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Burney's Bites 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.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Martin-Manley Is Going Bowling

Birmingham Brother Rice sparkplug wide receiver, Kevonte Martin-Manley has verbally committed to play his college ball at Bowling Green. A three year starter, Martin-Manley is one of the most prolific receivers in the state of Michigan. Also an exceptional basketball player, up until early this year, the question of what sport he would end up playing at the next level was still up in the air. After a spectacular junior season on the gridiron where he ate up stats like a runaway Pac-Man, Martin-Manley decided that his future was in football. Martin-Manley, a smooth-moving, dead-eye shooting combo guard, will be one of the leading returning scorers in Oakland County when the prep hoops season tips off in December. With Martin-Manley's commitment, Bowling Green, who got a verbal from D.J. Lynch at the start of August, has now inked two of the best athletes in the area. Although he didn't get into the endzone in his team's week 1 smack down of UofD-Jesuit, he scored two touchdowns through the air and had over 100 return yards in Rice's 42-21 handling of Toledo St. John's yesterday. Bowling Green has gotten itself a true playmaker and in my opinion some of the bigger programs in the Midwest missed the boat by not showing a lot of interest in the 6-1,sticky-handed speedster. Martin-Manley might not have gotten the attention from the big schools - some of this might have been because up until relatively recently nobody knew for sure if he was going to be playing football in college - , but make no doubt about it, he is a big time player.  


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