER…….’Nuff said!!   3. Kobe Myers (Waterford Mott Sr. SB/LB/S) – Making the move ...


August 12, 2018, 10:00 pm

Scott Burnstein’s Top 10 KLAA Football Players In 2018

Burney’s Top 10 KLAA Football Players In 2018   1. Devontae Dobbs (Belleville Sr. OL) – The definitive Blue Chipper in the trenches, a pure PANCAKEOLOGIST, plain & simple!!   2. Julian Barnett (Belleville Sr. CB-WR) – You can’t stop this kid, you can only hope to contain him…….& on both sides of the ball to boot!!!   ...