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July 3, 2020, 9:30 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The QB Report >> Hidden truth in the huddle

Burney’s “Dirty Dozen” Hidden Gem Quarterbacks In The MHSAA 1 Zane Forist (Carson City Cystal 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, 2022) — Just the REAL DEAL in every way, rifle for an arm, superb field vision and flawless footwork in the pocket. 2 Devin Albain (Petersburg Summerfield 6-1, 180, 2021) — The Monroe County passing king is a straight ...


July 3, 2020, 8:30 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The QB report > No more hiding the truth

Burney’s top ‘tape-don’t-lie’ specials right now in the IHSAA sleeper signal-caller department: 1 D.J. Bull (Bloomington South 6-foot-0, 185 pounds, Sr.) — Think old school Brett Favre, just the epitome of toughness. Check the stat line: 1,200 yards, 16 touchdowns (13 in the air, three on the ground). 2 Brandon Davis (Ft. Wayne Concordia Lutheran ...


July 2, 2020, 1:49 pm

Land Of Lincoln Alert: EIU snares WL Western QB Zach Trainor, ISU scoops up Southfield A&T WR Jeff Bowens

The state of Illinois just got maybe the MHSAA’s best senior quarterback and a genuine sleeper out of the slot to come play their college football there. High-wattage Walled Lake Western senior field general Zach Trainor committed to Eastern Illinois last week and Southfield A&T’s slippery senior receiver Jeff Bowens committed to Illinois State over the ...


July 2, 2020, 10:59 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Butler grabs Lawrence North’s DJ Hughes; Burney rounds up Indy area hoops recruiting news

Indy’s Dr. Dunkenstein will be wrecking rims near home in college. Lawrence North senior forward D.J. Hughes, one of Indianapolis’ highest-flying forwards, has committed to Butler. The rangy, 6-foot-7 Hughes is long, lean and mean and full of high-ceiling potential at the next level. He plays baseline-to-baseline and knows much of his offense comes on ...


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, ...