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Not much has changed in Nebraska prep recruiting since my last update on June 12th (click here to view article). Since that time no new class of 2014 prospect has received a Division 1A offer. However—for the next best thing—Papillion-LaVista’s Jalen Allison did receive an offer from the two-time Division 1AA National Champions North Dakota State. Allison, a 6-0, 170 lbs. DB, also committed to the Bison on June 22.
Allison looks Impressive
This past spring at the 2013 Nebraska High School Track and Field State Meet Allison ran an awesome second leg down the backstretch for the Monarchs’ 4×100 relay. The Papio boys smashed the state record with time of 41.40.
I got to see Allison up close and personal at the state meet and he looks like all that, and his listed measures are very impressive: 37” vertical, 4.47 40 yd. dash and 4.05 short shuttle time. Allison looks like a really good get for the reigning national champions. But I wouldn’t be surprised if some D-1A schools come to offer—especially if he has a strong senior season.
Below, check out Jalen Allison’s second leg effort on Papio’s state record-breaking 4x100m relay team at the 2013 state meet.
Harrison Phillips Hauls in Offers
How about Harrison Phillips! The 6-4, 246, lbs., Millard West DE just keeps racking up the offers from across the country. Looking at some of his film—I can definitely see why so many schools are giving him love—he is explosive. Consequently, it’s hard for me to figure out why Rivals, currently, only ranks Phillips as the state’s 4th best prospect in the class of 2014. Below are Rivals Top 5 football prospect rankings for the Nebraska high school football class of 2014.
Rivals Top 5 Nebraska High School Football Prospects
- D.J. Foster, OG, 6-3, 327, Lincoln Southeast (committed to Nebraska)
- Mike Stoltenburg, DE, 6-5, 250, Gretna (committed to Nebraska)
- Luke Gifford, ATH, 6-3, 195, Lincoln Southeast (committed to Nebraska)
- Harrison Phillips, DE, 6-4, 246, Millard West
- Trey Carr, DB, 5-11, 175, Omaha Burke
Maybe Phillips will have to commit to Nebraska before he sees a higher state ranking from Rivals. Nonetheless, the talented Millard West Wildcat is still very much in contention for the No. 1 spot on MHN’s Preseason Top 25 Nebraska High School Football Prospects ranking, which is scheduled to be released on July 28, 2013.
MHN Class of 2014 Nebraska High School Football Prospects Board
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