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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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valley Guys

Two former OC prep football stars have decided to leave Division 1 ball and finish off their respective collegiate careers with D2 power, Grand Valley State. Kyle McMahon, formerly of Eastern Michigan and Norman Shuford, formerly of Akron, have both enrolled in classes this semester at GVSU and will both be eligible to suit up for the Lakers immediately. McMahon, a quarterback, who prepped at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep and will be a senior this fall, is expected to compete for the first string signal calling job. A part time starter for EMU last season, McMahon will benefit from his experience as a field general at the D1 level. He threw for 1752 yards and nine TD's, while rushing for 240 yards and 2 TD's in three seasons in the Eagles program. Shuford, a running back and defensive back in his two seasons (one a redshirt year) with the Zips, prepped at Farmington Hills Harrison and will most likely make the full-time switch back to toting the ball on offense when he puts on his new Black and Blue Lakers' uniform. He will most likely be in the mix for ball carrying duties as soon as spring practice gets started up in just a few of months and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
On the college signing front, it looks like two more county prepsters from the gridiron have found homes at the next level. Expect CC's Mike Kinville to ink with Central Michigan and West Bloomfield's Aaron Foster to pen with Bowling Green when signing day comes around this upcoming Wednesday. From his spot at linebacker, Kinville was a captain for the 2009 state champion Shamrocks and helped spearhead a defense that will probably go down as one of the best in state history. He has all the tools – size, strength, and work ethic - to make it as a solid, if not outstanding, MAC baller. Foster, a long and lean, wide receiver and defensive back, is a great land for the BG'ers. His spot on the school's recruiting roster might have opened up when Kevonte Martin-Manely decided to back-out of his offer and commit to Iowa. That said, BG got itself a super talent. Versatile on both offense and defense, Foster is also a very good kick and punt returner.


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