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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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Movers, Shakers & Bakers

OC recruiting news & notes
Jayraymond Hall, Oak Park's sophomore offensive lineman is one of the fastest-rising prospects in the state – he got a Michigan offer last week.
Berkley linebacker-fullback Austen Wood is seeing his recruiting stock take flight and took a recent
OL St. Mary's (aka No. 1 team in the OC……Yeah I Said It) Eaglets' Nest Update:
Sophomore "stunner" and speedster in the slot, KJ Hamler continues to go HAM on his recruiting as Pitt and San Diego came in with offers No. 7 and 8 this week.
Junior 'Big Nasty' Cam Kolwich (OL) snagged a Pitt offer, too, while Josh Ross, the Eaglets' tenth-grade terror and sizzler of a linebacker prospect brought home an offer from Cincinnati
Some additional intriguing future Eaglets' playmakers swirling around the TEAM PORRITT grid emporium to keep an eye out for in '15 – This foursome anchored the program's JV last fall and are ready to blast off onto the varsity scene in just a few months…..Yeah, I'm talking about Richard Bowens (RB-WR-DB), Kenyon Elway (WR-S), Rashawn Allen (RB) & Ky'ren Cunningham (LB)
Speaking of youngsters, word out of Clarkston is that incoming fab frosh Jacob Wagner could be the next D.J. Zezula under center for the defending state champion Wolfpack
Soon-to-be Southfield sophomore Brandon Gray is a wide receiver prospect with what seems like immense upside and undoubtable natural skill at the position
Southfield Bradford senior 'Little Ra' Murray (linebacker) signed to play his college pigskin at Taylor University in Ohio. Murray began his prep career at WL Western and recorded a solid campaign with over 70 tackles in the small-school ranks as a senior for BULLDOGNATION.
Birmingham Brother Rice's Dominic Downs, the consummate grit-master general in the backcourt, inked with Lake Forest College
Southfield high-flyer Khary Fanning, unquestionably the premier slam dunker in the area with a quickly-improving overall game, penned his letter of intent with UofM-Dearborn
Don't be shocked to see AH Avondale senior swingman Chris Barton, the hardest working superstar in the OC, land at the DI level – I've had more than one "in-the-know" source tell me a number of mid-majors are sniffing in the 6-foot-4 Barton's direction to possibly fill late slots in their recruiting classes
Bradford BALL-HOUNDS Cordell Kelly and Quantes Ruffin, a pair of athletic forwards, followed up their Charter-League title in the winter with trips to the college ranks in the spring, Kelly signed with Morehouse and Ruffin with Fort Valley (GA).


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