Hit News’ 2008 All Metro Watch List

Posted on June 5, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: |

Hit News presents:

The 2008 Preseason
All-Metro Player Watch.

 Hit News selected players based on: (1) past performance (2) coach’s comments (3) observations (4) film evaluations and (5) potential. We do not pretend that this is an all inclusive list of all players that should be considered. However, we do feel that the vast majority of players that will be selected to the All-Metro team will be representative of the names presented on this list.

Of Course—as always—there will be several players that we have not listed, who will seemingly emerge out of nowhere to have outstanding seasons and thereby receive All-Metro honors. Perhaps, if nothing more, this list will help serve to motivate.
Below are listed names of Omaha area players that are tops on the list to garner All-Metro honors in 2008 (kickers/ punters not included):
Ty Kildow, SR (5-8, 175)
Millard South

2007 1st team All-State receiver w/speed.

Greg Hardin, SR (5-11, 165)
Bellevue West

Proven quality receiver w/nice hands

Vondrae Tostenson, SR (6-5, 215)
Millard South

Definite D-1 size /ability returns from injury.

Brian Donohoe, SR, (5-10, 160)
Papillion-La Vista South

Needs a QB to emerge to showcase his talent.



Bronson Marsh, JR (6-0, 190)
Millard South

Played like a polished vet as a sophomore.

Tyler Seals, SR (6-2, 195)
Bellevue West

A throwing machine w/D-1 potential.

Alex Hook, SR (6-2, 165)
Creighton Prep

Comes off knee injury, but can run and pass.

Ron Kellogg, SR (6-2, 200)

With year under his belt he may be dangerous.

Daryle Hawkins, SR (6-4, 190)

Talented athlete that may be sleeper of the bunch.


Offensive Linemen
Jon Lechner, SR (6-5, 310)
Creighton Prep

Already holds numerous D-1 offers.

James Davis, SR (6-3, 315)
Omaha North

Solid force w/strong D-1 potential

Josh Kage, SR (6-4, 260)

Late bloomer. Versatile athlete with D-1 size and frame.

Alex Stopak, SR (6-4, 275)
Millard South

Lots of size w/experience.

Lincoln Hansen, JR (6-5, 250)
Millard North

Young player to watch.

Craig Herman, SR 6-2, 250)
Millard West

Good blocker w/experience.

Chandler Thomas, JR (6-3, 240)
Papillion-La vista South

TE with blocking skills and hands.

Zac Christo, SR (6-1, 280)
Millard South

Plays w/leverage and power.


Running Backs
Michael Burrus, SR (5-7,175)
Papillion-La Vista South

Returning 1000 yard rusher w/ speed and hands.

Nick Failla, SR (5-10-175)
Millard North

The top impact player in the state. Returns from knee injury (can make list at QB w/enough passes.)

Bryant Giles, SR (5-10-180)
Omaha North

Lots of potential w/speed and cut back ability.

Willie Metoyer, SR (5-9, 195)

Emerges from Okafor’s shadow to showcase his talents.

Kelvin Johnson, SR (6-0 , 190)

Big back w/ speed. Looking for breakout year.

Antarius Daniels, JR ( 5-11, 195)

Could be top back in the state w/a decent O-line.

Stephon Washington, JR (5-8, 165)

Talented but unproven.


Defensive Linemen
Marcus Hall-Oliver, SR (6-1 205)

Effective and efficient DE w/speed and quickness.

Eric Cummings, SR (6-2 ,255)

Strong and explosive w/D-1 ability.

Scott Criss, SR (6-5, 260)
Creighton Prep

Well schooled w/D-1 size and ability.

Jeff Uher, JR (6-2, 260)
Creighton Prep

Tough. Experienced, well-schooled.

Zach Christo SR (6-2, 275)
Millard South

Potential to play at next level.

Bud Kauzlarich, SR (6-0, 275)
Papillion-La Vista South

Stout and explosive anchor on the Line.

Collin Lundgren, SR (6-0, 250)
Millard North.

An ’08 lineman to watch.

Andy Peacock, SR (6-1, 220)
Millard South

Experienced and tough.


Defensive Backs
Jordan Hale, SR (6-0,175)
Millard North

’07 1st team all state player w/D-1 ability.

Brent Webb, SR (6-2, 195)
Bellevue West

Size, speed and ability to play at next level.

Blake Brisson, SR (5-6 165)
Millard North

Small but legit player.

Kendall Anderson, JR (5-7 165)
Omaha North

Ability to develop into top playmaker.

Dion Jones, JR (5-11, 165)
Millard North

Has size, speed strength for D-1 class 2010.

Brad Heldt, SR (6-0, 175)
Creighton prep

Proven ability.

Should play at next level.

Jake Marousek, SR (6-2,190)

New position but has D-1 speed, size and athleticism to deliver. May also be top RB.



Jack Saxton, SR (6-0, 195)

4 year starter and perennial top tackler, comes off injury.

Ron Coleman, JR (5-11, 215)
Omaha North

Perhaps a legend in the making.

Dakota McCormack, SR (6-3, 220)

Legit D-1 caliber size and ability.

Drew Neville, SR (6-0, 210)
Millard South

Experienced player.

Ryan Bundy, SR (5-11, 195)
Papillion-La Vista South

Will need big year to overtake anyone in this bunch.


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