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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.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Eyeing The Ivy

There's a good chance that Clarkston star linebacker Zach Collins could wind up playing his college football in the Ivy League. It's quite fitting, since Collins, who will be entering his fourth straight season in the Wolves' starting lineup, has a 3.6 GPA and 28 ACT score.
This weekend Collins is taking on-campus visits to Ivy League stalwarts Brown, Penn and Columbia. He was recently elected Clarkston team captain for the second consecutive campaign. The Wolfpack's 6-foot-2, 210 pound menace of a middle linebacker finished with 105 tackles last fall, making it two years in a row he has eclipsed the century mark in wrap-ups.
Since joining the C-Town varsity squad in 2008, Collins has helped lead one of the best defenses in the state. When he was a sophomore in 2009, he was one of the key igniters to the Wolves' run into the Division 1 final four.
Plain and simple, Clarkston's ZACH ATTACK is a MONSTER on the gridiron, wrecking havoc wherever he roams. I said it last year and I'll say it again, Collins is the best linebacker in the area not named James Ross, the All-American MLB headed to UofM next season.
Add in Kent State-bound OLB Matt Dellinger to the mix and the Wolves have arguably the best linebacking tandem in Oakland County.

I have high hopes for the Wolfpack this fall and I sincerely believe the team's FEARSOME FOURSOME of Collins, Dellinger, QB Mitch Baenzinger and RB Joey Goss have all the tools to guide C-Town Nation to the promise land in 2011 aka… the spot in the state finals they missed out on two years ago.
Watch out OAA, here comes Zach Collins and the Clarkston Wolves and their ready to do some serious damage!!!


Blogger kylieprice said...

Hey Zach Collins is a good player and i am sure he's gonna play nice in this season...

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July 16, 2011 at 6:32 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Zach is the leader and I am looking forward to he and Matt doing very well behind that strong defensive line. Only one addtional comment; Clarkston runs a 4-3 a lot and that third guy should be pretty good too !

July 18, 2011 at 3:40 PM 

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