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Hit News’ Class of 2010 Nebraska HS Football Prospect Board

Posted on November 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 

Hit News’
Class Of 2010 Nebraska HS Football
Prospects Board

Last Updated 12/09/08 @ 3:35 p.m. 
Contact myhitnews@yahoo.com to update contents and/or to add prospect name(s).

OFFENSE


Name
High School

 

*College Offer


HT, WT

(Bench, Squat)
40,
Shuttle,
Vertical


ESPN

News
or
Rank


Rivals

News
or

Rank

Offensive Line

Andrew Rodriguez
Aurora

*Nebraska
(Oral commit)

 

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team OL 

6-6, 300

(300, 420)

5.4
NR
NR

NA

 NA

Dan Faulkner
Creighton Prep

6-5, 289
(NR, NR)

NR
NR
NR

NA

 NA

Lincoln Hansen
Millard North

6-5, 260

(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA

 NA

Kyle Payne
Millard South

6-2, 285

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Gary Hiatt
Millard South 
Linncoln Journal Star Nebraksa Super-State First Team OL

 6-4, 270
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Receivers

Lavant Moore

Burke

6-2, 180

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Joe Trouba
Creighton Prep

6-5, 220
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

 

 

Michael Gregory
Bellevue West

6-1, 160
(NR, NR)

NR
NR

NR

NA 

 NA

Chandler Thomas

Papillion

6-3, 240
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Radell Nared

Omaha North

5-10, 170
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Cody Calhoun
Maxwell

6-3, 180

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA 

 NA

Ben Renshaw
Millard North

6-4, 195
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Dillon Schrodt
Lincoln N. Star

First Team
Lincoln All-City
2008

6-4, 180
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Running Backs & Full Backs

Cody
Hobbs
Creighton Prep

 

5-11, 180

(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR 

NA

NA

Nick
Mizaur

Creighton Prep

6-0, 200
(315, 460)
4.55
NR
35″

NA

Attending U.S. Army Combine (Jan.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donte Beasley
Burke

5-10, 210
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Antaries Daniels
Omaha NW

5-11, 185
(290, NR)
4.4

NR

NR 

NA

NA

Ron Coleman
Omaha

North

 

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State First Team DL

 

 

5-11, 230
(330, 450)
4.7
NR
NR

NA

NA

Dion Jones
Millard North

5-11, 165
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Quarterbacks

Bronson Marsh
Millard South

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team QB

6-0, 185
(280, 380)
4.6
NR
30″

NA 

NA

Jordan Poehling
Elkhorn

5-10, 180
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA 

NA

Rylan Cotton

Lincoln SW

First Team
Lincoln All-City
2008

6-1, 200

(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jeff Weander 
Papillion

6-0 170
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA 

 NA

 

 

 

 

Athlete

 

Stephon Washington

 

First Team
All-District

Burke
2008 Video

5-10, 170

(NR, NR)

4.4
NR

NR 

NA 

 NA

Christian Dudzik

Skutt Cath.

 

5-11, 175
(255, 350)

4.5
NR
32″

NA

 NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFENSE

 

Name
High School

 

College Offer

HT, WT
(Bench, Squat)
40,
Shuttle,
Vertical

ESPN
News
or
Rank

Rivals
News
or

Rank

Defensive Line

Jeff Uher
Creighton P.

6-2, 271

(NR, NR)
4.95
NR
NR 

NA

Attending U.S. Army Combine (Jan.)

Andrew Gdowski

Grand Island

6-3, 215
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NR

NA

NA

Loran Crouch
Grand Islansd

6-5, 235
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Casey Sayer

Grand Island

6-4, 255

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jessie Straughter
Burke

6-1, 270

(NR. NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Gary Hiatt
Millard South

6-3, 260
(NR, NR)

NR

NR

Nr

NA

NA

Jesse Hinz
Beatrice

Linncoln Journal Star Nebraska Super-State Second Team OL

6-4, 275
(275, 465)
5.5

NR

24″ 

NA 

 NA

Matt Longacre
Millard West

6-3, 215
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Nate Westerby
Grand Island 

6-2, 225
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA 

NA

 

 

 

 

Defensive Backs

Tyler Gunderson
Grand Island

5-10, 175
(NR,NR)
NR

NR

NR 

NA 

NA

Austin Williams
Burke

6-1, 185
(275, 405)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Chris Lucido
Burke

6-0, 185
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Joey Felici

Millard South

5-9, 155
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Kendall
Anderson


Omaha North

 

Second Team
All-Metro

5-7, 165

(NR, NR)

NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Thomas Hodges
Omaha, North

5-10, 165
(NR, NR0
NR

NR

NR

 

 

Mitch Johnson
Omaha North

6-1 170
(NR, NR)

NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Louis Kaelen
Grand Island 

5-9, 155
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

Linebackers

Kellen  Werner
Grand Island

6-1, 205 
(NR, NR)
NR
NR

NA 

NA

Collyn Schlangenhauf
Burke

6-1. 210
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

NA

Jacob Harding
Burke

5-11, 210
(NR, NR)
NR

NR

NR

NA

 NA

Aaron Roberg 
Grand Island

5-11, 190
(NR, NR)
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Sam Pimper
Fremont 

6-1, 195
(NR, NR)
4.61
NR
NR

NA 

NA

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Hit News’ 2008 Nebraska HS Football Recognition of Excellence Salute

Posted on November 23, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

   Hit News congratulates all of the coaches and players selected for its first “Nebraska  High School Football Recognition of Excellence Salute.”

   The Nebraska high school coaches and players selected represent the highest levels of effort and commitment to excellence in the sport of football. 

“Hit News thanks all of you for giving high school football fans so many memorable moments throughout the 2008 season, and we wish you all continued success in the future.”

  

Hit News’ 2008 Nebraska HS Football
Recognition Of Excellence Salute

  

 

Head Coach Of The Year

Kirk Peterson
Millard West


Coach Peterson guided the Millard West Wildcats to a perfect 13-0 record and a State Class A Championship. It was only the school’s second state football title and Peterson has been part of both: He was an assistant coach for the first title in 2001.

 

Assistant Coach Of The Year

Daniel Jackson
Omaha Burke


As a first year offensive coordinator, Jackson introduced  the Pistol Offense to the Bulldog program. Subsequently, he went on to orchestrate one of the top total yardage and point producing offenses in the state.

 

Offensive Player Of The Year

Tyler Seals, QB
Bellevue West

 


Seals broke numerous Nebraska high school career and season
records–throwing for just over 2,800 yards and 30 TDs this season– on his way to guiding his team to a state quarterfinal playoff appearance.

 

Defensive Player Of The Year

Jordan Hale, DB
Millard South


In addition to being among the top scorers and rushers in the state as a RB, Hale was just as prolific on defense as an explosive run stopper and pass defender, who helped to lead his team to a Class A state finals appearance, where he recorded two interceptions.

 

Comeback Player Of The Year

Alex Hook, QB
Creighton Prep


After undergoing knee surgery last season, Hook returned to the gridiron this year to help lead his team to a 9-0 regular season and a semi-final appearance in the Class A Playoffs. 

 

Newcomer Of The Year

Jimmie Forsythe, QB
Omaha Burke

 

As a sophomore, Forsythe was his team’s leading rusher—gaining nearly 900 yards on the ground–while helping to lead Burke to one of its best regular season records (7-2) and a trip to the playoffs.

 Click to Watch 2008 season highlight video

 

 

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Hit News’ Top 25 Nebraska HS Football Prospects: Class of 2009

Posted on November 21, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hit News releases it’s end-of-season “Top 25 Nebraska HS Football Prospects: Class Of 2009.”
1.  See individulal player analysis capsule of the 2009 prospects who have already received D-1 offers here.
2.  See individual player  analysis capsule of Hit News’ Top 12 2009 Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer
here
 
*Hit News will release its first “2010 Nebraksa High School Football Prospects” listing on November 26, 2008.

 

 

Hit News’ Top 25
Nebraska HS Football Prospects:
Class of 2009

1.

Jon Lechner, OL
Creighton Prep

2.

Tyrone Sellers, DE
McCook

3.

C. J. Zimmerer,  FB
Omaha Gross Catholic

4.

Vondrae Tostenson, WR
Millard South

5.

Cole Pensick, DT
Lincoln Northeast

6.

James Davis, OL
Omaha North

7.

Eric Koehlmoos, SF
Pierce

8.

Eric Cummings, DT
Omaha Burke

9.

Jordan Hale, ATH
Millard South

10.

Corey Serrano, ATH
North Platte

11.

Brent Webb, SF
Bellevue West

12.

Tyler Seals, QB
Bellevue West

13.

Scott Criss, DT
Creighton Prep

14.

Michael Burrus, RB Papillion-La Vista South

15.

Kohlman Adema-Schulte, RB, Millard West

16.

Greg Hardin, WR
Bellevue West

17.

Bryant Giles, RB
Omaha North

18.

Kelvin Johnson, RB
Omaha Burke 

19.

Ty Kildow, ATH
Millard South 

20.

Drew Neville, LB
Millard South

21.

Alex Stopak, OL
Millard South

22.

Tyler Niederklein, WR
Millard West

23.

Jake Marousek, ATH Omaha Burke

24.

Willie Metoyer, RB
Omaha Westside

25.

Kyle Bertelsen, LB
Douglas County West

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Hit News’ Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First D-1 Offer Part 2

Posted on November 19, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

HIt News presents the last six players in its final Class of 2009 “Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer” list.

If you like speed and talent, these last six players on our list have plenty of both! Photobucket

The ”The Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer” list represents players that in our opinion have the best chances to receive D-1 offers based on their current abilities and from exposure through various recruiting ranking services and publications.
In addition, it is our opinion that each player listed has the ability to play at the D-1 level and that almost all the players on the listing will receive at least a D-II offer or opportunity to play at the next level.
The listing in no way shape or form should be construed to reflect that there are not other players in Nebraska who are capapble of playing D-1 ball.  Nor does the listing mean that we expect the players listed below–will–receive D-1 offers,–because it is quite possible that none of the players featured in our ”Top 12…” will ever receive a D-1 offer.
  

All player measurements, times and distance marks are unverified unless a √ apperars after the mark.

Last updated: November 30th, 2008                      

Hit News’
Top 12 Nebraska Prospects
Competing for First D-1 Offer
(Part 2 of 2)

Hit
News
Rank

 

Name
High School

POS

HT, WT
Bench,
Squat
40 Time
Shuttle
Vertical

ESPN
Grade, National Rank
(click score
to see

eval.)

Rivals
Stars,
Score,
National
Rank
 

7.

Michael Burrus
Paillion-La Vista South 

RB 

(5-7, 165)
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

 NA

 NA

Skills & Attributes: Great vision, great cutback ability, extreme toughness, very good acceleration, very elusive, explosive, very good catching the ball, Potential difference maker.

Analysis: Michael Burrus is the kind of electrifying player and elusive runner that every time he touches the ball, you gasp your breath in anticipation of the outcome. A true warrior to the core, Burrus rushed for a Nebraska Class A leading 1,823 yards and 21TDs this season. More amazingly, in several games he carried the ball nearly 40 times–now that’s a tough back!

Burrus has great vision and great cutback ability and very good acceleration–a deadly combination for would-be-tacklers. He is also masterfully patient in allowing his blockers to create daylight. More importantly, he is very good at not only seeing the hole but–anticipating–where the hole will be–a true sign of a gifted RB. 

Though small in stature, Burrus is not shy about squaring his shoulders and running between the tackles. As he picks and slides and finally commits to attacking a hole, he will sometimes deliver his own blow to a tackler. But if he fails to make the tackler miss, like all great small backs, he is very adept at shielding his body from full force blows.

In addition to his running prowess, Burrus is very comfortable at catching short or long and/or easy or difficult passes from out of the backfield. He can probably even throw it to himself since he is also the team’s back-up QB–not a bad thrower either.

We have no reported 40 time for Burrus, but we know that he is extremely quick and very elusive on the field (last track season Burrus clocked one of the state’s fastest 100 meter times of the year at 10. 69.)

The only thing that separates Burrus from being one of the most sought after RBs in the region is: About 20 lbs and two inches in height.

He can put on the weight through a strength and conditioning program–and we all know that there–are–and have been great college and pro RBs who have (had) his height.

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

8.

Kohlman Adema-Schulte
Millard West 

RB

(5-8, 180)
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Skills & Attributes: Extremely competitive, very good speed, very good blocking back, very good catching the ball, very explosive and potential difference maker.

Analysis:  Kohlman Adema-Schulte is a powerful and explosive RB, who bursted onto the presses last Spring as the result of his Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet All Class Gold Medal winning performances in the 100 and 200 meter dashes (10.67 20.97)–This kid can is a ferociously tough competitor who can fly right past you or run right through you. He has gained over 1,100 yards on the ground and has helped to lead his undefeated team to the state finals.

Adema-Schulte may be a little short in height but he is powerfully built for his frame. As such he patterns himself more as a power runner than a speed back. But let that not fool you because he can get to the edge as fast as you can blink your eyes. Adema-Schulte shows the ability to slide and pick and when he sees daylight, he runs to it with enough purpose, power and balance to break tackles and make yards after contact. He sees the field very well and is quick–footed enough to make you miss him in the hole if he doesn’t decide to run through you. 

The best part about Adema-Schulte’s game is his pass catching ability out of the backfield and what he can do afterwards: if he has a little space-goodbye! 

Adema-Schulte would be a great fit for a traditional or spead offense as change of pace back or all purpose or slot back.

 Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

9.

Greg Hardin
Bellevue West

WR

 

 

(5-11, 165)
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA

     NA

Skills & Attributes: Very good hands, very good body control, adjusts very well to ball in the air, good acceleration off the ball and on cuts, good speed, clutch receiver.

Analysis:  Greg Hardin is soon to be a Nebraska high school two-time First   Team ALL State WR. He is Nebraska’s career leader in both reception yards, (2,231), and  TDs (31).  Hardin is a smooth rout runner with very good hands and body control and the quickness to create separation coming out of a cut.

Hardin shows no difficulty catching any manner of ball thrown–in fact the more difficult the catch the better it seems for Hardin. Downfield and away from the ball, Hardin decoys well and shows the desire to block downfield on running and passing plays.

Hardin should develop into a very good possession type of receiver with the ability to create big plays through his body control and acceleration.

 Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: No

 

10.

Bryant Giles 
Omaha North

 

RB

(5-10, 185)
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA

NA

Skills & Attributes: Very good vision, very good cutback ability, good toughness good acceleration, good athleticism.

Analysis: Bryant Giles is hard running slasher with very good vision, cut back ability and the quickness and agility to be elusive. After a very productive junior season, Giles had a monster senior year rushing for a Nebraska Class A second best total of 1,583 yards to go along with his 19 TDs.

Giles shows good body lean and control and he flashes the ability to be patient, while allowing his blockers’ attempts to shed some light. And as soon as a smidgen of daylight appears, Giles has the acceleration to blow through and pick up big chunks of yardage.  He shows good toughness when running between the tackles and the ability to pick up yards after contact. More impressively, Giles has the speed and quickness to turn the corner and to go the distance. Away from the ball, Giles demonstrates the ability to pass protects and to block in the open field, as well as the ambition to effectively carry out fakes.

It doesn’t matter if it’s between the tackles or on the edge Giles is a tough runner who always fights to get the extra yards.

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

11.

Kelvin Johnson
Omaha
Burke

   RB

(6-1, 215)
NR, NR
NR
NR
NR

NA 

 

NA

Skills & Attributes: Very good size, very good blocker, good speed, good accelration, hard runner, violent at point of contact, good strength, good power, good vision, good football IQ.

Analysis:  Kelvin Johnson may be the biggest “sleeper” prospect in Nebraska– a big, strong, tough and powerful high school RB with speed, who does a whole lot of other good things away from the ball. He has the kind of size, speed, raw ability and temperament that are ripe to blossom at the next level–his best days are ahead of him.

As a high school RB/FB, Johnson has put together two very productive high school seasons: he rushed for nearly 900 yards last season and nearly 700 yards this season–but don’t let those sub 1,000 yard numbers fool you! Johnson plays within a system and rotation that features two other good backs plus a very good running QB.

As part of his team’s offensive rotation, Johnson serves as the big powerful back that can block and is very good at running between the tackles. Johnson performed his duties very well: He  hits the hole with determination and runs with, good body lean and the consistent ability to lower and square his shoulders to the line of scrimmage. Upon contact, he keeps his legs pumping as he fights for the extra yard. As a result, Johnson will often picks up good yards after breaking free from initial contact—it usually takes more than one player to bring Johnson down–he also flashes signs of elusiveness after penetrating the line.

Johnson plays very well without the ball in his hands: he is a very good blocker and very adept at carrying out ball fakes. The final addition to this RB’s repertoire is that if he finds a seam, Johnson has the quickness and the breakaway speed to go the distance. And that is what really makes this big RB an intriguing prospect.

Johnson has the size and the speed and he may be a little time and some hard work away from being a very productive RB at the next level. In fact, because of Johnson’s size and speed one could plausibly argue that he is the most likely Class of 2009 RB to succeed at the next level.

 

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: Yes. Click here to view.

 

12.

Ty Kildow
Millard
South

ATH

(5-7, 170)
290, 425
4.4
3.97
41″

NA

2 Star
5.3
NR

Skills & Attributes: Excellent speed, Excellent vertical, very explosive, very good hands, very good toughness, very good athleticism, high football IQ, potential difference maker.

Analysis TY Kildow still has not returned from off season knee surgery. But we still think that this outstanding athlete ranks among the top D-1 football prospects in Nebraska.

The most explosive player in the state of Nebraska and perhaps one of its best athletes. The JR year First Team All-State football and baseball player has 4.39 40 yard dash speed and good hands. He would be ranked higher if not for his injury and the fact that he also lacks the minimum ideal height for a D-1 WR. But a school willing to take a chance may end up with a very special player that may also be an effective punt and kickoff returner.

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

Just Missed

“These players are just as good”

Alex Stopak, OL, (6-4, 280) Millard South; Drew Neville, LB (6-0, 210) Millard South; Tyler Niederklein, WR (6-2, 190) Millard West;  Dakota McCormack, LB (6-2, 215) Omaha Westside; Willie Meytoyer (5-10, 190) Omaha Westside; Jake Marousek, ATH, (6-2, 190) Omaha Burke; Josh Kage, OL (6-4, 260) Papillion-La Vista; Alex Hook, QB (6-0, 175) Creighton Prep; Kyle Bertelsen, LB (6-2, 218) Douglas Co West; Tyrone Lewis, LB (6-4, 195) Lincoln North Star.

Top Mention list

“Many of these players will continue to play at the next level”

Brad Heldt, SF (6-0, 175) Creighton Prep; Nick Failla, QB/ATH (5-10, 175) Millard North; Justin Small, LB (6-2, 230) St Cecilia; Matt Sterup, OL (6-6, 270) St Cecilia; Marcus Hall-Oliver, DE (6-1, 205) Central; Daryle Hawkins, QB, (6-4, 185) Central; Jack Saxton, LB (6-0, 190) Burke;  Nate Anderson, DB (6-1, 185) Burke; Zach Christo, OG (6-1, 290) Millard South; Bud Kauzlarich, DT (6-0,  275) Papillion -La Vista S.; Justin Coleman, WR (6-0, 175) Beatrice; Garret Bruhn, LB (6-2, 215) Beatrice; Kyle Bertelsen, LB (6-2, 218) Douglas Co West; Trevor Florendo, SF (6-0, 186) Crete; Robert Barry, QB (6-8, 220) Battle Creek; Ron; Kellogg QB (6-1, 210) Westside;  Dayton Graf, DL (6-5, 275) Lincoln SW;  Tyson Clark, WR (6-4, 200) Lincoln East; Drew Sankey, (6-4, 200) Lincoln East

  

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Hit News’ Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First D-1 Offer

Posted on November 16, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

HIt News presents the top six players in its final Class of 2009 “Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer” list.

The final six prospects will be released on Thursday, November 20th, 2009.

   The “The Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer” list represents players that in our opinion have the best chances to receive D-1 offers based on their current abilities and from exposure through various recruiting ranking services and publications.

   In addition, it is our opinion that each player listed has the ability to play at the D-1 level and that almost all the players on the listing will receive at least a D-II offer or opportunity to play at the next level.

   The listing in no way shape or form should be construed to reflect that there are not other players in Nebraska who are capapble of playing D-1 ball.  Nor does the listing mean that we expect the players listed below–will–receive D-1 offers–because it is quite possible that none of the players featured in our “Top 12…” will ever receive a D-1 offer.
  

All player measurements, times and distance marks are unverified unless a √ apperars after the mark.

Last updated: November 17th, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m.                      

Photobucket

"The Last Whistle"

Hit News
The Top 12 Nebraska Prospects
Competing for First D-1 Offer
(Part 1 of 2)

Hit
News
Rank

 

Name
High School

POS

HT, WT
Bench,
Squat
40 Time
Shuttle
Vertical

ESPN
Grade, National Rank
(click score
to see

eval.)

Rivals
Stars,
Score,
National
Rank
 

1.

Eric Cummings
Omaha Burke

DT

  

(6-2, 360)
360, 480
4.92
NA
NA

74,
69

2 Star,
5.2,
NR

Skills & Attributes: Very quick feet, very good hands, very good strength, good tackler, plays violently, very good toughness, good range, very good leverage, good football IQ.

Analysis: Eric Cummings is a very athletic and explosive D-lineman who will get violent at the point of contact.  His quick hands and even quicker feet allows him to–sometimes–display athletic abilities that are regularly observed in elite players such as: fluidly spinning off an opponent to make an unlikely tackle or getting skinny to violently knife into a fortress of bodies to bring down a runner; or showing great range by making plays down the line from the D-gap to the A gap or even across the field.

Cummings may not display the aforementioned abilities consistently and regularly enough to garner elite player status, but his ability to–on occasions–showcase such talents may speak volumes about his potential. 

The potential becomes even more apparent when you take into account that he plays a very good high school  DE at 260lb. Consequently, his projected college move down the line to DT should bring to a defense a very quick and athletic player at that position–even with added weight. He most likely will be  a one gap perpetrator DT in a 4-3 scheme or even a DE in a 3-4 alignment.

Cummings is very good against the run and plays extremely well in traffic, while showing good pad level and leverage and the ability to control and to drive much larger players. He also demostrates the knack to quickly shed a blocker in order to attack the runner. Cummings is also an effective pass rusher, who has the ability to bull rush and/or to use his hands and feet to get around blockers. Cummings has a good motor and always seems to be fighting to get to the ball.

 

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: Click here to view

 

2.

Jordan Hale
Millard South

DB

 

(6-0 180)
(290, 405)
4.46
4.05
37″
 

NR

NR

Skills & Attributes: Very good speed, very good athleticism, very good acceleration, good vision, plays violently, reads well, reacts very well, good tackler, high football IQ

Analysis: Jordan Hale is simply the most underrated HS player in Nebraska!

On both sides of the ball, this kid is a player and among the best in the state at each position —RB and DB.

The reported  40 time for Hale is 4.46.  If how he looks live and on film is any indication–  on his way to a state leading 22 TDs and over 1,100 yards rushing–he looks every bit to have that kind of speed.

Hale is a hard running slasher with the pop to hit the hole quick and the hips and the acceleration to cutback on a dime. And if a would-be-tackler happens to stick, Hale will often deliver the first blow.

On defense, Hale is a tenacious DB with a very good nose for the ball–he demonstrates good hips in coverage and seems to read and react well and he is able to  provide punishing run support.

Based on Hale’s excellence on both sides of the ball, it is hard to determine a projected position–he can be used so many ways on offense. But he seems to really enjoy being the aggressor and delivering big hits on defense.

As a result of Hale’s great senior season–if his speed and size are legit–I would be very surprised if he does receive a D-1 offer. 

 

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

3.

Corey Serrano
North Platte

 

ATH

(6-1, 190)
250, 315,
4.6,
NA,
32″
 

76,
101

        NR

Skills & Attributes: Excellent athleticism, good speed, plays violently, good vision, high football IQ.

Analysis Corey Serrano may be the best overall Nebraska high school football player in the Class of 2009. This kid can do it all–and do it very well!

Unfortunately, this season Serrano has fallen victim to the saying “Jack of all trades and master of none.” His move this season to QB–a position he played very well–may have hampered his ability to showcase his best skills as a RB–a position ESPN rated him as the 102 best in the country.

 

Serrano is  an upright runner with just the right amount of lean and acceleration to give him the ability to slash or cut back or to run through arm tackles or  to wash through a big hitter that doesn’t wrap up–all of which he can do very adeptly.

 

Serrano is a natural who is at home doing anything with the ball in his hands. Yet he also is a very good DB, who has the size, speed, reaction skills, physicality, and open field tackling ability to be a very good D-1 SF that is capable of covering the pass or stopping the run. Now throw in the fact that he can also run back, punts and kickoffs–you have a hard time on deciding how to recruit this kid. 

Once his niche is decided, Serrano is the kind a player that should blossom at the D-1 level.

 Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: No

 

4.

Brent Webb
Bellevue West

 

S

(6-0, 190)
235, 345
4.6
4.35
 34″

70,
165

NR

Skills & Attributes: Very good athleticism, good speed, good hips, good acceleration, good vision, plays violently, reads well, good tackler, high football IQ.

Analysis:  Webb is a physically gifted athlete who is a very good player on both sides of the ball–as a RB/WB on offense and as a DB on defense. He is projected to be a SF at the next level–and rightfully so. Because it is on defense where Webb shines the most.

He is very good at analyzing and reacting to play action and reads the ball well in the air, and shows very good acceleration to the point of attack. Webb also demonstrates the physicality and the toughness to come up and defend the run–he is not shy about punishing a runner. He has proved to be a very aggressive defender with a nose for the ball and a good tackler with the ability to make plays in the open field.

 

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

5.

Tyler Seals
Bellevue West

 

QB

(6-1, 185)
235, 340
4.75
NA
31″

68,
120

 

 

NR

Skills & Attributes: Extreme toughness, good feet, good speed, good pocket presence, can throw on the run, accurate short to medium, sees the field well, high football IQ.

Analysis: Tyler Seals is a record breaking Nebraska HS QB who has thrown for over 5,200 yards (2, 800 + this year) and 60 TDs in his career.

This gunslinger is one tough cookie, who has very good poise in the pocket and who is not afraid to hold the ball until the last second. Seals is also adept at accurately throwing on the move to his left or right. Even while on the move, Seals keeps his eyes focused down field to find an open receiver.

The QB spot is the hardest position to be recruited for, as most schools usually only offer one (two at most) scholorships per year to QB prospects.

Seals seems to be a good fit for a spread type offense, he currently has enough arm strength to easily throw accurate short to medium range passes. However, put hm on a strength and conditioning program and give him a good QB coach and Seals may turn into a very effective  D-1 QB capable of laser targeting all throws at any length.

 

Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

6.

Scott Criss
Creighton Prep

 

DT

(6-4, 240)
NA, NA
NA
NA
NA

67,
128

NR

Skills & Attributes: Good leverage, good toughness, good tackler, good feet, good range. good football IQ.

Analysis: The more you watch Criss live and on film the more you appreciate his game and potential. The kid is pretty nimble on his feet and shows good lateral movement and range for a big fella.

Criss is very good at defending the run whether it’s coming right at him, to the outside, or inside and far away, Criss has the range and the quickness to get to the ball. At a long and wide 6-4, Criss has the frame to be able to pack on some good bulk in order to line up at the DT spot in college.

Criss  would probably be a good fit as a two gap stuffer in a 4-3 scheme or possibly a strongside DE if he blossoms into a more explosive player.

 Senior Year ’08 video highlight link available: NO

 

             

Related links: Top 12 Nebraka Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer Part 2 (No. 7-12).

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Hit News’ Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Top Ranked D-1 Offered Prospects

Posted on November 14, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creighton Prep O-Lineman Jon Lechner Vaults to Hit News’ No. 1 Prospect Spot

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

Hit News releases its end-of-the-season  “Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Top Ranked D-1 Offered Football Prospects list.  The Hit News listing features Hit News ranking, analysis and comparative prospect rankings and scores from ESPN and Rivals.

Hit News will update this listing when necessary:  The final Class of 2009 Prospect Ranking  will be posted in February ’09.

“Hit News’ Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First D-1 Offer” will be updated and released within the next several days.

All player physical measurements, times and distances are unverified unless a “√” appears after the mark.

 Last Updated: December 2, 2008 11:50 a.m. (Lechner & Davis commit to Ohio University.)

 Hit News
Nebraska HS Class Of 2009
Top Ranked D-1 Football Prospects

Hit
News
Rank

 

 

Name
High School
College Offer
*Verbal Commit
**Signed

POS

(Ht, Wt)
Bench, Squat,
40 Time,

Shuttle,

Vertical

ESPN
Grade,
National
Rank

Rivals
Stars, Score,
National Rank

1.

 

Jon  Lechner
Creighton Prep

Buffalo, Iowa State, *Ohio University, Lousiana Tech. 

OL

(6-5, 315)√
315, 550
5.25,

NA,
NA

 80,

 17

3 Star,
5.7,

31

Skills & Attributes: Good size, very good balance, good strength, good pad level, good feet, and good hands.

 Analysis: Like most of the top HS OL prospects, we have yet to see what Lechner can really do. The fact is: “Big athletes take a little longer time to fully blossom.” However, Lechner certainly possesses all the skills and attributes and potential necessary to rank him among the top HS linemen prospects in the nation. At this stage in his development, he is more suited for a run oriented type of offensive attack, as he is often quick and explosive coming off the snap, while he  demonstrates the ability to control and to drive his opponents off the line. Lechner is also nimble enough to lead, pull, block in the open field, and to pick up blitzes, which may make him more suited to play OG at the next level. Lechner has the athletic potential to also line up at the left tackle spot, but he will need to work on his hand placement and hand speed to control top DE rushers.

 

2.

Tyrone Sellers
McCook
*Kansas, Wyoming, Iowa,
Kansas State

DE

 (6-4, 215)  

 305, 450,

      4.57      

 4.42,

 33″

73,

130

3 Star,

5.7,

26

Skills & Attributes:  Very good speed, explosive, good first step, quick feet and hands, very athletic, very good toughness, high football IQ.

Analysis: Sellers has the speed, quickness and athleticism to develop into a very good D-1 rush end. In addition, he also seems to display a good football IQ and the proven toughness that could see his talents put to use at the weakside LB spot or even at the safety position. 

 

Sellers is more of a finesse DE who is very adept at using his quick feet and hands to get by bigger defenders on his way to the QB. But Sellers also demonstrates good leverage and decent pad level along with the ability to hold his ground and to easily shed bigger opponents at the HS level. However, at the next level, he will need to develop considerably more size and strength to be an effective every down DE or a weakside LB, who can stop the run.

 

3.

C. J. Zimmerer
Omaha Gross Catholic
*Nebraska

 

FB

 (6-0,  213)√
 295, 400,

 4.6,

 4.2,

 27″

 

76,

12

2 Star,
5.4,

NR

 

Skills & Attributes: Great hips, very explosive, very good acceleration, very good toughness, plays violently, quick feet, plays with very good leverage and pad level, high football IQ.

Analysis: Zimmerer’s stock has risen faster than any Class of 2009 recruit due to the hard work he put in during the off season and through his remarkable performance on the field this year. He has an astonishing 10. 6 yard per carry average while accounting for over 1,200 total yards rushing from the FB position—Whew! From his stance to his brutal blocking and tough explosive and–at times –surprisingly shifty running style, this kid has all the markings of the great classic FBs of the past.

 

ESPN has Zimmerer rated the 12thbest FB in the nation and it is easy to see why when you watch him play on film. He is a very good blocker who exhibits excellent pad level, accuracy and explosiveness when delivering blocks. And when Zimmerer is running he exhibits very good leg drive and is violent upon contact, which accounts for a lot of YAC (yards after contact).  He is also quick-footed and fleet enough to elude and to run by tacklers in the open field.

 

It’s all is his hips! Your feet may lead but it’s the vertical, horizontal, and rotational position of the hips that enables a player to deliver effective blows or to effectively absorb punishing hits, or to explosively accelerate out of cuts–Zimmerer has great hip action!

4.

Vondrae Tostenson

 Millard South
Iowa

 

WR

(6-5, 225)
285, NA,

4.6,

NA,

37″

73,

162

 

3 Star,
5.7,

51

Skills & Attributes: Size, excellent athleticism, very good vertical, good strength, good hands, good football IQ, potential difference maker.

Analysis: Amongst all the  prospects in the Nebraska HS class of 2009, Tostenson has the most potential for greatness. However, injury has limited his ability to demonstrate his true potential on the field. Therefore, though we consider Tostenson to be the top Nebraska  HS Class of 2009 prospect with the most ability to excel at the next level –injury limitations have contributed to a current level of play that prevents us from making him Hit News’ No. 1 prospect. Furthermore, WR may not be Tostenson’s best opportunity for—greatness–at the next level.  His height, frame, speed and athleticism are an ideal combo for bulking up into a devastatingly good TE.  Fortunately for the gifted Tostenson no matter what position he ultimately plays, once he recovers fully from his injury—the sky is the limit!

5.

Cole Pensick
Lincoln Northeast
*Nebraska

 

DT

(6-2, 250)
360, 540,

4.97,

 NR,

26″

73,

87

3 Star,
5.5,

79

Skills & Attributes: Very good balance, very good strength, good feet, good hands,  good athleticism, good football IQ

Analysis: Pensick plays with very good balance and leverage and at times flashes the ability to be explosive on contact. He is a good tackler and appears to have a good feel for the game with his ability to anticipate ball movement and to read blockers.

At his current skill level he is more  likely to be a two-gap  type DT in a 4-3 scheme or a nose tackle in a 3-4 defense–to play either he will have to bulk up considerably. However, it is still unclear at this stage whether or not this talented athlete (Lincoln Metro heavyweight wrestling champ and reigning State shot-put champ will end up on offense or defense.

6.

James Davis
Omaha North
*Ohio University

 

OL

(6-3, 315)
325, 530,
5.5,
NA,
NA.

 

75,
94

2 Star,

5.4,

75

Skills & Attributes: Excellent balance, very good hands, good feet, good strength.

Analysis: Davis is one of the best pass blocking O-line prospects in the country. His excellent balance, quick feet and fast and accurate hand thrust allow him to control the best of rushers.   Due to his current height, Davis will most likely play OG at the next level. Therefore, on running plays, he will have to do some work on becoming more explosive and moving his body quicker into position at the point of contact in order to neutralize D-1 DT”s that will be as large or larger than him. 

7.

Eric Koehlmoos
Pierce
Wyoming

DB

(6-1, 190)
225, 400,

 4.53,

NA,

33″

69,

171

2 Star,

5.2,

NR

Skills & Attributes: Athleticism, high football IQ, acceleration,  versatility, very good explosiveness, violent

Analysis: Koehlmoos is a gifted athlete that plays very well on both sides of the ball. SF is most likely Koehlmoos’ projected position at the D-1 level. But he is a truly gifted athlete that can play a variety of different positions on both sides of the ball.

As a DB, Koehlmoos is very good at reacting to and making a play on the ball when in the air. He is an explosive player who is often violent at the point of contact–he has the ability to punish a runner. Koehlmoos also demonstrates good range and adequate closing speed and the ability to make tackles in the open field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WILL THERE

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 ANY MORE

 NEBRASKA PROSPECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 RECEIVING D-1 OFFERS?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Links:
Hit News’ Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer Part 1 (No. 1-6).
Hit News’ Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer Part 2 (No. 7-12).

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New Hit News Features Help to Get You Noticed!

Posted on November 11, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

 

Hit News is currently working on bringing to you:

 

1. End of the season ranking and analysis of Nebraska HS Football Class of 2009 D-1 Offered Players.  Look for a major shakeup here!

2. The final listing of  the Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First D-1 Offer—changes and new members.
The Early Listing  and some analysis of the Nebraska  HS Football Class of 2010—See who is hot out the box for the 2009 football season.

 

Below are a samples of the Hit News ranking tables we will use as we move forward: 

 

 

Hit News

Nebraska HS Football Class of 2009
Division I Offered Players

 

Hit

News
Rank

 

 

Name
High School
Offers
*
Oral Commit
**Signed

POS.

HT, WT,
Bench, Squat, 40 Time

ESPN
Grade, Nat. Rank

Rivals
Stars, Score, Nat. Rank

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

Analysis:

 

Hit News
Top 12 Nebraskans
Competing for First D-1 Offers

 Hit News
Rank

Name
High School

POS.

HT, WT,
Bench,
Squat, 40 Time

ESPN
Grade, Nat. Rank

Rivals
Stars, Score, Nat. Rank 

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

Analysis:

 

Hit News Early
Listing of Nebraska HS Football
Class of 2010

Listing
Number
(No rankings until Spring ’09)

Name
High School
Offers
*
Oral Commit

POS.

HT, WT,
Bench, Squat, 40 Time

ESPN
(any national mention)

Rivals

(any national mention) 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skill Sets:

Analysis:

Hit News’ own observations and ESPN and Rivals rankings and analysis will have an impact on how Hit News assigns our overall rankings of players.

Important Note: Hit News, ESPN and Rivals and any other ranking system are only opinions. As such, sometimes individual rankings may appear to be all over the place. But that is the nature of the beast.   

Submit Your Video Links 

In addition to these features, Hit News looks forward to providing a portal for Nebraska athletes to submit links to their sport highlight videos.  This is a great way to provide free and easy access for the public and potential recruiters to see your abilities. 

 To use this free feature all you need is a You Tube account and/or any other similar video storage/access account and provide Hit News with the link address by sending it to myhitnews@yahoo.com.

We will then link your name position and school to your video and list it on our Main Page under the Category Link “Prospect Video Releases.”  

*Get your season highlight videos made

*Link them to Hit News and

***Get Noticed***

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Oops! Millard West Is Best Team In Class A

Posted on November 8, 2008. Filed under: High School Football, Polls:Open—Vote | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

Poll: At the bottom of article, pick the two winners of the Nebraska Class A football playoff semifinals.

Oops!

   I normally stay away from predicting  the outcomes of high school playoff games; nevertheless, I took a stab (a real bad stab)  at the Bellevue West vs. Millard West game.  I ah brilliantly surmised that Tyler Seals and Greg Hardin somehow possessed enough magic to smite the mighty Wildcats into their first loss of the season. I guess I was just too caught up in the moment of their great careers and their outstanding performances in the opening round of the playoffs.

    I proclaimed the upset despite knowing that passing teams and cold windy weather don’t mix,  and even after admitting that Millard West had the better team (but not by much).  

    Boy was I wrong! Reminder to self: Stick to logic and throw out the sentiment when predicting games.

    In Friday night’s bitterly cold and windy conditions, the Wildcats managed to produce 42 points and just over 400 total yards of offense, while at the same time holding the T-Birds to just 7 points and 107 total yards, and allowing only one five yard Seals to Hardin completion.  That’s dominance!

 

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Trench Warfare: Grand Island VS Creighton Prep 

    While the Millard West Wildcats were busily chewing on some frozen Bellevue Bird, I was at Burke stadium freezing my arse off–watching the dramatic (ha) 7-0 Creighton Prep victory over Grand Island.

  The score remained 0 – 0 until the fourth 4th qtr. There was not much action in this game unless you like to watch good trench warfare–and I do. Better yet,  Creighton Prep has several of the best linemen in the state in Jon Lechner, Jeff Uher and Scott Criss.  However, neither Grand Island nor Creighton Prep’s linemen could claim domination in the trenches, until midway through the 4th qtr., when Prep seemed to be getting the better movement.

   Though Junior RB Nick Mizaur would often slam through the line for four and five yard pops, it was a couple of key runs by senior RB Brad Heldt and senior QB Alex Hook that would finally break the game in Prep’s favor–the one that set up Heldt’s TD was the game’s longest run by Hook–a beautifully timed and executed naked bootleg that went for over twenty some yards.

  The Junior Jays’ offense managed only seven points against a very stubborn Grand Island defense, but it was enough for them to remain unbeaten and to keep their state title hopes alive. 

  The underlying story in Preps’ playoff run is their outstanding defense, which has two consecutive shutouts (three in a row counting the last regular season game) in the playoffs, adding to a grand total of 5 shutouts for the season. 

 Head coach Tom Jaworski team’s outstanding defensive performance is a function of some good Prep athletes playing together as a team with good technique, while very rarely making mistakes.

 “The Creighton Prep Junior Jays are an extraordinarily well-coached defensive team:
It is the best defensive team I have seen this year!

But are the Junior Jays the best team in Class A?”

 Millard West: Best Team In Class A

   Today, for the first time this season,  I have to answer, “No.  Millard West is the best team in Class A.”  The Wildcats have very good team speed and they have the most balanced team on offense and defense in Class A . This unique combination gives Millard West the ability to score bunches of points and/or to shut a team down.

   Fortunately, polls are meaningless right now.  Even though Hit News considers Millard West to be the best team in Class A–Omaha North, Creighton Prep and Millard South feild very good  teams that are all capable of beating the Wildcats–this is a very balanced final four.

   There is no way I will make a prediction on the Millard West vs. Omaha North or the Creighton Prep vs. Millard South game–heck, I still can’t even decide on which one to attend.  But I still stand by my pre-playoff prediction that we won’t have two unbeaten teams in the finals. 

    Could I be wrong again?

OK!  Try your hand at picking the winner of each Class A semi-final game:

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Nebraska HS Playoff Upset Forecasted: Bellevue West Defeats Millard West

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

 By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

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#9 Bellevue West VS #1 Millard West

 

    The Bellevue West Thunderbirds enter their quartefinal playoff game game against the Millard West Widcats coming off an emotional last minute 30-28 come from behind victory over the Burke Bulldogs, in last week’s opening round game.  Conversely, the  Wildcat’s showup this Friday after a playoff record breaking 77-0 trouncing of Omaha Northwest. 

    So how does the way that the T-Birds and the Cats handled their opponents last week portend to the outcome of their battle this week?

Answer: Simply that one team will be playoff battle tested for this quarterfinal match up while the other team will be well rested–that’s all!

   However,  the biggest factor to take a look at in attempting to predict the outcome of this game is figuring out how these two teams match up against each other:

    The T-Birds have faced some good running teams and some decent passing teams this year, but they have yet to face a highly balanced and efficient offensive team like Millard West that can both run and pass very well.   Millard West QB Nate Hauptman, may not throw as much as Seals but he is as accurate.  And when Hauptman is not throwing, he always has the luxury of handing off the ball to speedy 1,000 yard RB Kohlman Adema-Schulte.   However, Bellevue West’s much improved defense led by their talented senior DB Brent Webb has shown the ability to slow down some very good offensive teams.

    The Cats have yet to face a passing attack like that of the T-Birds, especially one that only gets more productive as they get in rhythm running their no-huddle offense designed to have their opponent playing on their heels–while gasping for breath. 

    The T-Birds’ Tyler Seals and Greg Hardin are the best pass-catch tandem in Nebraska high school history, but they will not be the team’s only offensive weapons on the field, as Evan Herring (third leading receiver in Class A)  provides another ideal target for Seals. The T-Birds also have  a formidable running attack featuring speedy David Hernandez and a dose or two of Webb.

    The Cats have one of the best defenses in the state but their biggest defensive weapon this week may be the weather as it is forecastto be in the 30’s by game time.  Cold weather can wreck havoc on any offense, but even more so on a highly pass oriented  team like the T-Birds. 

    Though Millard West is undefeated and the T-Birds have lost three games–there is no other visable marker to say that the Cats are a better team than Bellevue West.  Therefore,  to predict the outcome of this game I will rely on the visable and intangible differnces between the two teams: Seals and Hardin have proven themselves to be very talented tough competitors and difference-makers. I look for both of them and the rest of their teammates to find ways to be prepared and ready for the elements and the essence of the moment on Friday night.   That and home field advantage is the only edge that seprates these two teams.

Hit News Game Forecast: The weather will be cold!  But–on their home feild–the T-Birds aggressive defense will slow down the Cats highly potent offense just enough to allow Seals and company to heat up the scoreboard with the higher tally of points by the end the game.  Thereby, handing Millard West an untimely first defeat of the season.

 

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    1. Jarell Crayton, 6-7, SR, C, Bellevue East

    2. Gregg Smith, 6-6, SR, SF/PF/SG, Ralston

    3. Elliot Elliason, 6-11, JR, C, Chadron

    4. Dwight Smith, 6-3, JR , PG/SG, Ralston

    5. Tyler Evans, 6-2, JR, SG/PG, Waverly

    6. Mike Gessell, 6-0, FR, PG, South Sioux City

    7.. John Karhoff, 6-8, SR, PF/C, Creighton Prep.

    8. Vondrae Tostenson, 6-5, SR, PF, Millard South

    9. Matt Hagerbaumen, 6-7, SR, SF, Lincoln Southeast

    10. Stevelle Burns, 6-0, SR, PG, Benson

    11. Deverell Biggs, 6-1, JR, SG/PF, Omaha Central

    12. Caleb Steffensmeir, 5-11, JR, PG, Creighton Prep

    13. Jordan Tyrance, 6-4, SF/PF, JR, Lincoln Southwest

    14. Trevor Meinke, 6-0, JR, PG, Beatrice

    15. Scottie Davis, 6-5, JR, SF/PF, Omaha Burke

    16. Derrius Vick, 6-0, SO, PG, Lincoln Southeast

    17. Ted Lampkin, 5-11, SO, PG, Omaha Central

    18. Jerad Warner, 6-6, JR, PF/C Omaha Gross

    19. Dol Kutey, 6-6, SR, C, Lincoln Northeast

    20. Ben Imig, 6-0, JR, SG/PG, Bryan

    21. Galen Gullie, 5-7, SR, PG, Bryan

    22 Pete Uhing, 6-5, SR, PF/C, Lincoln High

    23 Adonis Hill, 5-10, SO, PG, Omaha Burke

    24. Mike Dentlinger, 6-6, JR, PF/C, Millard North

    25. DK Augustine, 6-4, SO, C, Omaha Bryan

  • Action Force’s Top Ten

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    Nebraska High School

    Basketball Teams

    (Week ending 02-15-09)

    Team ,(Record) Last wk rank

    1.

    Lincoln SW (18-2) 1

    2.

    Creighton Prep (15-4) 3

    3.

    Lincoln East(13-5) 4

    4.

    Lincoln High (11-6) 5

    5.

    Omaha Central (13-3) 3

    6.

    Lincoln Southeast(14-5) 7

    7.

    Lincoln Northeast(12-5) 103

    8.

    Omaha Bryan (15-6) 8

    9.

    Chadron (19-0) NR

    10.

    Norfolk (13-5) NR Contenders: Bellevue East, Omaha Burke, Omaha Benson, Bellevue West

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