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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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Growing Stable

Southern Methodist University has been looking north to fill its 2012 football recruiting class, specifically to Oakland County.
The Mustangs got a little taste of that mad OC flavor in Oxford's Zach Line ('07) – one of the nation's leading rushers the past two years – and have come running back for more.
The Texas-based school has currently collected a pair of high quality commitments for its upcoming stable of recruits in Prescott Line (Oxford), Zach's little brother, and Chauncey Briggs (West Bloomfield).
Line, the state's top rusher this fall running for over 2,400 yards and 37 TDs, committed to SMU back in late April. He was recruited as a linebacker but after the kind of season he had toting the pigskin in between the tackles, eerily similar to his big bro, the Mustangs coaching staff might have to re-evaluate where he will play once he hits campus in downtown Dallas next summer.
Briggs, a big (6-6 330) and agile offensive lineman, committed last week. This season he was a "pancake block" specialist playing up front for West Bloomfield, after transferring into the district this past spring from Atlanta.
SMU's sudden interest in the OC isn't without reason.  June Jones, the Mustangs head coach, has ties to the Detroit area from his time as offensive coordinator with the Lions in the 1989 and 1990 seasons.


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