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September 19, 2019, 4:59 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Four Michigan junior defensive linemen with next-level skills

Here are four junior defensive linemen in Michigan that posses next-level playmaking ability: Warren Mott’s Tyson Watson is one of the more intriguing college football recruits in the state of Michigan’s junior class. The 6-foot-5.5 pass rusher is agile, versatile and mobile coming off the edge and already has Power 5 offers from Iowa, Iowa State ...

Football

September 16, 2019, 3:22 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: A three-pack of Hoosierland wideouts off to hot starts in 2019

Here’s a three-pack of Hoosierland wide receivers off to hot starts in the 2019 season that you need to know about: Luke Lacey (Brownsburg 6-foot-1, 180 pound Jr.) — Has already caught five touchdowns passes from Kansas-commit Ben Easters. To say this kid is cool-handed would be a vast understatement. J.C. Reese (Lebanon 6-foot-2, 175 ...

Football

September 16, 2019, 2:48 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Great Lakes Football Recruiting Notebook — Rush end from Cincinnati rolls to Wisconsin

Cincinnati Roger Bacon senior defensive end James Thompson committed to Wisconsin last week, giving the Badgers a true sleeper superstar for their incoming recruiting class. Thompson (6-foot-5, 255 pounds) is the program’s 15th pledge for its Class of 2020. He’s one of the fastest-improving players in the Buckeye State. Hitting the weight room hard over ...

Basketball

September 12, 2019, 12:24 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Hoosier state hoops update — Jeffersonville’s Jones, North Central’s Peterson pick college hoops homes

Division I love for the Hoosier State came in the form of scholarship offers in recent days, as Jeffersonville senior point guard Jacob Jones committed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and North Central senior power forward Charlie Peterson committed to Army last week.  Jones will quarterback the offense for a Jeffersonville squad that will ...

Football

September 12, 2019, 11:26 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top five QBs in Michigan’s Downriver League

Five For Fighting — The Best QBs Downriver  1 Jalin Pitchford (Wyandotte Roosevelt) — So much swagger under center it’s downright scary.  2 Ian Stewart (Gibraltar Carlson) — Best overall player in the league, most versatile talent in the state. 3 Josh Watters  (Woodhaven) — One coldblooded customer in the pocket. 4 Colton Caswell (Allen ...

Football

September 11, 2019, 11:39 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s MAC player power rankings for 2019

MAC PIGSKIN PLAYER POWER INDEX 1. Braiden McGregor (Port Huron Northern Sr. DE) — The No. 1 pass rusher in the whole state. Committed to Michigan. [McGregor is an Anvil Award candidate. CLICK HERE to vote.] 2. Will Johnson (Grosse Pointe South Soph. CB/WR) — Lit fuse on both sides of the ball. Already holds ...

Football

September 6, 2019, 3:40 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Detroit PSL’s bumper crop of linemen among best in Midwest

MICHIGAN The Detroit PSL is a treasure of riches in the trenches. Detroit Cass Tech junior offensive linemen Terrance Enos and Raheem Anderson and Detroit King senior road grader Deondre Buford are three of the best line prospects the city has seen in the past 5-to-10 years. Anderson and Buford are blue-chippers. Enos is headed ...

Football

September 5, 2019, 11:32 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top five OAA quarterbacks for 2019

1 Anthony Romphf (Southfield A&T) — The No. 1 QB in the state, dual-threat dynamo, RPO powerhouse in the pocket. (Committed to Florida Atlantic). A Mr. Football candidate [VOTE HERE] 2 C.J. Harris (West Bloomfield) — The most upside of any signal caller in the state. (Committed to Ohio University.) 3 Markis Alexander (Birmingham Groves) ...

Football

September 5, 2019, 10:37 am

STATE CHAMPS SCOUT TEAM! Five Indiana junior running backs about to go next level in 2019

Five junior tailbacks about to go NEXT LEVEL on the football field in 2019: Blake Huffman (Columbus North) — Became a star on the football field and baseball diamond last year, this year he goes SUPERSTAR in both. … Blake is on the MAKE — spread the word  Braeden Hardwick (Homestead) — This kid’s moves are ...