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March 15, 2020, 1:29 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Rounding up recent grid commitments across Indiana — Johnson To NIU, Borders & Schott Pick Miami (OH)

JoJo Johnson (Merrillville 5-foot-11, 175 Jr. WR) — The recent Morton transfer committed to Northern Illinois earlier this month. Last season, he was a lethal weapon on both sides of the ball, scoring 11 touchdowns on offense and snatching six picks out of the secondary on defense. At Merrillville, Johnson will join forces with Armani ...

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March 5, 2020, 6:04 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Springing Into Action — Gridiron Recruiting Heat Index

Five Michigan football prospects whose recruiting stock will be heating up this spring: (In alphabetical order) Ethan Boyd (East Lansing 6-7, 290 Jr. OL) — He will be one of the most coveted prospects on the line in his class by the start of the 2020 season. Scouts are falling in love with his natural ...

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March 5, 2020, 5:15 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Blackhawk Christian’s Furst picks Purdue, Crispus Attucks’ McMahon is back on the market

The Boilermakers just made a major splash in mining the Hoosier State for future playmakers. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk Christian four-star “stretch 4” Caleb Furst lived up to his name this week and became Purdue’s first commit for Matt Painter’s 2021 recruiting class. The 6-foot-8 Furst the best small-school player in Indiana and the top prospect ...

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March 2, 2020, 12:21 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Freshest & Finest Pt. 2 — A half-dozen freshmen ready to erupt on the MHSAA gridiron in 2020

A half-dozen more fab frosh football players in the MHSAA to be on the lookout for in the fall when they are sophomore sensations: (in alphabetical order) Jameel Croft (Detroit King WR/CB) — Phenomenally technically sound route runner, butter soft hands.  Brayden Courser (Novi Detroit Catholic Central LB) — The quintessential quarterback of a front ...

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February 27, 2020, 11:50 am

INDIANA BASKETBALL RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Monrovia’s Smith destined for Florida sunshine

The upside is insane. The sun and fun in Florida awaits. Monrovia’s Josh Smith, one of the most underrated players in the state’s senior class, committed to Stetson last week. The 6-foot-8 Smith is a picture of versatility out of the front court. He can play small forward or be the quintessential “stretch 4” at ...

Basketball

February 27, 2020, 11:33 am

FIVE FOR FIGHTING: The best boys basketball players you don’t know about

1 Ke’Ontae Barnes (Muskegon Orchard View Jr. G) — Leading scorer in the state, has gone for 40 or more points four times this season. 2 Brad Simonsen (Houghton Sr. F) — Signed with Michigan Tech, Simonsen is the total package on the wing. The best D-II baller you’ve never heard of but need to ...

Football

February 26, 2020, 1:54 pm

Lawrence Central’s Jasen Graves picks football at NAIA powerhouse Marian University

Lawrence Central’s Jasen Graves, a true diamond in the ruff on the gridiron at the quarterback position, will play his college football near home at NAIA power Marian University in Indianapolis.  Graves (6-foot-0, 195) has been the best player on an unsuccessful team the past two years. Back in the fall, he threw for 1,010 ...

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February 26, 2020, 12:36 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top five football players in Metro Detroit’s 2023 class

Five For Fighting — Burney’s Top 5 Football Players In Metro Detroit’s Class of 2023. 1 Dante “D.J.” Moore (Detroit King QB) — A very, very special player, dripping with finesse and completely dialed in on every snap. Can easily be an MHSAA all-timer calling signals for Crusader Nation. 2 Amir Herring (West Bloomfield OL) ...