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August 6, 2018, 2:00 pm

Scott Burnstein’s Top 10 Oakland Activities Association Football Players For 2018

Burney’s Top 10 Oakland Activities Association Football Players For 2018   1. Lance Dixon (West Bloomfield Sr. LB) – True specimen, just a mean, lean, playmaking machine in every way possible!!   2. Justin Rogers (Oak Park Jr. OL) – Fundamentally flawless, warrior’s work ethic   3. Roderick Heard (Farmington Hills Harrison Sr. CB/RB) – Simply ELECTRIC on ...


August 4, 2018, 8:00 am

Scott Burnstein’s Top 15 Catholic League Football Players going into 2018 Season

Burney’s Top 15 Catholic League Football Players   1. Josh DeBerry (Warren De La Salle Sr. CB) – Maybe the most underappreciated playmaker in the whole state……YEAH, I SAID IT!!   2. Danny Motowski (Warren De La Salle Sr. OL) – BEAST MODE 24/7……Enough said!!   3. Max Saylor (Birmingham Brother Rice Sr. DE) – Hazardous to the ...


July 30, 2018, 12:00 am

Burney’s Bytes – Top 20 Detroit Public School League Football Players for 2018

Burney’s Top 20 PSL Football Players for 2018   1. Jaren Mangham (Detroit Cass Tech Sr. RB) – Man-child between the tackles, terror taking the edge, scary combination of power and finesse   2. Marvin Grant (Detroit King Sr. S) – Think Glover Quin, but a harder hitter……YEAH, I SAID IT!!   3. Rashawn Williams (Detroit King Jr. ...


July 23, 2018, 1:00 pm

Scott Burnstein’s 2018 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

Burney’s 2018 Preseason Quarterback Rankings:   1. Sam Johnson (Walled Lake Western) – Poise and pistol-armed personified under center is the best way to describe this Boston College-bound mega baller!!   2. Dustin Fletcher (Flint Carman-Ainsworth) – The top junior field general in the state…..ENOUGH SAID!!!   3. Dequan Finn (Detroit King) – Central Michigan is getting one ...


July 12, 2018, 11:00 am

Going To The Mat – Shouse, Jr. Joins State’s Cage Crop

Mattawan got a big gift this summer in the arrival of out-of-state hoops transfer Dexter Shouse, Jr., a Division I college-bound guard. The Wildcats already have a DI-level center in 6-foot-10 Nolan Foster.   Shouse, Jr. recently committed to Coastal Carolina. He played at Lawrence North in Indianapolis the last three seasons under legendary coach Jack ...


July 9, 2018, 11:00 am

Monday blog, I Like It Like That – Hot Tamales On The Hardwood

Who Burney likes right now on the high school hardwood after seeing them get BALLER busy in the offseason:   Daniel Autry (Detroit Cass Tech) – Tougher than leather at the guard spot for the Tech cage crew   Josh Luther & Jake Jenson (Clarkston) –  With a nifty set of newcomers surrounding them, these two senior captains out ...


July 5, 2018, 2:00 pm

A tribute to those who proudly represented the USA overseas

(In honor of July 4) Five For Fighting – Burney’s Top 5 Patriotic Former Prepsters 1 Pete Dawkins — The Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood grad won the 1958 Heisman Trophy at Army and rose to be a general in the armed forces 2 Jim Abbott – The Flint Central grad and one-handed hurler pitched Team USA ...


June 27, 2018, 11:02 pm

Coaching moves: Grignon takes over at WL Western

Breaking down some of the new coaches on the state’s football and boys basketball landscape: Football Alex Grignon (Walled Lake Western) – Grignon comes over from South Lyon where he was the offensive coordinator. He prepped at Dearborn in the 2000s and played in the secondary at the college level for Northern Michigan. As a top ...


June 25, 2018, 10:53 am

Recruiting: Big Ten schools receive commitments from 3 in-state football prospects

The Big Ten buckled down the services of three of the state’s best prep football players this past weekend with Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central senior receiver Tate Hallock committing to Michigan State, East Kentwood defensive tackle Mazi Smith committed to Michigan and Belleville senior defensive end Jalen Hunt committing to Iowa. Smith is a 4-star recruit. ...


June 21, 2018, 9:40 am

Recruiting: A look at the 2019 football commitments

The start of summer has brought a flurry of college commitments from the state’s top incoming senior football players. Let’s break down the movement on the Class of 2019 recruiting board: River Rouge DE Ruke Orhorhoro – The 6-5, 275-pound defensive end is ready to be devouring quarterbacks in the SEC and committed to Clemson, concluding a ...