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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dequante's Choice

Following months of rumors, rumblings and speculation, Dequante Humphrey, one of the county's top prep football prospects at the wide receiver position, has officially transferred from Waterford Kettering to Pontiac High School for his senior season. Humphrey is fast, shifty and physical whether lining up on the outside, in the slot or returning kicks, but for all intents and purposes has been buried for public consumption the last two seasons as a result of playing for the downtrodden Captains.  Thats all about to change!
Now, although the general high school sports fan around here might not be aware of Humphrey's immense talent, the college scouts ARE and have started circling the perimeter. They know far too well by the way he tears up cornerbacks in 7-on-7's and grades out in various elite combine camps, that he's the REAL DEAL 4-SHO. In Burney's humble opinion, DQ's stock has nowhere to go but up and will continue to flourish once the 2010 regular season starts up in August. Coming over to Pontiac (where his dad is an assistant coach by the way) means he will be slotted into the exact same spot in the Phoenix's offense that made a star of Dominique Shaw last year during the team's surprising run into the playoffs.
Here's a look at some of the schools showing interest in Humphreys at this moment:
Penn State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh,  Bowling Green, Akron, Toledo, Ball State, Oregon, CMU, WMU, Cincinnati, Dayton and Louisville.
DQ will certainly make the adjustment period significantly easier for Pontiac's new starting QB Jonathon Steed, a backup to standout signal caller, Jonathon McKnight in 2009.  As of the past few months, reports are glowing regarding Steed's development and readiness to assume the starter's job
I've decided to nickname Humphrey's, "The Blizzard", because the way he comes at opposing defenses is like a sudden rush of snow that engulfs whole towns and villages. And also because once The Blizzard steps onto the field, it's time to put away all the women and children and duck for cover! Whenever DQ has a big game this fall – which I expect to be often alas Shaw in '09 – I'm going to call it a WHITEOUT
Get supercrazy busy my main man, BLIZZ! and the first time u get into the end zone this season please give Burney his props by doing the appropriate celebration dance!


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