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June 7, 2016, 7:57 pm

Closing The Deal At Calihan – Edison’s Carter Headed To The Hall

That’s MR. CARTER to you from now on! He’s part of the local cage elite you know? And a future Calihan Hall Titan hooper.   Detroit Edison basketball star Edward Carter, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, committed to the University of Detroit-Mercy this week. Carter is a gutty scorer and defender in the Class C charter-school ranks, known for a top-grade motor and ...

Football

June 3, 2016, 12:56 am

Hatching In Ann Arbor Soon – UofM Snags QB Cruncher

Watch out Big Ten quarterbacks, Corey Malone-Hatcher is coming to town.   On Thursday, St. Joseph’s all-state junior football star, one of the top defensive ends in the Midwest, a pass-rushing prodigy with few equals, committed to theUniversity of Michigan. Malone-Hatcher (6-foot-4, 275 pounds) is a versatile talent and can also line up at linebacker. This kid ...

Football

June 2, 2016, 9:23 pm

The Eagle Has Landed – Dakota RB Stays Local, Picks EMU

Zoom, zoom…..off to Ypsilanti.   Macomb Dakota football star Kaiser Carleton, one of the most elusive tailbacks in Metro Detroit, committed to Eastern Michigan University this week. This kid is lightning in a bottle: aka jackrabbit quick with home-run potential written all over his compact frame. He’s versatile too (we’re talking a "pick-your-poison" special here) – he can beat linebackers ...

Basketball

May 31, 2016, 8:59 pm

Coming On Board – Cage Coaching Report

Here’s a breakdown of some recent boys basketball coaching hires around the state:   Kyle Clough (Rockford) – Corunna alum (Class of 2003) and former Corunna coach gets the nod for RamNation after spending the past couples seasons pacing the sidelines at Seymour High School in Seymour, Indiana. Took Corunna to league and district titles at ...

Baseball

May 27, 2016, 3:19 pm

Five For Fighting – The Church Of Baseball: Crowning Of Big Orange

Five For Fighting – Top efforts from the 2016 Catholic League A-B Division baseball finals won by Birmingham Brother Rice 5-1 over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Thursday down at Comerica Park   1 Karl Kauffmann (Brother Rice Sr. P) – Showed why he might be the best player in the state…. got the dub on the bump, tossing a ...

Football

May 24, 2016, 8:38 pm

Five For Fighting – The Junior Jump Off

Burney’s Top 5 incoming juniors on the state’s prep football field   1 Aidan Hutchinson (Dearborn Divine Child DE) – A genuine pass-rushing prodigy, size, speed, instincts, intelligence   2 Kalon Gervin (Detroit Cass Tech CB) – Does a lot of different things really well, getting better every day, scary potential     3 Marquan McCall (Oak Park ...

Basketball

May 23, 2016, 1:20 pm

Coming & Going: Edison Loses Star Cager, Adds Ace Replacement

Detroit Edison’s boys basketball program lost a point guard this week and then gained another one: sophomore sensation David DeJulius transferred to Detroit East English Village while fellow tenth-grade backcourt standout Taylor McCaskill formerly of Troy Athens enrolled at the Class C school located in Eastern Market. Both DeJulius and McCaskill are considered college recruits (DeJulius is one of the top ...

Basketball

May 19, 2016, 8:44 pm

A Patriotic Decision – Djokaj Tapped To Helm Franklin Cage Brigade

Jon Djokaj, one of Metro Detroit’s best assistant boys basketball coaches the past decade, now has his own program. Djokaj was named the new head coach atLivonia Franklin this week.   This isn’t a good hire, this is a GREAT hire!! Djokaj is the breath of fresh air PatriotsNation needs on the hardwood. He’s going to ...

Football

May 18, 2016, 3:18 am

Central To The Issue – Mad Rush To Pleasantville

Central Michigan is getting crazy busy on the football recruiting trail this spring. The Chippewas’ have already locked up 11 in-state commitments for their Class of 2017. Alright, let’s ROLL IT – Mt. Pleasant-style!   Johnathan Berhorst (Zeeland East DE) – “High-major” talent when it comes to going after the quarterback, a total steal of a prospect ...

Football

May 15, 2016, 10:19 pm

Salt Of The Earth – Morton Moving To New York

Detroit Cass Tech junior football star Zach Morton is a diverse talent on the gridiron. He can excel whether lining up at outside linebacker or defensive end. In college, he’ll be wearing orange.   The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect committed to Syracuse this week. Morton, considered a 3-star recruit, chose the Orange over other power-conference offers from Iowa State and ...

Football

May 12, 2016, 5:19 am

Technically Speaking – Va. Tech Seeing Red

Talk about value.   Virginia Tech swooped in and snared a commitment from Muskegon junior football star Kalil Pimpleton over the weekend. This kid should have Sleeper Stud tattooed on his forearm – a two-star recruit that could easily be a 3-star prospect. He’s a Thrill-A-Minute type, you know, simply put, a game changer no matter where he lines up ...