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October 13, 2019, 10:56 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Purdue raids Mitten State for Oak Park’s Carr, ND Prep’s Fox

Purdue raided Metro Detroit for football talent over the weekend and the Boilermakers walked away with two more aces. Early Friday night, before his team took the field for Week 7, Oak Park blue-chip wide receiver Maliq Carr committed to Purdue, then on Sunday night, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep senior offensive lineman Nalin Fox changed commitments from Toledo ...

Football

October 8, 2019, 3:55 pm

Burney’s Indiana pigskin prospect portal: Up-and-comers in the Class of 2022

Burney’s Prospect Portal: Three sophomore football players from Indiana about to see upticks in their recruiting Popeye Williams (Westfield 6-foot-3, 225-pound DE/OLB) — Great burst off the snap, rough, rugged and raw type potential on the edge. • MAC offers already, Big Ten sniffing Hunter Whitenack (New Prairie 6-foot-6, 325-pound OL) — Will challenge to be ...

Basketball

October 8, 2019, 3:13 pm

Burney’s Michigan hoops notebook: Benton Harbor’s Scooby Johnson picks Butler, Mott’s Isaiah Jackson narrows choices to three

Scooby snacks for everyone in Indy. Benton Harbor senior small forward Carlos (Scooby) Johnson committed to Butler last week, giving the Bulldogs one bona fide bulldog of a playmaker. The high-motor 6-foot-6 wing with a butter-soft touch is one of the frontrunners in Michigan’s 2020 Mr. Basketball race. He’ll battle it out with Flint Beecher ...

Football

October 3, 2019, 12:01 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top five uncommitted players in Indiana’s 2020 class

Five For Fighting — The Top 5 Football Prospects Left From Indiana’s Senior Class 1 Randy Holtz (Ft. Wayne Snider 6-foot-6, 350 OL) — Pancake power, potential superstar at the next level. Schools being considered right now: Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota, Boston College, West Virginia. ————— 2 Kenny Tracy (Decatur Central 5-foot-11, 190 RB) — Slippery, ...

September 29, 2019, 11:02 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Newman, Patterson tagged for future Miss Basketball campaigns in Indiana

North Central’s Meg Newman and Homestead’s Ayanna Patterson are giving the Hoosier State fair warning.  These two playmakers on the hardwood are both wicked on the wing and will be favorites or co-favorites for Indiana’s Miss Basketball award In 2021 and 2022, respectively. Hamilton Southeastern’s Sydney Parrish is the clear front runner for Miss Basketball ...

Football

September 24, 2019, 3:15 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s top uncommitted seniors on the Michigan gridiron

Burney’s Top 10 Senior Football Recruits Left For The Taking In The MHSAA: 1 Maliq Carr (Oak Park 6-foot-5, 230-pound WR) — His ceiling is NFL All-Pro … let that sink in!! 2 Billie Roberts (Muskegon 6-foot-4, 245-pound DE) — Rough, rugged and raw type coming off the edge.  3 Bryce Austin (Southfield A&T 6-foot-3, ...

Multi-Sport

September 24, 2019, 2:00 pm

HOOSIER STATE RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Butler gets commitment from Perry Meridian’s Jayden Taylor

Jayden Taylor is a bulldog on the basketball court.  Now, he’s a Bulldog for real. Taylor, Perry Meridian’s junior backcourt gem, committed to Butler last week. The Bulldogs are putting an added emphasis on recruiting their own backyard harder, according to reporters covering the team. The gritty 6-foot-3 off-guard is tabbed a three-star prospect by ...