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May 11, 2020, 4:02 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Youth Gone Wild > Stevenson baby ballers round-up

Sterling Heights Stevenson made a run into the Division 1 final four on the football field in 2019 and have the type of underclassmen in the mix to make it an annual trip the next few years. The Titans Young Guns Watch List Biagio Madonna (Soph. QB) — Swagger and skill under center, gunslinger-in-the-making.  Jordan ...

Football

May 11, 2020, 3:23 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Eying the Field > Keeping up with Indiana’s gridiron Class of ’22

Burney gives you a dozen sophomore football players from across Indiana to watch this offseason: Caden Curry (Center Grove 6-foot-5, 260-pound DL) — Some scouts are tabbing Curry the top overall college prospect in the entire state of Indiana. Weapon of mass destruction, plain and simple. Purdue, Kansas State, Arizona State and Missouri all recently ...

Football

May 11, 2020, 12:52 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: River Rouge’s run-stuffing DT Pius Odjugo commits to CMU

Pius Odjugo may not have begun the 2019 football season as a starter, but he ended it as a champion — and now he’s a Division I commit. The run-plugging River Rouge defensive tackle announced his commitment to Central Michigan University on Twitter Sunday evening. At 6-foot-3 and 324 pounds, Odjugo is related to former ...

Football

May 11, 2020, 12:06 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Flint Powers lineman Logan Murray takes PWO offer from MSU

Calling it his “dream school,” Flint Powers offensive guard Logan Murray accepted a preferred walk-on spot at Michigan State on Sunday.  The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Murray, who also plays defensive tackle for the Chargers, announced his decision on Twitter. “First off, I want to thank God. Without him, none of this would be possible. I want ...

Football

May 8, 2020, 2:17 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Five For Fighting > Fire in the hole (recruiting heat index)

Five For Fighting — Top 5 Hottest Football Recruits In The MHSAA 1 Austin Roon (Byron Center 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jr. LB) — Rocketing up the recruiting charts, this sideline-to-sideline sensation just bagged Power 5 offers from Syracuse and Arizona State. 2 Mareyohn Hrabowski (River Rouge 6-foot-4, 215-pound Jr. QB) — Maybe the highest upside in ...

Football

May 8, 2020, 1:21 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Harper Woods OL Davion Weatherspoon picks Ohio University

Harper Woods center Davion Weatherspoon announced his commitment Friday to Ohio University. “First of all, I would like to thank Jehovah for showing me favor and giving me the opportunity to play the game of football at the next level,” Weatherspoon sent out in a statement on Twitter. “Also I would like to thank my ...

Football

May 8, 2020, 12:50 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Shifting Into High Gear > Juniors to know on the IHSAA gridiron

A half-dozen junior football recruits from the IHSAA to keep an eye on this offseason: (Listed in alphabetical order) Austin Booker (Center Grove 6-foot-5, 240-pound DE) — Ferocious pass rusher, disruptive playmaker. Mikal Clarke (Warren Central 6-foot-4, 215-pound TE) — All the tools for success at the next level, just scratching the surface on his ...

Basketball

May 4, 2020, 3:10 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Julian Roper picks Northwestern

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s shooting guard Julian Roper announced Monday he was headed to Northwestern University, to play for Chris Collins’ crew. The 6-foot-3, 183-pound Roper chose the Wildcats from among 10 offers, including Wisconsin — where this year’s teammate, Lorne Bowman, is headed — Alabama, DePaul, Illinois, Iowa, Miami (OH), Missouri, Ohio State and ...

Football

May 4, 2020, 11:33 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Avondale’s blazing-fast David Holloman picks Indiana

In college-recruiting circles, one saying uttered throughout the country at every level is, “speed kills.”  Well, the NCAA might have to consider declaring Auburn Hills Avondale running back David Holloman’s two feet lethal weapons when he arrives in the Big Ten a little over a year from now. Holloman (5-foot-11, 190 pounds), the fastest player ...