Final Nebraska HS Football Class Of 2009 Top 25 Prospect Rankings

Posted on February 10, 2009. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New Entries to Top 25 Prospects in Class of 2oo9 

By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

   my Hit News.com releases its final Nebraska High School Football Class of 2009 Prospect Rankings, which are based on the following criteria:

  • Player’s overall ratings and rankings by various recruiting services.
  • Player’s demonstrated ability on the field.
  • College Division level at which player will be participating.

   Based on the above reasoning several new players made our Final Class of 2009 Top 25.  But before I go on, let me state this:

“Regardless of where the player is ranked on this list, to be on this list a player is an outstanding cream-of-the-crop Nebraska high school football prospect. And fortunately for all that are on this list, they will continue to play the game at the next level.”

   Heading the list of the new entrants into our Top 25  Prospects is Omaha Central’s 6-foot-4, 190 pound Daryle Hawkins.  Hawkins smashes in all the way to the No. 6 spot, after his last minute D-1A offer from the PAC-10 Oregon Ducks .

   Prior to his early season injury, Hawkins was one of Hit New’s top prospects. However, after missing several games–OK, I’ll admit it, Daryle, I forgot all about you–he vanished from our listings. But it’s good to see you get that huge offer. Not many Nebraska football players have ever received offers from the PAC-10 Conference.   Do yourself and us a favor by making a big splash on the West Coast.

   Next to make his debut at the No. 9 position is big 6-foot-4, 260 pound Josh Kage from Papillion. We have always kept an eye out on this talented athlete who will be attending South Dakota State University. We’ll soon see if Kage will be taking a Class A super-heavyweight wrestling title and shot put title along with him to SDSU.

   Entering the list at No. 16 is Garret Bruhn, a 6-foot-2, 215 pound LB/FB from Beatrice, after committing to an offer from North Dakota State.

   Following Bruhn at No.17 is University of South Dakota bound Steve Nelson, a huge 6-foot-5, 300 pound O-lineman out of Platteview High.

   At No. 18 is St Cecelia’s 6-foot-6, 275 pound O-lineman, Matt Sterup who will be attending Northwest Missouri State.

   Finally, last but certainly not least closing things out at No. 25 is Omaha Central’s 6-foot-1, 200 pound LB Marcus Hall-Oliver, who will be attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Hall will bring a lot of speed and athleticism with him to UNO– put some size on this kid and look out!

   Now except for the potential of a late offer here or there, the Nebraska high school football Class of 2009 prospects can be put to bed.

   Good luck to all!

   Our attention now shifts to The Class of 2010.

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Top 25 Nebraska High School Football Prospects:Class of 2009 Final Post Signing Day Rankings

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1.  Tyrone Sellers, DE, McCook
2.  Jon Lechner, OL, Creighton Prep
3.  C. J. Zimmerer, FB, Omaha Gross Catholic
4.  Cole Pensick, DT, Lincoln Northeast
5.  James Davis, OL, Omaha North
6.  Daryle Hawkins, Central
7.  Scott Criss, OL, Creighton Prep
8.   Eric Cummings, DT, Omaha Burke
9.   Josh Kage, OL, Papillion
10. Michael Burrus, RB, Papillion-La Vista South
11. Eric Koehlmoos, SF, Pierce
12. Greg Hardin, WR, Bellevue West
13. Jake Marousek, ATH, Omaha Burke
14. Ty Kildow, ATH, Millard South
15. Kohlman Adema-Schulte, RB, Millard West
16. Garrett Bruhn, LB/FB, Beatrice
17. Steve Nelson, OL, Platteview
18. Matt Sterup, OL, St Cecelia
19. Tyler Seals, QB, Bellevue West
20. Jordan Hale, ATH, Millard South
21. Brent Webb, DB, Bellevue West
22. Vondrae Tostenson, WR, Millard South 
23. Kelvin Johnson, RB, Omaha Burke 
24. Corey Serrano, ATH, North Platte
25. Marcus Hall-Oliver, LB, Omaha Central

 

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Last Weekend of the Class of ’09 Recruiting: Where Nebraska Prospects Stand

Posted on January 29, 2009. Filed under: College Football, High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

   Going into the last weekend of the high school football class of 2009 recruiting cycle, my Hit News.com presents the latest on the known offers and commitments made to and by Nebraska high school student/athletes. 

   my Hit News.com’s listing only represents the member schools of the following sports governing bodies and/or particular divisions within them: NCAA Divisions I-A; I-AA and II; NAIA and Junior Colleges (JUCO).

   Thanks to all of the people that provide information to my Hit News.com.  And to all of you current and potential prospects know this:

There are plenty of college recruiters that monitor this site, as well as fans and participants of the various college message boards of schools from across this region–I know–you should see our site stats and read my e-mail.”

Important Note: Future updates to this board will be posted on the “Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Football Prospects’ Offers and Commitments”  link that is found at the top of this page.  In other words: updates to the listing will not be reflected if you link back to this post in the future.

 


Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Football Prospects’

Offers and Verbal Commitments

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“*”and bold represent verbal commitment


Division I-A

Jon Lechner, OL (6-5, 315), Creighton Prep

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

Tyrone Sellers, DE, (6-4, 215), McCook

*Kansas University, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas State

C. J. Zimmerer, FB (6-0, 213), Omaha Gross Catholic

*Nebraska

Vondrae Tostenson, WR (6-5, 225), Millard South

Iowa (unknown if offer is still on the table)

Cole Pensick DT, (6-2, 250), Lincoln Northeast

*Nebraska

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

*Ohio University

Eric Koehlmoos, DB (6-1, 190), Pierce

Wyoming (unknown if offer is still on the table), South Dakota State

Scott Criss, OL (6-5, 250),Creighton Prep

*Wyoming, South Dakota State


Division I-AA

Ty Kildow, ATH (5-8, 165), Millard South

*Nebraska University—Walk-on; University of North Dakota

Eric Cummings, DT (6-2, 270), Omaha Burke

*University of South Dakota

Michael Burrus, RB (5-8, 165), Papillion-La Vista South

*University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota

Jake Marousek, ATH (6-2, 190), Omaha Burke

*University of South Dakota

Josh Kage, OL (6-4, 255), Papillion-La Vista

*South Dakota State University

Garrett Bruhn, FB/LB (6-2, 215), Beatrice
*North Dakota State

Greg Hardin, WR (5-11, 165), Bellevue West
*University of North Dakota

 

 

 

 


Division II

Tyler Seals, QB (6-1, 185), Bellevue West

*Northwest Missouri State

Jordan Hale, DB (6-0, 190), Millard South

*University of Nebraska at Omaha

Kohlman Adema-Schulte, RB (5-9, 180), Millard West

*Northwest Missouri State

Nick Bell, K (5-9, 185), Beatrice
*Wayne State

Kyle Stuchlik, LB (6-190), Pierce
*Chadron State

Jade Clevland, LB (6-2, 215), Ogallala
*Chadron State

Joe Knott, LB/RB (5-11, 185), Ogallala
Chadron State, *Doane College (NAIA)

Nate Anderson, DB (6-1, 185), Omaha Burke
Wayne State

Matt Berry, ATH (5-10, 160), McCook
*University of Nebraska at Kearney

Dillon Goltl, WR (6-1, 165), McCook 
*University of Nebraska at Kearney

Joe Vetrovsky, OL (6-3, 280), McCook
*University of Nebraska at Kearney 

Aaron Ruppert, TE (6-4, 215), McCook 
*University of Nebraska at Kearney

Garrett Schlichtemeier, WR (5-10, 160), Ogallala
*Chadron State

Kyle Bertelsen, LB (6-2, 220), Douglas County West
Wayne State

Dillon Breinig, LB (6-2, 220), Arapahoe

*University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NAIA

Joe Knott, LB/RB (5-11, 185), Ogallala
*Doane College

 

 

 

 

 

 


JUCO

Kelvin Johnson, RB (6-2, 225), Omaha Burke
Iowa Western Community College

Bo Adams, OL (6-2, 287), Omaha Burke

Iowa Western Community College

 

 

 

 

 

In The Wind

Justin Coleman, Beatrice’s  6 foot 175lb WR/DB, has taken official visits to several D-IAA and D-II schools but there is no word of any offers or commitment.

Corey Serrano, RB/DB (6-1, 190), North Platte; Matt Berry, ATH (5-10, 160), McCook; Drew Wagner, RB (6-1, 205 ), Madison (1 0f  only 22 Nebraskans in history to rush for over 5,000 yards in a career) and Sandi Stanback, OL (6-2, 300), Boys Town have all committed to University of  Nebraska at Kearney?

Others that are rumored to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney are: Jason Wilcox, Norfolk Catholic; Dillon Breinig, Arapahoe; Riley Larson, Adams Central; Stephan Rush, Anselmo Merna and Garrett Rockey, Norfolk Catholic and Matt Bicskei, DE/TE (6-2, 250), Omaha Burke.

Nebraska’s No. 1 class of 2009 prospect, as touted by Rivals, 6-foot-4, 225 lb WR Vondrae Tostenson –who has had an offer on the table from Iowa University since the beginning of his junior year–may be taking the JUCO route.  Stories are flying that he has visited Iowa Western?

Ron Kellogg ., QB (6-2, 210), Omaha Westside, committed to walk-on at Nebraska University.

 

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Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Football Prospects Offer & Commitment List

Posted on January 23, 2009. Filed under: College Football, High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

February 4th Signing Day: Twelve Days Away and Counting  

By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

   Here we are with just over a week left before the Nebraska high school class of 2009 student/athletes get their first opportunity to sign a student athletic scholarship.”national letter of intent.”

   The young men who will sign these documents are fortunate indeed to have the physical attributes, skills, talent and good fortune to have a institution of higher learning pay for their, room board and tuition–while still being able to play the game of football.

   Hey guys, remember: all those 40, 50, and even 100 yard sprints that you ran–on a brutally hot summer day at the end of a three hour practice; or how about all those painful “get one more rep” days in the weight room that you endured through winter conditioning; or those times that the coach screamed at you and made you feel like an idiot or worthless because you blew an assignment or dogged a play or a workout?

    Yea, right about now it wasn’t so bad, huh?

   May you all realize the long hard road it took for you to reach this milestone in your life. And may each of you look deep into your heart and your memory to give thanks to all those around you: parents/guardians, relatives, coaches, teachers, priest and pastors and any others that influenced and shaped your life so that you may reach this point. Because–no one–gets here on their own!

    As for me, “Thanks for the memories and good luck in all your future endeavors.”

    And with that, let’s take a look at the list of known offers and commitments to Division I-A – Division II schools. We will try to keep this list updated every day between now through signing day..

   You can help us keep accurate by emailing us at myhitnews@yahoo.com with any corrections, updates and/or new information.

 Last Updated: January 26, 11:50 pm.

 

 


Nebraska HS Class of 2009 Football Prospects’

Offers and Verbal Commitments

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“*”and bold represent verbal commitment


Division I-A

Jon Lechner, OL (6-5, 315), Creighton Prep

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

Tyrone Sellers, DE, (6-4, 215) McCook

*Kansas University, Wyoming, Iowa, Kansas State

C. J. Zimmerer, FB (6-0, 213), Omaha Gross Catholic

*Nebraska

Vondrae Tostenson, WR (6-5, 225), Millard South

Iowa (unknown if offer is still on the table)

Cole Pensick DT, (6-2, 250), Lincoln Northeast

*Nebraska

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

*Ohio University

Eric Koehlmoos, DB (6-1, 190), Pierce

Wyoming (unknown if offer is still on the table), South Dakota State

Scott Criss, OL (6-5, 250),Creighton Prep

*Wyoming, South Dakota State


Division I-AA

Ty Kildow, ATH (5-8, 165), Millard South

*Nebraska University—Walk-on; University of North Dakota

Eric Cummings, DT (6-2, 270), Omaha Burke

*University of South Dakota

Michael Burrus, RB (5-8, 165), Papillion-La Vista South

*University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota

Jake Marousek, ATH (6-2, 190), Omaha Burke

*University of South Dakota

Josh Kage, OL (6-4, 255), Papillion-La Vista

*South Dakota State University

Garrett Bruhn, FB/LB (6-2, 215), Beatrice
*North Dakota State

Greg Hardin, WR (5-11, 165), Bellevue West
*University of North Dakota


Division II

Tyler Seals, QB (6-1, 185), Bellevue West

*Northwest Missouri State

Jordan Hale, DB (6-0, 190), Millard South

*University of Nebraska at Omaha

Kohlman Adema Schulte, RB (5-9, 180), Millard West

*Northwest Missouri State

Nick Bell, K (5-9, 185), Beatrice
Wayne State

Kyle Stuchlik, LB (6-190), Pierce
*Chadron State

Jade Clevland, LB (6-2, 215), Ogallala
Chadron State

Joe Knott, LB/RB (5-11, 185), Ogallala
Chadron State

Nate Anderson, DB (6-1, 185), Omaha Burke
Wayne State

 

In The Wind

Justin Coleman, Beatrice’s  6 foot 175lb WR/DB, has taken official visits to several D-IAA and D-II schools but there is no word of any offers or commitment.

Corey Serrano, RB/DB (6-1, 190), North Platte; Matt Berry, ATH (5-10, 160), McCook; Drew Wagner, RB (6-1, 205 ), Madison (1 0f  only 22 Nebraskans in history to rush for over 5,000 yards in a career); Dillion Goltl, WR (6-1, 165), McCook ; Sandi Stanback, OL (6-2, 300), Boys Town; Joe Vetrovsky, OL (6-3, 280), McCook  and Aaron Ruppert, TE (6-4, 215), McCook  have all committed to University of  Nebraska at Kearney?

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Cummings Commits to University of South Dakota

Posted on January 5, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
my Hit News.com

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Eric Cummings

   Over the recently concluded school holiday break, Omaha Burke’s All-State defensive lineman Eric Cummings gave an oral commitment to attend the University of South Dakota. 

   The 6-2, 265 lb. Cummings is rated the No. 10 prospect in Nebraska by Rivals and the 70th DT prospect in the country by ESPN. 

   A three year strarter at defensive end for the Burke  Bulldogs, Cummings is being recruited by the Coyotes’ coaching staff to play defensive tackle.

 Why USD?

   Cummings stated that his decision to commit to USD was greatly influenced by the Coyotes’ coaching  staff and in particular  Defensive Coordinator Jarod Dodson, who was a 2007 finalist for the American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year award.  

   “I really liked the coaching staff and how they treated me. Coach Dodson has great energy and he just made me feel part of the team already.  And I think I can learn a lot from Coach Sprauge, my position coach.”

    Defensive line coach Jake Sprague is a former Wisconsin Badger and a 2002 All-Big Ten honorable mention defensive lineman.

Other Schools   

   Asked about other schools pursuing him Cummings stated, “Nebraska wants me to walk on and a couple of other D-1 schools like Ohio University have still not decided on me. But I do have some offers from other D-IAA  and Division II schools.

   Right now, though, walking on is not an option for me.  And, in the end, my decision to attend any school will come down to how I feel about the staff and the players on the team.

   I feel good about both at USD.  And that’s why I committed to them.”

  Cummings Wrestles for First Time

   Cummings also mentioned that he wanted to get the recruiting process over as soon as possible so that he can concentrate on wrestling, a sport he just recently picked up.

   Only having been a member of Burke’s wrestling team for just two weeks and competing in his first high school wrestling match this past weekend, Cummings managed to get by some state ranked opponents on his way  to picking up a couple of wins and capturing a third place finish at the Tom Dineen Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

2008 Football Honors

   In 2008 Cummings was selected All-State Class A first team DL and Super State second team DL by the Lincoln Journal Star and All-Metro Conference first team DL by the Omaha World-Herald.

  Family Sports Bio

    Cummings’ father, William Gary Cummings, played football at Kansas State and Ohio State and his grandfather, Bill Cummings Jr., was a member of Ohio State University’s 1954 national championship team and a 1957 draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. Bill Cummings Jr. was also a two-time Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) USA Boxing Coach of the Year awardee.

 University of South Dakota Information

    The University of South Dakota is a Division I-AA school, located in Vermillion, South Dakota (pop. 10,251) and it is a member of the Great West Conference.

   The Coyotes head coach is Ed Meierkort who will be entering his sixth season at the helm in 2009. Under Meierkort, the Coyotes have posted five consecutive winning seasons, finishing the 2008 campaign at 6-5.

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Burke’s Eric Cummings receives Offer From University of South Dakota

Posted on December 7, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jake Marousek also gets nod from USD

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights

   Omaha Burke’s defensive lineman Eric Cummings concluded his visit this weekend to the campus of the University of South Dakota with a full ride offer from Coyotes’ head coach Ed Meierkort .

   Cummings, who is 6 foot two inches and currently tips the scales at 270 pounds, said the University of South Dakota coaching staff was impressed with his size, strength, speed and quickness.

  “Coach [Meirerkort] said that the thing that sealed the deal for him was the film clip of me running down the ball after a bad overhead snap to the punter. He said that not many kids my size can cover that much ground so fast with such good form.”

   The Omaha Burke standout defensive lineman concluded his senior 2008 season by being selected: Lincoln Journal Star First Team Class A  All-State DL;  Lincoln Journal Star Second Team Super State DL; and a Omaha World-Herald First Team All-Metro DL.  He is currently ranked the 69th best defensive tackle in the country by ESPN and the 10th best prospect in Nebraska by Rivals.com.

   Despite the fact that Cummings fell in love with the Coyotes’ coaching staff and campus, his plans right now are to sit tight for a couple of weeks. “I have some D-I schools that are still contacting me,” Cummings said. Among the D-1 schools that are still in touch with him, Cummings mentioned that Nebraska and Kansas are his favorites. “I just want to keep my options open a little while longer before I commit,” he said.

   Cummings states that his immediate goal is to keep working hard in the gym and in school to get ready for the next level. “I already got my bench up to 390 pounds and I just broke the school’s clean record.   I am also shooting  to break the heavyweight’s school bench record of 415 pounds, before I get out of here.   My GPA is about 3.4.

   I am just working towards being the best football player and student that I can be.”

   The University of South Dakota is a Division I-AA school and they play in the Great West Conference. The Coyotes finished the 2008 season with an overall record of 6-5 .

Late News:  Burke’s Jake Marousek, a 6 foot two inch, 190 pound ATH, also received  a full ride offer from the University of South Dakota.  Marousek was an Omaha World-Herald First Team All-District selection and Honorable Mention All-State.

   Marousek also shines on the track. He finished third in last year’s Nebraska State Track Meet Class A 200 meter and he is expected to be among the top contenders for this year’s  gold medals  in the 100 and 200 meter sprints.

   We were unable to contact Marousek  for more  information about this past weekend’s visit to the University of South Dakota. Click here to see 2008 highlights of Marousek.

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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

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.                      

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The Top 12 Nebraska Prospects
Competing for First D-1 Offer
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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.

 

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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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Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First D-1 Offers

Posted on October 15, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Will Cummings
Hit News @Hit Highlights

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     Hit News presents a midseason update to its list of The Top 12 Nebraskans Competing for First  D-1 Offers. 

    The list represents the top Class of 2009 college prospects in the state of Nebraska who have yet to receive an offer from a D-1 program.

    The list is compiled using ratings and rankings from several national recruiting agencies as well as taking into consideration a player’s performance through midseason.

    High school D-1 prospects are players that meet the minimum playing standards and height, weight, and speed  requirements of D-1 programs.  One of the most  elusive determinants in judging a prospects potential is trying to gauge how much physical and mental improvement a given player can make at the next level based on his current size and abilities.

    It’s important to note that college prospects are not necessarily representative of the best high school football players–but they do represent players that have the most potential to play at the highest college level.
The recruiting Breakdown  will be updated one more time at the end of the season.

Top 12 Nebraska Prospects Competing for First D-1 Offer


1. Eric Cummings, DT (6-2, 260) Burke 
Cummings is strong, and has good explosive burst off the line also shows  quick feet and hands. Good run stopping skills. Lacks ideal size for position. Needs to work on moving quicker to the spot on pass rush and mixing up his pass moves. He could be an effective player at the D-1 level.


*At Mid season, Cummings continues to flash abilities as a defensive lineman that separates him from the crowd–at times he has shown an uncanny ability to athletically disengage and shed from a block at the last second to make a tackle. Cummings has the ability to rush the passer and to stop the run. Based on his current level of play, a nice strength and conditioning program along with some good coaching at the next level could see him bloom into something special. 

 

 


2. Jordan Hale, ATH
(6-1, 185) Millard South
Hale can run, catch, and play defense. This versatile player is hard to pigeonhole. However, he lacks the ideal burst and separation to be an effective D-1 WR. Most likely he will end up playing CB or SF at the next level. There is no doubt he will be offered a full ride–the only question is will it be a D-1 offer?

 


*Hale continues to perform well on both sides of the ball and he ranks among the top in the state in rushing and TD’s. On offense, he is a strong slashing type runner with good balance and burst. As a defensive back, Hale is adept at closing on the run or to the ball while it’s in the air
.  

 


4. Tyler Seals, QB
(6-1, 185) Bellevue West
The best throwing QB in the state. Unfortunately, he plays the hardest position to advance to D-1 level. Lacks superior arm strength but has nice accuracy and touch. Will need to improve arm strength and mobility in the pocket. 

 

 


*Seals appears to be well on his way to setting some state passing records. He is a very accurate passer who shows great poise and good feet in the pocket. If he was a couple of inches taller he would have several offers already. But that shouldn’t stop D-1 schools from giving this kid a chance–there are too many QB’s of similar stature that have found success.

 


5. Greg Hardin, WR
(5-11, 165) Bellevue West
The top receiver in the state has very good hands and has good burst to allow separation from defender— can improve route running skills. Lacks the ideal physicality and raw speed for a D-1 WR, but is fast enough and can work hard enough in weight room to be a good WR at the D-1 level 

 

 

 

 
*At midseason, Hardin is the top receiver in class A in most categories. Hardin continues to show great hands and the ability to find creases in the defensive secondary. He has put together quite a high school career. Hopefully, D-1 schools are taking notice of his accomplishments and his potential.

 


6. Brent Webb, SF 
(6-2, 190) Bellevue West
He is a hard running back and will smack you as a defensive back, which is where he is most likely to play safety at the next level. Lacks ideal top speed at the position but is athletic enough and has speed enough to compensate. He will need to get stronger in the weight room to compete at the next level.   

 

 


*Through midseason, Web continues to show why he is among the top prospects in the state. Although he continues to be a key contributor as an offensive back, his playing ability on defense is what truly separates him from the crowd. He is a very good DB with great instincts for the game.

 


7. Dakota McCormack, LB
(6-3, 220) Westside
He has good size and speed, and can get to the ball with bad intentions. Needs to work harder in weight room to add strength and a little more bulk to frame. Has ideal size and speed to play at next level. 

 

 


*McCormack has had a solid season thus far and continues to demonstrate why he is our top rated LB prospect in the state. McCormack flows well to the ball and displays good lateral movement. He also can deliver a punch when he reaches his mark.   

 


8. Michael Burrus, RB
(5-7, 165) Papillion-LVS.
Burrus returns from a strong junior year campaign that saw him rush for over 1,000 yards. He is A shifty yet powerful runner with very good speed (in ’08 recorded one the state’s fastest 100 meters) and vision. Needs to add considerable bulk to be effective at the next level.

 


After just six games, the newest member of the Top 12, Michael Burrus has already rushed for over 1,100 yards. Last year, I stated that Burrus was the most underrated back in Nebraska. This year that statement is no longer the case–he is the best!  Any back that can carry the ball forty times, still keep ticking, and delivering is a special player. This undersized but fast elusive and durable back is one for D-1 schools to keep tabs on.

 


9. Jake Marousek,  ATH
(6-2, 190) Burke
He is an ATH with desirable size and very good speed and burst (in ’08 he placed third in State Class A 200 meter and had one of last season’s fastest recorded 100 meter times at 10.74.)  He is also a hard runner who may develop into an effective all purpose back or receiver and/or special teams returner at the next level.

 


*Halfway through the season, Marousek is proving every bit the offensive athlete. Whether he is lining up to receive a kickoff, or at the RB spot, or at the WR or slot positions, he has proved to be a dangerous scoring threat from anywhere on the field. His very good speed and acceleration along with his improving running and catching abilities should make him a good candidate for a spread offense at the next level.

 


10. Willie Metoyer, RB
(5-9, 195) Westside

A hard runner with just enough size and speed to play at D-1 level–a slasher with cutback ability. He will need to develop more strength in the weight room to be effective at the next level.     

 

 


*Mid season finds this tough and powerful running back still making a name for himself. His quick feet and powerful  burst make it hard for most defenders to bring down by themselves. A strong finish to the season  will ensure that Metoyer will see an offer to play at the next level.

 


11. Alex Hook, QB
(6-2, 180) Creighton Prep

A smart kid and very good athlete (top notch hoopster)  with outstanding leadership qualities combined with good speed and a nice arm makes him a strong candidate for a spread type offense at the next level.

 

 


*It’s unfortunate that Hook is limited in displaying his abilities by his team’s offensive scheme–but when called upon he can deliver the pass and he also has shown that he can run too. And why complain when his team is still undefeated and ranked number one in the state.

 


12. Ty Kildow, ATH

(5-8, 165) Millard South
 
The most explosive player in the state and perhaps one of its best athletes. The JR year First Team All-State football and baseball player has 4.39 speed and good hands. He would be ranked higher if not for his recent 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.

 

 


*Kildow still has not played this season. Nonetheless, Kildow will remain on this list whether he plays this year or not. The two sport first team all-state player has already proved his worth on the football field last season.

 

 

Just Missed

Kelvin Johnson, Scott Criss, Bryant Giles, Josh Kage, Ron Kellogg

Top Mention list

 Scott Criss, DT (6-5, 260) Creighton Prep; Brad Heldt, SF (6-0, 175); Creighton Prep; Nick Failla, QB/ATH (5-10, 175) Millard North; Justin Small, LB (6-2, 230) St Cecillia; Matt Sterup, OL (6-6, 270) St Celcelia; Marcus Hall-Oliver, DE (6-1, 205) Central; Jack Saxton, LB (6-0, 190) Burke; Kelvin Johnson, RB (6-1, 200) Burke; Zach Christo, OG (6-1, 290) Millard South; Alex Stopak, OT ( 6-4, 275) Millard South; Drew Neville, LB {6-0, 210) Millard South; Bryant Giles, RB (5-10, 180) Omaha North; Bud Kauzlarich, DT (6-0,  275) Papillion -La Vista S.; Josh Kage, OT (6-4, 260) Papillion; 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; Kohlman Adema-Schulte, RB (5-9, 180) Millard West; Tyler Niederklein, ATH (6-2, 190) Millard West Ron; Kellogg QB (6-1, 210) Westside.   

Related Links: Check out ESPN’s latest Nebraska class of 2009 recruiting evaluations, scores, ratings and rankings by clicking here.
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Burke’s offense impressive at annual Black and Gold Scrimmage

Posted on August 24, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Burke Sophomore QB Jimmie Forsythe Is One to Watch in ’08

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights.com

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

   Jimmie Forsythe is a name that Nebraska high school football fans may get used to seeing and hearing a lot of over the next three years:

    The 5-10 170 lb rugged and fleet-footed sophomore QB put on quite an awe-inspiring aerial show during Burke’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage, held Friday night at Burke Stadium.

    Forsythe’s accurate, high velocity pinpoint throws were hitting targets from all over the field. And It didn’t matter whether the youngster was throwing in a set position after a three-step-drop or if he was on a sprint-out running to his left or to his right—his passes were on the money! 

    The Burke offense looks to flourish this season running their Pistol Offense, installed under the direction of their new offensive coordinator and LB coach, Dan Jackson, a former all-state Burke LB (class of 2003), who went on to play at South Dakota State

    Successful head coaches appear to find the right assistants and place them in the best positions to improve the team. And Head Coach Paul Limongi seems to have made a wise choice by promoting Jackson to the OC position. Moreover, based on comments from players about Jackson’s dedication and commitment and supported by what he has thus far delivered via his seemingly well-oiled, productive and entertaining Pistol Offense:

“Burke’s young Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Jackson, has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching profession.” 

    Despite Jackson’s obvious coaching abilities, he would probably be the first to tell you that his current fortune is the result of having so much talent to work with. Well, Burke is overflowing at the offensive skill positions. However, someone has to take that talent and organize it, develop it, motivate it and put it in the right spots, while at the same time keeping everyone happy. And thus far,  Jackson seems to be up to the task.

    In addition to Forsythe, the following is a list of some of the most prominent offensive skill players that Jackson will have to manage this season:

Burke has a few more talented skill players (besides the players listed below) that will surely emerge as the season progresses.

Burke’s

Most Prominent Skill Players

Jack Marousek

(6-0, 190 SR)

RB, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 Class A 200 meter bronze) had a couple great runs and catches for TDs.

Stephon Washington

(5-8, 165 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 All- Class Gold 300meter hurdles) Reggie Bush type all purpose back displays great vision and burst. He dazzled on several runs busting one for an 80 yd TD.

Kelvin Johnson

(6-0 , 200 SR)

RB Legit sub 11 100 meter. A big bruising back who is gone if he hits daylight. Had several nice runs rushed for over 800 yards in ’07.

Chris Lucido

(6-0, 175 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Strong tough runner with speed and good hands. Also a very good QB, but his versatility demands his use as an all purpose back. 

Lavant Moore

(6-2, 170 JR)

WR Good speed, great hands, seems to catch the ball effortlessly. He had a couple of TD catches with one for about 70 yds. Moore is poised to have a good year.

Donte Beasley

(5-11, 185 JR)

RB, FB Though runner with good speed, and good vision-scat back type. This kid would be starter on many teams. He was a solid contributer as a sophomore last season.

Matt Bisckei

(6’2 230 SR)

TE Good hands, speed and runs nice routes. He did not play last season due to injury. But he will be a threat for the under coverage stuff.

  
    Protecting Forsythe and providing holes for the likes of Marousek,  Johnson, Washington and company is a pretty solid above average O-line that at this stage of the preseason is just a few hairs short from being classified as “good.” 

    The line will featue some pretty good size, depth and lots of experience with DeMarcus Saulsberry (6-0, 280 SR); Martel Saulsberry ( 6-0, 300lb SR); Marcus Bolte (6-0, 285 SR); Eric Cummings (6-2, 260 SR); Tremont Parker (6-0, 250 SR); Joel Dizona (5-10, 210 SR) and Karebo Adams (6-1-260 SR)

    The 2008 Burke Bulldogs will field an explosive offensive system—the Pistol— with quick strike capabilities enabling the unit to score through the air or on the ground from anywhere on the field by using a variety of different athletes.   

     Thanks to the entire Burke coaching staff for putting on a very efficient and enjoyable  Black and Gold Scrimmage.

     I must admit that after attending the two previous Black and Golds, I was unprepared to see the the level of precession and organization at this year’s scrimmage. In addition,  I was in awe of the proficiency of Burke’s offensive units. 

    The upgrade in Burke’s program is so apparent that this year’s second stringers seemed  more proficient and talented than the previous two years’ first team offenses.

     That’s good coaching. And a sign of a program making strides.

     Your continued success will only make Nebraska High School football better.

Related Links: Three Omaha Burke football players make Max Preps Preseason  Nebraska All-State Team:
Eric Cummings DL; Jack Saxton LB; Jake Marousek DB. To see All-State Team click here.

Burke Sophomore QB Jimmy Forsythe Is One to Watch in ’08

By Will Cummings
Hit News @ Hit Highlights.com

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

Omaha Burke Bulldogs

   Jimmy Forsythe is a name that Nebraska high school football fans may get used to seeing and hearing a lot of over the next three years:

    The 5-10 170 lb rugged and fleet-footed sophomore QB put on quite an awe-inspiring aerial show during Burke’s annual Black and Gold scrimmage, held Friday night at Burke Stadium.

    Forsythe’s accurate, high velocity pinpoint throws were hitting targets from all over the field. And It didn’t matter whether the youngster was throwing in a set position after a three-step-drop or if he was on a sprint-out running to his left or to his right—his passes were on the money! 

    The Burke offense looks to flourish this season running their Pistol Offense, installed under the direction of their new offensive coordinator and LB coach, Dan Jackson, a former all-state Burke LB (class of 2003), who went on to play at South Dakota State

    Successful head coaches appear to find the right assistants and place them in the best positions to improve the team. And Head Coach Paul Limongi seems to have made a wise choice by promoting Jackson to the OC position. Moreover, based on comments from players about Jackson’s dedication and commitment and supported by what he has thus far delivered via his seemingly well-oiled, productive and entertaining Pistol Offense:

“Burke’s young Offensive Coordinator, Daniel Jackson, has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching profession.” 

    Despite Jackson’s obvious coaching abilities, he would probably be the first to tell you that his current fortune is the result of having so much talent to work with. Well, Burke is overflowing at the offensive skill positions. However, someone has to take that talent and organize it, develop it, motivate it and put it in the right spots, while at the same time keeping everyone happy. And thus far,  Jackson seems to be up to the task.

    In addition to Forsythe, the following is a list of some of the most prominent offensive skill players that Jackson will have to manage this season:

Burke has a few more talented skill players (besides the players listed below) that will surely emerge as the season progresses.

Burke’s

Most Prominent Skill Players

Jack Marousek

(6-0, 190 SR)

RB, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 Class A 200 meter bronze) had a couple great runs and catches for TDs.

Stephon Washington

(5-8, 165 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Legit sub 11 100 meter (2008 All- Class Gold 300meter hurdles) Reggie Bush type all purpose back displays great vision and burst. He dazzled on several runs busting one for an 80 yd TD.

Kelvin Johnson

(6-0 , 200 SR)

RB Legit sub 11 100 meter. A big bruising back who is gone if he hits daylight. Had several nice runs rushed for over 800 yards in ’07.

Chris Lucido

(6-0, 175 JR)

RB, WR, Slot Strong tough runner with speed and good hands. Also a very good QB, but his versatility demands his use as an all purpose back. 

Lavante Moore

(6-2, 170 JR)

WR Good speed, great hands, seems to catch the ball effortlessly. He had a couple of TD catches with one for about 70 yds. Moore is poised to have a good year.

Donte Beasely

(5-11, 185 JR)

RB, FB Though runner with good speed, and good vision-scat back type. This kid would be starter on many teams. He was a solid contributer as a sophomore last season.

Matt Bisckei

(6’2 230 SR)

TE Good hands, speed and runs nice routes. He did not play last season due to injury. But he will be a threat for the under coverage stuff.

  
    Protecting Forsythe and providing holes for the likes of Marousek,  Johnson, Washington and company is a pretty solid above average O-line that at this stage of the preseason is just a few hairs short from being classified as “good.” 

    The line will featue some pretty good size, depth and lots of experience with DeMarcus Saulsberry (6-0, 280 SR); Martel Saulsberry ( 6-0, 300lb SR); Marcus Bolte (6-0, 285 SR); Eric Cummings (6-2, 260 SR); Tremont Parker (6-0, 250 SR); Joel Dizona (5-10, 210 SR) and Karebo Adams (6-1-260 SR)

    The 2008 Burke Bulldogs will field an explosive offensive system—the Pistol— with quick strike capabilities enabling the unit to score through the air or on the ground from anywhere on the field by using a variety of different athletes.   

     Thanks to the entire Burke coaching staff for putting on a very efficient and enjoyable  Black and Gold Scrimmage.

     I must admit that after attending the two previous Black and Golds, I was unprepared to see the the level of precession and organization at this year’s scrimmage. In addition,  I was in awe of the proficiency of Burke’s offensive units. 

    The upgrade in Burke’s program is so apparent that this year’s second stringers seemed  more proficient and talented than the previous two years’ first team offenses.

     That’s good coaching. And a sign of a program making strides.

     Your continued success will only make Nebraska High School football better.

Related Links: Three Omaha Burke football players make Max Preps Preseason  Nebraska All-State Team:
Eric Cummings DL; Jack Saxton LB; Jake Marousek DB. To see All-State Team click here.

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Omaha World-Herald Super Six

Posted on August 24, 2008. Filed under: High School Football | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Also: Max Preps Nebraska Preseason All-State Team

 

Below is the annual Omaha World-Herald Super Six football players and their “Others to watch this season” mentions.

In addition, a link is also provided for Max Preps’ Nebraska Preseason All-State Team.

 

Omaha World-Herald Super Six

Jon Lechner, OL

(6-6, 315)

Omaha Creighton Prep

Cole Pensick OG/DT

(6-2, 260)

Lincoln Northeast

Tyrone Sellers DE/TE

(6-3, 220)

McCook

Brandon Wegher RB, SE, KK

(5-11, 206)

Sioux City Heelan

C.J. Zimmerer, FB, LB

(6-1, 215)

Omaha Gross

Vondrae Tostenson WR, LB

(6-5, 225)

Millard South

 

Others To Watch This Season

Offensive lineman James Davis, Omaha North
Quarterbacks: Nick Failla, Millard North; Ron Kellogg, Omaha Westside; Daryle Hawkins,Omaha Central
Wide Receivers Ty Kildow, Millard South; Justin Coleman, Beatrice
Linebackers Marcus Hall-Oliver, Omaha Central; Justin Small, Hastings St Cecilia
Defensive lineman Eric Cummings, Omaha Burke
Defensive Back Eric Koehlmoos, Pierce

 

 

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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

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    Lincoln SW (18-2) 1

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    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

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

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