The Nebraska high school class of 2014 may not be the deepest class in my six years of evaluating talent in the state; however, this year’s Top Ten does contain the highest number of—potential—impact players I’ve come across since our first official Top 25 Class in 2009.
Three of those talented players from the class of 2014 are already committed to the Huskers: the Lincoln Southeast duo D.J Foster (No. 1) and Luke Gifford (No.3) along with Gretna’s Mick Stoltenberg (No. 4), while a fourth, Millard West’s Harrison Phillips (No. 2) is still mulling over numerous offers from around the country.
The aforementioned players take up the first four slots in our preseason ranking, but by no means do those they cover the full potential of this class.
Omaha Burke’s Trey Carr is going to be force at the college level, as long as he stays healthy and committed to the game. The MHN No. 5 prospect is the top all-around player (offense and defense) in this class. Not too many high school football players make me want to jump out of my seat when I watch them live or on film. But Carr does—he is a big-time hitter on D.
The Top Ten rounds out at No. 6 with a big-arm pro-style QB in Easton Stick (Creighton Prep). He already has a D-1A offer from Akron and is likely to pick up more; No. 7 Kenzo Cotton (Papillion-La Vista) with his world class speed and size holds three D-!A offers; Kenzo’s teammate, Jalen Allison, is a sleeper no more at No.8; Stick’s magnet hands main target R.J. Urzendowski lands at No. 9 and big Lincoln Southwest O-lineman Mark Hruska claims the No. 10 spot.
The next major update to the MHN Class of 2014 Top 25 Nebraska H.S. Football Prospects rankings will be posted the fourth weekend of the 2013 season. You know there will be changes.
Good luck ballers. I can’t wait to take in some of the live action this year.