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June 25, 2020, 12:00 pm

College Recruiting Notebook – Jeff’s Barnhizer Headed For Big Ten, Commits To Northwestern

Lafayette Jefferson’s Brooks Barnhizer is a fiery kind of player. He competes night-in, night-out with dogged tenacity. Kind of like his future college coach, Chris Collins, used to in his Cameron Crazy days. Jeff’s 6-6 nails-tough wing guard committed to Northwestern earlier this week. Barnhizer is as complete a player as there is in the state of Indiana right ...


June 19, 2020, 4:36 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The QB report — Ranking Michigan’s small-school signal-callers

Burney’s Top 30 Small-School QBs In The MHSAA (D5-D8) 1 Alex Thole (Schoolcraft 6-foot-0, 175, 2021) — Makes boss plays under center, threw for 3,050 yards and 38 touchdowns last year. 2 Drew Collins (Montague 6-3, 195, 2021) — The TRUTH … ’nuff said. 3 Bryson Huckeby (Freeland 6-4, 190, 2022) — THER-A-FLU like upside, ...


June 15, 2020, 4:40 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s 15 most underrated QBs in Michigan’s 2021 class

Burney’s Top 15 Most Underrated QBs In The Class of 2021 1 Christian Dhue-Reid (Belleville 5-foot-10, 215 pounds) — The ultimate gamer, all he does is win big and shred secondaries. What he lacks in tangible measurables, he more than makes up for in intangible “X-factor.” 2 Drew Collins (Montague 6-3, 210) — The prototype ...


June 15, 2020, 1:29 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Football Recruiting Notebook — McCulley makes it IU, Triton Central’s Miller to Army

Indiana University might have just found its quarterback of the future. Lawrence North dual-threat signal caller Donaven McCulley committed to the Hoosiers last week, giving coach Tom Allen and the Hoosiers a four-star field general that compares nicely to current IU starter Michael Penix, Jr. He had offers from Purdue, Wake Forest, Missouri, Iowa, Ole ...


June 15, 2020, 11:01 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Kalamazoo Central five-star Morasha Wiggins picks North Carolina

Five-star guard Morasha Wiggins of Kalamazoo Central committed to the North Carolina women’s basketball program over the weekend, picking the Tar Heels over a bevy of offers — a list of more than 40 when she lost track — including Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio State and USC among others.  She made the announcement ...


June 10, 2020, 2:21 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Letting the Viper Loose — Wayne’s Person, Hobart’s Vode projecting high in hybrid position

In an era of hybrid positions, the “Viper” spot on defense is becoming a cornerstone of some currently trending football coaching philosophies. Just as the tight end position was revolutionized in the 2010s on offense, coaches are crafting makeovers in the secondary, adapting to a more pass-happy direction the game has been headed in for ...