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June 23, 2017, 9:47 am

Football Recruiting Flash – Commitment Rush Continues In Metro Detroit

June has been busy on the state’s football recruiting trail. This last week saw a flurry of commitments from the Class pf 2018, two to power-conference programs.   Okay, let’s review:   Davion Williams (Belleville CB) – Committed to Michigan State…..Big, speedy, athletic cover corner with unreal natural feel for the defensive backfield and a hunger to ...

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June 21, 2017, 10:11 am

Green & White Grabs Gabe Brown, Belleville Cager Goes MSU For Dad

He did it for his pops.   Belleville incoming senior boys basketball star Gabe Brown committed to Michigan State this week, fulfilling a father’s desire for his son in the years before he died.   Brown is a 6-foot-8 southpaw small forward with a high motor, soft touch and warrior’s spirit from end-to-end. He’s ranked a 4-star recruit and a Top ...

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June 19, 2017, 2:26 pm

The Road Is Paved Maize & Blue – UofM Bags Clarkston Baller For Class of 2019

The pipeline to Ann Arbor continues.   Clarkston incoming junior hoopster Taylor Currie committed to the University of Michigan following in the footsteps of former Wolves cagers like his coach Dan Fife, Fife’s oldest son, Dugan and retired NBA center and current sports broadcaster Tim McCormick. Both Fifes were team captains for the Wolverines.   The 6-foot-9 Currie is ...

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June 14, 2017, 2:30 pm

Eastern Promises – WB Cager Commits To EMU After Torrid Finish To ’17

West Bloomfield senior boys basketball star Kevin McAdoo turned a magical three-week state tournament hot streak into a Division I college scholarship.    On the heels of taking the WB Lake Show on his shoulders and into the Class A final four back in March, McAdoo, the Lakers’ departing 6-2 combo guard, committed to Eastern Michigan University over the ...

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June 9, 2017, 10:00 pm

On To Bigger & Better Things – UDJ Hoopster Heads To Big Ten

Same state, different school…..Better conference.   Detroit U-D Jesuit basketball star Greg Eboigbodin committed to the University of Illinois this week, over a month after de-committing to the University of Illinois-Chicago. The 6-foot-9 Eboigbodin is a walking and talking rebounding and swat clinic.   He helped U-D-Jesuit win a Class A state championship in 2016 and this past ...

Football

June 7, 2017, 10:00 am

The 0-to-100 Hustler Handbook – Clocking It With The Class of ’19

A six-pack of sophomore 0-to-100 HUSTLERS on the prep gridiron to know about:   Lance Dixon (West Bloomfield OLB-S) – Sick athlete (Can you say THER-A-FLU-SPECIAL in the making?), considerable upside at the next level, on the verge of erupting on the comp in the 2017 campaign   M.J. Griffin (Saline CB) – Menace in pass coverage, ...

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June 6, 2017, 12:20 pm

Ready For A Great Senior Year – Gridders To Watch For In ’17

Burney thinks these six incoming seniors will have big seasons on the football field in 2017:   Jerrin Harvey (Farmington Hills Harrison LB) – A tackling machine playing alongside Notre Dame-commit Ovie Oghoufo in the Hawks’ linebacker corps to give TEAM HERRINGTON a NASTY 1-2 punch sideline-to-sideline   Jack Sape (Bloomfield Hills DE) – Maybe the best pass rusher ...

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May 31, 2017, 12:10 pm

Five For Fighting – The Heat Is On In Hardwood Recruiting

Five For Fighting – The Five Hottest Hoop Recruits In The State   1 Marcus Bingham (Grand Rapids Catholic Central Jr. F) – Recently attained a 4-star ranking, 11 scholarship offers and counting, including bids from Michigan State, Purdue, Washington, Xavier and Butler….the prototypical new era wing prospect at 6-foot-10 and a near-flawless game inside and ...

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May 30, 2017, 2:30 pm

Maize Rage Continues – UofM Football Recruiting Rush Reels In TCW’s Hayes

The University of Michigan snared its second elite in-state offensive linemen recruits in the last two weekends when the Wolverines secured the commitment of 4-star junior Traverse City West tackle Ryan Hayes.   The commitment of the 6-foot-7, 270-pound Hayes follows last weekend’s bagging of Jalen Mayfield, a 6-foot-6, 275-pound tackle from Grand Rapids Catholic Central who ...

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May 24, 2017, 3:00 pm

True Maize & Blue – GRCC Lineman Mayfield Headed For Harbaugh Country

From Minnesota to Michigan, Minneapolis to Ann Arbor.   Grand Rapids Catholic Central junior offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield, considered by someexperts the No. 1 college football prospect in the state’s Class of 2018, committed to theUniversity of Michigan this week. Mayfield, a 6-foot-6, 260 pound 4-star tackle, had originally committed to the University of Minnesota prior to the Golden Gopher’s ...

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May 23, 2017, 2:08 pm

Five For Fighting – Catching The Fever On The Football Field

Five For Fighting – The Class of 2018’s Top 5 Wide Receivers In Metro Detroit   1 Brandon Gray (Detroit Cass Tech) – A 6-foot-5 freak of a talent at split end, butter-soft hands, disciplined route-runner, red-zone specialist……..transfer from Southfield A&T, has already garnered 17 scholarship offers   2 Erik Gibson (Detroit King) – This recent University of Minnesota-commit will be ...